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This course is offered as a PgDip or an MA (QCG Level 7) Level 6 Diploma. The role of career guidance in our rapidly-changing economy and labour market has never been more important. Read more
This course is offered as a PgDip or an MA (QCG Level 7) Level 6 Diploma.

The role of career guidance in our rapidly-changing economy and labour market has never been more important. The aim of this course is to provide you with opportunities to develop the relevant skills, knowledge and experience needed for offering career guidance. As well as providing you with a postgraduate qualification, the course is recognised and accredited by the Institute of Career Guidance.

This course is fully accredited by the Institute of Career Guidance, and successful completion of the Diploma also gives the QCG. We offer the MA for those who want complete a research project which will form the basis of a dissertation, we can also offer the Diploma on a more flexible basis for those wanting to combine work and study.

The course can be studied on a more flexible, distance/blended basis so that you can combine work and study. CPD opportunities are also available. Please contact the admissions team for more details.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

-You will be trained in the theory and practice of career guidance
-The graduates from the course have an excellent track record of employment with career guidance providers
-The course is fully accredited by the institute of career guidance, and successful completion of the Diploma also gives the QCG
-It is a professionally-accredited course that is widely recognised by career guidance providers
-We offer innovative and flexible learning to suit requirements, and particularly those who want to combine work and study
-You have the opportunity to progress to Masters level
-You will develop your interpersonal skills
-Get the opportunity to work with a wide variety of different people and institutions
-Gain experience in career planning
-Extend your knowledge of employment, education and training

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The theory and practice of career guidance is central to the course, and you will have the opportunity to develop your interpersonal and professional skills by taking a placement in a school, college, further education or higher education institute, or a Connexions or Adult Guidance agency. The course is extremely well-connected to a wide variety of guidance providers as well as practitioners who are at the cutting edge of applied research.

Modules include:
-The framework for professional practice, including ethics and values
-Career guidance theory and policy, including theories of career choice and models of delivery
-Work-based learning, including input that will develop your professionalism in organisations
-Research methods (including evaluation) - a key way of ensuring the impact and relevance of the profession
-Working with clients and partnerships, including networking skills

HOW WILL THIS COURSE ENHANCE MY CAREER PROSPECTS?

Successful completion of the course will equip you to find employment as a guidance practitioner in the statutory services, further education and higher education institutions and the various opportunities becoming more available in the voluntary and private sector.

The course’s graduates have an excellent track record of securing employment in career guidance, such as Personal Adviser roles in Connexions, Careers Advisers in FE and HE, and Employability Development Officers in HE.

GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME

To 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.

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Adult Guidance Counselling) is designed to serve as a training course for people working with adults in a guidance/counselling setting, providing information, advice and placement services. Read more

Overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Adult Guidance Counselling) is designed to serve as a training course for people working with adults in a guidance/counselling setting, providing information, advice and placement services. The course aims to work towards the development of an understanding of core concepts and ideas concerning sociology, marginalisation, exclusion and adult career development.

This course is also offered at Diploma Level for candidates who have appropriate experience and who do not have an initial degree. Please go to http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity and click on Code MHA57 to make application. When applying for MHA57 through http://www.pac.ie please ensure that you select the undergraduate button before making application for this course. For further details please go to: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/adult-and-community-education

Minimum English language requirements:
- IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
- TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
- TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
- PTE (Pearson): 62

Course Structure

The Postgraduate Diploma extends over two academic years and is delivered Part-time in an open learning format, incorporating e-learning materials and workshops. (Computer access is vital). Participants will be expected to be in a position to attend on average one workshop per month. Modules include adult guidance and counselling skills, case review and professional development, integrating theory and practice, and research methodologies.

Career Options

Since its inception in 1997, this two-year course has played a key role in the professionalisation of adult guidance in Ireland. Graduates from this programme are eligible for membership of the Institute Guidance Counsellors.

How To Apply

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MHA55 PGrad Dip Arts (Adult Guidance Counselling)
MHA57 Dip Arts (Adult Guidance Counselling) is offered at undergraduate level to people who have significant experience working in the field of adult guidance and must be seeing clients on a regular basis - for further details please email or call Breda Gibney at 01- 7083752

For both courses please ensure you complete the supplementary questionnaire on PAC.

