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Challenges of Careers Work in Higher Education - PGA (Part-Time, 2019 Entry)

The Challenges of Careers Work in Higher Education Postgraduate Award enables you to develop an overview of the wider context in which higher education careers work takes place. The module is designed to develop reflective practice in CEIGHE focusing on: the student experience; the evolution and current development of higher education; the management of CEIGHE work; roles, organisations and policies; professional ethics, theoretical perspectives and values.

Related Degrees:

Core Module:

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


    Blended learning: attendance learning-led with interactive workshops supported by online study materials.

    Contact Hours:

    An average of 8 -10 hours of lectures and 3-5 hours of seminars per week.

    Class Sizes:

    Core modules are up to 200 students; optional modules vary (15-75) and seminars typically average around 15-20 students.


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

    Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including:

    • St Catherine’s College Oxford
    • Careers Wales
    • Job Centre plus
    • Careers and enterprise company

    They have progressed into roles such as:

    • Careers Consultant
    • Widening Participation worker
    • Recruitment Consultant
    • Job Coach

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    Essential information

    Course Code



    Part-time: 1 year

    (September 2019 - September 2020)

    Entry Requirements

    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

    IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

    Department of Study

    Centre for Lifelong Learning

    Location of Study

    University of Warwick

    Course Fees

    See Student Finance


    In 2016/17, we allocated over £36 million in scholarship funding to postgraduate students. The University is also part of a number of prestigious government Scholarship schemes, including Chevening, Fulbright, Commonwealth and Marshall. For more information click here.

    Additional Course Costs

    Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


    How to Apply

    Department website

    Get a PG Prospectus


    This information is applicable for 2019 entry.