Career Management and Coaching, M.Sc.

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  • N/A
    Duration
  • Tuition
    8750
    Tuition (Year)
    5975
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

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.

Why study Career Management and Coaching at Birkbeck, University of London?
  • Suitable for those wanting careers in adult career counselling and other career-based roles, such as mentoring or coaching.
  • Unique combination of theoretical rigour and practical skills training.
  • The Department of Organizational Psychology is renowned for its quality teaching and expertise in the delivery of part-time programmes.
  • A flexible programme available by evening study or network learning. Both modes of study include 14 skills days.
  • Access to an extensive range of electronic resources, including specially prepared texts for each module. Use of the online learning environment with a high level of staff support.

Programme Structure

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
  • Research Project (Organizational Psychology)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Evening
  • 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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Academic 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 Per Year

  • GBP 8750 International
  • GBP 5975 EU/EEA

Funding

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