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Undergraduate Prospectus

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...with a wide range of course choices developed with your future in mind

Your career starts here

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High levels of student satisfaction 85% of students at Cardiff Met agree or strongly agree that overall, they are satisfied with the quality of their course*

Our fantastic location - Cardiff

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* National Student Survey 2013 ** ISB survey taken by new students.

See pages 17-29 *Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2012

A leading university for student sport The university competes at the highest level in the British Universities & College Sport (BUCS) leagues, regularly winning championships across a wide range of sports. See page 183

Our Students’ Union Jobshop also helps our students gain valuable experience. See page 179 cardiffmet.ac.uk

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A young and vibrant capital, Cardiff has a thriving student population. The city packs all the benefits of a major cosmopolitan destination into a friendly, safe, affordable and easy to navigate space and is a great place to live as a student.

We have been ranked as the top UK university for overall student satisfaction** in the International Student Barometer in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Through our work placement programmes, the promotion of student entrepreneurship and a focus on employability, we’ve ensured that 95% of our graduates secure employment or enter further study within six months of graduation*

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Why study with us?

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ACCOMMODATION SERVICES Accommodation Services, Cardiff Met, Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff, CF23 6XD Tel: +44 (0) 29 2041 6188/6189 Fax: +44 (0) 29 2041 6968 Email: accomm@cardiffmet.ac.uk Web: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ accommodation

SPORTS FACILITIES Sports Facilities Office, Cardiff Met, Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff, CF23 6XD Tel: +44 (0) 29 2041 6777 Email: sfm@cardiffmet.ac.uk Web: www.cardiffmwet.ac.uk/ sportfacilities

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The information given in this prospectus is intended as a general guide to Cardiff Met, its courses and facilities, and does not form part of a contract. Cardiff Met reserves the right to modify or withdraw without notice any of the courses or facilities described in this prospectus. All the information contained in this publication was correct at the time of writing. Check cardiffmet.ac.uk for news on exciting new courses and for the most up-to-date course information and entry requirements.

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A ‘green’ university

A reputation for quality We pride ourselves on being a strong, student-centred university offering high quality education*, services and facilities. *The latest Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) report (2008) confirms that ‘ Confidence’ can be placed in the institutions current and likely future management of the quality of its academic programmes and the academic standards of its awards. This is the QAA’s highest accolade.

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Strong international links Through our strong international links, we educate students from more than 140 countries worldwide. See Page 177

Awarded First Class status in the People & Planet university green league: peopleanplanet. org/greenleague

Internationally recognised research Results of the latest Research Assessment Exercise (2008) recognised our success in supporting the development of world class and internationally leading research. See Page 53

Modern student facilities Overseas study opportunities Students can take advantage of opportunities to study abroad, through the Outward Student Mobility and ERASMUS schemes.

The past four years has seen over £50million spent on upgrading our estates and student facilities. We provide modern, well-equipped buildings with all the facilities you need to succeed as a student.

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At Cardiff Met our courses are developed in conjunction with business and industry. All our academic schools maintain close links with the working world, via work placements,visiting lecturers, research and consultancy. This emphasis on your future career has led to 95%*of our graduates securing employment or entering further study within six whatever career you have in mind, it's time to consider a course at Cardiff Metropolitan University! * Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2012.

Please Note: Course entries in this prospectus are intended to act as an initial guide in terms of course content and entry requirements. Full and up-to-date course information can be found on our website at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate

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Accounting BA (Hons)

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Accounting & Finance BA (Hons)

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Economics BSc (Hons)

Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

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Business & Management Studies (with specialist pathways) BA (Hons) Business Economics BA (Hons)

Architectural Design & Technology HND/BSc (Hons)

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Artist Designer: Maker BA (Hons)

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Educational Studies & Drama 83 BA (Hons) 83

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Educational Studies & Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons) Educational Studies & English BA (Hons)

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Educational Studies & Literacy BA (Hons)

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Educational Studies & Sport & Physical Activity BA (Hons)

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Business Information Systems 73 (with specialist pathways) BSc (Hons)

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Educational Studies & Welsh 83 BA (Hons)

Ceramics BA (Hons)

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Complementary Therapies BSc (Hons)

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English & Contemporary Media BA (Hons)

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Computing BSc (Hons)

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English & Creative Writing BA (Hons)

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English & Drama BA (Hons)

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Environmental Health BSc (Hons)

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Events Management BA (Hons)

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Dance BA (Hons)

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Dental Technology BSc (Hons)

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Fine Art BA (Hons)

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Food Production Management BSc (Hons)

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Food Science & Technology BSc (Hons)

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Foundation leading to BA/BSc Social Sciences

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Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences

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Foundation Programme: Cardiff School of Management

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Housing: Supported Housing 109 Diploma/BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition & Dietetics 111 BSc (Hons)

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Healthcare Science BSc (Hons)

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Hospitality Management (with specialist pathways) BA (Hons)

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International Business Administration (Top Up) BA (Hons)

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International Business Management BA (Hons)

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International Economics & Finance BSc/BScEcon (Hons)

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International Tourism 121 Management (with specialist pathways) BA (Hons)

Marketing Management BA (Hons)

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Podiatry BSc (Hons)

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Product Design BA/BSc (Hons) 127

Illustration BA (Hons)

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Sport Conditioning, 147 Rehabilitation and Massage BSc (Hons)

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International Hospitality 119 Management (with specialist pathways) BA (Hons)

Health & Social Care HND/BSc (Hons)

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Housing: Policy & Practice Diploma/BSc (Hons)

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Sport Development BSc (Hons)

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Sport Management BSc (Hons)

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Psychology BSc (Hons)

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Sport Performance Analysis 151 BSc (Hons)

Public Health Nutrition BSc (Hons)

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Sport Studies BSc (Hons)

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Sports Biomedicine & Nutrition BSc (Hons)

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Secondary Education: Music 132 (leading to QTS) BA (Hons) Secondary Education: Welsh 132 (leading to QTS) BA (Hons) Social Work BSc (Hons)

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Software Engineering (with specialist pathways) BSc (Hons)

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Speech & Language Therapy 137 BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

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Sport & Exercise Science (Intercalated) BSc (Hons)

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Sport & Physical Education BSc (Hons)

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Sport Coaching BSc (Hons)

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Textiles BA (Hons)

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Tourism Management (with specialist pathways) BA (Hons)

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Contents ⊲ About us

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⊲ Our campuses and investments

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⊲ Cardiff - About the city

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⊲ Travelling to Cardiff

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⊲ Employability and Careers

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⊲ Graduate Profiles

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⊲ Student Entrepreneurship

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⊲ Study abroad (Outward Student Mobility & Erasmus)

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ACADEMIC SCHOOLS:

⊲ Research & Enterprise

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⊲ Open Days

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⊲ Courses Entries: A-Z

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⊲ Welsh Language Provision

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⊲ Admissions and how to apply

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⊲ Learning for everyone

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⊲ Accommodation

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⊲ Tuition fees and finance

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⊲ Library and Learning Centres

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⊲ Cardiff School of Art & Design

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⊲ Cardiff School of Education

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⊲ Student Services

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⊲ Cardiff School of Health Sciences

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⊲ International students

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⊲ Cardiff School of Management

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⊲ Students’ Union

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⊲ Cardiff School of Sport

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⊲ Sport for all

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⊲ Alumni network

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⊲ Partnerships

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⊲ Index

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⊲ Who to contact

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⊲ Cardiff Met on Social Media

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About us Located in an exciting, modern European capital city, Cardiff Metropolitan University is a global university. We are continually investing in our students' future and provide education and training opportunities that are accessible, flexible and of the highest quality to students from over 140 countries worldwide. The university has been integral to the city of Cardiff since 1865 and in 2015 we celebrate our 150th anniversary. We pride ourselves on being a strong, sustainable and student-centered university focused on the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of Cardiff and southeast Wales; promoting student employability, applied research and knowledge transfer.

Our objective is to develop creative, resilient and sought-after graduates with aptitudes, skills and experiences that enable them to make an impact in their chosen profession or pathway.

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FIVE ACADEMIC SCHOOLS: ⊲ Cardiff School of Art & Design

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⊲ Cardiff School of Education

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⊲ Cardiff School of Health Sciences

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⊲ Cardiff School of Management

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⊲ Cardiff School of Sport

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All our schools specialise in courses that are career orientated and have been designed in conjunction with business and industry. Each school is also heavily involved with research and commercial activities in their fields and we offer a thriving study environment for our students. Our academic teams are at the forefront of their fields and are supported in developing their knowledge and skills through the university’s staff review and development scheme. The University’s approach to learning, teaching and assessment is underpinned by high quality academic standards, working in partnership with students, the development and embedding of technology-enhanced learning and assessment, and research informed teaching.

We place the student voice at the heart of our activities and it is our aim to continually enhance the student experience. To find out more about the university, please visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/aboutus

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The University prides itself on providing modern, well-equipped buildings and campus environments that oer all the facilities you need to succeed as a student.

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Our campuses and investments CYNCOED CAMPUS

LLANDAFF CAMPUS

Cyncoed is home to the Cardiff School of Education and the Cardiff School of Sport. It is a busy campus that offers on-site accommodation and a new purpose-built Campus Centre. The campus offers extensive sporting facilities, on-site shop, coffee bars and refectory. The campus also acts as the head office for the Students’ and Athletics Union.

Llandaff is home to the Cardiff School of Art & Design, Cardiff School of Health Sciences and Cardiff School of Management.

Recent developments: ⊲ A new Campus Centre opened at the Cyncoed Campus in 2009 ⊲ A £250,000 refit of the Fitness Centres in 2012 ⊲ A refit of the Cyncoed Campus Learning Centre in 2013 ⊲ 2013 saw the beginning of the redevelopment of current sports facilities, including a new 3G outdoor pitch.

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This is a busy and bustling campus. With millions of pounds of recent investment, it offers state-of-the art facilities for our students. The campus offers excellent sporting facilities, on-site shop, coffee bars, including Costa and Starbucks, and refectory. The campus is located approximately two miles from the city centre, surrounded by numerous parks, playing fields and the historic village of Llandaff. Recent developments: ⊲ The award winning, £21 million, state-of-art management building which opened in autumn 2010. ⊲ A new Learning Centre opened in 2010 ⊲ The £4.9 million Food Industry Centre, which opened in 2009. ⊲ The i-zone - an innovative and integrated service hub for current and potential students. ⊲ A refit of the Llandaff Fitness Centres in 2012 ⊲ The Cardiff School of Art & Design will open a brand new facility in autumn 2014, as part of a £14 million redevelopment. See page 35.

Over the last few years’ considerable investment has been made across the whole of the university, with over £50 million of investment in estate developments to enhance your student experience. To find out more about our campuses and investments: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/investing

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Cardiff... Cardiff is an exciting, modern European capital city, which punches well above its weight for its size. The city was recently described as the ‘epitome of cool’ in the renowned Lonely Planet travel guide and as a top travel destination by National Geographic Magazine.

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About the city “I loved being a student in Cardiff. There was so much to Cardiff has an impressive civic centre with wonderful do. It’s such an easy buildings, including the National Museum of Wales. The city is surrounded by acres of parkland, a thriving city city to get around centre, a brand new shopping and entertainment centre, Victorian boutique shopping arcades, world-class sporting stadiums, and a lively cafe quarter – all of which and so friendly.” As the Welsh capital, Cardiff boasts an excellent, year-round calendar of events and culture; from theatre, comedy and concerts to music, food festivals and major sporting events. Its big city attitude combined with small city benefits make Cardiff the ideal place to study.

stretch down to a stunning waterfront area with bars and restaurants at Cardiff Bay.