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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With placement opportunities available our MSc Career Guidance & Development qualifies you to work as a career guidance practitioner. Read more

With placement opportunities available our MSc Career Guidance & Development qualifies you to work as a career guidance practitioner.

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

Our course focuses on professional practice, personal reflection and critical analysis of practice. It also allows you to undertake research and work evaluation as part of your ongoing professional development.

The Postgraduate Diploma can include completion of the Qualification in Career Guidance and Development (QCGD) which is professionally accredited by the Career Development Institute UK.

98% overall student satisfaction - Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2017

Course Details

The Certificate consists of three modules and the Diploma six. The core module is Reflective Guidance Practice. Additional modules include:

  • Models of Professional Practice
  • Career Coaching and Development 
  • Career Related Policy 
  • Career Development Theory 
  • Reflective Guidance Practice
  • Labour Market Studies

Postgraduate Diploma students learning on-campus undertake placements and practical experience, with opportunities to experience how career guidance practitioners operate in organisations and as training providers. If you are already working in the sector then you can study part-time or online.

You can take up to two years of further part-time study towards a Masters award.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching and learning methods on our Career Guidance and Development course include:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • One-to-one tutorials
  • Interview 
  • Group work practice
  • Work-based learning

The combination of theory, policy and practice means that you are able to put learning into practice as you study and reflect this in each of the summative assessment in each of your modules.

Practice-based learning opportunities means our course has a professional focus and enables you to engage in real world inquiry which is again reflected in the summative assessment in each module.



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Following the Education Act 2011, schools now have the responsibility to provide their students with impartial and independent career guidance. Read more

Following the Education Act 2011, schools now have the responsibility to provide their students with impartial and independent career guidance. In response to this, schools may need to appoint new staff, or change the responsibilities of their current staff to take on a careers role; these staff will not always have a background in careers work.

Visit the website: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/courses/postgraduate/understanding-careers-education-and-guidance.aspx

Course detail

The certificate includes the study of relevant terminology (e.g. information, advice, guidance, careers education), the place of careers education in the curriculum, the benefits of impartial career guidance, an introduction to how young people make their career decisions and the process and skills of the career guidance interview.

Suitability

This course is designed for people who are new to a careers role and who feel they need to learn the foundations of what makes effective careers work in schools. It will enable you to gain a clear understanding of providing careers education and guidance, and give you an opportunity to explore the CEG provision in your own organisation.

Assessment

Report analysing provision of Careers Education and Guidance (CEG) within an organisation eg a school. Written case study of a young person in transition.

What can I do next?

There is the possibility for progression to Level 7 study eg MA in Career Management.

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please follow this link: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/how-to-apply/how-to-apply.aspx

Fees and Funding

See our postgraduate fees and funding page to discover the loans, scholarships and bursaries available.

View https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding/postgraduate-fees-funding/postgraduate-funding.aspx



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Your programme of study. To help you stay in the classroom this programme is offered online to enable you to work and study flexibly from anywhere in Scotland or internationally as this programme is also relevant in other countries. Read more

Your programme of study

To help you stay in the classroom this programme is offered online to enable you to work and study flexibly from anywhere in Scotland or internationally as this programme is also relevant in other countries. If you work in any context where a relationship is required to support an individual in learning. You are able to apply your learning directly into your teaching and widening participation in the classroom where you can positively affect the life opportunities of the next generation.

You develop your skills in pastoral care in order to support young people in their educational workplace setting or other appropriate agency. This postgraduate programme is open to all professionals who have a caring role with young people. It aims to provide a response to the continuing professional development needs of those who wish to extend their skills and knowledge into new areas of guidance, care and support which pertain within their establishment, but in particular, within an educational setting. 

Graduates of this programme have enriched their learning and application and some have benefited from promotion. We are able to offer you teaching lead research directly from our three broad interrelated themes of 'Communities and Partnerships,' 'Professional Learning and Teaching Education,' and 'Pedagogy and Innovation.' We also work in interdisciplinary research such as 'Pathways to a Healthy Life' and 'The North and the Environment.'

