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Challenges of Careers Work in Higher Education (PGA) (2020 Entry)



  • Course Code
  • P-L557
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • PGA
  • Duration
  • Part-time: 1 year
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


Challenges of Careers Work in HE PGA will provide you with an overview of the wider context in which higher education careers work takes place. Studying the student experience to the professional ethics, theories and values, you will gain an insight and understanding of the professional practices.


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.


Teaching

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

Contact Hours

Each module typically consists of 2 days of intensive, attendance-based workshops combined with some independent learning using on-line study materials, links to key readings, online webinars and tutorial support.

Class Sizes

Vary between 20-40 students dependent on the module.

Assessment

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


Minimum 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

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.

Additional Course Costs

This course may have additional course costs

Scholarships

In the academic year 2019/19, we awarded approximately £41 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.


Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Age UK; Coventry City Council; Department for Work and Pensions; Refugee Council; Unicef UK and the University of Cambridge. They have pursued roles such as: further education teaching professionals; human resources administrative occupations; psychologists; social workers and vocational and industrial trainers and instructors.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • Transferable skills for counselling
  • Effective applications for counselling
  • Effective applications for PGDE
  • Interview skills for PGDE

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.