Career Management and Coaching, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    8750 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    5975 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
This Master's degree in Career Management and Coaching fromBirkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informaticsoffers a unique combination of in-depth study of career management, counselling and coaching with practical training in career coaching skills.

About

This Master's degree in Career Management and Coaching from Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics includes 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.

Careers and employability

Career coaching is an expanding profession, given the changing world of work. Some graduates from this degree have joined career management and outplacement agencies; some have taken up positions in university careers advisory services; others have set up their own private practice.

Some use the skills and knowledge gained on the course to progress in their current management role: possible professions include human resources officer or management consultant.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Career Coaching Skills 1
  • Career Counselling and Coaching
  • Coaching
  • Research Methods
  • Understanding Organizations and Change
For more information, please visit programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Apply as early as possible and no later than September.

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Evening
    • Duration description

      2 evenings a week, plus some daytime and weekend teaching

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class
Recommended score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Upper Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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.

International entry requirements

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8750 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5975 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5975 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Part-time home/EU students: 5975pa
  • Part-time overseas students: 8750pa

Living costs for London

684 - 830 GBP/month
Living Costs

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Funding

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