Courses listed for the programme

Compulsory Courses

Semester 1 

Choose from one guidance and one counselling module plus:

  • Care and Support in Action (Distance Learning)
  • Managing Personal Support in Schools
  • Counselling and Mentoring Approaches in Educational Settings
  • Critical Approaches to Academic Literature
  • Research Methods
  • Work - Based Project / Dissertation

Optional

  • Personal and Social Development, Health and Wellbeing
  • Curriculum, Careers Guidance and Education for Enterprise

Semester 2

  • Critical Approaches to Academic Literature
  • Research Methods

Optional

  • Personal and Social Development, Health and Wellbeing or Curriculum, Careers Guidance for Education for Enterprise

Semester 3

  • Dissertation

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page

Why study at Aberdeen?

  • You study a programme which is unique to Aberdeen as few other universities offer anything similar
  • The qualification can be applied immediately whilst you are learning within the classroom
  • The programme is accredited by University of Aberdeen and open to professionals in teaching, FE, Health, Social Work and Community Education

Where you study

  • Online
  • Part time
  • 12, 24, or 26 Months

International Student Fees 2017/2018

Find out about fees

*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.

Scholarships

View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page



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Overview. This is a one-year part time taught postgraduate diploma which is designed to prepare teachers and other education professionals to provide and manage a school guidance counselling service. Read more

Overview

This is a one-year part time taught postgraduate diploma which is designed to prepare teachers and other education professionals to provide and manage a school guidance counselling service. The programme is recognized by the Irish Department of Education and Science, the National Centre for Guidance in Education and the Institute of Guidance Counsellors as a professional, international qualification in Guidance Counselling.

Participants attend Maynooth University one day per week (Friday 9am-4.30pm) and school placement one day per week (Monday). The programme begins with a week’s Summer School (August 26-30 inclusive) during which course participants are introduced to all six modules of the curriculum. Intensive training in Psychometric Testing is scheduled for October mid-term break (Dates to be confirmed).

Dates for the Summer School are to be confirmed.

Programme participants are responsible for arranging the school placement component of the course where they work in close co-operation with the School Guidance Counsellor. Normally, the school placement is within 65 kilometres of the university.

Course Structure

Participants attend Maynooth University one day per week and school placement one day per week. The programme begins with a week’s Summer School during which course participants are introduced to all six modules of the curriculum. Intensive training in Psychometric Testing is scheduled for October mid-term break.

Duration: 1 Year Part-Time



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Overview. The MEd School Guidance Counselling degree is designed to advance the professional development of school Guidance Counsellors and builds on the Postgraduate Diploma in School Guidance Counselling (PGDSGC). Read more

Overview

The MEd School Guidance Counselling degree is designed to advance the professional development of school Guidance Counsellors and builds on the Postgraduate Diploma in School Guidance Counselling (PGDSGC). This one year programme involves participation in regular research-support seminars and consultation with supervisors towards the completion of a thesis.

Course Structure

The MEd School Guidance Counselling is assessed through the thesis only.

Duration: 1 year Part-time



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The MEd in Adult Guidance & Counselling MHA51 is designed to meet the learning needs of. - Policy makers. - Managers of change in organisations and systems. Read more

Overview

The MEd in Adult Guidance & Counselling MHA51 is designed to meet the learning needs of
- Policy makers
- Managers of change in organisations and systems
- Facilitators of new approaches to research and development
- Managers of service delivery in changing contexts
This programme is particularly suited to those who are seeking theoretical frameworks from which to explore and question the assumptions that underpin their work practices and critical reflection.

Minimum English language requirements:
• IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
• TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
• TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
• PTE (Pearson): 62

Course Structure

Part time comprising of two days every month broken down into eight workshops during Semester 1 and six workshops during Semester 2. Modules include research methods in adult guidance and counselling, group supervision and reflexive research, and thesis and research completion.

Career Options

In addition to practitioners in mainstream Adult and Community Education settings, the MEd has also been found useful by nurse tutors, community health providers, counsellors and psychotherapists, local government personnel and those working in education and development settings in Africa, Asia and elsewhere in Europe.

How To Apply

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MHA51

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

Applicants may be required to attend for interview as part of the admissions process.

