Master in Lifelong Career Guidance and Development

Master in Lifelong Career Guidance and Development

Course information

Course title Master in Lifelong Career Guidance and Development
Course code PMLCGPET6
Postnominal M. LCGD(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 6 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Manwel Debono
Ronald Sultana
Delivered by Centre for Labour Studies
The Master in Lifelong Career Guidance and Development provides students with knowledge, skills and competences commensurate with the professional standards of career guidance. The course provides interdisciplinary theoretical background and practical experience in essential aspects of lifelong career guidance and development. The overall aim of the course is to promote and develop the services of career guidance in Malta by raising its professional standards.

This programme is offered as an interfaculty programme of the Centre for Labour Studies and the Faculty of Education.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of a first cycle degree with at least Category IIB in an area of study deemed relevant by the Board of Studies. In exceptional cases, the Admissions Board, on the recommendation of the Board, may admit into the Course applicants in possession of a first cycle degree with Category III, provided that it is satisfied that such applicants have obtained other qualifications, including relevant experience, following their first cycle degree.

Applicants in possession of the Postgraduate Diploma in Lifelong Career Guidance may be allowed to join Part Two of the Course, if they have completed sucessfully the Postgraduate Diploma programme with a minimum average mark of 65%.

Applicants shall be required to attend a personal interview to demonstrate that they have the necessary aptitude and disposition to follow the course with profit. This interview will be held on a date, which will be announced in due course.

The maximum number of students that can be admitted to the course is 15 students.

If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available places, applicants shall be selected according, to the following criteria, the weighting for which shall be published at the time of the call for applications:

(a) degree type and classification
(b) professional aptitude and disposition (based on the result of the interview referred to above) and
(c) work experience in the area or a related field.

For the purpose of selection, applicants whose qualifications, as stipulated above were obtained by 31 August preceding the commencement of the Course shall be considered first.

The interviewing board appointed by the Board of Studies shall be composed of at least three members.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2020.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 4,800
Fee per semester: Eur 800

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 10,800
Yr 1: Eur 5,400 - Yr 2: Eur 5,400 - Yr 3: NIL
By the end of the course, successful students will be able to:
• Appreciate the contribution of lifelong career guidance to the development of individuals and society
• Critically examine career education and guidance theories and models
• Understand career development in relation to educational and labour market trends
• Critically engage with career guidance policies in Europe and beyond
• Carry out career guidance interventions with different client groups in various settings
• Use appropriate career guidance tools in educational and work-related organisations
• Carry out and present high quality research
• Demonstrate professional skills
• Contribute to the advancement of professional lifelong career guidance and development
The course is designed for persons with a graduate level of education who are interested in working at a professional level in career guidance.
The course can be useful to prospective employment as career guidance professionals in the public and private sectors. Graduates may work in different settings such as educational institutions, employment agencies and human resource departments in the public and private sectors.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2020/1.

Last Updated: 30 September 2020

The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.