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Part-time and Flexible Course Guide

UWTSD

SWANSEA CARMARTHEN LAMPETER


Part-time and Flexible Course Guide

Contents Transforming education, transforming lives

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Faculty of Education and Communities

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Why Choose UWTSD?

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Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts

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Part-time and Flexible - Study your way

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Faculty of Art and Design

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Online and Distance Learning

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Entry Requirements

What do our students think about distance learning with UWTSD?

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Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering

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Faculty of Business and Management

10

Making part-time study work for you a student’s view

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How to Apply, Fees and Finance

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Qualifications Explained

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Useful Contacts

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Transforming education,

Transforming lives

Welcome to the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, set within three inspiring main campus locations in Swansea, Carmarthen and Lampeter. We are delighted that you are interested in joining our friendly community and hope that you will become one of the many students who choose to fulfil their potential with us.

Our Locations

This booklet provides an introduction to the range of part-time and flexible courses we offer and aims to answer some of your questions. If you would like more information about a particular course or about studying at UWTSD, please get in touch using the contact details on page 26.

• Safe, friendly, communities of learning.

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We have three great campuses located in South West Wales and each offers a unique student experience. Some courses are also available at partner locations including Bridgend, Cardiff and Llanelli. All of our main campuses offer:

• All the learning resources and support services you’ll need to be successful on your course. • A students’ union on campus to offer advice, representation and social activities.


Swansea

Carmarthen

Lampeter

Founded in 1853, the Swansea campuses have a reputation for innovative industryled and career-driven programmes. Our Swansea campus is spread across a number of dedicated centres – all within easy reach of the city centre. Each subject area has its own facilities with access to specialist equipment, learning resources, workshops and IT suites.

Founded in 1848, the Carmarthen campus is a lively, friendly environment, centred on its original 1848 building. The campus boasts a range of facilities including a wellstocked library, a fully equipped theatre and workshops, music, media and IT suites and modern teaching spaces.

Founded in 1822, the historic Lampeter campus is home to the first Higher Education institution in Wales. It now combines a historic academic tradition with all the modern facilities and technology necessary for 21st century learning. Set in an idyllic rural location, our Lampeter campus provides a closeknit student experience in a supportive community environment.

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Why Choose

UWTSD? We are absolutely committed to providing an inclusive and transformational learning experience ensuring that students, from all backgrounds, are given the opportunity to achieve their potential. Our teams of dedicated staff across all campuses provide a wide range of advice, guidance and support services to help make your student experience as good as it can possibly be. Visit www.uwtsd.ac.uk/student-services/ for more information on our learning, careers, counselling, finance and other support services.

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• An Inclusive Education. We believe strongly that higher education should be available to all those who will benefit from it and welcome students from a wide range of backgrounds and circumstances.

• Friendly Campus Communities. Students are at the heart of everything we do and small, close-knit campus communities mean that you’ll settle in and feel at home really quickly.

• Flexible Study. We understand that many of our students have to balance their education with other commitments, that’s why most courses can be studied part-time through flexible delivery.

• A World of Opportunity. Our student mix is extremely diverse and includes all ages and backgrounds as well as students from more than 30 countries around the world.

• There for You. We are committed to helping you succeed. You can arrange to see staff at any time during the term for advice and support.


Part-time and Flexible

Study your way We understand that students studying part-time face certain challenges but we believe that you can take these in your stride with the right support. The courses listed in this booklet are all designed so that they can be studied alongside work or other commitments. In addition to the courses listed here, most of our courses that are available full-time can also be studied on a part-time basis. The difference is that classes and seminars are timetabled during the day and attendance times depend on the particular subjects selected. For more information about taking a full-time course as a parttime student please see our full-time prospectus, visit our website or contact us (details on page 26).

“Part-time study is great because it allows you to have a career, and then, along the road, it allows you to extend your qualifications, which can only help further that career� – Jamie Lean, BEng, MSc

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Online and

Distance Learning Our distance learning courses allow you to study in the comfort of your own home using our virtual learning environment. You will still have regular access to your tutors via email and phone and will be able to access all course content and materials as e:resources. These could include audio files, videos and other interactive materials as well as online seminars and lectures. Don’t worry if you don’t feel confident in using IT systems as our support staff can talk you through everything you need to know. For all Higher Education courses that are studied online we recommend 10 hours of study per credit, this can be a combination of self-directed learning, research work or participation in online tutorials.