Rachel Hellier - BSc (Hons) Psychology Graduate

SOCIAL SCENE Traditional student areas in Cardiff are Roath and Cathays - where there are plenty of pubs, cafes, bars and shops. Whether you’re looking to watch sport on a big screen with a cheap meal and a drink, or prefer cocktails in a trendy cafe with live music, this is an area that caters for every taste.

Scan to watch our video and find out why Cardiff is such a great place to be a student.

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Cardiff International White Water, Cardiff Bay.

“Cardiff is such a great city to study. It’s compact and so easy to get around. It’s multicultural and offers a wide range of activities for students.” Sam Thixton BA (Hons) Marketing Management Graduate 12


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EATING OUT

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In the city centre, pubs and bars sit alongside superclubs, which all host weekly student nights and drinks offers. Cardiff’s ‘cafe quarter’ on Mill Lane is popular for its stylish late-night bar and restaurant scene.

Whether tapas, fajitas, steak, sushi or a full Welsh breakfast is your thing, you won’t struggle to find something good to eat in Cardiff. From waterside dining in Cardiff Bay, to independent cafes and restaurants in Roath, Cathays and Pontcanna, Cardiff is a great, affordable city to enjoy eating out. The city is also home to a major international food festival every summer in Cardiff Bay.

Cardiff is also home to an excellent selection of sporting events and activities, from football with Cardiff City FC and international cricket at the SWALEC Stadium, to international rugby at the famous Millennium Stadium, as well as the annual Speedway motorsport and Wales Rally GB. The Cardiff 10k and Cardiff Half Marathon are also popular for those who enjoy their running.

For music lovers, Cardiff has a thriving scene. The Motorpoint Arena and Millennium Stadium host all the big-name tours, while smaller independent venues like Clwb Ifor Bach and the Students’ Union bars are home to more intimate music nights. The renowned Swn Festival takes place every October, promoting new music coming in and out of Wales. St David’s Hall in the city centre and the Glee Club in Cardiff Bay are both great venues for live comedy, and if film is your thing, Cardiff is home to three multiplex cinemas as well as a fantastic independent cinema with bar and cafe at the award-winning Chapter Arts Centre. For theatre and musical fans, The Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay is a world-famous, iconic theatre and arts venue.

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GETTING HERE BEYOND THE CITY Cardiff has to be one of the UK’s best-placed cities for outdoor activities. With Wales’ coastline being named as ‘the greatest region on earth to visit in 2012’ by travellers’ bible Lonely Planet, Cardiff students can enjoy surfing, sailing or sunbathing at world-class beaches within an hour’s drive from the city. Inland, the Brecon Beacons is a stunning area for mountain biking, hiking or horse riding and is only a short distance from the city itself. Indoor climbing, white-water rafting and ice-skating are also possible in the city.

Cardiff is well connected to the rest of the UK, just two hours to London by train from Cardiff Central station, which also has other major direct routes including Manchester, Birmingham and Portsmouth. Cardiff International Airport has 50 direct destinations and flies to more than 800 one-stop destinations around the world. To find out more about Cardiff: www.visitcardiff.com www.buzzmag.co.uk www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/studentlife

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TRAVEL DISTANCES

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Birmingham Bournemouth Bristol Brighton Exeter Gloucester Hull Leeds Liverpool London Manchester Newcastle upon Tyne Nottingham Norwich Newport Oxford Plymouth Southampton Swansea

Information supplied by AA route planner (2014).

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Travelling to Cardiff ⊲ BY CAR

⊲ BY COACH

The M4 motorway lies within easy reach of the city centre giving easy access to London and the south-east or, via the M5 to the Midlands, the south-west and the north.

National coach services operate from the city centre bus station, adjacent to the central railway station in the city.

⊲ BY BUS The central bus station is adjacent to the central railway station. Local services and the Met Rider connect to all campuses. www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/metrider

⊲ BY TRAIN Rail travel is just as easy. A good rail network links Cardiff to all parts of Wales. There are fast, daily services to other major cities and London is only two hours away by Inter-City. The main station for Inter-City services is Cardiff Central in the city centre. It is approximately 2.5 miles from the campuses at Llandaff and Cyncoed. Taxis and buses (including the Met Rider) to all the campuses and halls of residence are available from the station. Local train services operate from both the Cardiff Central and Queen Street stations.

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⊲ BY AIR Cardiff International Airport is approximately twelve miles from the city centre. There are regular services to many British cities and to other European capitals.

HOW TO FIND US - DIRECTIONS BY CAR Cyncoed Campus Home to the Cardiff School of Education and the Cardiff School of Sport. Postcode for GPS: CF23 6XD From the A48 Eastern Avenue, travel via Llanedeyrn Road to Cyncoed Road.

Llandaff Campus Home to the Cardiff School of Art & Design, the Cardiff School of Health Sciences and the Cardiff School of Management. Postcode for GPS: CF5 2YB The campus is located on Western Avenue (A48).

More detailed directions can be found at: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/findus

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Our focus on employability and careers has ensured that 95% of our graduates enter employment or further study within six months of graduation.*

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Employability and careers Making the decision to attend university is a big life investment, not only from a financial point of view, but the course you choose will pave the way for a rewarding career in your chosen field. Your course will provide you with knowledge and experience closely linked to the employment market, teaching methods that will help develop your core work skills and staff that use real-world issues in the curriculum as well as visiting lecturers from business and industry. Close links with local employers help to ensure you know more about your future career options and give you the opportunity to network with potential employers as well as preparing you for a rapidly changing world. It is our aim to provide you with employability skills that will help support your future career. These skills will be developed throughout your time at university, in all aspects of university life.

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We can offer a wide range of work experience and volunteering opportunities including placements, sandwich years, work tasters and the opportunity to study abroad as part of our Outward Mobility and Erasmus scheme (see page 31). Alongside your course, we also provide opportunities for extra-curricular activities and roles that can help develop your employability, and professional and personal skills. These include opportunities to participate in employability specific activities in addition to your course, to maximise your potential. The promotion of Student Entrepreneurship is also key and aids you in business practice to develop and set up your own business while you are a university student. (See page 29.) Career Development Services (see page 173) provide face-to-face and online careers support for students and graduates, and impartial, professional career guidance centred around your individual needs. All of this helps you to identify and work towards your chosen career path and to practise the skills necessary to get that graduate level job.

Support includes work experience, an online database of vacation, part-time, volunteering and graduate vacancies and lots of opportunities to meet employers. A comprehensive programme of careers education is provided so you can learn how to plan your career and reach your goals - online, through your course and through a series of lunchtime workshops. Finally, all courses have Personal Development Planning systems adapted to the subject, helping you identify your development needs, reflect on your experiences and record your achievements in a progress file or e-portfolio. In this section you will hear from some of our graduates about how studying with us helped get their careers off to a great start‌ * Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2012.

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“My favourite thing was the sense of community, support and collaboration. Right from the lecturers to the students, there was a real family atmosphere every year.� Alex Johnson - Cardiff School of Art and Design

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Cardiff Met gave Alex tools to communicate his creativity Completing his BA (Hons) in Graphic Communication at Cardiff Metropolitan University helped Alex Johnson channel his natural creative flair into an exciting design career. When Alex left his hometown of Huddersfield to join Cardiff Met in 2009, a significant draw was the Cardiff School of Art & Design’s links with creative agencies in London. Alex said: “I was particularly interested in the school’s partnerships with high-profile agencies such as the Brand Union, where I later secured a paid work placement. “Of all my university interviews, Cardiff Met was the only one where I felt nervous, which showed me how much I cared about getting a place!” With a Foundation Diploma from Leeds College of Art & Design and an established talent for life drawing and screen printing, Alex came to Cardiff Met looking to pursue a more structural, graphic approach to art.

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Alex commented: “During my degree, I realised that the secret to creating something that can quickly and easily capture the minds of your audience is to actually make it. I’ve since found this to be a really beneficial mantra in my professional life too.”

corporate illustrations for big brands like John Lewis, Orange and Marks & Spencer. Alex is one of three Cardiff School of Art & Design alumni to join the Matthew Fairweather team, and has remained a proactive member of the Cardiff Met student community.

With the guidance of School of Art & Design staff such as Graphic Communication subject leader Olwen Moseley, Alex channelled his raw artistic ability into crafting unique, tangible artworks from materials like wood and glass.

He said: “I targeted Matthew Fairweather as somewhere I’d like to work whilst still a student; Cardiff Met places a real focus on employability and encouraged me to develop career plans quite early on.

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT: ⊲2006

Studied A-levels in Art, English Literature and Business at Greenhead College ⊲2008

Over three years, Alex built up a diverse portfolio of design work and took part in several award briefs for prestigious creative bodies such as You Can Now (YCN) and Design & Art Direction (D&AD). “Cardiff is a fantastic place to be at university – it’s a city, but it feels like one massive park to relax in!” After graduating in 2012 with first-class honours, Alex moved to Bristol and began work as a Junior Designer at design consultancy Matthew Fairweather, creating

“I love working here – being part of a team of just five, you feel as though you really add something to the company dynamic, which is really rewarding. Having a studio train built into the floor also helps the days go by!”

Foundation Diploma at Leeds College of Art & Design ⊲2009

Started BA (Hons) Graphic Communication at Cardiff Met ⊲2012

Graduated from Cardiff Met and started work at Matthew Fairweather ⊲2013

Member of West of England Design Forum

Alex is also heavily involved with the wider creative community in Bristol and across the United Kingdom, regularly attending design conferences and getting involved in festivals such as Typo and Four Designers.

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“I really liked the look of the course at Cardiff Met because there is a good balance between the English and Education disciplines, which I think equips students for a broad range of career paths and has helped me consider all my options.” Kelly Turner - Cardiff School of Education

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Trainee teacher Kelly is top of the Cardiff Met class With not one but two education qualifications from Cardiff Metropolitan University under her belt, Kelly Turner will have no trouble getting an opportunity to put the theories she’s studied into practice as a teacher.

Kelly commented: “I had set my heart on a career in the education sector, and teaching was always an option for me, but I felt that studying education from a broader perspective would enable me to explore my options more.

Kelly had heard great things from Cardiff Met students and alumni, and was immediately impressed with the Cynoed campus’ cutting-edge facilities and convenient location when she made the trip down from the Rhymney Valley.

“The Educational Studies course at Cardiff Met is very flexible and allows students to progress to further training, third sector work or follow academic routes; my degree encouraged me to question how the education system works and what my role within it could be.”

“The employability module and assignments like making lesson plans and preparing spoken presentations have proved so helpful - it made me feel more confident about job interviews and going into the classroom.” Alongside developing her interest in education, Kelly discovered a particular passion for early childhood studies and enjoyed extra insight into the education sector through voluntary courses such as Introduction to Forest Schools.

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As well as completing traditional academic assessments, Kelly took on vocational projects such as placements at Meadowlane Primary School, Ysgol Gymraeg Trelyn and Ysgol Gymraeg Cwm Derwen, to hone skills that will be vital in her teaching career. Speaking about her teaching placements, Kelly said: “I relished the chance to work with schools in my own Valleys area; the opportunities I’ve had at Cardiff Met have given me a new perspective on working in education, and helped

me to develop a really broad skill base which will set me in good stead for my teaching career.” Having graduated first-class in 2013, Kelly is now studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at Cardiff Met in order to become a primary school teacher. She said: “I really enjoyed my undergraduate degree, particularly the teaching placements, so when Chantelle Haughton suggested I apply to study a PGCE I jumped at the chance. “It’s just what I needed before stepping into the classroom and I’m thoroughly enjoying it! I’m not afraid to say that a PGCE is tough, but the university tutors and school mentors are highly supportive. “It’s great to see all the theoretical perspectives I’ve studied for the last three years finally being used in a real school setting, and the rewards you reap whilst on placement make all the hard work completely worth it.”

