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Career Management and Counselling (MSc)

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  • Objectives
    This degree is good preparation if you would like to move into adult career counselling and other career management roles, such as mentoring or coaching. It will also be relevant to you if you want to develop expertise in career management. It is particularly appropriate for human resource practitioners and consultants, training managers and guidance workers. The degree offers an in-depth study of career management and counselling, combined with training in career counselling and research skills. It will enable you to critically evaluate theory, research and practice in these fields. This degree is one of the few in the country to focus on adult career management and counselling. It attracts individuals working in a wide range of settings and organisational contexts and provides excellent opportunities for peer learning and networking.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Honours degree in any subject and at least three years’ relevant work experience. Non-graduates with professional qualifications of degree standard may also be considered.
  • Academic Title
    Career Management and Counselling (MSc)
  • Course description
    You complete seven taught modules, some core and some optional, and undertake training in career counselling skills.

    Modules may include:

    -Career Counselling and Coaching
    -Organizational Analysis
    -Selection and Assessment
    -Life Career Development
    -Work and Well-Being
    -Training and Development
    -Motivation and Performance
    -Leadership and Human Resource Management. 
    -Research methods and skills will be integrated throughout the course. You will also complete a supervised independent research project.

    Please refer to the Organizational Psychology departmental website for further course details.

    Theoretical components are taught mainly through network learning (i.e. tutor-supported computer conferencing, based on specially prepared course texts), for which you will need access to a computer and modem. This is supplemented by residential weekends, which include lectures and group exercises.

    Career counselling skills are taught mainly through workshops of 14 days over two years, with one-to-one feedback in skills development from experienced tutors. Access to suitable clients is required for this work.

    3000-word essays, tape transcripts, written examinations and an 8000-word research project.

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