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What do our students think about

Distance Learning with UWTSD? “I had been away from formal study for some time and had not studied at postgraduate level so my expectations were general interest, challenge, new areas - and it has met these expectations well. This was the best distance learning course I could find in terms of the modules it offered and UWTSD has experience in distance learning study…The best things about the course are the module content, essay feedback and prompt and supportive emails from the tutor."

“I teach history and philosophy at a small American university, and my approach is to make students feel as welcome as possible. When necessary, I accommodate their unique circumstances so that they have every chance to succeed in their coursework. UWTSD seemed to exemplify that same approach. It felt like it would be a good fit for me and so it has proved to be!” Carrie Bates, PG Cert Latin New York, USA

“The curriculum looked challenging, but interesting and the discussions with staff prior to application were informative and supportive. The institution appeared to understand the challenges of postgraduate distance learning. All of this made UWTSD and MA Philosophy natural choices.” Martin Whitworth, MA Philosophy, Banbury, UK

Anna Wells, MA Medieval Studies Melbourne, Australia

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Faculty of

Architecture, Computing and Engineering The Swansea based Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering is a multidisciplinary faculty, covering architecture, automotive and motorsport engineering, the built environment, computing, electronics, environmental conservation, logistics and mechanical and manufacturing engineering. The Faculty has a principle of purchasing industry-standard equipment and leading software applications and also of giving students access to all facilities. This access, combined with industry-focused course content and faculty links, ensures that our

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students experience an industrially relevant learning environment with employability at its heart. Within the Faculty the schools of Engineering, Manufacturing and Logistics, Applied Computing and Architecture, Built and Natural Environments all offer courses that are designed especially for students that are working or have other commitments. Classes are offered in blocks, in the evenings and at weekends with dedicated staff to offer guidance and support.


Qualification

Subject

Course delivery

Location

Language Delivery

Contact

CISCO

CCNA Security

Campus-based, Sep 28 to Oct 23, 2015, Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.30 -8.30pm. Further dates TBC.

Swansea Mount Pleasant

English

kapilan.radhakrishnan@ uwtsd.ac.uk

MSc

Engineering Product Design

Campus-based, 6 hours per week over one afternoon/evening (TBC)

Swansea Mount Pleasant

English

andrew.thorn@uwtsd.ac.uk

MSc

Engineering Project Management

Campus-based, 6 hours per week, Tuesday afternoon/evenings

Swansea Mount Pleasant

English

andrew.thorn@uwtsd.ac.uk

MSc

Environmental conservation and management

Campus-based, 1 day per week or two evenings per week (days/ dates TBC)

Swansea Mount Pleasant

English

chris.house@uwtsd.ac.uk

MSc

Facilities Management

Campus-based, 1 full day per week (day/dates TBC)

Swansea Mount Pleasant

English

chris.house@uwtsd.ac.uk

MSc

Lean and Agile Manufacturing

Campus-based, 6 hours per week, Tuesday afternoon/evenings

Swansea Mount Pleasant

English

andrew.thorn@uwtsd.ac.uk

CILT(UK) Level 6 Advanced Diploma

Logistics

Distance learning, plus 20 days taught over 10 weekends

Distance / Defence Logistics School

English

graham.orr@uwtsd.ac.uk

CILT(UK) Level 5 Professional Diploma

Logistics

Distance learning. Four, 14 credit modules

Distance (Online)

English

graham.orr@uwtsd.ac.uk

CILT(UK) Level 3 Certificate

Logistics

Distance learning. One, 18 credit module plus one 9 credit module

Distance (Online)

English

graham.orr@uwtsd.ac.uk

MSc

Logistics

Distance and block learning with four, 6-day Summer Schools in Swansea plus 12 weekends at the Defence Logistics School.

Swansea / Defence Logistics School

English

graham.orr@uwtsd.ac.uk

BEng

Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Campus-based, 1 day per week, Fridays, 1pm - 7pm

Swansea Mount Pleasant

English

engineering@uwtsd.ac.uk

BEng

Materials Science

Campus-based, 1 day per week, Fridays, 1pm - 7pm

Swansea Mount Pleasant

English

engineering@uwtsd.ac.uk

BEng

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Campus-based, 1 day per week, Fridays, 1pm - 7pm

Swansea Mount Pleasant

English

engineering@uwtsd.ac.uk

MSc

Mechanical Engineering

Campus-based, 6 hours per week over one afternoon/evening (TBC)

Swansea Mount Pleasant

English

andrew.thorn@uwtsd.ac.uk

MSc

Non Destructive Testing

TBC

Swansea Mount Pleasant

English

peter.charlton@uwtsd.ac.uk

MSc

Sustainable Construction

Campus-based, 1 full day per week (day/dates TBC)

Swansea Mount Pleasant

English

chris.house@uwtsd.ac.uk

*At present these courses are English-medium only.