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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This is a part-time in-career development specialism, which is an ideal programme for guidance counsellors, principals, deputy principals, adult education officers, school chaplains, subject teachers and professionals in the general field of mental health. Read more
This is a part-time in-career development specialism, which is an ideal programme for guidance counsellors, principals, deputy principals, adult education officers, school chaplains, subject teachers and professionals in the general field of mental health. Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and professional experience.

Modules include:

Counselling Theory and Practice (Counselling Practicum)
Educational Psychology for Guidance Counsellors
Psychometrics
Counselling and Vocational Psychology

The course has a taught component and a dissertation.

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Put into practice the latest counselling techniques with work placement opportunities on this practical professionally accredited course with excellent employment rates. Read more
Put into practice the latest counselling techniques with work placement opportunities on this practical professionally accredited course with excellent employment rates.

As a careers guidance professional, you’ll be working with young people, adults, parents, teachers, employers and training providers.

This course equips you with the knowledge to successfully support clients on navigating the confusing maze of pathways in employment and education.

This one year full-time course is recognised by the profession throughout the UK and is accredited by the Career Development Institute.

What you'll learn

With an excellent employment rate for graduates, our postgraduate diploma combines academic study with practical professional training, including seven weeks of work placement. Teaching staff on the programme are qualified and experienced career advisers and bring additional specialist expertise to the course.

You’ll acquire effective interpersonal communication skills for one-to-one career guidance, working with groups and via online media. You’ll learn and put into practice the latest counselling techniques, while developing the necessary research and teamwork skills to carry you into your own successful career.

The skills taught are transferable to many other roles in employment, education and training. Former students have gone on to work in education-industry liaison, and projects promoting mentoring or equality and diversity.

Modules

• Career counselling and coaching
• Theories of career choice and development
• Career and educational information
• Labour market studies
• Public policy and the professional context for practice
• Equality, diversity and social inclusion

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

How to apply

http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/how-to-apply

SAAS Funding

Nothing should get in the way of furthering your education. Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) awards funding for postgraduate courses, and could provide the help you need to continue your studies. Find out more: http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/saas-funded-courses

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The MA enables the you to make a distinctive contribution to higher education careers work through independent research. It is approved by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) and designed and taught in partnership with this professional body. Read more
The MA enables the you to make a distinctive contribution to higher education careers work through independent research. It is approved by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) and designed and taught in partnership with this professional body. It is also approved by the Career Development Institute (CDI) as meeting the qualification requirement for the UK Register of Career Development Professionals.

Areas of Study

There are two pathways available within the MA in Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education: Route A and Route B. It is not necessary to finalise preferred route at the time of application as this can be confirmed later. Both pathways enable direct entry to the MA.

Route A
Route A includes the 3 x core 20 credit modules (including the Research Project module), a choice of 3 x 20 credit optional modules from the table below and a 60 credit module completed via a 15,000 word Dissertation (A). All participants start with the core modules: Career Development Theories and the next available Challenges of Careers Work in Higher Education module. These modules run twice a year (key dates) and further details are available in AGCAS events calendar).

Route B
Route B includes the 3 x core 20 credit modules detailed below (including the Research Project module), a choice of 1 x 20 credit module, and a 100 credit module completed via a 25,000 word Dissertation (B). This route is particularly suitable if you have a relevant prior qualification and experience.

Support and supervision

There is significant support available through the extended course team consisting of Phil McCash (Warwick), Gill Frigerio (Warwick), Sharon West (Warwick), Linda Byrne (AGCAS), Jan Cornish (AGCAS) and a large group of highly experienced AGCAS Trainers and Mentors. Dissertation students are allocated a dissertation supervisor. Supervision is provided to assist you with undertaking an initial literature review, constructing research questions and designing a methodology. There is considerable experience available within the course team and most topics connected with higher education careers work can be pursued.

Overseas applicants

Part-time international and EU applicants are welcomed. We have received successful applications from a range of countries including the UK, Ireland, Norway, France, Germany, Romania, Slovenia, USA, China and Australia. Full-time applicants are advised to consider our MA Career Development and Coaching Studies (PL 561).

