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Career Guidance & Development PG Cert, PG Dip, MSc

Career Guidance & Development PG Cert, PG Dip, MSc

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Careers Advice Work

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

OVERVIEW

Our MSc Career Guidance and Development is professionally recognised by the Career Development Institute (CDI). The postgraduate diploma enables you to develop the knowledge and practical skills through academic study and work related learning opportunities to become a career development practitioner. The masters dissertation “top up” enables you to undertake a piece of research focused on a particular area of interest in the sector.

The programme will support you to develop professional practice competence in working with individuals and groups and to undertake critical analysis of professional practice, while deepening your knowledge of the career development sector and developing your research skills. As a trainee practitioner you will learn how to provide accurate and relevant advice on employment, education and training opportunities to an ever-widening client group.

Professional recognition

The Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) in Career Guidance and Development incorporates the internationally recognised Qualification in Career Development (QCD) accredited by the UK-wide professional body, the Career Development Institute (CDI).

The UWS MSc is considered to be a 'flagship course' by the CDI. It is currently the largest programme of its kind in the UK.

Students can also exit with PG Dip and PG Cert awards.

Different course options

Full time | Paisley Campus | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Ethical & Inclusive Practice (20 Credits) - Core
Master's Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£790 per module (20 credits). The same fee is also applicable for English, Northern Irish & Welsh and Channel Island & Isle of Man. The mentioned fee is for 2019/20 year entry. There might be a slight increase in 2020/21 year entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

£2,000 per module (20 credits). The mentioned fee is for 2019/20 year entry. There might be a slight increase in 2020/21 year entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You are normally expected to hold an undergraduate honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in any subject. If you do not possess the qualifications above then you may still be considered. For example, you may have completed a workplace qualification such as an S/NVQ in Advice and Guidance whilst working in the sector. In all cases you should be able to demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skills, experience and maturity, and satisfy the University that you have the potential to reach the academic standards required of a course at postgraduate level by holding at least an HNC in Social Sciences, Career Guidance or an equivalent qualification. The programme team is committed to improving diversity in the career development sector. We encourage applications regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief or race. Applicants who wish to complete the PG Cert or PG Diploma online must normally be employed for the duration of their programme in a guidance related role where they have access to clients and to a QCD accredited professional willing to act as their workplace supervisor. Applicants who wish to complete the PG Cert online must normally be employed in a guidance-related role.