Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This degree combines an in'depth study of career management, counselling and coaching with practical training in career coaching skills, the development of research skills and the academic study of behaviour at work. The programme aims to equip coaches, consultants and human resource (HR) professionals to work with groups and individuals at relational depth in organisations. It will enable you to critically evaluate theory, research and practice in these fields. It attracts individuals working in a wide range of settings and organisational contexts, and provides excellent opportunities for peer learning and networking.

Course Modules

You complete 9 taught compulsory modules and undertake training in career coaching skills. You also complete a supervised independent applied research project of 8,000'10,000 words. Year 1 modules: Career coaching skills 1; career counselling and coaching; coaching research methods; understanding organizations and change. Year 2 modules: career coaching skills 2; consultancy and professional practice; life career development; research project.

Course Additional Entry

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: IELTS Academic Test score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £8,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £5,975  Academic year. First year home fees