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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Careers Advice Work

Course type


Course Summary

This course, combining academic study and professional training, is for you if you want to enter the career guidance sector in which you could work in a range of settings (e.g. careers service companies, youth guidance services, further education, higher education, adult guidance, the voluntary sector). This course is for anyone who would like to work within the careers sector and who would like to become fully qualified to do so. Applicants do not need previous experience although any experience working in a supporting capacity with adults or young people will be helpful. The course is assessed at higher education level 7. Students who do not already hold a first degree or a level 6 qualification will be asked to provide evidence of their capability to study at this level. This will involve completing a piece of written work as part of the selection process. You will also need to be able to demonstrate your commitment to the course, that you can take responsibility for your own learning, and that you are non-judgmental and able to show openness to new ideas.

In addition, before registration students are asked to obtain an enhanced disclosure certificate from the DBS and an Occupational Health Check. A blend of academic study (lectures, seminars, e-learning and discussions) and professional application (placements, practical days in the University and role play) is offered on a full-time and part-time basis. Successful completion of this course provides you with the skills and knowledge to enter or continue within all sectors of the careers profession. If you are interested in further pursuing your academic potential you will be able to apply for a place on the doctoral programme (MPhil/PhD) at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Different course options

Full time | Medway Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Developing Career Management Skills and Processes - Core
Engaging with Labour Markets. - Core
Promoting Equality and Diversity - Core
Dissertation - Core
Exploring Theories of Career Management - Core
Transforming Practice through Critical Reflection (or ?Exploring Practice through Critical Reflection? for those not registering for the QCD) - Core
Designing Career Learning and Development - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a Bachelor's degree but not essential.