The Postgraduate Certificate provides a foundation for today’s career development professional. It is approved by the Career Development Institute (CDI) as meeting the qualification requirement for the UK Register of Career Development Professionals. The course consists of three 20 credit modules.
- Career Development and Coaching Studies (PGDip)
- Career Development and Coaching Studies (MA)
- Career Coaching and Counselling (PGA)
- Career Development Theories (PGA)
- Career Education, Information and Guidance in HE (MA)
- Career Education, Information and Guidance in HE (PGCert)
- Career Education, Information and Guidance in HE (PGDip)
- Challenges of Careers Work in Higher Education (PGA)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Education (FE and Skills) (PGDip)
- Social Work (MA)
Previously, a selection of the following optional modules have been offered:
- Careers, 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.
Teaching is mainly carried out through lectures and seminars, with an average of 8-10 hours of lectures and 3-5 hours of seminars per week. You can expect to spend an average of 17 hours per week learning through independent study, which will include reading journals and books, completing problem sets and assessments, revising for exams and undertaking research.
Your dissertation work will normally be individually supervised on a one-to-one basis and we have an effective personal tutor system providing individual support. We encourage one-to-one interaction with our world-leading academics and offer great flexibility in the optional modules that allow you to specialise or diversify your studies.
An average of 8 -10 hours of lectures and 3-5 hours of seminars per week.
Core modules are up to 200 students; optional modules vary (15-75) and seminars typically average around 15-20 students.
For MSc students, assessment is through formal examinations, coursework and an individually supervised research dissertation.
Feedback is a vital part of the assessment process, as it helps you to reach your full potential by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your work and the actions needed to develop your understanding and enhance your performance.
Feedback is provided in a variety of ways, including: grades and comments on marked work, solutions to problem sets, verbal feedback from tutors and peers in classes, Advice and Feedback hours with academic staff and personal tutor meetings.
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
To Visit Warwick...
There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.
Full-time: up to 2 years
(April 2019 - September 2021)
2:ii in any discipline. If you have with 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 standard.
English Language Requirements
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0
Department of Study
Location of Study
University of Warwick
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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.