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Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education

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The MA enables you to make a distinctive contribution to higher education careers work through independent research. It is delivered by the University of Warwick and AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services) and designed and taught in partnership with this professional body. It is also approved by the Career Development InstituteLink opens in a new window (CDI) as meeting the qualification requirement for the UK Register of Career Development Professionals. The course leads to an award by the University.

For more information about the qualifications we offer in Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education, see CEIGHE programme page.

Two annual start dates

There are two intakes each year at the start of April and October for this part-time course. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply three months before each intake.

Flexible approach
There are two pathways available within the MA in Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education: Route A and Route B. It is not necessary to finalise preferred route at the time of application as this can be confirmed later. Both pathways enable direct entry to the MA.

Route A

Route A includes the 3 x core 20 credit modules (including the Research in Professional Practice module), a choice of 3 x 20 credit optional modules from the table below and a 60 credit module completed via a 15,000 word Dissertation (A). All participants start with the core modules: Career Development Theories and the next available Challenges of Careers Work in Higher Education module. These modules run twice a year (See Modules and Key Dates page) and further details are available in AGCAS events calendar).

Route B

Route B includes the 3 x core 20 credit modules detailed below (including the Research in Professional Practice module), a choice of 1 x 20 credit module, and a 100 credit module completed via a 25,000 word Dissertation (B). This route is particularly suitable if you have a relevant prior qualification and experience.

Hear from our students

Hear from Laura Ingham, one of our recent graduates, about how she finds the course.

This video was filmed in June 2023.

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October 2024 start

Key facts

Course code: P-L550

Level: postgraduate (Level 7)

Length: up to 4.5 years (Part-time)

Venue: main campus/distance learning (depending on Covid-19 related guidance)

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