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Course summary

This MSc course will give you the chance to develop practical skills, supported by a strong theoretical base, which will enable you to provide an effective career-coaching service.

You do not need to have completed your first degree in psychology or a related subject in order to take this course, and you do not have to follow all the way through to the MSc. We also offer intermediate awards of a PG Certificate and a PG Diploma.

The quality of your teaching will be second to none. All your tutors combine teaching with working in the field and have published research over a wide range of related areas.

The course is run within the internationally recognised, superbly resourced and hugely supportive UEL School of Psychology.

On completing your MSc you will be perfectly equipped to work in careers guidance for employers such as universities, schools and local authorities, as well as in private practice.

Start date

January 2018

UEL School

Attendance

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Learning

  • On campus

Length

  • 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Fees

Jan 2018 UK/EU/Full-time
£9,660
Jan 2018 International
£12,480
1

This is the only course of its kind in the world, combining career guidance and coaching, and with specialist input from coaching and occupational psychologists. It is, quite simply, the best training you can get in this field.

2

This flexible MSc course – you can cover it in one, two or three years – is fully endorsed by the Career Development Institute and, as a graduate, you will be eligible to go onto the CDI’s Register of Career Practitioners.

3

Your study has been carefully tailored to cover all essential areas and your tutors are active in practice and international research, so you will receive guidance that is absolutely relevant and up to date.

What we're researching

UEL’s School of Psychology has just been ranked equal first in the country in terms of the impact of its research, beating Oxford and Cambridge.

The recently published Research Excellence Framework is a six-yearly review by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

It rated 43 per cent of our research as ‘internationally excellent’ and a further 25 per cent as ‘world-leading’ – the highest accolade. It added that UEL’s School of Psychology was one of only four in the country whose research had a ‘100 per cent impact’ at the highest level.

Dr Francisco Jose Eiroa-Orosa researches the understanding of psychosocial wellbeing in the context of complex multi-dimensional problems such as addictions, trauma, migration or social change.

Dr Tim Lomas has explored the impact of meditation on men’s wellbeing, using a mixed-methods design comprising narrative interviews, cognitive testing, and EEG measurement.

Dr Christian van Nieuwerburgh is an internationally recognised academic and consultant whose ground-breaking research concerns his specialist area of coaching and mentoring, in which he conducts numerous international collaborations.

Dr Kate Hefferon’s work was the first to link participation in physical activity with post-traumatic growth. She has conducted several evaluation studies on the role of physical activity during and following breast cancer.

Among last year’s publications by Principal Lecturer Donald Ridley, who is a specialist in organisational development in the public sector in the former Soviet Union, are Safety management - the lessons of experience and The unspeakable and the sublime - the relationship between Stalin and Shostakovich.

Over the past few years Dr Aneta Tunariu has delivered psychological interventions in the UK and abroad working with disenfranchised young people to foster the development of positive identities, emotional resourcing and positive future perspectives.

Currently, Dr Tunariu is engaged in projects focusing on individual capacity for growth and resilience as a means of combating the risk of young people adopting radical belief systems.

Making a difference

UEL is one of the UK’s leading modern research universities. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), 17 per cent of our overall research submission was classified as ‘world-leading’ for its quality and impact – almost double our previous REF score. A further 45 per cent of our work was considered ‘internationally excellent’.

Fees and funding

£10,000 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.


Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses.

To see our full eligibility criteria and how to apply click here

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn £200,000 more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree*?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier.

*Sutton Trust Report 2013

Alumni Discount - 15 per cent

Early Payment Discount - 5 per cent

Part-time Postgraduate Fee-waiver - up to £500

Sport Scholarships – Up to £6,000

Terms and conditions apply.








There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL

•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer Full information on making payments can be found here

If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2030 or you can email cashiers@uel.ac.uk








The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444





Tuition fees
UK/EU
£9,660

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

£10,000 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.


Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses.

To see our full eligibility criteria and how to apply click here

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn £200,000 more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree*?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier.

*Sutton Trust Report 2013

Alumni Discount - 15 per cent

Early Payment Discount - 5 per cent

Part-time Postgraduate Fee-waiver - up to £500

Sport Scholarships – Up to £6,000

Terms and conditions apply.