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT: ⊲2007

AS Levels in Chemistry, Biology, Art and ICT at Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni ⊲2008

A Levels in Biology, Art and ICT at Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni ⊲2010

Came to Cardiff Met to study BA (Hons) Educational Studies ⊲2011-12

Placements at Meadowlane Primary School, Ysgol Gymraeg Trelyn and Ysgol Gymraeg Cwm Derwen ⊲2013

Completed BA and started Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

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“It’s one of very few UK universities with an Environmental Health degree accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, which was a major selling point for me.” Ali Mason - Cardiff School of Health Sciences

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Award-winning Ali praises Cardiff Met emphasis on employability School of Health Sciences star graduate Ali Mason moved to Wales from Worcestershire in 2009, drawn to Cardiff Met by its well-respected reputation and lively on-campus atmosphere. Ali said: “The Environmental Health course at Cardiff Met was recommended to me by various people working in the field, and when I attended the open day it just felt right. A desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others sparked Ali’s interest in a career in environmental health, and work experience highlighted a particular passion for public health. Speaking about her degree, Ali said: “Lecture content was really varied, covering a range of current public health issues as well as historic case studies and legal aspects, so we got a really broad insight. “We were often treated to specialist guest lecturers, which inspired us to consider different perspectives and potential career paths.” cardiffmet.ac.uk

Ali completed numerous practical placements within health organisations and local authorities throughout her degree, including a 14-month internship with Cardiff City Council where she assisted Public Health Wales in managing a Hepatitis A outbreak and developed a keen interest in infectious diseases. Ali commented: “Cardiff Met really encouraged us to seek out opportunities for work-based learning, and that practical focus definitely gave me an advantage in the graduate job hunt. “My degree and work placements helped me to develop transferable skills like investigative research, data analysis and communication; lecturers encouraged us to think long-term about employability and how to apply our knowledge to a career.” Ali graduated from Cardiff Met in 2012 with first-class honours, and was named the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health’s (CIEH) Graduate of the Year.

Speaking about her time at Cardiff Met, Ali said: “The best thing about it was the atmosphere – lecturers and students all knew each other, our course was like a family. “All the School of Health Sciences staff had an open door policy and were really supportive of personal problems as well as academic difficulties.” Having studied topics from food safety to housing standards, Ali could have applied her knowledge to many different public and private sector roles; she is currently working in the Health Protection department of Public Health England.

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Studied A-levels in Biology, Geography, Art and Philosophy at Prince Henry’s High ⊲2009

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Placement year at Cardiff City Council ⊲2012

Ali commented: “I enjoy working with a great group of doctors, nurses and other allied health professionals, doing something different every day – in the morning I might be teaching a prison about infection control, and by the afternoon I could be managing an e-coli outbreak!”

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“I didn’t want to move very far as my family is very important to me, but my local university just couldn’t offer me the same state-of-the-art IT facilities and amazing placement opportunities as Cardiff Met.” Luke Price - Cardiff School of Management

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Prestigious placement helped kickstart Luke’s career An undergraduate degree in Business Information Systems at Cardiff Metropolitan University led Luke Price into his ideal career – with a brief detour via Italy! After completing his A-levels at St Julian’s school in Newport, when Luke left home in 2009 he didn’t feel the need to move far with such a well-respected institution on his doorstep. “Of course nightlife is important to me too, and what could be better than the capital of Wales? Cardiff is a really diverse city with loads going on, and the Cardiff Met public transport system made exploring the city really easy.” Luke was drawn to the BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems course at Cardiff Met because it covered a wide range of subject matter with numerous practical, industrial applications. Through Cardiff Met’s links with the British Computer Society, the cutting-edge Computing and Information Systems programmes offer pathways to cater for specialisms such as web development, cardiffmet.ac.uk

multimedia systems and digital networking. After two years at Cardiff Met, Luke went to Italy to complete a year-long placement working as part of the Computing Service at the European University Institute in Fiesole, Florence. He worked with an Italian supervisor to support around 200 users across 4 physical sites, interacting with staff and students and fixing MACs, PCs and mobile phones. Luke said: “I was one of just seven placement members, so I feel extremely lucky to have had a chance to be part of such an esteemed institution and help improve the ideals of the computing service’s infrastructure. “A real highlight for me was when the European University Institute gave us a discounted price for a sailing trip, so I spent three days on an eight-metre boat travelling along the coast of Italy unforgettable!” Another major component of Luke’s BSc in Business Information Systems was his

dissertation, which investigated the effects of the Internet on traditional media usage.

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Speaking about his dissertation, Luke said: “As a blogger, it occurred to me that I couldn’t remember the last time I’d read a newspaper, and I wanted to find out about other people’s media habits and see if there was a wider phenomenon.

Studied A-levels in French, Geography and Computing

“I did struggle to manage my time in my final year, so I was really grateful for the support and guidance of brilliant Cardiff Met staff like Dr Tom Crick, Dr Giles Oatley and Senior Lecturer Stephen Marsh.”

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Within a month of graduating from Cardiff Met, Luke started work as a Technical Analyst at Bridgend-based CGI Group, working on a major contract for Taylor Wimpey.

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Placement year at European University Institute in Fiesole, Florence ⊲2013

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“I really appreciate all the support I received at university to help prepare me for graduate life, both from academic tutors and the people I worked with.� Jodi Clark - Cardiff School of Sport

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Sporting success for Development graduate Jodi When Jodi Clark left her hometown of Lincoln in 2010 to start university, it was the outstanding reputation of the School of Sport which had made Cardiff Met her first choice.

Jodi commented: “Although it’s a long way from home, I never doubted Cardiff Met as my number one choice. I’d always wanted to move to Wales as I have good friends in Bridgend.”

Passionate about sport from an early age, Jodi played hockey for Lincolnshire County and represented her secondary school in a number of teams, including tennis, athletics and basketball.

Jodi initially applied to study for a Bachelors degree in Sport and Physical Education, but transferred to the Sport Development course in 2011.

Kickboxing black belt and international competitor Jodi said: “When I left school I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but my kickboxing instructor put me in touch with a sports lecturer at a local university and I got the idea of a career in leisure.” Whilst obtaining her BTEC in Sports Coaching, Development and Fitness, Jodi was advised by a college lecturer that Cardiff Met was the best institution to continue her sporting studies.

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Cardiff Met’s Sport Development degree gives students the opportunity to challenge their preconceptions about the rapidly expanding industry and encourages them to question the meaning and purpose of sport in contemporary society.

She said: “Working in a sports facility gave me insight into a career which complimented my studies, and handson experience of managing things like gym facilities, inductions, and bookings – that’s been really advantageous in my search for a graduate job.”

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Started BTEC in Sports Coaching, Development and Fitness ⊲2010

“I’m particularly grateful to business manager Linda Carwardine and sports development manager Sara Nicholls for their expert insight and advice.”

Started BSc (Hons) Sport and Physical Education at Cardiff Met ⊲2011

Immediately after completing her exams in June 2013, Jodi moved down to Portsmouth for a month-long training period before starting work with Parkwood Leisure.

Changed degree course to BSc (Hons) Sport Development

Course content considers the macro and micro components of effective sport development, from sport management and policy to marketing and the structure and resourcing of sport.

She is now a full-time trainee duty manager and responsible for running two small leisure sites in Portsmouth, training other staff, managing stock and providing reports on the various facilities she oversees.

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Happy in her new path of study, in 2012 Jodi took on part-time work helping to run the Fitness Centre and National Indoor Athletics Centre on the University’s Cyncoed campus.

Jodi commented: “Since graduation I’ve started work properly and been given a lot of responsibility quite quickly. I’m really enjoying it, especially the operational side of things.”

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“My meetings with the Centre for Student Entrepreneurship helped me to map out and understand a future pathway for my business. Having a clear understanding of where I'm going and how I can get there has really helped me drive the business forward.� Josh Barnett - Cardiff School of Sport student Owner/Director of Treatment clothing

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Student Entrepreneurship Whether you’re looking to secure your dream job after university or you’d prefer to work for yourself - the Centre for Student Entrepreneurship can help. Being entrepreneurial doesn’t mean you have to be an ‘Alan Sugar’ or ‘Dragons’ Den’ type! We work with a variety of students from a wide range of courses including Psychology, Sport, Art and Design and Business and Management. We run a jam-packed programme of activities throughout the year from informal networking events and fun competitions to workshops and courses that will help you develop a range of skills. We also offer one-to-one support for student and graduate start-up businesses. Our dedicated Business Start-up Manager is available for one-to-one meetings and can guide you through the steps you need to take in starting your business.

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We help support students who are interested in starting a business and we also help to develop students’ entrepreneurial skills, which can be key in landing that perfect job! We are constantly developing new events and activities to help support our students in new ways. In December 2013 students were given an exciting opportunity to test trade at the Christmas Market in Cardiff Bay. This was a great way for students to test the market, check whether their pricing was on the right track and get a feel for the real business world. Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/launchpad Facebook: www.facebook.com/LPadCardiff

Josh Barnett is just one example of the many students who have received support from us. Whichever path you decide to take, the Centre for Student Entrepreneurship can help you on your journey to success.

Josh’s company Treatment Clothing offers quality clothing for both males and females and is available to buy online at: www.treatmentclothing.co.uk Facebook

“I feel it was very beneficial for me to personally meet potential buyers so that I could really grasp how the general public valued my brand. Through interaction at the market, I was able to generate a better understanding of what possible future designs I could incorporate along with a small prediction to what stocks I’ll sell.”

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“I have experienced a taste of what higher education is like in Germany, and the similarities and differences which exist when compared against the UK. I have also made contacts with fellow students from all over the world and have learned about different cultures and the norms and values, which exist in each of them. It has been an excellent opportunity both academically and socially and one which I will remember throughout my life.” Alex Theophilus - Cardiff School of Education 30


Study abroad with Outward Student Mobility and Erasmus Did you know that by joining Cardiff Met you get the chance to take part in something truly amazing? With Outward Student Mobility the world is yours to explore. You will have the invaluable opportunity to study abroad as part of your course, equipping you with the knowledge and skills needed in the global market place. You will also have the chance to work, intern and volunteer abroad on a variety of projects. With circa £27 million of funding and a portfolio of six coordinated Erasmus Mundus projects, 12 partner Erasmus Mundus projects and two coordinated Tempus projects – a world away from any of its UK counterparts – the opportunities are endless! As part of the global Santander Universities programme, Outward Student Mobility offers a wide range of studying prospects, from a fully funded year abroad, to scholarship awards giving you the chance to do a huge range of activities, whether in term-time or during the holiday periods.

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It is even possible to study exactly the same degree course, but in a new educational and cultural environment at one of our overseas partners. You can visit one (or more!) of over 1000 universities across six different continents. Countries include France, Germany, Greece, Jordan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Ghana, Brazil, Morocco, USA and many more! By participating in an international experience with Outward Student Mobility, you are also a step closer to being eligible for the Cardiff Met Global Award; a way to enhancing your employability. A recent report reveals that students undertaking a mobility period (working, volunteering or studying overseas) are more likely to be in employment or further study six months after qualifying. Also, their average salaries tend to be higher than other graduates*. More importantly, it is an amazing experience that you will never forget. If you want to broaden your horizons, develop your skills and experiences and look to improve your future employability, why not get in touch to find out more!

“Having the opportunity to study abroad was a chance I could not refuse. With the USA having such a high reputation in the sporting environment, the exchange program allowed me to witness this first hand. The six months spent on the exchange program was the most enjoyable time out of the three years at university, where a wealth of support was provided to ensure the experience was both enjoyable and beneficial.” Chris Berry BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science

FURTHER INFORMATION: The Outward Mobility Team Website: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ outwardmobility Email: outwardmobility@ cardiffmet.ac.uk Tel: 029 20 41 6027 Find us on Facebook: Search: ‘Cardiff Met Outward Mobility’ Erasmus www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ erasmus

*Attainment in Higher Education, Erasmus and Placement Students, HEFCE 2009 and Ready to Grow: Business Priorities for Education and Skills, CBI 2010.

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Cardiff School of Art & Design A place at Cardiff School of Art & Design (CSAD) gives you the opportunity to study in an art school that puts your ambitions and potential at the heart of the curriculum. Our courses have been designed to enable you to make choices about how you want your talent to develop. You can elect a business focus in your work, concentrate on exploring the cutting edge of your subject, or challenge yourself to take your work to new heights and in completely new directions: any and all of these. We give you the chance to learn advanced level technical skills. We see no reason why a textile student shouldn’t learn how to weld, or a fine art student shouldn’t learn digital stitch. You also get to choose the bigger ideas you would like to examine, in ways that will inform your creative practice.

In your second and third years with us, you can shape the direction in which you would like your work to go. You can undertake a work placement, carry out research with one of our professors, spend time abroad examining non-Western creative traditions, or learn more about how to set up your own business, amongst other things. In your third year, you can choose to work on either a dissertation or a business plan. At CSAD, we aim to be a community. You will have plenty of opportunity not just to engage with people in your year from all of our courses, but also to work alongside students in other years or on postgraduate and research programmes. Our studios are open spaces, where you can work as an individual, but come across all kinds of work being developed. The community is at its most vibrant in our Heart Space, where you can share ideas, really get to know people and take part in a range of activities. You will feel part of an art school, because that’s what we are.

OUR COURSES: Architectural Design & Technology - HND/BSc (Hons) Artist Designer: Maker - BA (Hons) Ceramics - BA (Hons) Fine Art - BA (Hons) Graphic Communication - BA (Hons) Illustration - BA (Hons) Product Design - BA/BSc (Hons) Textiles - BA (Hons)

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Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/csad Find us on Facebook: /cardiffschoolofartanddesign Follow us on Twitter: @csadnews See us on Flickr: flickr.com/cardiffschoolofartanddesign Watch us on YouTube: youtube.com/csadvideos

We look forward to you joining us.

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A new home for CSAD... “The experience for all undergraduate students at CSAD will be enhanced when the School moves into its new purpose-designed building on the Llandaff Campus in 2014.” Professor Kavanagh, CSAD Dean

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Cardiff School of Art & Design CSAD is housed on Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Llandaff Campus in a complex that includes a brand new building, as well as refurbished studios and teaching spaces. The design of these facilities has drawn on our approach to our courses. The facilities promote deep engagement in creative practices, the sharing of specialist expertise and the fostering of a real art school community. This is a truly contemporary facility, yet one that maintains all the best traditions of art school practices.

Most of our workshops are on the ground floor and cover a very wide range of technologies: from founding non-ferrous metals to recording studios, and from lithography to plaster work. The upper floors house a variety of different types of studios, with space allocated on the basis of the type of creative work being undertaken. At the centre of the School is the Heart Space, where all kinds of activities will take place, including film showings and performances.

“The development of this fantastic new building has been designed around the research and teaching requirements of CSAD. As a result, it is sensitive to the ways we work through making and critical thinking.” “The design fully recognizes that CSAD represents higher education at its most unconventional, intellectually challenging and creatively dynamic. The design allows for the fact that we are messy, noisy, technology-driven, craft-based, talkative, hugely hard working, and resource-intensive: not to mention, inventive, pragmatic, constantly developing and generally maverick.” Professor Kavanagh, CSAD Dean

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Cardiff School of Education Located on the Cyncoed Campus, the Cardiff School of Education (CSE) has been providing initial teacher education and training (ITET) for over 60 years and forms part of the South East Wales Centre for Teacher Education and Training. This expertise in ITET is complemented by programmes in Educational Studies, joint honours programmes in English and a professionally endorsed programme in Youth and Community Work. Why choose the Cardiff School of Education? • Employability and career development is central to CSE, with 95% of our graduates entering employment or further study within six months of graduation1. • Our joint honours programmes in English have consistently achieved over 90% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the past three years2. • Through our excellent links with industry, such as Literature Wales and Fresh Ties, cardiffmet.ac.uk

we encourage our English students to participate in cultural events and work experience, which are both relevant to your degree and which open up potential career opportunities. • Studying in Cardiff offers our English students the opportunity to study creative and cultural practices in a vibrant capital city. The largest UK creative industry sector outside of London. • Our Educational Studies academic team offer an innovative course, which offers students the opportunity to specialise in a chosen pathway. The programme provides an excellent route into teaching, with many graduates choosing to progress to PGCE teacher training programmes within the School upon graduation. Other graduates have chosen to go into careers including training and development officer, project manager, educational liaison officer, pupil support officer, play project worker, family support worker; youth offending team worker and outdoor education officer.

OUR COURSES: Educational Studies & Drama - BA (Hons) Educational Studies & Early Childhood Studies - BA (Hons) Educational Studies & English - BA (Hons)

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Cardiff School of Education • Educational Studies students also have the opportunity to volunteer within our Forest School, which is an on-site outdoor learning centre. Students gain valuable practical experience working with children and young adults from local schools and voluntary organisations in this bespoke centre, providing quality experiences critical to assisting applications for jobs within the education sector. The school also provides opportunities to gain accredited Forest School levels one and three qualifications.

• Our Youth and Community Work course is professionally endorsed by Education Training Standards (ETS) Wales and is recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) for Youth and Community Workers. The programme is designed for youth and community workers who wish to extend their understanding, skills and competence as informal educators and gain a nationally recognised professional qualification.

• Graduates from our Secondary Education programme in Music or Welsh leave this programme equipped with the skills to respond to present and future challenges in education. Students of this course are registered for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) allowing entry to the teaching profession at secondary level. 1 2

Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2012. National Student Survey 2011, 2012, 2013.

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Cardiff School of Health Sciences At the Cardiff School of Health Sciences (CSHS) we offer a wide portfolio of courses in the areas of Biomedical and Healthcare Science; Environmental Health; Food Nutrition and Dietetics; Health, Care and Complementary Therapies; Psychology and Social Sciences. A number of our programmes are unique within Wales. Why choose the Cardiff School of Health Sciences? • Work placements are integral to most of our degrees ensuring excellent career opportunities upon graduation. • 95% of CSHS graduates enter employment or further study within six months of graduation1. • Many of our programmes are professionally accredited, ensuring content is current and career and further study opportunities are enhanced.

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• Our staff are research active and regularly speak at national and international conferences. They act as advisors to national and international funding and decision making bodies across all subject areas. This means our courses are delivered by staff with extensive experience within their respective fields. • We have high levels of student satisfaction across the school. 88% of CSHS students agree or strongly agree that overall, they are satisfied with the quality of their course2. • We offer excellent facilities to enhance the learning experience of our students. These include the £4.9 million Food Industry Centre for Food Science and Nutrition students. Microbiology, chemical analysis and sports physiology laboratories. There are working clinics for Podiatry and Complementary Therapies, as well as dedicated spaces for Psychology and Speech Therapy students.

OUR COURSES: Foundation leading to BA/BSc Social Sciences Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences

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Complementary Therapies - BSc (Hons) Dental Technology - BSc (Hons) Environmental Health - BSc (Hons) Food Production Management - BSc (Hons) Food Science & Technology - BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care - HND/BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science - BSc (Hons) Housing: Policy & Practice - Diploma/BSc (Hons) Housing: Supported Housing - Diploma/BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition & Dietetics - BSc (Hons) Podiatry - BSc (Hons) Psychology - BSc (Hons) Public Health Nutrition - BSc (Hons) Social Work - BSc (Hons) Speech & Language Therapy - BSc (Hons) Sports Biomedicine & Nutrition - BSc (Hons)

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Sensory Analysis at the Food Industry Centre, Llanda Campus.

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Cardiff School of Health Sciences • Our personal tutor scheme will support you in your personal, academic and professional development; enhance your student experience and support you through every step of your learning journey and life at university.

Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/cshs Find us on Facebook: www.fb.com/CardiffSchoolOfHealthSciences Follow us on Twitter: @CardiffMetCSHS

• Progression to postgraduate and research study is available across a wide range of subjects within the school. 1 2

Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2012. National Student Survey 2013.

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Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff Campus

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Cardiff School of Management At the Cardiff School of Management (CSM) we aim to provide you with the skills and knowledge to operate as successful managers, within the everchanging world of modern Business and Management. Why choose the Cardiff School of Management? • Many of our courses offer a choice of pathways allowing you to specialise in a particular area. • Our work placement programme is designed to enhance your future employability prospects. • 93% of CSM graduates enter employment or further study within six months of graduation1. • 87% or our student partners are satisfied overall with their course and decision to study at CSM: you could be too.2

• Our award winning, state-of-the- art, £21 million management building at the Llandaff Campus provides an excellent social and learning environment for our students. • Opportunities exist for you to continue your study at postgraduate level within the School, by undertaking one of our well established and internationally recognised postgraduate programmes. • We have strong links with professional bodies and the business community, ensuring our programmes offer cutting edge content and are delivered by staff with extensive experience in their respective fields. • A personal tutoring team dedicated to supporting you in your personal, academic and professional development; to enhance your student experience and support you through every step of your learning journey and life at university. 1 2

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Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2012. National Student Survey 2013.

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Cardi School of Management Events Management - BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management (with specialist pathways) - BA (Hons) International Tourism Management (with specialist pathways) - BA (Hons)

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Cardiff School of Sport The Cardiff School of Sport (CSS) has an international reputation for the quality of its academic, professional and extracurricular work. The School offers some of the best and most popular sport related courses in the UK, all designed to meet current market needs. The curricula are formulated around a balance of theoretical studies; laboratory based work and practical teaching. Why choose the Cardiff School of Sport? • Most of our courses offer option modules allowing you to specialise in a particular area. • We have strong links with local authority sport and recreation departments, National Governing Bodies, UK Sports Councils and a range of professional sports clubs. These relationships ensure our programmes offer cutting edge content and are delivered by staff with extensive experience in their respective fields.

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• All students have the opportunity to undertake a work placement in years two or three. This focus on employability has led to 98% of CSS students entering employment or further study within six months of graduation1. • 89% of CSS students agree or strongly agree that overall, they are satisfied with the quality of their course2. • Opportunities exist for you to continue your study at postgraduate level within the School. • Staff in the School are involved in coaching, advising international sports teams and contributing to UK boards of governance in sport. Many are actively involved on advisory panels that shape the future of the British sport, physical education and leisure industries.

OUR COURSES: Dance - BA (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science - BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science (Intercalated) - BSc (Hons) Sport & Physical Education - BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching - BSc (Hons) Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation & Massage - BSc (Hons) Sport Development - BSc (Hons) Sport Management - BSc (Hons) Sport Performance Analysis - BSc (Hons) Sport Studies - BSc (Hons)

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• The School is committed to continued expansion as a research and enterprise centre. The research activities of the School staff further enhance the curriculum and the student experience.

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Biomechanics at the National Indoor Athletics Centre (NIAC), Cyncoed Campus.


Cardiff School of Sport • A personal tutoring team dedicated to supporting you in your personal, academic and professional development helps to enhance your student experience and support you through every step of your learning journey. • The University is a major force in UK university sport and the school supports students in participation at all levels. Comprehensive support services are offered to ensure performers reach and maintain ideal performance status in their chosen sport.

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• The School’s excellent facilities include the impressive National Indoor Athletics Centre, a tennis centre, a fitness gym, new third-generation pitch, and a sanddressed artificial pitch. New builds on the Cyncoed Campus include a Sport and Exercise Medicine Centre, teaching space for massage, strength and conditioning theory and practical lectures, and a physiology research laboratory. 1 2

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“I’ve been very impressed with Cardiff Met in the support it provides, both personal and financial, to enable staff and students to carry out cutting-edge research.” “The specialist knowledge we gain from our involvement in international research projects enables staff to deliver cutting-edge thinking, information and technologies in our teaching.” Dr Cathy Treadaway - Cardiff School of Art & Design 52

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“Through my undergraduate studies, I gained insight into the innovation and high standards of the biomechanical research at Cardiff Met.” Hannah Wyatt - Cardiff School of Sport Graduate and current PhD student.


Research & Enterprise Cardiff Metropolitan University has six main centres for research activity – the five academic Schools and the National Centre for Product Design and Development Research (PDR). Much of the research at Cardiff Met is applied and is linked in some way to professional practice. We have strong connections with industry as our research addresses real world problems and attempts to find solutions to them. • Programmes of study at Cardiff Met are modern, appropriate and underpinned by leading-edge research. Curricula are constantly updated when new research findings become known and this means that when students graduate their knowledge is up-to-date and relevant. • Across our five academic Schools and PDR there are centres of particular research expertise and our researchers are leaders in their respective fields. The knowledge they create helps to make our curricula distinctive.

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• Our senior researchers are Readers and Professors. They contribute to the delivery of all our programmes and share both what they have discovered in their research and also their experience of actually doing research. • Many of our programmes of study have elements in which students engage in their own problem-based learning and develop their own research skills. Working in excellent facilities and with high specification equipment, students become accomplished researchers and create their own new knowledge. The research skills they develop and the experience they gain help to make them very employable. • The delivery of our programmes is also informed by research about how students study and learn, and how our academic staff facilitate learning.

• With a positive experience of research during their undergraduate programmes, some of our students pursue a career in research either through taught postgraduate provision (e.g. MA, MBA, MSc programmes) or through research degrees (e.g. MPhil, PhD) either at Cardiff Met or elsewhere. For further information visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/research

Research informs our undergraduate programmes in a number of important ways.

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Come and visit us! www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/opendays Whether you’ve already made your mind up that Cardiff Met is the place for you; or whether you’re still deciding, attending one of our Open Days is essential. It’s the perfect chance for you to find out more about the course you're interested in, speak to staff and students first-hand and tour our facilities, accommodation and campuses. It also gives you a great opportunity to visit Cardiff and explore the city. We run academic school Open Days throughout the year, which are relevant to your course and your area of interest. These events run for the following areas: Cardiff School of Art & Design Cardiff School of Education Cardiff School of Health Sciences Cardiff School of Management Cardiff School of Sport For a full list of dates and areas covered, check out our website at: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/opendays Official Twitter: #cardiffmetopenday cardiffmet.ac.uk

Sport Open Days For those interested in applying for a Sport degree at the university, we also run a series of Sport Applicant Days from November until May. Please note: You are unable to book onto one of these events, as you have to be specifically invited. In order to receive an invitation you will need to meet, or be predicted to meet, the entry requirements of the course you wish to apply for. Please refer to the individual course descriptions in this prospectus for entry requirements. Applicants are also expected to have a strong sporting profile, which should be detailed in your personal statement on your UCAS form if you intend to apply. Please note: It is essential that you book to attend our Open Days. You can do this by registering online at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/opendays, contact our Open Day Officer on 029 2041 6042 or email us at opendays@cardiffmet.ac.uk

“Being able to visit the university, get a feel for the place and find out all the relevant information about the course, finance and university life, made me even more certain that this is where I definitely want to study!” Open Day Visitor - 2012

“Staff and ambassadors were always there to help and it's one of the best open days I have been to.” Open Day Visitor - 2013

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“The accreditation of the course appealed to me, particularly as it meant I would be exempt from taking nine of the further professional ACCA exams once I graduated.� Carys Davies - BA (Hons) Accounting Graduate and Trainee Accountant at EW Owen & Co


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Accounting BA (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW Professionally accredited by the ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW, this course will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to all areas of accounting and prepares you for further study at the final stages of professional accounting qualifications. As such, you may obtain the maximum number of exemptions from these bodies’ professional examinations. In addition, we have a strategic partnership with Graham Paul Chartered Accountants, which provides for paid student placements with a view to graduate training contracts. Students taking the sandwich option will also undertake a year-long work placement between their second and third years. Core and options modules across the three years may include:

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Advanced Audit Applied Management Auditing Auditing and Corporate Governance Behavioural Finance Corporate Law Digital Accounting Economic History European Law Financial Accounting Financial Management Financial Reporting Financial Services Investment Management IT Management Accounting Statistics and Quantitative Technologies Strategic Management Tax Planning Taxation Work Placement

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There is a considerable demand from UK employers for accounting graduates and past experience suggests that a significant proportion of graduates will obtain graduate training places in finance sections of businesses, high street practices and the public sector.

Accreditations:

The course is fully accredited by the main UK accounting bodies and you will be able to obtain maximum exemptions from the ACCA and ICAEW examinations and substantial exemptions from the CIMA examinations. This is therefore a demanding course, which combines academic content with the development of the knowledge and skills required to pass the accounting bodies’ final examinations.

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) UCAS code: N400

Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Course length:

Three to five years full-time. Dependent upon undertaking foundation and/or sandwich year. Entry requirements:

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Foundation Programme: Cardiff School of Management – 101 BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance – 61 BA (Hons) Business Economics – 71 BSc (Hons) Economics – 82 BScEcon (Hons) International Economics & Finance – 117

280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC; or Management foundation programme.

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Accounting & Finance BA (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW

KEY FACTS

Professionally accredited by the ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW, this course will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to all areas of accounting and prepares you for further study at the final stages of professional accounting qualifications. As such, you may obtain the maximum number of exemptions from these bodies’ professional examinations. In addition, we have a strategic partnership with Graham Paul Chartered Accountants, which provides for paid student placements with a view to graduate training contracts. Students taking the sandwich option will also undertake a year-long work placement between their second and third years.

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Core and options modules across the three years may include: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Applied Management Auditing Auditing and Corporate Governance Banking and Financial Institutions Behavioural Finance Capital Markets Corporate Law Credit Management and Risk Digital Accounting Dissertation Economic History European Law Financial Accounting Financial Management Financial Reporting Financial Services Investment Management Islamic Finance

Foundation Programme: Cardiff School of Management – 101 BA (Hons) Accounting – 59 BA (Hons) Business Economics – 71 BSc (Hons) Economics – 82 BScEcon (Hons) International Economics & Finance – 117

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IT Management Accounting Research Skills Statistics Strategic Management Taxation Work Placement

Accreditations:

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS UCAS code: NN43

There is a considerable demand from UK employers for accounting graduates and past experience suggests that a significant proportion of graduates will obtain graduate training in finance sections of businesses, high street practices and the public sector. The course is fully accredited by the main UK accounting bodies and you will be able to obtain maximum exemptions from the ACCA and ICAEW examinations and substantial exemptions from the CIMA examinations. This is therefore a demanding course, which combines academic content with the development of the knowledge and skills required to pass the accounting bodies’ final examinations.

Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Course length:

Three to five years full-time. Dependent upon undertaking foundation and/or sandwich year. Entry requirements:

280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC; or Management foundation programme.

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“I like to have a challenge, I need to be constantly thinking things over, if I'm not I don't feel like I'm spending my time as I should.� Nicola Murtagh - BSc (Hons) Architectural Design & Technology

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Architectural Design & Technology BSc (Hons)/HND

COURSE OVERVIEW This dynamic studio focussed course is designed to encourage and harness creative talent. It will help you develop your problem-solving skills in producing imaginative and practical design solutions. To help you achieve this, you will learn about aspects of building techniques and materials, as well as about factors that impact on the design of buildings.

For those undertaking the BSc, the focus of the final year is on two major design-based projects, one of which will concentrate on refurbishment and/or conversion work to an existing building. You will also complete a dissertation and a project designed to further prepare you for working in a professional design practice.

There will be a strong emphasis on detailed design and on skills development in technical architectural drawing, both manually and through use of specialist computer-aided-design software. You will also develop an appreciation of the historical context of architectural design; will learn the values of environmentally responsive building design; and study innovative building techniques.

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The course is designed to prepare graduates as professional architectural technologists, working alongside architects and other construction professionals on the design of new projects or the refurbishment and repair of existing buildings.

Accreditations:

Most qualified architectural technologists work in private practice, although there are opportunities to work in other organisations that have their own design teams, such as building contractors or large corporate companies. Graduates can also pursue careers in related areas, such as project management or architectural conservation.

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists. UCAS code:

HND: 12KW BSc: W290 Course length:

HND: Two years full-time/ BSc: Three years full-time This degree is also offered as a four year award, with a year out in industry. Entry requirements:

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists accredits this course and graduates will be eligible, after a period of relevant experience, to apply for full membership of the Institute to become Chartered Architectural Technologists.

HND: 220 UCAS Tariff Points from at least one A-level (or equivalent). BSc: 260 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-level (or equivalent). Full course profile:

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“Maker is art and it is design, and I like that it is about traditional processes as well as brand new ones, like 3D printing.� Matthew Bush - BA (Hons) Artist Designer: Maker

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Artist Designer: Maker BA (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW

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A contemporary maker can be engaged with the handcrafting of furniture, musical instruments, jewellery, accessories, flatware and tableware, timepieces and much more. They can produce work for batch production or bespoke, whilst at the same time create one-off studio pieces. The role of a maker, who can design and produce for specific markets, whilst also developing one-off artworks and products of distinction, is significant and lies at the core of this subject This course operates across a broad range of materials and processes, including textiles, ceramics, glass, wood, metals, plastics, and ’smart’ materials. It brings together ideas, traditions, processes, materials and approaches.

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With innovation at its centre, the programme will enable you to manipulate existing materials, processes and technologies. You will also be able create from new, through research and hands-on experimentation. You will learn how to investigate and develop an idea into a fully realised material outcome, whether this is a functional product or created artefact, an installation or an expressive object.

The structure of the course enables you to gather good business experience, undertake a work placement, work with one of our professors, or travel to study making in countries where the traditions are very different. The choice will be yours and there will be a lot of it. In the third year, maker students can elect to undertake a business plan or a dissertation, preparing the way for your career on graduation.

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Three years full-time. Entry requirements:

300 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent), plus portfolio. Full course profile:

www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/W291

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS You will create your own vocabulary of material skills and understanding in both traditional materials and digital media. You will also have the opportunity to explore methods of production from the handmade to the 3D printed or outsourced manufactured object. You will have access to excellently equipped workshops and stateof-the-art equipment.

UCAS code: W291

Graduates will become makers in their own right, working either in a self-employed capacity or as part of a specific company. Some will go into allied fields such as teaching, journalism or therapeutic practices. Graduates can undertake further study through an MA, MFA or MDes enabling the development of professional practice.

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“A great feature of the course is that it’s professionally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.” Matthew Williams - BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science a

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Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW Professionally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, the programme is designed to enable you to develop, integrate and apply scientific knowledge, understanding and skills to the multidisciplinary investigation of human disease and disorder. The course will prepare you for further training, research or employment in various scientific disciplines. In year one you will gain an understanding of human physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, microbiology and immunology. Laboratory and teaching sessions will provide you with the scientific knowledge and technical skills that will prepare you for years two and three. In year two you will gain more understanding of molecular biology and acquire expertise in a range of specialist investigative techniques; epidemiology and data analysis; and research methods.

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Coverage of subjects such as medical biochemistry, cellular pathology, haematology, transfusion science, medical microbiology, immunology, pharmacology and toxicology will explore the nature, importance and treatment of disease processes. The final year focuses on the integration of previously acquired knowledge to provide you with an appreciation of the multidisciplinary approach to research, diagnosis and management of disorder and disease. Subjects covered will include the laboratory investigation of disease, bioinformatic analysis, translational research and a selection of topics of current relevance to biomedical science. The final year research project will further encourage independent learning, the continued development of technical skills and critical analysis.

Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences - 99 BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science - 107

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS

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Graduates may use their expert scientific knowledge and analytical skills to investigate diseases such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and exercise. They are able to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment and support the research and development of new diagnostic tests or pharmaceutical products.

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Graduates will also be equipped to find employment in a variety of contexts, including pathology laboratories, research laboratories, the food industry, forensic science, pharmaceuticals, health and safety, commerce and teaching. In addition, many of our graduates have gone on to study for higher degrees, including graduate entry medicine and dentistry degrees and further professional qualifications, such as the MSc Biomedical Science programme at Cardiff Met.

The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). UCAS code: B900

Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Course length:

Three years full-time; Four years full-time (inc. Foundation). Entry requirements:

260 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grade CC in Biology and Chemistry. 280 Points if grade C in Biology plus another Science at A-level and grade C in Chemistry at AS-level; or Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences.

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“The course has broadened my knowledge of the business industry and is developing my skills to ensure my career prospects are maximised.� Hollie Edwards - BA (Hons) Business & Management Studies


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Business & Management Studies (with specialist pathways) BA (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW With 100% overall student satisfaction in the 2013 National Student Survey, this highly popular and vibrant course allows you to either specialise in a particular area of business through our wide choice of pathways, or to undertake a broad-based business and management course. Pathways: • Finance • Human Resource Management • Information Systems Management • International Business Management • Law • Marketing

The course structure develops from a compulsory first year, consisting of six modules, to only two compulsory modules in the final year of study. This will enable you to direct your interests into a specialised pathway or specific set of option modules, whilst ensuring that you receive a sound understanding and appreciation of the central themes required of all business and management students. You will undertake a compulsory work placement module in the second year as this is considered an essential requirement for all business and management students. For those who wish, there is the additional opportunity to take a sandwich year between year two and the final year. A full module list, including options and year breakdown, can be found on our website.

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Foundation Programme: Cardiff School of Management – 101 BA (Hons) International Business Management – 115 BA (Hons) Marketing Management – 123

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS

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Employability is an important aspect of the degree programme. We hold careers fairs and social networking events with employers and support Entrepreneurship through ‘Launch Pad’ – a scheme operated by our Centre for Student Entrepreneurship which aids you in business practice to develop your business while you are a university student (see page 29). The course aims to develop graduates who have both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to make an immediate and valuable contribution to organisations operating in a dynamic business environment. Our graduates work in a wide range of organisations in both the public and private sector.

UCAS code: *NN12: Business

There are opportunities to continue your study at postgraduate level at the Cardiff School of Management, on programmes such as the MSc International Business Management, LLM International Business and the MBA. In addition, graduates will be well prepared to undertake professional qualifications or courses. * Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website.

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N1N3: Finance N1NP: Human Resource Management N1GM: Information Systems Management N191: International Business Management N1M1: Law N1NM: Marketing Course length:

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280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC and one relevant subject; or Management foundation programme.

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Business Economics BA (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW The unique strength of our course is the clear emphasis on application and critical understanding. As the emphasis is on business you will also be taught management techniques to give you the edge in the business world. Our Economics tutors work with organisations such as the Government Economics Service, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in Ireland, Roubini Global Economics, the Economist Intelligence Unit and the International Monetary Fund. These links ensure our curriculum is cutting edge and relevant. In the first year you will get an introduction into micro and macroeconomics, as well as being equipped with the necessary quantitative and academic skills to succeed not only in your studies, but also more importantly in your future career.

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Furthermore, you will get a wider perspective with an introduction to accounting and the theory and practice of entrepreneurship. In the second year you study economics at a more advanced level. You learn how to undertake financial planning in a business and how to undertake research. You also find out how to develop a business. Furthermore, you will learn how to act strategically and how to undertake data research. A workplace module is also included in the second year of study to prepare you for your career after completing your studies. The third year focuses on applying economics, but also explores strategic management. Again there will be the opportunity to specialise in areas like public economics and monetary economics.

Foundation Programme: Cardiff School of Management – 101 BA (Hons) Accounting – 59 BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance – 61 BSc (Hons) Economics – 82 BScEcon (Hons) International Economics & Finance – 117

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS

KEY FACTS

Economists are in demand in both the private and public sector. They can be skilled managers, researchers, analysts and strategists.

UCAS code: L101

Research shows that Economics graduates have higher average earnings than most other graduates, including those studying a general business degree. The average starting salary for Economics graduates is £25,000.

Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Course length:

Three years full-time; Four years full-time (inc. Foundation). Entry requirements:

The provision of work-placements as an assessed part of your academic programme of learning is so important that we provide you with the opportunity to undertake placement as part of your second year studies. We have strong links with the business community and the workplacement programme is designed to enhance your future employability prospects.

280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC; or Management foundation programme. Full course profile:

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“My passion has always been information communication technology and I want to run my own business in the future. My course allows me to see how technology and business fit together.” Michael Bailey - BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems (not pictured)

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Business Information Systems (with specialist pathways) BSc (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW Professionally accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, this course is designed to develop your knowledge and expertise in the use of socio-technical systems and the importance of computing and information technology in modern business environments and the Digital Economy. You will also be exposed to state-of-the-art processes, systems and research that will shape and transform the business computing and IT industry over the next decade. The department has scored highly in the National Student Survey over the past five years, averaging between 90%-100% overall satisfaction. We are currently ranked as the top 'new' university in Wales for Computer Science in The Times and The Sunday Times University Guide 2014.

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The course offers specialist pathways of study in Data Security, Multimedia and Networks. Modules will include: • Systems Analysis and Design Techniques • Introduction to Databases • Introduction to Multimedia and the Internet • Fundamentals of Computer Technology • Introduction to Information Systems • Programming Fundamentals • Event-Driven Programming • Business Applications • Academic Skills for Business • Management Theory & Practice Detailed module information can be found on our website.

Foundation Programme: Cardiff School of Management – 101 BSc (Hons) Computing – 77 BSc (Hons) Software Engineering – 135

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS

KEY FACTS

The aim of this degree is to equip you with the knowledge and skills you will need to manage, develop and use information systems in a modern business environment.

Accredited by: BCS, the

Chartered Institute for IT. UCAS code: *G5N1:

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Graduates will find a wide variety of career opportunities in management and information technology-related areas, with the demand for technically skilled employees in both the private and public sector continuing to rise. The School has strong links with industry and key technology companies throughout the UK and Europe. All students have the opportunity to participate in research, student exchange and internship programmes. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement in your second year. The work placement programme is designed to enhance your future employability prospects.

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G5N2: Data Security G450: Multimedia G420: Networks * Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Course length: Three to five years full-time. Dependent upon undertaking foundation and/or sandwich year. Entry requirements:

240 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC and one relevant subject; or Management foundation programme.

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“If you do see ceramics, it's usually in the gift shop, I'd like to be one of those people who brings it into exhibition work.� Rachel Codd - BA (Hons) Ceramics

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Ceramics BA (Hons) EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS

KEY FACTS

A dynamic team of technician demonstrators, all first-rate ceramicists in their own right, will support you throughout the course. You can also acquire advanced skills in a range of technologies that might be new to you. We are really keen for you to explore materials and their alchemy.

This programme prides itself on the creativity, technical expertise and professionalism of its graduates. Work from recent graduates has included: domestic tableware, fine art, figurative sculpture, installation, performance, film, animation, product design and surface pattern.

UCAS code: W232

The structure of the course enables you to gather good business experience, carry out research with one of our professors, and undertake a work placement or travel to study ceramics in countries where the traditions are very different. The choice will be yours and there will be a lot of it. In the third year, ceramics students can elect to undertake a business plan or a dissertation, preparing the way for your career on graduation.

A significant number of graduates also progress onto the schools prestigious MA Ceramics programme.

COURSE OVERVIEW The Cardiff School of Art & Design has the largest ceramics centre in Europe, with a reputation for research and teaching that attracts students, practitioners and academics from all over the world. Ceramics at CSAD has a long-standing reputation for excellence, based on an approach that is dynamic and progressive. Throughout this course you will have the opportunity to work across a broad range of processes, exploring the full potential of ceramic applications. You will create your own route through the programme, working in both traditional materials and, where appropriate, digital media. Although a specialist ceramic programme, we welcome students who are keen to work with other materials including glass, textiles, metal and ‘smart’ materials. You will have access to excellently equipped workshops and have a dedicated personal studio space.

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Three years full-time Entry requirements:

300 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent), plus portfolio. Full course profile:

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With 90% overall student satisfaction in the 2013 National Student Survey, no other undergraduate programme in the UK offers students the opportunity to study at degree level and to gain three professional qualifications, at the highest level, in massage (Massage Training Institute); aromatherapy (International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists), and reflexology (Association of Reflexologists). You will learn to combine complementary and conventional approaches to health care. The training provided in the skills of holistic massage, reflexology and clinical aromatherapy is supported by the biological and behavioural sciences and the development of research skills.

Entry requirements:

280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least three A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC, one to be in Biology; or Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences.

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS

COURSE OVERVIEW

The first year provides foundation skills and knowledge by developing a range of holistic massage skills and techniques to a professional standard. Reflexology is also introduced in the first year.

Watch our video and find out more about our Complementary Therapies course.

In year two you will learn the skills of aromatherapy and complete your training in reflexology to a professional standard. The biomedical theme will continue by developing your understanding of pathophysiology and mechanisms of disease, as well as further develop your communication and listening skills and develop your skills in quantitative research methods. In your final year, you will undertake a work placement in a health or social care setting and participate in the running of a student clinic open to the general public. You will continue to develop your bodywork skills; increase your knowledge of the differential diagnosis of common diseases and examine the influence of psychological and sociological factors on health. You will also undertake a research project.

The programme helps to prepare students for employment in a number of ways. Through work placements and real-life clinic experiences, as well as employment focused business modules. Most of our graduates are working in private practice as self-employed practitioners, who have set up their own businesses, for example: Cinnabar Health (Newport); Hi Therapies (Bournemouth); Therapese (Cardiff); Cotswold Therapies (Gloucestershire). Several of our graduates have gained therapeutic positions at Velindre Cancer Hospital in Cardiff, at the George Thomas Hospice and at the Marie Curie Hospice at Holme Tower, Penarth. Other graduates have pursued careers in the management of the complementary therapy provision at hospices or in the community, for example, at the Hospice of the Valleys in Ebbw Vale, at George Thomas Hospice in Cardiff, and at the George Eliot Hospital and Mary Ann Evans Hospice in Nuneaton.

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Computing BSc (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW

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EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS This course is designed to develop a grasp of the key concepts of computing, software and modern computer systems. It provides a deep understanding of the underpinning theoretical foundations of computing and computation, along with showcasing the importance of software and technology in the Digital Economy. You will also be exposed to the state-of-the art tools, methodologies and research that will shape and transform the computing and IT industry over the next decade. The department has scored highly in the National Student Survey over the past five years, averaging between 90%-100% overall satisfaction. We are currently ranked as the top 'new' university in Wales for Computer Science in The Times and The Sunday Times University Guide 2014.

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Systems Analysis and Design Techniques Mathematics for Computing Low-Level Programming Introduction to Databases Introduction to Multimedia and the Internet Fundamentals of Computer Technology Introduction to Information Systems Data Structures, Algorithms, and Program Design Event Driven Programming Legal and Ethical Issues in Computing Academic Practice

Detailed module information can be found on our website.

UCAS code: G400

Graduates will find a wide variety of career opportunities in computing and information technology-related areas, such as software development, systems analysis and design and IT consultancy, with the demand for technically skilled employees in both the private and public sector continuing to rise. The School has strong links with industry and key technology companies throughout the UK and Europe. All students have the opportunity to participate in research, student exchange and internship programmes. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement in your second year. The work placement programme is designed to enhance your future employability prospects.

Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Course length:

Three to five years full-time. Dependent upon undertaking foundation and/or sandwich year. Entry requirements:

240 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC and one relevant subject; or Management foundation programme. Full course profile:

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Foundation Programme: Cardiff School of Management – 101 BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems – 73 BSc (Hons) Software Engineering – 135

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Dance BA (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW With 100% overall student satisfaction in the 2013 National Student Survey, the BA (Hons) Dance programme is the first single honours degree in Wales and focuses on developing creative and reflective independent dance practitioners, equipped to work across performance, community and education contexts. Contemporary dance is the main focus and is explored through three core strands: • The Healthier Dancer • Dance Contexts: Choreography & Performance • Professional Practice. The Healthier Dancer – Physically training the body & mind. Modules within this strand include: • Performance Techniques • Healthy Dance Practice Dance Contexts: Choreography & Performance – Creative approaches to performance. Modules within this strand include: • Research in Performance Practice • Choreographic Research Project • Analytical & Contextual Studies

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Professional Practice – Preparation for the profession. Modules within this strand include: • Dance Pedagogy & Leadership • Professional Placement • Managing Professional Dance Practice • Research Process Performance Techniques form a core part of the studies throughout the three years and draws on a range of current dance techniques, styles and approaches to practice. Students engage in a range of classes that have included: contemporary, classical jazz, urban jazz, yoga and pilates. These classes are also supported by Anatomy in Practice where students consider the healthier dancer in practice and Analysis of Practice, which explores technology to aid analysis and understanding of individual practice. Classes are led by lecturers and visiting professional artists. A full and detailed module list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

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There has been an increase in the range of career opportunities in the field of dance in recent years, fed by the increased demand for dance activity in a variety of settings. This exciting programme is designed to meet those demands by preparing skilled dance practitioners of the future. As such the course will prepare students for a range of careers in the dance industry, particularly work which takes place in performance, community and education settings.

UCAS code: W500 Course length:

Three years full-time. Entry requirements:

280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades BB and a relevant subject. Full course profile:

Career opportunities include freelance performers and choreographers, education and dance practitioners with professional dance companies, primary & secondary education dance specialists, dance development officers, researchers, community dance practitioners, inclusive practice, and commercial dance performers.

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“The course has a good split of practical and theory. The placement at Heath Hospital is great and the lecturers work personally with each student they’re always there to help.” Sam Patel - BSc (Hons) Dental Technology


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Dental Technology BSc (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW Professionally accredited by the General Dental Council and with 100% overall student satisfaction in the 2013 National Student Survey, the course aims to produce dental technologists able to fabricate dental restorations, prostheses and appliances (such as unique, individually made crowns and bridges or orthodontic appliances) to a high standard of precision. The course also seeks to enlarge understanding of new and developing areas of dental technology and to enhance relationships within the Dental Team. This course is operated in close collaboration with the University of Wales Dental Hospital Trust, which will deliver, assess and be responsible for one third of the course. As a dental technology undergraduate you will work with trainee dentists and consultants during years two and three. You will undertake periods of work placements normally at the University of Wales Dental Hospital Trust. The placement periods will enable you to gain the necessary experience in producing appliances, restorations and prostheses for patients.

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Over the three years you will study modules that include: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Advanced Dental Assignments Applied Dental Materials Bonded Restorations Cast Restorations Ceramic Restorations Clinical Observation Complete Dentures Dental Anatomy & Physiology Fixed and Functional Orthodontics Introductory Techniques Professional Practice Prosthodontics Removable Orthodontics Removable Partial Dentures Research Methods Research Project Work Placement

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Our graduates have excellent career prospects. Dental technologists are employed in the NHS, commercial laboratories, private practices and dental schools. Within the Health Service there is a clear career structure ranging through Senior, Chief and Senior Chief Grades. Within the commercial sector, after some years of experience, it would be possible to become a commercial laboratory owner or manager.

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Employment schemes are also available to successful graduates, for a period of one or two years, at University Dental Schools within the region, providing excellent opportunities to specialise. The Cardiff and Bristol Dental Hospitals offer this to dental technology graduates.

General Dental Council. UCAS code: B840 Course length:

Three years full-time. Entry requirements:

240 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC, with one relevant subject, preferably Science. Full course profile:

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UCAS code: L100 Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Course length:

Three years full-time; Four years full-time (inc. Foundation). Entry requirements:

280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC, or Management foundation programme. Full course profile:

www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/L100

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COURSE OVERVIEW The strength of our course is a strong emphasis on critical understanding and application. Our Economics tutors work with organisations such as the Government Economics Service, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in Ireland, Roubini Global Economics, the Economist Intelligence Unit and the International Monetary Fund. These links ensure our curriculum is cutting edge and relevant. In the first year you will get an introduction into both micro and macroeconomics, as well as being equipped with the necessary quantitative and academic skills to succeed not only in your studies, but more importantly in your future careers. Furthermore, you will get a wider perspective with an introduction to related subjects, such as accounting. The second year concentrates on the more advanced study of micro and macroeconomics. You will learn how to act strategically and also learn how to use statistical analysis and how to undertake research.

A workplace module is also included in the second year of study to prepare you for your career upon graduation. The third year focuses on applying economics, but also explores further important areas of economics, which are health and monetary economics (why money is important and how a credit crunch happens), as well as public economics, which is all about the economic tools important for governments. The dissertation will be an opportunity to apply your acquired knowledge and skills. This will further prepare you for your future professional or academic career.

Economists are in demand in both the private and public sector. They can be skilled managers, researchers, analysts and strategists. Research shows that Economics graduates have higher average earnings than most other graduates, including those studying a general business degree. The average starting salary for Economics graduates is £25,000. The provision of work-placements as an assessed part of your academic programme of learning is so important that we provide you with the opportunity to undertake a placement as part of your second year studies. We have strong links with the business community and the workplacement programme is designed to enhance your future employability prospects.

Foundation Programme: Cardiff School of Management – 101 BA (Hons) Accounting – 59 BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance – 61 BA (Hons) Business Economics – 71 BScEcon (Hons) International Economics & Finance – 117

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Educational Studies (with specialist pathways) BA (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW This degree combines Educational Studies with a specialist pathway of your choice: • • • • • •

Drama Early Childhood Studies English Literacy Sport and Physical Activity Welsh

Detailed information about the specialist pathways can be found on our website. The educational studies element includes an exploration of psychological, sociological and historical issues in education. The focus is on learning throughout life and explores pertinent issues across the age ranges from early childhood into adulthood. We critically examine key educational research and policy and how these impact on education.

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Employability is a key feature of all modules and the course has excellent links with employers. Within the work-based placement module there is integrated input from the careers service and the opportunity to attend a school or non-school placement. The degree provides excellent grounding for those wishing to pursue a teaching career or education related career within all sectors of education/learning (compulsory and post-compulsory, school, non-school and community based education). Students are able to undertake the educational studies modules through the medium of Welsh.

BA (Hons) Secondary Education: Music or Welsh (11-16) QTS – 132

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Our graduates access a range of jobs and employment opportunities, including further study in education via the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) teacher training programme at the University. We guarantee entry to the selection process for the relevant PGCE Primary and PGCE Secondary programmes: PE, English, Drama and Welsh. An honours degree classification of a 2:2 or 2:1 depending on PGCE programme chosen will be required. Statutory entry requirements must also be met. For more details please visit our website.

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Educational Studies and: XW34:Drama X300: Early Childhood Studies XQ33: English XQ34: Literacy XB39: Sport and Physical Activity XQ35: Welsh Course length:

Three years full-time. Entry requirements:

Graduates have pursued careers in nursery management, educational welfare and worked as local education officers for local education authorities. This degree also provides access to a range of other interesting careers, some of which may require further qualifications. Examples include careers advisory work; journalism, Master’s and PhD qualifications, social work, youth and community work and hospital play work.

260 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grade BC, with grade B in chosen pathway subject area. Full course profile:

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“The focus on employability throughout the modules and teaching methods prepared me for the next step in my professional development.” Danny Donovan - BA (Hons) English & Popular Culture* Graduate *Now BA (Hons) English & Contemporary Media

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English & Contemporary Media BA (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW With over 90% overall satisfaction in the 2013 National Student Survey, this degree provides a programme perfectly balanced between theory and practice, delivered from the creative heart of Wales. The course provides students with strong communication and analytical skills that are highly valued in today’s employment market. These skills are reinforced by optional work placements. The course is particularly suited to anyone with an interest in specialist journalism – such as film, music, fashion and sport journalism. Introductory modules like those offered in Literature, Contemporary Media and Journalism provide you with a taster of content, form and genre; while our attention to your academic skills will provide you with a theoretical 'toolbox' which you'll be able to call upon later during your degree.

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The second year introduces the subjects in more depth with specific modules targeting journalism, creative media, the legacies of Romanticism, and genre fiction, while our attention to research methods will prepare you for your dissertation. You can also decide to undertake a student work placement or participate in our Erasmus Exchange Programme. By year three you'll have a keen sense of your own academic path, as well as a study agreed with your dissertation supervisor into an area of your own choosing. This is an opportunity for you to specialise in one area of specific interest. A full module list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

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This degree provides students with strong communication and analytical skills that are highly valued in today's employment market. These skills are reinforced by the opportunity for student work placements.

UCAS code: QP33 Course length:

Three years full-time. Entry requirements:

Graduates from the course have pursued careers in a variety of industries, including: media, journalism, education, public relations, marketing and heritage. A proportion of students advance to postgraduate study at either Master’s or PhD level.

