Birkbeck, University of London
Career Management and Coaching
This degree combines an in-depth study of career management, counselling and coaching with practical training in career coaching skills, the development of research skills and the academic study of behaviour at work. The programme aims to equip coaches, consultants and human resource (HR) professionals to work with groups and individuals at relational depth in organisations. It will enable you to critically evaluate theory, research and practice in these fields. It attracts individuals working in a wide range of settings and organisational contexts, and provides excellent opportunities for peer learning and networking.
A good Honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognised university. Management development professionals and consultants without a first degree but with suitable professional qualifications and at least 5 or more years' significant management experience in a range of organisations may be considered. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English: IELTS Academic Test score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
You complete 9 taught compulsory modules and undertake training in career coaching skills. You also complete a supervised independent applied research project of 8,000-10,000 words. Year 1 modules: Career coaching skills 1; career counselling and coaching; coaching research methods; understanding organizations and change. Year 2 modules: career coaching skills 2; consultancy and professional practice; life career development; research project.
For UK and EU applicants intending to pursue research, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) studentships (1 year for the master's programme, followed by 3 years of funding for research) may be available to candidates with a strong academic background.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 5,975 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 7,950 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 5,975 per Academic year (EU fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|
Department of Organisational Psychology
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