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Career Coaching MSc

OVERVIEW

MSc Career Coaching – HLST147

MSc Career Coaching with Professional Experience – HLST150

The MSc Career Coaching programme has been designed to reflect the growing interest in career coaching by individuals seeking to manage their career development more effectively; and by organisations who want to develop the talent and resilience of their staff. This level of interest is reflected in the progression pathway for talent management that features in the National Occupation Standards (NOS) for Career Development set by the Career Development Institute (CDI). The course will therefore appeal to UK and international students who are existing human service professionals who want to develop their career coaching skills; those who are considering entering the role; and existing career coaches who are seeking a course that is professionally accredited by the CDI (subject to approval).

The MSc Career Coaching with Professional Experience, is an extended full-time Masters programme with a substantive professional experience component. Within the professional experience modules, students have the option of undertaking an internship with a host organisation or, alternatively, campus-based professional experience. Internships are subject to a competitive application and selection process and the host organisation may include the University.

Internships may be paid or unpaid, and this will depend on what is being offered and agreed with the host organisation. Students who do not wish to undertake an internship or are not successful in securing an internship will undertake campus-based professional experience, which will deliver similar learning outcomes through supervised projects and activities designed to offer students the opportunity to integrate theory with an understanding of professional practice.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

The course has a number of innovatory features appealing to both home and international students. Firstly, its blended learning approach that takes advantage of the latest development in learning technologies can offer flexible routes for those wishing to combine work and study. Secondly, it will include international theories and models to ensure the course has global relevance. Thirdly, it can help prepare learners for working on a self-employed basis as well as operating as part of dynamic and changing organisations. In addition to providing learners the opportunity to develop employability skills and career prospects, the course should also develop sound and ethical practice in order to meet the demands of National Occupational Standards for Career Coaching (as featured in the ‘Talent Management’ career pathway established by the Career Development Institute). 

The course is aimed at those wishing to develop or enhance their current career path, as well as those wishing to progress from an undergraduate degree, such as psychology, childhood and youth studies, social work, and social and healthcare management, into career coaching. The course content can be offered on a CPD basis to a range of professionals who are seeking to develop their talent management skills.  

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The core theme are: 

  • Theories of Career Coaching and Development
  • Models of Career Coaching Interventions
  • Applied Social Research for Professional Practice
  • Consultancy and Coaching for Change
  • Professional Practice and Personal Development 
  • International Models of Career Coaching
  • Researching Career Opportunities
  • Global Professional Practice
  • Professional Practice Dissertation
  • Additional six month internship opportunity

HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?

The full-time and part-time study modes will draw on a blended learning approach including taught face-to-face lectures and seminars; tutorials (arranged on a flexible basis); and extensive on-line resources including lecture capture technology, digitised reading resources, discussion forums and examples of practice.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

A combination of essays; reflective journals; poster presentations;  project and portfolios that will chart the students’ development.

TEACHING CONTACT HOURS

  • 15 hours face to face contact time (full-time mode) per week
  • Seven hours contact time (part-time mode) per week

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must normally be an honours graduate of any discipline with a 2.2 degree or above.
  • Applicants, whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent. If you don’t have the required level of English then view our range of Pre-Sessional English courses.
  • Applications from students who do not meet with the above entry requirements may be considered, but their degree and experience will be assessed for appropriate content by the Course Director.

HOW TO APPLY

To find out more about how to apply, click on the Apply For This Course button above. Many of our courses offer a part-time study option. Note that the part-time mode of study is not applicable to international students, unless you hold a relevant visa – please check with the international office.

Please note: we have a range of taught postgraduate awards to suit your needs, from Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma to a full Master's Degree (MA, MBA, MSc, LLM). In most cases you can decide to exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, without carrying onto the full Master's qualification.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

  • Providing opportunity to Enhance and develop skills of existing employees, such as supervisors and managers, to further their continuing professional development.
  • Offering the potential for professional accreditation (subject to approval) by the CDI.
  • Developing learners’ employability and entrepreneurialism to enable them to take advantage of self-employment opportunities.

WORK PLACEMENTS

Within the professional experience modules, students have the option of undertaking an internship with a host organisation or, alternatively, campus-based professional experience. Internships are subject to a competitive application and selection process and the host organisation may include the University.   Internships may be paid or unpaid, and this will depend on what is being offered and agreed with the host organisation. Students who do not wish to undertake an internship or are not successful in securing an internship will undertake campus-based professional experience, which will deliver similar learning outcomes through supervised projects and activities designed to offer students the opportunity to integrate theory with an understanding of professional practice.

GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME

Centre for Global Engagement logoTo prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Click here for further details on the Global Leaders Programme.

 

Further information

If you click on the Order a Prospectus button above, we will send you a printed Postgraduate Prospectus; alternatively you can download a pdf prospectus.

To find out more information about Postgraduate Study at Coventry University, including finance and funding and the benefits of further study, see our Postgraduate Study pages.

APPLY FOR THIS COURSE ORDER A PROSPECTUS
Course code:
HLST147 • HLST155
Duration:
  • 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Qualification:
  • Postgraduate Degree (MBA / MSc / MA / MPA)
  • Professionally Accredited Programmes

Course type:
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Blended - mix of online and classroom base

Fees:
£6,212 • £11,044 (with Professional Experience)

Contact Details:

Recruitment and Admissions Office

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321