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Career Guidance and Development

University of the West of Scotland

M.Sc. Online
8 months
Duration
12600 GBP/year
4740 GBP/year
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About

Career Guidance and Development degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland is professionally recognised by the Career Development Institute (CDI) and qualifies you to work as a career guidance practitioner. 

Overview

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. As a practitioner you will provide accurate and relevant advice on employment, education and training opportunities to an ever-widening client group.

The MSc is a vocational programme aimed at providing the knowledge, skills and attributes required for employment as a career guidance and development professional. The programme has been identified by the Scottish Government and the national skills body, Skills Development Scotland (SDS), as the 'core' qualification for career guidance and development professionals in Scotland. However, the MSc is recognised throughout the UK and is considered to be a 'flagship course' by the UK-wide professional body, the CDI. It is currently the largest programme of its kind in the UK.

Professional recognition

The Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) 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

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You are normally expected to hold an undergraduate degree, or equivalent qualification, in any subject.
  • If you do not possess the qualifications above then you may still be considered. For example, you may have completed a workplace qualification such as an S/NVQ in Advice and Guidance. In all cases you should be able to demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skills, experience and maturity, and satisfy the University that you have the potential to reach the academic standards required of a course at postgraduate level by holding at least an HNC in Social Sciences, Career Guidance or an equivalent qualification.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 GBP per year and a duration of 8 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4740 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4740 GBP per year and a duration of 8 months.

Fees for 6 modules

Funding

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