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.
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.
You can apply until:
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Apply as early as possible and no later than September.
2 evenings a week, plus some daytime and weekend teaching
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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You need the following GPA score:
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).
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, 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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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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