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Faculty of

Business and Management The Faculty of Business and Management comprises three schools and a national institute, each with a unique identity but with a common commitment to developing creative, skilled and employable graduates able to take their place as global citizens in a constantly changing world. The Faculty of Business and Management is committed to widening opportunities for study through the development of flexible, innovative programmes responsive to the needs of students and employers; delivered in accessible locations taking full advantage of the opportunities presented by new technologies. The faculty is also committed to learning in the workplace and at community outreach

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venues, ensuring as many students as possible are able to combine study with work and family commitments. This wider faculty engagement offers many opportunities for collaboration, progression and innovation for all staff and students. In all areas of the faculty’s work, great attention is given to each student’s personal, professional and educational journey; providing opportunities for international travel, work-placements with industry and experiential learning with others. The integration of theory and practice, finding creative solutions to complex problems and being able to understand personal strengths and areas for development provides each graduate with a skills passport for future employability.


Qualification

Subject

Course delivery

Location

Language Delivery

Contact

PG Dip

Chartered Institute of

Two, half days per month

Swansea Business Campus

English

jayne.williams@uwtsd.ac.uk

Campus-based, Mondays and Tuesdays,

Swansea Business Campus

English

amanda.owens@uwtsd.ac.uk

Swansea Business Campus

English

sara.mills@uwtsd.ac.uk

Swansea Business Campus

English

sara.mills@uwtsd.ac.uk

Swansea Business Campus

English

sara.mills@uwtsd.ac.uk

Swansea Business Campus

English

sara.mills@uwtsd.ac.uk

Swansea Business Campus

English

richard.dunstan@uwtsd.ac.uk

Marketing Postgraduate Diploma Foundation degree

Children and Young People

/ BSc

4-9pm

CIPD Intermediate

Human Resource

Campus-based, 1 morning per week

Certificate

Management

(term time)

MA

Human Resource

Campus-based, 1 morning per week

Management

(term time)

Human Resource

Campus-based, 1 morning per week

Management

(term time)

Human Resource Practice

Dissertation based study (full or

PG Dip

CIPD Foundation Certificate MBA

part-time) Master of Business

Two evenings per week. Occasional

Administration

Friday/Saturday depending on elective

Master of Business

Distance learning

Distance (online)

English

emba@uwtsd.ac.uk

Campus-based, 3 evenings per month

Carmarthen: Swansea: Cardiff: Bridgend:

English

sfwp@uwtsd.ac.uk

plus one Saturday or Sunday per month

Llanelli and more

choice. E-MBA

Administration Cert HE

Skills for the Workplace

for 10 months MA

Technology Enhanced

Distance learning

Distance (online)

English

a.bell@uwtsd.ac.uk

Campus-based approx. 2 days per week

Swansea

English or Welsh

jacqui.jones@uwtsd.ac.uk

Swansea

English or Welsh

jacqui.jones@uwtsd.ac.uk

Learning HND

Tourism Management

over 3-5 years BA(Hons)

Tourism, Sport, Events

Campus-based approx. 2 days per week

Management

over 4-6 years

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Making part-time study work for you

A student’s view

Name: Jamie Lean Highest Qualification: MSc Lean and Agile Manufacturing Current Role: Asset Management Improvement Manager, Tata Steel

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Why did you choose the MSc Course at UWTSD?

the support from the staff is just well above and beyond what is expected.

I studied for my Bachelor of Engineering degree here at the university and it seemed like a natural progression to carry on with the master’s course. One of the modules I undertook as part of the bachelor’s course was lean manufacturing. It really struck a chord with me. I saw a lot of value and cohesion with my workplace in much of the ethos and ideals behind it.

How did you find part-time study and would you recommend it?

The reason I continued with my education here at the university really was down to the staff, the level of support I received during my bachelor’s degree, continued into my master’s degree. On an academic and on a sometimes personal level also,

Part-time study is great because it allows you to have a career, and then, whatever that career is, along that road, it allows you to extend your academic qualifications, which can only help further in that career. Full-time study was never an option because I was already fully employed. I had a young family at the time as well and just after starting the course we found out that we were expecting another baby, so it was very difficult. Time management is absolutely critical doing a course like this,


as it would be in any situation. I think that’s heightened when you have a young family to look after and obviously you are working full-time. It is doable and it is a challenge, but it was a challenge I relished and obviously managed to succeed in.

