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BA (Honours) Education with Psychology and Counselling

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Year of Entry 2022/23
BA (Honours)

Education with Psychology and Counselling

Course in clearing
Full-time Teaching and Education

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


Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2022. Call us now on 0330 024 6390 or apply online.

Clearing is not open to international students this year.

 

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year
International/EU: £14,415 per year
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 104 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? CX83
When do I start? September 2022
Placement year available? Yes

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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.

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

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)

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.

Course leaders and tutors

Sophie Taylor
Sophie Taylor
Senior Lecturer

I graduated with a First Class BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology from Sheffield Hallam University in 2008 and then gained a funded PhD at Sheffield Hallam University. … Read more

Phil Coombs
Phil Coombs
Lecturer in Education Studies, Education Psychology and Counselling

Lecturer in Education Studies, Education Psychology and Counselling

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.


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 through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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

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Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

104 UCAS points, including two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

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

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over 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

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.

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

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

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

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 students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 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/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 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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Legal information

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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This course has places available in clearing. Call us now on 0330 024 6390 or apply online.

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