Sheffield Hallam University
Higher Education Practice APC
Sheffield Hallam University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

1. Course summary

Develop your understanding of theory and practice relating to the support of students, communication and learning in higher education. Learn to create and manage effective learning and support environments. Understand how to work with students in order to help them reach their potential in higher education. Increase your awareness of the wider higher education context and current issues.This course is suitable if you work in a student-facing role in higher education, whether you are experienced or newly appointed. It is designed to develop your career in higher education, both in terms of effectiveness in your role and your career progression.

2. How you learn The course is led by academic staff from the Sheffield Institute of Education. You learn through lectures, including some by visiting professionals, an observation of your professional practice, one-to-one support and feedback tailored to your area of practice.


Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Higher Education Practice, APC, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

A UK honours degree (or equivalent) and 15 hours of student contact / work supporting students, teaching and / or learning over the duration of the course (confirmed by applicant's line manager). If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 with 6.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 7.0 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

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About Sheffield Hallam University

Founded in 1969, Sheffield Hallam University is located in the city of Sheffield, in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England. Sheffield is the UK's fifth largest urban centre, 60% of which consists of vibrant green spaces such as city parks, gardens and countryside. SHU prides itself on the important position it occupies in Sheffield as a pillar of the local economy, workforce, and infrastructure. This is reflected in the fact that almost half of this university’s enrolled students are from low-income backgrounds.

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Where is this programme taught

City Campus
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