Since starting the course have you seen changes in your career? It certainly opened doors that were at least closed prior to my completing the course, if they would indeed have been available to myself in the first place. It’s been a definite benefit to my career. I think there is a level of respect that comes with achieving that level of qualification. It is certainly reflected back in the workplace.

What are your lasting impressions of your time here at university? I think for myself, it’s quite a personal thought, my Higher Education studies have seen me involved with the institute for over a decade and I think during those times you build up bonds I think that go slightly beyond the student-teacher relationship that would naturally evolve. There are people within this institute I would consider to be friends now, not just lecturer or a teacher of some kind. As I said, they say your staff are your greatest assets and I think that is as true of this place as anywhere else I have gone to in the past. Some would say they are simply doing their job but for me personally I owe them a debt of gratitude.

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Faculty of

Education and Communities The Faculty of Education and Communities is all about people: how we learn, how we live and how we organise ourselves in society. The faculty is rooted in the values of justice, equity, democracy, human rights, citizenship and encouraging aspirations. All of our faculty staff are actively engaged in research and we aim to encourage staff and students to ask, debate and research difficult questions. We have strong links with employers and design our courses so that their content and structure is focused on employability. We are committed to

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enabling students to develop into skilled, creative and employable graduates who will make a contribution to society. The Schools of Early Childhood, Psychology, Social Justice and Inclusion, and Welsh and Bilingual studies offer a wide range of qualifications from Foundation Degrees to postgraduate courses and professional qualifications. Many courses are offered in the evenings or at weekends or even through distance learning, with dedicated staff who will provide guidance and support.


Qualification

Subject

Course delivery

Location

Language Delivery

Contact

Graduate Certificate

Additional Learning Needs

Distance learning, two, 30-credit modules

Distance (Online)

English or Welsh

s.ainsworth@uwtsd.ac.uk

MSc

Applied Social & Health

Campus-based, 2 days per week

Swansea

English

ceri.phelps@uwtsd.ac.uk

Psychology MA

Celtic Studies

Distance learning

Distance

English or Welsh

jane.cartwright@uwtsd.ac.uk

Grad Cert

Counselling Practice

Campus-based, 1 evening per week

Swansea

English

carol.hughes@uwtsd.ac.uk

Grad Cert

Counselling Skills

Blended learning, with classes on Thursday evenings

Swansea

English

carol.hughes@uwtsd.ac.uk

MA

Early Childhood

Campus-based, Thursdays 5.30pm - 8.30pm

Carmarthen

English or Welsh

gwyneth.davies@uwtsd.ac.uk

Foundation Degree

Early Childhood

Evening classes, 4 hours per week

Cardiff / Bridgend

English or Welsh

eileen.merriman@uwtsd.ac.uk

MA / PG Dip

Early Literacy

Campus-based, Thursdays, 5.30pm - 8.30pm

Carmarthen

English or Welsh

gwyneth.davies@uwtsd.ac.uk

MA / PG Cert /

Equality and Diversity in

Campus-based on Saturdays, 6 to 8 Saturdays per module

Carmarthen

English or Welsh

c.lohmann-hancock@uwtsd.ac.uk

PG Dip

Society

Foundation Degree

Inclusive Education for

Campus-based, evenings and weekends, two hours per week plus

Camarthen / Monkton /

English or Welsh

cindy.hunt@uwtsd.ac.ujk

Teaching Assistants

two Saturdays per module

Newtown

Foundation Degree

Learning support

Day-release, 10 days per year plus twilight sessions

Swansea

English

jill.morgan@uwtsd.ac.uk

MA

Psychotherapeutic

Campus-based, every Friday

Swansea

English

carol.hughes@uwtsd.ac.uk

Campus-based, one afternoon and evening per week

Swansea

English

caroline.usei@uwtsd.ac.uk

Practice: Emotion Focused Therapy PGCE/PCE (PCET)

Post-compulsory Education and Training

MA

Youth and Community

One evening or Saturday per week, TBC

Carmarthen

English or Welsh

nicola.welton@uwtsd.ac.uk

BA(Hons)