HECSU Bursary

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU) provides the HECSU Training Bursary Scheme to support participants on this joint AGCAS and University of Warwick course.

Progression

Former students have gone on to publish and disseminate their work in a range of academic and professional contexts. Our graduates occupy a range of roles in higher education careers work including management, education and career coaching. PhD opportunities are available at Warwick within the Centre for Lifelong Learning and the Warwick Institute for Employment Research.

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The course consists of six 20 credit modules. two core and four optional. Each module is taught via a blend of contact time and distance learning. Read more

Areas of study

The course consists of six 20 credit modules: two core and four optional. Each module is taught via a blend of contact time and distance learning. The blend varies according to each module (see module table).

Teaching methods

The course involves both independent study, tutorials and group teaching. Its flexible nature means that you can plot an individual track through the course and use the virtual and physical learning environments to make contact with others. Everyone will start with the core modules: Career Development Theories and the next available Challenges of Careers Work in Higher Education module. These modules run twice a year (see dates and further details in AGCAS events calendar).

Support

There is significant individual support available through the extended course team consisting of Phil McCash (Warwick), Gill Frigerio (Warwick), Sharon West (Warwick), Linda Byrne (AGCAS), Jan Cornish (AGCAS) and a large group of highly experienced AGCAS Trainers and Mentors.

Overseas applicants

Part-time international and EU applicants are welcomed. We have received successful applications from a range of countries including the UK, Ireland, Norway, France, Germany, Romania, Slovenia, USA, China and Australia.

HECSU Bursary

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU) provides the HECSU Training Bursary Scheme to support participants on this joint AGCAS and University of Warwick course.

Progression

Former students now occupy a range of roles in higher education careers work including management, education and career coaching. Many students progress from the PG Diploma CEIGHE to the MA CEIGHE.

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The PG Certificate develops a foundation of knowledge and skills for all staff involved in higher education careers and employability work. Read more
The PG Certificate develops a foundation of knowledge and skills for all staff involved in higher education careers and employability work. The course is designed if you are new to the work and/or if you wish to enrol on a shorter course than the PG Diploma and MA. It is approved by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) and designed and taught in partnership with this professional body. It is also approved by the Career Development Institute (CDI) as meeting the qualification requirement for the UK Register of Career Development Professionals.

Teaching Methods

The PG Certificate consists of four modules: two core 20 credit modules and two 10 credit optional modules. All modules are taught via a blend of contact time and distance learning. The blend varies according to each module (see table). The course involves engaging in significant amounts of both independent study and group teaching. Its flexible nature means that you can plot an individual track through the course and use the virtual and physical learning environments to make contact with others. Everyone will start with the core modules: Career Development Theories and the next available Challenges of Careers Work in Higher Education module. These modules run twice a year (see dates and further details in the AGCAS events calendar).

Support

There is significant individual support available through the extended course team consisting of Phil McCash (Warwick), Gill Frigerio (Warwick), Sharon West (Warwick), Linda Byrne (AGCAS), Jan Cornish (AGCAS) and highly experienced AGCAS Trainers and Mentors.

Overseas applicants

Part-time international and EU applicants are welcomed. We have received successful applications from a range of countries including the UK, Ireland, Norway, France, Germany, Romania, Slovenia, USA, China and Australia.

HECSU Bursary

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU) provides the HECSU Training Bursary Scheme to support participants on this joint AGCAS & University of Warwick course.

Progression

Former students now occupy a range of roles in higher education careers work including management, education and career coaching. Many students progress from the PG Certificate CEIGHE to the PG Diploma or MA CEIGHE.

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Qualify as a social worker on this Masters Social Work course offered by Liverpool John Moores University and recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council. Read more
Qualify as a social worker on this Masters Social Work course offered by Liverpool John Moores University and recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council. The course trains you to cater for all service users in many settings.

•Masters degree available to study full time (two years)
• Study for the qualifying award for social work, recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
•Develop the necessary knowledge and skills to practice as a qualified social worker in a range of settings
•Learn from experienced social work practitioners
•Benefit from two key work placements
•Enjoy a wide range of teaching and assessment techniques
•This course will only run subject to minimum numbers

Collectively the knowledge and work-experience secured through the course will enable you to use the regulatory guidance and standards set out by the Health and Care Professions Council.

