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Career Guidance and Development

University of the West of Scotland

8 months
13325 GBP/year
10765 GBP/year
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Career Guidance and Development degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland will support you develop professional practice competence in working with individuals and groups, to undertake critical analysis of professional practice, while deepening your knowledge of the career development sector and developing your research skills.


Having completed the PGDip or an equivalent qualification at another institution, students can return to study our masters 'top-up' module to obtain a full MSc in Career Guidance and Development. Career Guidance and Development course offered at the University of the West of Scotland route is focused on continuous professional development through practitioner-researcher skills, and supports students to take the opportunity to promote their work within the sector.

Professional Recognition 

The Postgraduate Diploma in Career Guidance & Development incorporates the Qualification in Career Development (QCD) accredited by the Career Development Institute (CDI).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Practice (CGD) 
  • Advanced Practice (CGD)
  • The Contemporary Labour Market (CGD)
  • Career Related Policy 
  • Career Development Theory 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 8 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International- The latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date 


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to the full-time PGDip/QCD should normally hold an honours degree in any subject.
  • Applicants to the part-time, online PG Dip/QCD may hold a relevant bachelors degree or equivalent (e.g. a Level 9 Technical Apprenticeship) and significant, relevant work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13325 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13325 GBP per year during 8 months.
  • National

    10765 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10765 GBP per year during 8 months.

For Scottish students, cost of study is £5,570.


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