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- 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.
How you learn
Your lecturer’s view
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
- seminar discussions
- practical classes and workshops
- simulation and roleplay
- 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 Turing Scheme.
Course leaders and tutors
Phil CoombsLecturer in Education Studies, Education Psychology and Counselling
Lecturer in Education Studies, Education Psychology and Counselling
Sophie TaylorSenior 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
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.
This course prepares you for a career in
- social work
- youth work
- 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.
Student's success story
Our students from a range of courses, including English, Education and History, are inspiring young people to write creatively at Grimm & Co.
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.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
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This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:
- BBC 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.
- 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.
You must fully declare the following information on the application form during the admissions process:
- unfiltered criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings. For further information on unfiltered offences please see the Disclosure and Barring Service website.
- involvement in disciplinary proceedings during paid or voluntary employment or education establishments
- involvement with safeguarding proceedings, social services or related organisations
Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Criminal Record Check
- you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal record check prior to or during the enrolment week of your course. This will be provided by the University free of charge.
- you will need to present valid identity documents (PDF) as part of the DBS application process
- if you have lived outside of the UK for more than six consecutive months in the last five years you must provide an overseas criminal record check. Further information on obtaining an overseas criminal record check.
- where your DBS Enhanced Disclosure certificate contains any recorded information you must present this to the Academic Administration Team within ten working days of receipt of the certificate.
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 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.
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.
You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.
|Module: Cognitive Processes And Individual Differences||Credits: 20||
|Module: Education Policy And Social Class||Credits: 20||
|Module: Foundations Of Counselling||Credits: 20||
|Module: Integrating Theory And Practice 1||Credits: 20||
|Module: Learning To Learn||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: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|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 2023/24 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy.
† 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 2023/24 is £15,860 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, 255.5KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.