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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary

  • 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 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. 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:
  • lectures
  • seminar discussions
  • practical classes and workshops
  • simulation and roleplay
  • microteaching
  • counselling skills practice
  • 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)
* Applied learning Work placements* 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. There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Turing Scheme.


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. Year 1 - Compulsory modules Introduction To The Psychological, Political, Legal, Criminal Justice And Sociological Sciences The Practice Of Psychology Year 2 - Compulsory modules Cognitive Processes And Individual Differences Education Policy And Social Class Foundations Of Counselling Integrating Theory And Practice 1 Learning To Learn The Psychology Of Development And Social Behaviour Year 3 - Compulsory modules Cognitive And Social Psychology Counselling Skills For Professional Practice Emotional Literacy And Learning Integrating Theory And Practice 2 Psychology Of Development And Individual Differences Social In/Exclusion In Educational Contexts Optional modules Placement Year Final year - Compulsory modules Counselling Children And Young People Research Project The Reflective Practitioner Therapeutic Approaches For Mental Health And Wellbeing Elective modules Atypical Child Development Health Psychology

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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment

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Additional entry requirements


Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2021 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.
TOEFL (iBT)79Listening: minimum level 17 Speaking: minimum level 20 Reading: minimum level 18 Writing: minimum level 17
Cambridge English AdvancedCListening: minimum score 162 Speaking: minimum score 162 Reading: minimum score 162 Writing: minimum score 162
PTE Academic52Listening: minimum level 51 Speaking: minimum level 51 Reading: minimum level 51 Writing: minimum level 51

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

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Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Education with Psychology and Counselling with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS