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Career Education, Information and Guidance in HE - MA (Part-Time, 2018 Entry)

This MA enables you to make a distinctive contribution to higher education careers work through independent research.

It is approved by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) and designed and taught in partnership with this professional body.

It is also 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
• Challenges of Careers Work in Higher Education
• Research Project
• Dissertation

Optional Modules:
This programme has optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the award. As a research led institution, optional module lists are subject to change each year.
• Technology, E-learning and the Web
• Employability and Career Development Learning
• Group Work
• Guidance Skills (Advanced)
• Marketing the Service
• Employer Engagement and Labour Markets
• Management of Higher Education Career and Employability Services
• Training and Coaching
• Career Information
• Psychometric Assessment
• Work Experience in Higher Education
• Career Coaching (Information, Advice and Guidance)

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

Each module is taught via a blend of contact time and distance learning with the precise blend varying according to each module. You will be taught by experienced AGCAS Trainers for at least two modules. The workshops are highly interactive and led by experienced career development professionals. The distance-learning elements are taught via a virtual learning environment and include use of multimedia materials and forums. Everyone on the MA, PG Diploma and PG Certificate starts with the core modules in Career Development Theories and the Challenges of Careers Work in Higher Education.

The current Course Director is a Principal Teaching Fellow, as is the other member of the core teaching team. A pool of AGCAS trainers also contribute to the teaching of this course.

Programmes within the department are assessed through a variety of methods depending on the module choices each student makes.

Graduate Destinations:

100% of graduates are in work or further study.

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Essential information


Part-time: 4 1/2 years

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 working in a higher education careers context and able to produce written work of a good standard.

English Language requirements

Band A


Centre for Lifelong Learning

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £990*
Overseas: £2,225*

*Part-time fees are charged per 20 CAT module. There are additional charges for this programme, please visit the CLL website for further information.

Find out more about fees and funding.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.