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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Study key topics and theories in education, psychology and counselling
  • Apply your knowledge on real-world placement to enhance your employability
  • Develop and practise your counselling skills
  • Learn from tutors in our Sheffield Institute of Education who are experts in their field
Few courses combine the related subjects of education, psychology and counselling like this course – plus opportunities to gain valuable placement experience. The BA (Hons) in Education with Psychology and Counselling course helps you to prepare for a range of careers in education or therapeutic roles. If you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) course, or you’d like extra preparation before starting degree-level study, we recommend you join the foundation year – which has been designed to encourage exploration and experimentation. 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. You will be taught by academics with specialist knowledge and expertise in a range of areas including psychology, early years, teaching and counselling. Our teaching approach is grounded in the personal and professional experience of both staff and students – alongside current global research and employer engagement. You’ll collaborate with your tutors to model and create inclusive teaching and learning strategies and environments, and be supported to challenge accepted ideas and practices. You’ll also join our dynamic community of students, researchers and academics at the Sheffield Institute of Education. We’re one of the UK’s largest providers of teacher training, supporting 1,000 new teachers every year and partnering with more than 600 schools and colleges in the region. Key themes During this course, you’ll develop your knowledge and understanding of discourses and practices in education, psychology and counselling. You’ll learn how to critically reflect on and theorise personal experiences and practices – and also how to optimise your employment opportunities by developing your counselling skills and transferable skills. You’ll evaluate academic research, literature and policy while developing skills of reflection. You’ll also have chances to co-construct learning through dialogic teaching methods to improve the quality of classroom discussion. You will collaborate with your tutors to model and create inclusive teaching and learning strategies and environments and be supported to challenge accepted ideas and practices. As well as understanding the current practice, you’ll have the opportunity to apply research to real-world projects – gaining great experience that stands out to employers.  Applied learning Work-integrated learning experiences and placements enable you to explore your career aspirations and develop and extend transferable skills such as confidence, problem-solving, creativity and reflective practice, preparing you for graduate roles. We champion applied learning and have partnered with over 600 schools and colleges so that you can put your learning into practice. Placements Applied learning is embedded into each module on the course with work experience opportunities at every level. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement (25 weeks minimum) or multiple placements between your second and final years. This gives you valuable work experience to prepare you for your future career and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV. Previous students have taken on exciting placements in organisations such as museums, galleries, prisons and even inner-city farms.

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. Important notice: The structure for this course is currently being reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment are all likely to change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Once the changes have been confirmed, updated module information will be published on this page. 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 Contemporary Issues In Inclusive Education Introduction To Inclusive Education, Childhood And Psychology Year 2 Compulsory modules Educational Contexts Introduction To Counselling Introduction To Psychology Learning To Learn Year 3 Compulsory modules Counselling Skills For Professional Practice Educational Psychology Elective modules Autism Childhood And Play Forest Schools School And The Curriculum Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages Trauma Informed Practice Working With Professionals Optional modules Placement Year Final year Compulsory modules Applying Psychology  Global And Contemporary Issues Mental Health And Therapeutic Approaches Across The Lifespan Project

Assessment method

Coursework, Practical


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/Courses/Teaching-and-Education/BA-Honours-Education-with-Psychology-and-Counselling-with-Foundation-Year/Full-time/

Additional entry requirements

Other

Please note that this information is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If 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 click the following link to find out more about English language requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/Courses/Teaching-and-Education/BA-Honours-Education-with-Psychology-and-Counselling-with-Foundation-Year/Full-time/


Unistats information

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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 £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/undergraduate/fees

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