Youth and Community Work

TBC

Carmarthen

English or Welsh

angharad.lewis@uwtsd.ac.uk

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Faculty of

Humanities and Performing Arts The Faculty comprises two parts, Performing Arts and Humanities. Within the Humanities there are four schools: the School of Archaeology; History and Anthropology; the School of Classics; the School of Cultural Studies; and, the School of Theology, Religious Studies and Islamic Studies. The Faculty has a principle of collaborative learning and prides itself on the friendly and supportive environment that it has created. This culture of collaboration and support is also enjoyed by the large number of distance learners who study with us from as far afield as Canada, Australia and the Middle East. Many of the Faculty’s Postgraduate courses can be studied at a distance, this gives you the flexibility to study in your own time and at a pace that suits you. All distance learners have access to our online learning

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platform ‘Moodle’ and are allocated a personal tutor who will support you throughout your studies. For students who study with us parttime via distance learning, the minimum number of modules you need to study is two per year. Most MAs consist of six, 20-credit modules and a 60credit dissertation. If you are interested in studying the Humanities but don’t have any previous qualifications, you may be interested in our Gateway to Humanities course. It is an inclusive programme designed to open the doors of Higher Education to those who may not have the necessary qualifications to apply to other undergraduate programmes. The course is designed to introduce you to the Humanities

subjects and prepare you for study at Higher Education level. Upon successful completion of the course you can gain a Certificate of Higher Education or continue on to a full honours degree.


Qualification

Subject

Course delivery

Location

Language Delivery

Contact

Cert HE

Gateway to the Humanities

Campus-based on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Lampeter

English

l.attala@uwtsd.ac.uk

PG Cert / PG Dip

Ancient Greek

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

e.bissa@uwtsd.ac.uk

PG Cert / PGDip / MA / MRes

Ancient History

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

e.bissa@uwtsd.ac.uk

PG Cert / PG Dip / MA

Ancient Religions

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

e.bissa@uwtsd.ac.uk

MRes

Anthropology

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

e.abbots@uwtsd.ac.uk

MA / MRes

Applied Philosophy

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

d.morgans@uwtsd.ac.uk

Graduate Diploma

Bible and Theology

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

c.h.williams@uwtsd.ac.uk

MA / MRes

Biblical Interpretation

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

m.okane@uwtsd.ac.uk

Cert HE

Chinese

Two, 2-hour classes per week plus one Saturday per month

Swansea

English

t.jansen@uwtsd.ac.uk

MTh

Christian Theology

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

r.pope@uwtsd.ac.uk

MTh

Church History

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

d.d.morgan@uwtsd.ac.uk

PG Cert / PG Dip / MA / MRes

Classical Studies

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

e.bissa@uwtsd.ac.uk

PG Cert / PG Dip / MA

Classics

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

e.bissa@uwtsd.ac.uk

MRes

Contemporary Literature

Distance learning or one to two, 2-3 hour sessions per week.

Distance (Online) / Lampeter

English

p.wright@uwtsd.ac.uk

MA

Creative and Script Writing

Campus-based, 2 hours per week, afternoon or evening.

Lampeter

English or Welsh

j.m.williams@uwtsd.ac.uk

MA

Creative Writing

Campus-based, 2 hours per week, afternoon or evening.

Lampeter

English or Welsh

j.m.williams@uwtsd.ac.uk

MA / PG Cert / PG Dip / MRes

Cultural Astronomy and Astrology

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

n.campion@uwtsd.ac.uk

PG Cert / PG Dip / MA

Engaged Anthropology

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

e.abbots@uwtsd.ac.uk

Graduate Diploma

English Literature

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

p.wright@uwtsd.ac.uk

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Qualification

Subject

Course delivery

Location

Language Delivery

Contact

MA / MRes

European Philosophy

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

t.nash@uwtsd.ac.uk

PG Cert / PG Dip

Greek and Latin

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

e.bissa@uwtsd.ac.uk

MA

Health, Ethics and Society

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

r.cassiday@uwtsd.ac.uk

MA / MRes

Heritage Practice

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

p.dransart@uwtsd.ac.uk

MA / MRes / Cert HE

Islamic Studies

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

g.bunt@uwtsd.ac.uk

MRes

Landscape and Environmental Archaeology

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

r.coard@uwtsd.ac.uk

PG Cert / PG Dip

Latin

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

e.bissa@uwtsd.ac.uk

MA

Local History

Blended learning, 1 afternoon per week (TBC), plus some online study

Carmarthen / Online

English or Welsh

c.r.davies@uwtsd.ac.uk

MA / MRes

Medieval and Early Modern Literature

Distance learning or one to two, 2-3 hour sessions per week.

