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Sheffield Hallam University

Education with Psychology and Counselling

UCAS Code: CX83

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


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

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths and GCSE English at grade C or 4.

UCAS Tariff

80

80 UCAS points, including 48 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Education studies

Counselling

Educational psychology

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

• 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.

**You learn through**

• lectures
• seminar discussions
• practical classes and workshops
• simulation and roleplay
• micro teaching
• 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)

**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.

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.

Modules

**Year one modules**- • learning to learn • foundations of counselling • psychology of development and social behaviour • cognitive processes and individual differences • integrating theory and practice work based learning • education policy and social class

**Year two modules**- • counselling skills for professional practice • thinking, learning and cognition • psychology of development and individual differences • cognative and social psychology • individual differences, personality and intelligence • integrating theory and practice work based learning • emotional literacy and learning • social exclusion/inclusion in education

**Year three modules**- • research project • counselling children and young people • therapeutic approaches to mental health and wellbeing • the reflective practitioner • psychology elective in psychology of health or atypical child development

**Placements**- The main focus of your placement is observation and research into a wide range of issues related to the workplace, including structures, practices and roles. In year one and two, you have two placements each lasting eight weeks. In year three your placement lasts seven weeks with five research days to complete a small-scale enquiry.

Assessment methods

• Reports
• Essays
• Papers
• Timed assessments
• Book reports
• Self-evaluations
• Individual and Group presentations
• Contributions to electronic conferences
• Work-based Portfolios
• Logs
• Reflective diaries

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

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

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Education studies
88%
high
Counselling
80%
med
Educational psychology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Education

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Counselling, psychotherapy and occupational therapy

Teaching and learning

97%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
98%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
98%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

94%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Education

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,500
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
67%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

41%
Childcare and related personal services
24%
Teaching and educational professionals
7%
Caring personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.

Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
63%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Therapy professionals
25%
Health professionals
3%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Courses like this are more usually taken at postgraduate level - very few students take one of these degrees as a first degree. There isn't a great deal of reliable information on the employment prospects for these graduates so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Students tend to go on to further study or pursue jobs within the healthcare sector, but it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

Psychology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,084
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
79%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Caring personal services
14%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
11%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Education studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Counselling

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Educational psychology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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