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MA/PG Diploma/PG Certificate in Career Development and Coaching Studies (CDCS)

Duration: Full-time: 1 year (MA), Part-time: up to 4 years (MA); up to 3 years (PG Diploma); up to 2 years (PG Certificate)

Min. entry requirements: 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any subject 

English Language: IELTS 6.5, Band A

This MA meets international and national quality benchmarks and is suitable for you if you have either a personal or professional interest in career development/coaching. We offer the MA full-time, or you can choose to complete the programme part-time at different levels.

You’ll be encouraged to directly connect your learning to your personal and continuing professional development. Each module on the course is taught through a mix of workshopbased (usually two days) and distance learning. You can choose from two to six workshops a year, depending on your preferred study route.

While our academic admissions criteria ask for a 2:ii undergraduate degree, we would welcome and encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications or experience. The skills you develop on the course will support current or future employment in career coaching and talent management, among other vocational roles.

Application Fact File

Entry Requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any subject

MA in Social Work

You are expected to possess a 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) although a high 2:ii undergraduate degree may be considered. Maths and English at GCSE grade C level is also required.

Postgraduate Award in Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People
2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. You must have professional experience in social work, youth work, teaching, counselling/psychotherapy or similar.

English Language requirements

Band A - IELTS 6.5

Postgraduate Award in Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People and MA in Social Work - Band B - IELTS 7.0


Applications should be made online at

MA in Social Work: All applications are made via UCAS.

Tuition Fees
(2016/17 rates.)

MA Coaching
Home/EU: Full-time: £8,140, Part-time: £4,070

Overseas: Full-time: £18,340, Part-time £9,170

MA Career Development and Coaching Studies (CDCS) and
MA Careers Education, Information & Guidance in Higher Education (CEIGHE) 

Home/EU: Full-time: £8,055, Part-time: £895 (per 20 CAT module)

Overseas: Full-time: £18,180, Part-time £2,020 (per 20 CAT module)

MA Social Work (MASW)
Home/EU: Full-time £7,780, Part-time £3,890

Overseas - Band 1: Full-time £17,500, Part-time £8,750

Overseas - Band 2: Full-time £22,340
Part-time £11,170

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (FE and Skills sector)



Details of funding opportunities are available via the Graduate School.