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- Prepare for your degree with an extra foundation year at the start
- Develop your knowledge and understanding of discourses and practices in education, psychology and counselling.
- Enhance your ability to critically reflect on and theorise personal experiences and practices.
- Optimise your employment opportunities by developing your counselling skills and transferable skills.
This foundation year has been designed to enhance your knowledge in advance of undergraduate study. You will prepare for a professional career in a wide range of educational and therapeutic professional contexts whilst developing your understanding of social, developmental and cognitive psychology.
How you learn
This foundation year is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Honours) Education with Psychology and Counselling course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study.
You will share the foundation year with other Psychology, Sociology, Politics, Applied Social Science, Law, Criminology and Policing foundation students, before moving on to your degree.
You are taught by academics with specialist knowledge and expertise in a range of areas within education, psychology and counselling.
You learn through
- seminar discussions
- practical classes and workshops
- simulation and roleplay
- counselling skills practice
- group and individual tutorials
- guided independent study
- peer tutoring
- tutor demonstration
- fieldwork and project work
- external visits
- work-based learning placement (including overseas placement)
Course leaders and tutors
On the full course you will gain valuable experience and professional skills with a two-day per week, seven week placement in a school, college or other education-related organisation.
We guarantee to find you a placement, unless you choose to source your own. In your second year there are opportunities to spend a month working abroad with one of our partner institutions (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus+ programme following the Brexit transition period).
After completing your foundation year you will progress onto the full undergraduate degree, this full degree prepares you for a career in
- social work
- youth work
Some of these careers may require an additional postgraduate qualification.
All students gaining an Honours degree are guaranteed an interview for a Hallam PGCE course subject to terms and conditions*.
*Candidates for PGCE courses will require GCSE grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and mathematics and science, or equivalent and usually a 2.2 degree or above. Candidates will also need to successfully complete the Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the DfE.
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications exluding general studies For example:
- CC at A Level
- MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.
- English Language at grade C or 4 or equivalent
- Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent
• Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course.
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|Module: Introduction To The Psychological, Political, Legal, Criminal Justice And Sociological Sciences||Credits: 60|
|Module: The Practice Of Psychology||Credits: 60|
|Module: Cognitive Processes And Individual Differences||Credits: 20||
|Module: Foundations Of Counselling||Credits: 20||
|Module: Foundations Of Education||Credits: 40||
|Module: Integrating Theory And Practice 1||Credits: 20||
|Module: The Psychology Of Development And Social Behaviour||Credits: 20||
|Module: Cognitive And Social Psychology||Credits: 20||
|Module: Counselling Skills For Professional Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Emotional Literacy And Learning||Credits: 20||
|Module: Integrating Theory And Practice 2||Credits: 20||
|Module: Psychology Of Development And Individual Differences||Credits: 20||
|Module: Social In/Exclusion In Educational Contexts||Credits: 20||
|Module: Counselling Children And Young People||Credits: 20||
|Module: Research Project||Credits: 40||
|Module: The Reflective Practitioner||Credits: 20||
|Module: Therapeutic Approaches For Mental Health And Wellbeing||Credits: 20||
|Module: Atypical Child Development||Credits: 20||
|Module: Health Psychology||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Teaching and education courses (PDF)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.
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