Distance (Online) / Lampeter

English

p.mitchell@uwtsd.ac.uk

MA / MRes

Medieval Studies

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

j.burton@uwtsd.ac.uk

MA

Modern Literature

Distance learning or one to two, 2-3 hour sessions per week

Distance (Online) / Lampeter

English

p.wright@uwtsd.ac.uk

Grad Diploma / MA / MRes

Philosophy

Distance learning or one to two, 2-3 hour sessions per week

Distance (Online) / Lampeter

English

t.nash@uwtsd.ac.uk

MA / MRes

Philosophy and Religion

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

t.nash@uwtsd.ac.uk

MRes

Religious Experience

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

b.schmidt@uwtsd.ac.uk

MA / MRes

Study of Religions

Distance learning

Distance (Online)

English

m.warrier@uwtsd.ac.uk

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Faculty of

Art and Design Swansea College of Art was founded in 1853 and is the oldest art school in Wales. The Faculty of Art and Design is building on those solid foundations. Ranked number one in Wales for art and design by the 2016 Complete University Guide, Swansea College of Art offers superb opportunities for you to follow your creative and artistic ambitions. Our staff are recognised as being at the forefront of research in art and design. Seventy five per cent of our research output is rated World Leading or Internationally Excellent, ensuring we remain at the forefront of innovation, creativity and employment in Wales, the UK and beyond. Each of our programmes is designed to put the learner at the very heart of the creative

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process by offering a blend of vocational and academic expertise to best enable them to get the most out of their studies. Our programmes cover the complete spectrum of art and design disciplines and can be studied on a flexible basis right up to Master’s level and beyond. Based in three of the city centre’s most iconic buildings, Swansea College of Art is at the heart of a thriving and evolving Arts Quarter. This same level of cultural vibrancy and potential runs through the programmes on the University’s Carmarthen Campus and our studios and workshops are among the best in the country. If you are interested in studying Art, Design or Digital Media but don’t have any previous qualifications, you may be

interested in our Foundation Diploma. Foundation is an inclusive programme designed to open the doors to students wishing to study art and design in Higher Education. If you want to get a better idea of how you might fit into the type of work we do, the College of Art runs a number of summer workshops and seasonal ‘Art After Dark’ courses to introduce you to the wonderful world of art and design.


Qualification

Subject

Course Delivery

Location

Language Delivery

Contact

BA (Hons) / MArts

3D Computer Animation / Computer Games Design

Campus based, typically 1day per week, 1pm-7pm

Swansea

English

artanddesign@uwtsd.ac.uk

MA

3D Computer Animation / Creative Sound Production

Campus based, typically 2 days per week, 3pm-9pm

Swansea

English

artanddesign@uwtsd.ac.uk

BA (Hons) / MDes

Advertising and Brand Design / Graphic Design

Campus based, typically 2 days per week, 10am-4pm

Swansea

English

donna.williams@uwtsd.ac.uk

MA

Applied Arts / Design / Fine Art

Campus-based, typically 1 day per week 10am-4pm

Carmarthen

English or Welsh

g.beynon@uwtsd.ac.uk

Foundation Diploma

Art and Design

Campus based, typically 2 days per week, 10am-4pm

Swansea

English

bella.kerr@uwtsd.ac.uk

BA (Hons)

Art and Design

Campus-based, typically 2 days per week 10am-4pm

Carmarthen

English or Welsh

g.beynon@uwtsd.ac.uk

BA (Hons) / MDes / MA

Automotive / Transport Design

Campus based, typically 1-2 days per week, 10am-4pm

Swansea

English

paul.morrow@uwtsd.ac.uk

BA (Hons) / MArts

Digital Arts

Campus based, typically 1 day per week, 1pm-7pm

Swansea

English

john.hill@uwtsd.ac.uk

BA (Hons) / MArts

Digital Film and TV Production

Campus based, typically 2 days per week, 10am-4pm

Swansea

English

robert.jones1@uwtsd.ac.uk

BA (Hons) / MArts

Film and Visual Culture / New Media Production

Campus based, typically 1 day per week, 1pm-7pm

Carmarthen

English

artanddesign@uwtsd.ac.uk

BA (Hons) / MArts

Fine Art / Photography

Campus based, typically 1 day a week, 9am-4pm

Swansea

English

artanddesign@uwtsd.ac.uk

MA

Fine Art / Photography / Textiles / Visual Communication (Contemporary Dialogues)