The course is designed to balance academic learning and the development of social work skills. There is a strong emphasis on integrating practice and theory, with the purpose of producing theoretically informed and highly competent practitioners. The curriculum is mapped against the QAA benchmark for Social Work 2008, the Standards of Proficiency (HCPC) 2012 and the Professional Capabilities Framework Guidance on Conduct and Ethics.

This is a full time course. In year one, there will be up to four days on-site study per week and in year two, this will be reduced to three days. Year one has a 70 day full time placement and year two has a 100 day full time placement with additional time to complete your dissertation. Independent learning hours vary from module to module.

On joining the programme, you will be appointed a personal tutor to oversee your progression and provide you with a reference when your studies are complete.

Formal Teaching takes place predominantly in Tithebarn Street in the city centre. This vibrant location offers everything you could possibly need during your studies. The resident Avril Robarts library, for example, is open 24/7 during semesters and has computer rooms, learning spaces and on site catering facilities.

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 7

-Contemporary Social Work Practice
-Social Work Practice: Knowledge and Skills
-Law and Social Policy for Practice
-Poverty, Inequality And Social Justice
-Introduction To Research Methods
-70 day placement (year 1)
-Social Work: Specialist Module
-Dissertation
-100 day placement (year 2)

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained. A review is currently in progress and will be operational for the academic year 2016/2017. Final details of this programme’s designated core and option modules will be made available on LJMU’s website as soon as possible and prior to formal enrolment for the academic year 2016/2017.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.

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The Liverpool School of Art and Design offers a rewarding research opportunity for you to develop your art and design research ideas, methods and skills under the tutelage of expert practitioners in one of the oldest schools of its kind outside of London. Read more
The Liverpool School of Art and Design offers a rewarding research opportunity for you to develop your art and design research ideas, methods and skills under the tutelage of expert practitioners in one of the oldest schools of its kind outside of London.

-Course offered full time (1 year)
-Develop your research and creative output in state-of-the-art workspaces and facilities within the modern, purpose-built and RIBA award-winning John Lennon Art and Design Building, in the heart of Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter on Mount Pleasant
-Direct links with Liverpool’s most significant arts organisations, such as TATE Liverpool, Biennial, FACT and design agencies Uniform, -Smiling Wolf and Non-Conform
-A valuable foundation for progression to PhD study
-Enhanced career opportunities through working with arts organisations, networking and collaboration

Postgraduate study at the Liverpool School of Art and Design is committed to giving a voice to those with a passion for uncovering new and established configurations of form. Our Art and Design graduates are people who confidently make their own creative decisions in both research and practice.

This programme allows the exploration and critical appraisal of individually negotiated Art and Design research projects. You will explore subject-specific research practices, with an ultimate view to interpreting these concepts, methodologies and debates in your own final art and design project.

Applying a range of historical, contemporary and critical processes, you will produce a rich and original piece of work using a specialist, descriptive and interpretative vocabulary.

You will also acquire skills in scholarly presentation, organisation communication, documentation and evaluation.

Under the guidance of specialist supervision, and amongst a diverse community of fellow researchers, your work will include the opportunity to present a Symposium at Tate Liverpool and will culminate in the MRes thesis. This final assessment and celebration, will provide you with experience of real-world research processes. This will include an academic Q&A and new opportunities to connect with professionals in this heavily networked arts sector.

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Research methods for arts, professional and social studies

Introduces you to library, bibliographic, online and other facilities necessary for postgraduate research; assisting you in recognising and applying appropriate strategies for developing a research project

Professional development for researchers in arts, professional and social studies

Provides you with professional guidance geared to the conduct and dissemination of research

Research proposition and development

Offers the support of a practical and critical environment within which students can develop the skills necessary to critically evaluate their research.

Research project

Assesses the feasibility of a proposed research project via a literature review including an investigation of primary and secondary source material

Collaborative Practice

A school-wide module which promotes in depth investigation into contemporary creative practices and provides, through collaboration with established key partners, an understanding of the social, cultural and economic environment of the city

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained.

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