University of Warwick

Degree level: Postgraduate

Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education (Taught)

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Course summary

The MA in Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education enables you to make a distinctive contribution to higher education career and employability work through taught modules and independent research. The course is taught via collaboration between Warwick’s Centre for Lifelong Learning and AGCAS. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the theories, practices, issues, ethics, and models surrounding higher education career and employability work. Course overview This MA covers all aspects of higher education career and employability work. It is approved by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) and designed and taught in partnership with this professional body. It is also approved by the Career Development Institute (CDI) as meeting the qualification requirement for the UK Register of Career Development Professionals.


Core modules

  • Career Development Theories
  • Challenges of Careers Work in Higher Education
  • Research in Professional Practice
  • Dissertation
Optional modules Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
  • Technology-based Career Learning and Provision
  • Employability and Career Development Learning
  • Guidance Skills (Advanced)
  • Employer Engagement and Labour Markets
  • Psychometric Assessment
  • Work-related Learning in Higher Education
  • Career Coaching (Information, Advice and Guidance)
  • Marketing the Service
  • Group Work
- Management of Higher Education Career and Employability Services

Assessment method

The course is generally assessed through work-based projects depending on the module choices each student makes.

Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** 2:ii in any discipline. If you have alternative qualifications and relevant experience, you are welcome to discuss these with the course team. You must be working in a higher education career and employability development context. **Duration** The course lasts up to 4.5 years and you are able to complete earlier if your circumstances allow. **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band A - IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0. **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Please visit the University of Warwick website for the tuition fees for postgraduate courses:
Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education at University of Warwick - UCAS