Campus based, typically 1 day a week, 9am-4pm

Swansea

English

catrin.webster@uwtsd.ac.uk

BA (Hons) / MDes

Glass

Campus based, typically 2 days per week, 10am-4pm

Swansea

English

lisa.burkl@uwtsd.ac.uk

BA (Hons) / MDes

Illustration

Campus based, typically 2 days per week, 10am-4pm

Swansea

English

derek.bainton@uwtsd.ac.uk

MSc

Industrial Design

Campus based, typically 1 day per week, 10am-4pm

Swansea

English

matthew.archer@uwtsd.ac.uk

BSc / MMusTech

Music Technology

Campus based, typically 1 day per week, 1pm-7pm

Swansea

English

simon.kilshaw@uwtsd.ac.uk

BA (Hons) /MDes

Product Design

Campus based, typically 2 days per week, 10am-4pm

Swansea

English

peter.spring@uwtsd.ac.uk

MA

Product Design and Innovation

Campus based, typically 1 day per week, 10am-4pm

Swansea

English

matthew.archer@uwtsd.ac.uk

BSc (Hons) /MDes

Product Design and Technology

Campus based, typically 2 days per week, 10am-4pm

Swansea

English

matthew.archer@uwtsd.ac.uk

BA (Hons) / MArts

Sonic Art

Campus based, typically 1 day per week, 1pm-7pm

Swansea

English

simon.kilshaw@uwtsd.ac.uk

BA (Hons) / MDes

Surface Pattern Design

Campus based, typically 2 days per week, 10am-4pm

Swansea

English

georgia.mckie@uwtsd.ac.uk

Art After Dark

Contact tutor for details

Swansea

English

jenny.vobe@uwtsd.ac.uk

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Entry

Requirements Every application is considered on its own merit, so places may be offered on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications and criteria, including maturity, professional qualifications and relevant experience. Applicants with non-standard qualifications are advised to submit a short curriculum vitae with their application form.

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate courses

For undergraduate courses standard entry requirements are linked to a points-based system that gives a numerical value to previous qualifications. There are many different types of qualification, such as GCSEs, A-Levels and BTECs, that can be used to gain entry to a course. A full list of qualifications and their points can be found at:

The normal entry requirements for admission to a taught postgraduate programme is an honours degree (ideally 2:1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate discipline. The normal entrance requirement for applicants for research degrees is an upper second class honours degree or a Master's degree relevant to the proposed research project awarded by a UK or other recognised University or higher education institution, or by the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA). Further details of entrance requirements should be discussed with your admissions tutor.

www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/ getting-started/entry-requirements/tariff To find out the entry requirements of your course of interest visit the course pages on the website.

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How to

Apply All applications for part-time study can be made directly to the University’s Registry Department. To apply for any part-time course download an application form from: www.uwtsd.ac.uk/apply/how-to-applypart-time Once you have fully completed the form send it along with any documents that are requested to admissions@uwtsd.ac.uk or by post to: Registry University of Wales Trinity Saint David Carmarthen SA31 3EP

When you are completing your form it is recommended that you provide as much information as possible in the ‘Further information’ section to support your application. This personal statement is a great opportunity to highlight your relevant life experiences and skills. Your personal statement should also show that you understand the course for which you are applying and the profession to which it leads.

Fees and Finance

Our team of student services staff and the course admissions tutors are here to help you if you have any questions about your application or the application process.

Part-time students who meet certain conditions can apply for a tuition fee loan, for full details visit:

Part-time fees vary depending on the number of credits or modules taken per year. Contact our Finance Department for further information. If you are paying your tuition fees yourself then payments can be made in up to three instalments, depending on the amount due.

Loans, Scholarships and Bursaries

www.studentfinancewales.co.uk For details of the scholarships and bursaries that are available to you please contact our student finance officers (page 26).

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Qualifications

There are many different types of qualification available within the UK Education system which can be confusing. This glossary aims to explain the differences between various qualification types and the level of education to which they relate. For example, an A to C grade at GCSE is considered to be a level 2 qualification whereas a PhD or Doctorate is a level 8 qualification. The list below is not exhaustive but does contain some of the most well-known qualifications, for further information visit: www.gov.uk/what-differentqualification-levels-mean/overview

Explained Qualification

Description

Level

GCSE

GCSE stands for General Certificate of Education. They are usually studied for two years in school or can be taken over one year in Further Education colleges. Subjects range from English and maths to foreign languages, technology and social sciences.

