Entry requirements

A bachelor's degree is preferred but not essential.

Months of entry


Course content

This course, combining academic study and professional training, is for you if you want to enter the career guidance sector in which you could work in a range of settings (e.g. careers service companies, youth guidance services, further education, higher education, adult guidance, the voluntary sector).

At our Medway Campus

The course can either be studied over one year of full-time study or two years and three months of part-time study.
In Medway teaching is one full day per week part-time and two full days per week full-time. And in Medway you can choose between attending teaching in person or engaging through blended learning. The course begins in September each year.

At our London Venue

The course can be studied one day per week full time, and one day every other week part time. Teaching is from 1-7pm in London and in addition students have access to our counselling suite in Medway for six days each year for the assessment of practical skills.


You can opt to study only the PG Diploma (120 credits at Level 7) / Qualification in Career Guidance (QCG) or to continue on to complete the full MA.

The University and the Career Development Institute validate the QCG, which is widely recognised in the UK and overseas as the professional qualification for working in this sector, and provides a sound and comprehensive basis for entry into all aspects of careers work. The full MA provides both the professional and academic qualifications for a successful career in this sector.

Information for international students

Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes applications from International Students. For more information please visit our website.

Fees and funding

For up to date fee and loan information please visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Anne Chant