There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL

•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer Full information on making payments can be found here

If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2030 or you can email cashiers@uel.ac.uk








The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444





Tuition fees
UK/EU
£1,610
Per 30 Credit Module
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.
At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an postgraduate course, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £4,000. You can find out more about the international scholarships here. In addition to this, we offer a five per cent early payment discount and 15 per cent alumni discount.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082234444 or study@uel.ac.uk







As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages (www.uel.ac.uk/isa) for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.













Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here.

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.








Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk






Tuition fees
International
£12,480
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

From
Degree
Minimum 2:2 Honours

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. 

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

SEE YOUR COUNTRY

Applicants without formal qualifications who possess substantial experience in an appropriate field and can demonstrate confidence about taking academic and practical study may be admitted onto the postgraduate programme.

Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

As an inclusive university we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application (particularly your personal statement) and may ask you to attend an interview or submit a piece of work to help us decide on your eligibility for the course. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.

You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre. Please click here for details.

What you'll study

  • Evidence based coaching theory and practice (30 credit core module)
  • Career Coaching theory and practice (30 credit core module)
  • Facilitating Group Learning (15 credit option)
  • Person-centred Group Career Learning (15 credit option)
  • Career Coaching: The HE Context (15 credit option)
  • How Organisations Work (15 credit option)
  • Helping Organisations to Change (15 credit option)
  • Psychological Assessment in the Workplace (15 credit option)
  • The Search for Something Higher (15 credit option)
  • Coaching in Professional Contexts (15 credit option)
  • Research and Dissemination Part 1 (30 credit core module)
  • Research and Dissemination Part 2 (30 credit core module)

How you'll be assessed

All courses are continuously assessed: there are no exams but you complete assessed work for each module. Assessment requirements include a range of professionally relevant activities in addition to the more traditional essays, reports and case studies. We also assess you on how you evaluate your own performance, through reflective practice. The MSc assessment includes your research dissertation.

course specification

How you'll learn

Within the School of Psychology you will be studying in a community of like-minded individuals. You will be sharing facilities, and perhaps research ideas, with others working in similar and related fields. The atmosphere is one of mutual support.

The School has a strong reputation in both coaching and career guidance, and you will benefit from learning from a range of specialists.

Your tutors will include experts who are also active in work and research, as well as psychologists specifically trained in coaching.

And you will also be in an environment which has established its international credentials in research. The latest Research Excellence Framework survey, in 2014, rated 43 per cent of the research within the School of Psychology as ‘internationally excellent’ and a further 25 per cent as ‘world-leading’ – the highest accolade.

You will benefit from a balance of up-to-the-minute theory and the latest practical developments within the field. Everything is geared to ensuring you will be at the forefront of the subject.

You will also gain a wider perspective through regular visits from guest lecturers from within the profession.

“We have really developed the course with working professionals in mind,” says Course Leader Julia Yates. “You only have to attend campus once every three weeks. And teaching is on Fridays and Saturdays so you can fit it in with your work.”

What you'll learn

This course both reflects and responds to the many changes that are taking place in the world of work and the career professions. It is also designed to track developments within academic research and offers career coaching training that meets the needs of the current workplace.

The career theories the course covers will answer questions such as what factors make people happy at work, how people make career decisions and what models of career development and career design are most suitable for the realities of the modern workplace.

You will identify the factors that make individuals successful at work – in terms of both extrinsic success (salary and promotion) and intrinsic success (job satisfaction).

You will develop the know-how to offer your clients the best possible start in their careers.

You will also look at the current and upcoming practice for selection methods, such as interviews and CVs, and how to use this research to help your clients.

Your future career

The PG Certificate, which can be completed in one year part-time, will enable you to practise in a wide range of companies and organisations.

The PG Diploma, which takes one year full-time or two years part-time to complete, will give you the qualification needed to work in universities, schools and local authorities.

The MSc, which can be completed full time in a year or part-time over two or three years, will offer you the additional possibility of working internationally.

You will leave this course enriched by studying with experienced and highly active tutors.

Your teachers are working practitioners, all of whom have published research and presented papers to conferences at home and abroad and written books on their specialist subjects.

They are at the top of their profession, and that excellence will be reflected in the quality of teaching you receive.

It may be that you are already working in the area of career guidance, coaching or consulting. In which case, this course will enable you to broaden your skill base and further develop your understanding of the subject’s underlying theories and principles.

In short, you will return to work as a more knowledgeable and effective practitioner.

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