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Career Development and Coaching Studies - MA (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2019 Entry)

This MA provides a thorough grounding in the skills and knowledge required to support the career development of others 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.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

Optional Modules:

Previously, a selection of the following optional modules have been offered:

Route A:

Route B:

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

Teaching:

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.

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.

Assessment:

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 25,000 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.

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

P-L561

(P-L561P for part-time)

Duration

Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Part-time: 14-48 months

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 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

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Scholarships

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

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This information is applicable for 2019 entry.