Level 1: Grades D-G Level 2: grades A- C

GNVQ

General National Vocational Qualifications were career-focused qualifications that used to be offered but have now been replaced with GCSEs, AS and A-Levels.

A-Levels

Advanced Level and Advanced Supplementary Level (AS) qualifications can be studied in 6th form and further education colleges. There are a wide range of subjects available and they are the traditional route for entry into university. The AS level is the 1st year of study and may count as 50% of the final A-Level grade. A2 is the second year of study. An AS-Level is also a qualification in its own right.

Level 3

BTEC

BTEC Qualifications are available in a variety of work-related subjects. All BTEC qualifications can lead to jobs, training or higher level courses. BTECs can be achieved as ‘Awards, Diplomas and Certificates’ depending on the number of credits completed.

Levels available from Level 2 to Level 5

BTEC National Certificate / Diploma

A BTEC National Diploma or Certificate is taken at an advanced level and builds on the knowledge gained in previous qualifications.

Level 4: National Certificate Level 5: National Diploma

Welsh Baccalaureate

A relatively new qualification that is similar to the international Baccalaureate. Students combine AS/A level subjects with other core skills and subjects.

Level 3

HNC

Higher National Certificates are designed to be work-related and vocational in nature.

Level 4

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Qualification

Description

Level

HND

Higher National Diploma students who complete an HNC can progress to an HND for a further year of study.

Level 5

Foundation Degree

A foundation degree is an employment-related qualification that is studied at levels 4 and 5. The successful completion of a Foundation Degree (FdA / FdSc) can lead into the third year of a bachelor’s degree.

Levels 4 & 5

Cert HE / Dip HE

A Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) and the Diploma of Higher Education (Dip HE) are equivalent to the first and second years of a full-time degree programme.

Level 4: Cert HE Level 5: Dip HE

Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor degrees normally require three years of full-time study, starting at level 4 in year one, level 5 in year two and level 6 in the final year. There are different types of degrees that can be gained such as Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Engineering (BEng).

Level 6

Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma (PG Cert / PG Dip)

A postgraduate certificate or diploma is awarded after completion of either 60 or 120 credits studied at Level 7. Completion of 180 credits at level 7 would usually lead to a master’s degree.

Level 7

Master’s Degree

A master’s degree is a postgraduate-level qualification usually taken over one or two years (full-time). A major component of a master’s qualification is an individual project or thesis which involves an extended piece of research. Masters qualifications can be achieved as: Master of Arts (MA); Master of Business Administration (MBA); Master of Science (MSc); Master of Research (MRes); Master of Ministry (MMin); and, Master of Theology (MTh).

Level 7

MPhil

A Master of Philosophy qualification is awarded to candidates who have successfully completed a programme of advanced study and research, the results of which are judged to constitute a critical evaluation and analysis of a body of knowledge and/or an original contribution to learning or knowledge. The research is submitted in the form of a 60,000 word thesis, completed within two to three years (for students studying full-time).

Level 7

PhD, DProf, DBA

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Professional Doctorate (DProf ) and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) are all Level 8 qualifications that involve advanced study and research undertaken over a period of three to five years.

Level 8

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Useful

Contacts Carmarthen Campus

Careers Wales

UWTSD Carmarthen SA31 3EP Tel: 01267 676767

www.careerswales.com 0800 028 4844 / 029 2090 6800

Lampeter Campus

www.studentfinancewales.co.uk 0300 200 4050

UWTSD Ceredigion SA48 7ED Tel: 01570 422351 Swansea Campuses Correspondence address: UWTSD Mount Pleasant Swansea SA1 6ED Tel: 01792 481000

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Student Finance Wales

Admissions & Registry

Student Services - Disability and Learning Support Carmarthen: Helen Davies 01267 676822 Lampeter: Nerys Williams 01570 424 960 Swansea: Dominic Williams 01792 481195 Student Services – Financial Support Carmarthen: Delyth Lewis 01267 676830 Lampeter: Lynda Lloyd-Davies 01570 424722 Swansea: Sharon Alexander 01792 481123

Carmarthen: 01267 676716 Lampeter: 01570 424831 Swansea: 01792 481097 Postal address for applications Registry University of Wales Trinity Saint David Carmarthen, SA31 3EP

The University endeavours to ensure that all publicity materials are correct at the time of going to print (June, 2015), however during the year course details may change. The University reserves the right to amend or withdraw provision should a course be deemed no longer viable. For the most up-to-date information please visit our website or contact the University directly.


UWTSD Part time and Flexible Course Guide