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Year of Entry 2019/20
BA (Honours)

Education with Psychology and Counselling

Take a critical approach to the study of education, psychology and counselling with a particular focus on social justice in educational contexts.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,250 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 104 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? CX83
When do I start? September

Student satisfaction

This course scored 90% for overall satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey.

Course summary

  • 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.

Prepare for a professional career in a wide range of educational and therapeutic professional contexts. Explore educational achievement in relation to social class, develop your understanding of social, developmental and cognitive psychology, and learn and practise counselling skills.

Student view

Watch student James Glazier talk about what it’s like to study this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Dr Andrew Morrison talk about this course.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminar discussions
  • practical classes and workshops
  • simulation and roleplay
  • microteaching
  • co-counselling
  • presentations
  • 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

Andrew Morrison
Andrew Morrison
Senior Lecturer In Education

Staff profile for Dr Andrew Morrison, Senior Lecturer In Education at Sheffield Hallam University

Applied learning

Work placements

Each year you 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. We have arrangements with universities in Germany, Spain and Las Vegas, USA.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • teaching
  • social work
  • youth work
  • probation
  • school counselling

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

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 104

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:

  • BCC at A Level.
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4
  • Mathematics at grade C or 4

We may accept GCSE equivalents

• Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course

• Grade B from CACHE diploma Level 3 in Child Care and Education.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other skills, or equivalent.

Demonstrating that you have work experience in educational settings is an advantage. Download our application experience guidelines for more information about experience requirements. This document includes important information about your application. Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being unsuccessful.

As you will work with children, you must complete a declaration of criminal convictions form. If successful in applying, a Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau) check is required.

We consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience are also considered. We welcome applications from people of any age. Please contact us for further advice.

Meeting the qualifications on the entry criteria does not guarantee you a place. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these are considered as part of the selection process. Guidelines on personal statements and references can be found on the UCAS website.

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'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Cognitive Processes And Individual Differences Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Education Policy And Social Class Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of Counselling Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Integrating Theory And Practice 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Learning To Learn Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Psychology Of Development And Social Behaviour Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Cognitive And Social Psychology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Counselling Skills For Professional Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Emotional Literacy And Learning Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Integrating Theory And Practice 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Psychology Of Development And Individual Differences Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Social In/Exclusion In Educational Contexts Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Counselling Children And Young People Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Reflective Practitioner Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Therapeutic Approaches For Mental Health And Wellbeing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Atypical Child Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Health Psychology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 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.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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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.

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You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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