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Career Development and Coaching Studies - MA (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2018 Entry)

The MA provides a thorough grounding in the skills and knowledge required for the support of career development in a range of contexts.

We will enable you to make a distinctive contribution to the field of career development and coaching studies through taught modules and independent research.

The MA is approved by the Career Development Institute (CDI) as meeting the qualification requirement for the UK Register of Career Development Professionals.

Core Modules:

  • Career Development Theories
  • Career Coaching and Counselling
  • Research Project
  • Dissertation

Optional Modules:
This programme has a number of optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the award. At a research led institution, optional module lists are subject to change each year.

Route A:

  • Career-related Learning, Organisations and Labour Markets,
  • Career, Work Experience and Employability,
  • Career, Vocation and Calling
    Route B:
  • Career, Work Experience and Employability,
  • Career-related Learning, Organisations and Labour Markets
  • Career, Vocation and Calling

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

The core and optional modules are taught through a blend of workshops and virtual learning. In relation to the Research Project and Dissertation, you will attend a workshop and be allocated a dissertation supervisor. The workshop and supervision are provided to assist you 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.

Modules are assessed through a combination of assignments (5,000 word projects) and case studies. Dissertation A (60 credits) consists of a 15,000 word dissertation (100%). Dissertation B (100 credits) consists of a more in-depth 25000 word dissertation (100%). Typically, the dissertation is focused on a topic of your choice and includes an initial literature review, research questions, methodology and findings.


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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 14-48 months

Entry requirements

The University's standard entrance requirement is an undergraduate degree graded at 2:ii in any discipline. If you have alternative qualifications and relevant experience, you are welcome to discuss these with the course team. You must be able to produce written work of a good

English Language requirements

Band A


Centre for Lifelong Learning

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £8,880 per year
Overseas: £20,040 per year

Home/EU: £990* per year
Overseas: £2,225* per year

*Part-time fees are charged per 20 CAT module.

Find out more about fees and funding.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.