Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Career Management and Coaching

This Master's degree in career management and coaching offers a unique combination of in-depth study of career management, counselling and coaching with practical training in career coaching skills, including a placement with the Birkbeck Careers and Employability Service, the development of research skills and the academic study of behaviour at work. The programme aims to equip coaches, consultants and HR professionals to work with groups and individuals at relational depth in organisations in the role of career coach, coach or consultant. It will enable you to critically evaluate theory, research and practice in these fields. This is one of the few programmes in the UK to focus on adult career management and coaching. It attracts individuals working in a wide range of settings and organisational contexts, and provides excellent opportunities for peer learning and networking.

Entry requirements

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.

Course modules

You complete 9 taught compulsory modules and undertake training in career coaching skills.

You also complete a supervised independent applied research project of 8000-10,000 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.

Assessment methods

Essays or reports; coaching transcripts; written examinations at the end of each term; and an independent applied research project (8000-10,000 words), normally submitted at the end of the final year.

Sponsorship information

The government's new postgraduate loan scheme allows you to borrow up to £10,000 to cover the cost of your tuition fees, living costs or other study expenses - and you don't have to start repaying until 2019. Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,975 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,975 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Bloomsbury WC1E 7HX South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Organisational Psychology
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6659