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Career Development Theories - PGA (Part-Time, 2019 Entry)

This postgraduate award aims to develop systematic knowledge and comprehensive understanding of classic and contemporary career development theories from a range of discipline areas. It will also develop confident and creative practice informed by key career development concepts. You will learn to cultivate innovative and effective practice appropriate to a range of relevant roles e.g. career-related one-to-one work, group work, employer liaison, online provision, management and marketing.

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Core Module:

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


    30 hours of blended learning consisting of intensive all-day workshops with further materials provided via a virtual learning environment supported by core reading available electronically and tutorial.

    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.


    The assignment consists of a 5,000 word project (100%).

    Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: St Catherine’s College Oxford, Careers Wales, Job Centre plus and Careers and enterprise company.

    They have progressed into roles such as: Careers Consultant, Widening Participation worker, Recruitment Consultant and Job Coach.

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    Essential information

    Course Code



    Part-time: 1 year

    (April 2019 - April 2020)

    Entry Requirements

    This course is designed for applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, including individuals who are currently involved in career development and coaching support, those who wish to work in these areas and/or those who are interested in studying for personal interest. 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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    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.