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Course overview


The following Postgraduate Awards are currently available:

Course (PGA) code Module title
P-L562 Career Development Theories
P-L557 Challenges of Careers Work in Higher Education

Please contact us for more detailed information on content and availability.

*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

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.

For the latest information, see Modules and Key Dates.


Support and supervision


There is significant support available through the course team consisting of Dr Phil McCash, Dr John Gough (both University of Warwick staff) and the AGCAS Learning Team.


Entry requirements


These courses are designed for applicants who are working in a higher education careers environment and able to produce written work of a good standard.

Applicants must have, or be expected to achieve, an English language test certificate that meets our Band A English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall with no component score below 6.0 (or equivalent). Please see the following webpage to find out if you are except from this entry requirement: 




Former students now occupy a range of roles in higher education careers work including management, education and career coaching. Many students progress from the PG Diploma CEIGHE to the MA CEIGHE.


Support for research


You will attend a Research in Professional Practice workshop (see dates) and are allocated a dissertation supervisor. The workshop and supervision are provided to assist participants with undertaking an initial literature review, constructing research questions and designing a methodology. There is considerable experience available within the course team and most topics connected with career development and coaching can be pursued.




How to apply


To apply for this course you will need to apply through postgraduate admissions
Admissions for an October start will close on 31 July 2021.


Funding and bursaries


Further module information


Modules linked to an additional AGCAS course are shown below. The AGCAS/Warwick Qualification page provides general information whereas you can find more detailed module information including dates, costs, aims, learning outcomes and assessments on the AGCAS Training and Conferences pages.

  • AGCAS courses are run by AGCAS and separately charged.
  • Note that, for publicity purposes, the Career Development Theories and Research in Professional Practice workshops are advertised in the AGCAS calendar but are not run by AGCAS and do not carry a separate charge.

Modules 2022/23

Core modules:

Module code Module title AGCAS course?
Credits Level
CE 946 Challenges of Careers Work in Higher Education Yes 20 7
CE 951 Career Development Theories No 20 7

Optional modules:

Module code Module title AGCAS course?
Credits Level
CE 924

Group Work

Yes 10 7
CE 925

Technology, E-learning and the Web

Yes 10 7
CE 928

Employer Engagement and Labour Markets

No 10 7
CE 995

Career Coaching (Information, Advice and Guidance)and Guidance)

Yes 10 7