260 UCAS Tariff Points from at least three A-levels (or equivalent) to include grade BC, with grade B in English or Media Studies. Full course profile:

www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/QP33

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“The teaching staff are invaluable. They put a huge amount of effort into the course to make sure students gain from every possible learning opportunity.” Sally Thomas - BA (Hons) English & Creative Writing

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English & Creative Writing BA (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW The degree balances the study of English literature with the skills necessary for you to become an effective writer, providing a programme perfectly balanced between theory and practice. The study of English engages with your enthusiasm for reading and literature, and introduces you to advanced critical thinking in the form of theoretical practice. You will analyse a wide range of texts (including film and digital narratives) to explore the cutting edge of English as well as the historical narratives. A mixture of thematic and chronological modules ensures a good grounding in genre, context and period. You will challenge assumptions about the production of narratives and their relationship to questions of authority and identity. The degree has a strong contemporary focus and provides highly valued employability skills. The Creative Writing element of your degree will develop your thinking through textual

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and practical exploration, and equip you with a wide variety of writing skills and methodologies in relation to different genres eg. fiction, poetry, scriptwriting, non-fiction. You will be encouraged to consider textual influence and experiment with different styles. At the core of the degree is your development as a writer and the honing of skills that you can use to find jobs in a variety of creative industries such as publishing, journalism and marketing. You’ll cultivate your individual voice and writing style through revision and editing, and share your writing and thinking with your fellow students in a supportive and evaluative environment. We encourage and support our students to seek publication and to develop a writing portfolio for prospective employers. A full module list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

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You’ll be supported and encouraged to develop a portfolio of highly valued skills and practices. The type of careers that our graduates pursue include professions such as writing (fiction, poetry, script), journalism, publishing, editing, media production, teaching, lecturing, PR, copywriting, advertising, video game production, web content generation, research, and Civil Service. There is also significant scope to go on to further study at PGCE, Master’s or PhD level.

UCAS code: QW38 Course length:

Three years full-time. Entry requirements:

260 UCAS Tariff Points from at least three A-levels (or equivalent) to include grade BC, with grade B in English. Full course profile:

www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/QW38

Cardiff has one of the largest media and creative-industry sectors outside London, including BBC Wales, ITV Wales, S4C, BBC Radio Wales, the Western Mail and Wales on Sunday. English & Creative Writing at Cardiff Met is perfectly situated to draw on these amazing opportunities, combining a perfect combination of theory with ‘applied practice’, putting you in a powerful position when it comes to moving towards a career.

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“The course has been really enjoyable. It has provided the perfect balance of English & Drama.” Cory Shipp - BA (Hons) English & Drama

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English & Drama BA (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW This creative degree programme allows students to combine theoretical perspectives in English and Drama with practical skills in all aspects of performance. As well as a rich and varied academic focus, the course also benefits from specialist facilities including a fully equipped drama studio and a workshop area for set design. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in scriptwriting, directing and technical theatre and are offered exciting extracurricula opportunities, including theatre visits, visiting drama professionals and cultural excursions. The study of English will engage with your enthusiasm for reading and literature, and introduce you to advanced critical thinking in the form of theoretical practice. Your degree investigates the foundations of contemporary literature via an examination of the cultural narratives we tell ourselves.

Modules involving myth, detective fiction and gothic and science fiction investigate our manner of representing the world around us. Likewise, an attention to the socio-political production of texts contextualises the study of contemporary English literature. The Drama side of the degree introduces you to a range of theatre genres, playwrights and practitioners using both textual and practical exploration. You will be encouraged to consider the influences from which theatre is made, experiment with performance styles and analyse theatre practice. In addition you will be encouraged to develop your own skills as a performer. A full module list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

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English and Drama are natural partners; the study of each augments, enriches and illuminates the study of the other. Holders of degrees from either of these departments have proved employable in a wide spectrum of careers; acting, directing, theatre management, film, media and television, teaching, management, journalism, law, administration, accountancy, PR, as well as further postgraduate study to MA and PhD levels. Both departments have impressive research communities.

UCAS code: QW34

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Three years full-time. Entry requirements:

260 UCAS Tariff Points from at least three A-levels (or equivalent) to include grade BC, with grade B in English or Drama. Full course profile:

www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/QW34

“Camaraderie is the best part of our course. The staff here are supportive and always help out.” Joe Moore BA (Hons) English & Drama

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Environmental Health BSc (Hons) KEY FACTS Accreditations:

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The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. UCAS code: B910 Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Course length:

Three years full-time; Four years full-time (inc. Foundation).

COURSE OVERVIEW Our BSc (Hons) Environmental Health programme is one of the longest running in the UK and has recently been re-accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). Uniquely, our programme is also accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH), allowing our students to access graduate membership of both organisations. Throughout the course you will study core areas, comprising: Food Safety; Housing; Health & Safety in the Workplace; Environmental Protection and the underpinning themes of Public Health; Epidemiology and Risk Assessment.

You are required by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) to complete a series of learning outcomes to demonstrate you possess high-level professional skills, as well as the technical skills necessary to practice as Environmental Health Practitioner. As such, you are actively encouraged to seek placements both within the public sector and in the private sector. The university has an excellent reputation for finding placements for students and we will endeavour to help in matching placements to your needs via the Student Training Directory.

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS Entry requirements:

220 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC (one in a science subject); 240 UCAS Tariff Points (if no science subject); or Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences.

A full module list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

To fully prepare students for the workplace considerable emphasis is placed upon student’s technical knowledge and the application of that knowledge in core areas of practice. As part of the degree programme students will follow a professional employability module, which helps to prepare students to develop professional CV’s and be able to demonstrate through the development of personal statements, the knowledge and aptitudes required of the job application process. Opportunities for further study include the MSc Environmental Risk Management and Masters of Applied Public Health, as well as a number of research studentships.

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Events Management (with specialist pathways) BA (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW

KEY FACTS

Professionally accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, the BA Events Management programmes are designed to equip graduates with the essential skills and knowledge required to enter a wide range of positions within this exciting and dynamic industry. We offer vocationally orientated programmes, with practical hands on experience and a rigorous management underpinning. From the first year of the course you will be involved in the design and delivery of your own event projects, with additional live event projects in the second year. We have excellent industry links for placements and guest speakers and place employability at the heart of our programmes.

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exciting field – world cups, rock concerts, television spectaculars, cup finals, rallies, corporate events, Commonwealth Games and the Olympic Games!

A full module list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

As all sectors of industry - public, private and voluntary - realise the benefits of professionally managed events in terms of contributing to project based and long term objectives, organisations within them are increasingly developing in house events teams or outsourcing projects to events management companies. All these activities, coupled with increasing public expectations and improved standards of facility and service, have created a need for trained and professional managers at all levels and across a broad range of disciplines.

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Graduates will gain a management qualification that will provide excellent career and employment prospects in all fields of the events industry, which includes festivals, conferences, exhibitions, corporate Foundation Programme: hospitality, sports, Cardiff School of Management – 101 fundraising, experiential BA (Hons) International Hospitality marketing, pageantry and Management – 119 more. Events Management BA (Hons) International Tourism is an expanding and Management – 121

Our programmes combine essential skills and knowledge in terms of our compulsory modules with a broad range of optional

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modules to facilitate flexibility and employability in specific career areas. Indeed we place employability at the centre of all we do, with a range of guest lecturers from industry contributing to our programme, venue visits, field trips, practical modules and mandatory work placements. You will become familiar with the techniques, specialisms and issues involved in staging a wide range of events, in addition to receiving a strong management education and excellent transferrable skills.

An increasing number of local authorities are now appointing events management teams, and most hotels of note also have events departments. Within the corporate sector the use of events as a marketing and communication tool has also led to rapid growth and demand for qualified graduates.

Accreditations:

Institute of Hospitality. UCAS codes:

N820* : Events Management BA (Hons) NN85: Events Marketing Management - BA (Hons) * Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Course length:

Three to five years full-time. Dependent upon undertaking foundation and/or sandwich year. Entry requirements:

240 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC and one relevant subject; or Management foundation programme.

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Fine Art BA (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW Fine Art at CSAD is a place where initiative is taken. Throughout the degree you will have the opportunity to engage with drawing, painting, book arts and print, photography, performance and installation; as well as art history and the links between art, science and philosophy; finally arriving at your own position and practice. You begin by exploring the materials of the contemporary fine artist, from paint, wood and metal, to photography, videoinstallation, performance or print and all points in between. You can also elect to study techniques employed within other disciplines, such as digital design methods and have access to our music studio. Equipped with a range of valuable skills and access to your own studio space, you will work with the academic staff in specific studio areas, in the defining and development of your interests and practices.

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We put special emphasis on drawing as a means of questioning and engaging. We offer inspiring opportunities for our students in all forms of practice. We have a relationship with Marymount College in California and Western Illinois University, involving both student and staff exchanges. The structure of the course enables you to gather good business experience, carry out research with one of our professors, and undertake a work placement or travel to study Fine Art in countries where the traditions are very different. The choice will be yours and there will be a lot of it. In the third year, Fine Art students can elect to undertake a business plan or a dissertation, preparing the way for your career on graduation.

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Fine Art graduates are equipped to pursue their artistic ambitions. Many carry on and study with us for an MFA or an MA. Others undertake further training, such as a PGCE or Gallery Management.

UCAS code: W100 Course length:

Three years full-time. Entry requirements:

Many of our graduates elect to take employment in a range of industries, including the media and public relations. Most, if not all, in whatever they choose to do, continue to practice Fine Art…. because it is a way of life.

300 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent), plus portfolio. Full course profile:

www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/W100

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Food Production Management BSc (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW The programme leads and develops the skills and academic excellence that is paramount to the future growth of the food industry. You will be encouraged/challenged to become an ambassador for excellence in Food Production Management, raising the standards that the public expects of this crucial industry to every nations health and prosperity. The Management and the Food Production modules will develop your skills, knowledge, procedures and practices for the Food Production Industry. The knowledge and skills that you develop throughout the modules of the programme will be applicable to many other manufacturing industries.

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You will have the opportunity to undertake an optional 12 month industrial work placement between year two and three. Past experience has shown that such placements greatly enhance the student’s performance on re-entering the programme in the final year. The placement enhances your professionalism and will allow you to envisage your position and career path in professional practice. A full module list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

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This course is aimed at students who wish to gain the knowledge and experience to achieve management status in the food manufacturing industry and allied industries including retail.

UCAS code: D600 Course length:

Three to five years full-time. Entry requirements:

The aim of the course is to equip students with the necessary skills, knowledge, procedures and practices to attain the highest performance in both food production and management. You will be encouraged to explore this growth industry with the most modern management theories and practices that are prevalent in other manufacturing organisations outside and allied to the Food Industry. You will develop innovative ideas for the sustainable future of the food industry.

280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC, one to be in a Science or Food Technology subject. Full course profile:

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“The chances of employment on completion of this degree are extremely high. I cannot emphasise enough the experience I gained from my year long work placement in industry.” Rebecca Bassett - BSc (Hons) Food Science & Technology Graduate and Food Technologist at Selfridges

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Food Science & Technology BSc (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW Professionally accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology, the course aims to provide you with a broad understanding of modern food industries. It combines theoretical studies and practical work, which may be applied in the modern industrial food environment. The modular structure of the course is designed to allow you to develop your own career path according to the selections chosen. You are introduced to the basic skills and knowledge required to progress into the food industry in many fields, such as food microbiology, raw material technology, food chemistry, human nutrition and biochemistry. You will apply your knowledge of food science and technology directly to food manufacture, covering areas of interest such as processing technology, food quality and legislation, biochemistry and food analysis.

Year two also allows you to study from a choice of food commodity technology modules - a range of modules dealing with the various sectors of the food industry are available as optional choices. You are actively encouraged to consider work placements during your course of study. For those undertaking the ‘Sandwich’ pathway, a summer or year long industrial work experience module is available and you are advised to gain first hand experience of the industry. Placements may be arranged in other European countries, as well as the UK. In your final year, you will develop skills in areas of food safety, auditing and risk assessment, quality management and applied food chemistry and biochemistry as well as undertake a final year supervised research project.

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A career in the food industry will put you in the middle of one of the largest and most important economic activities in the world.

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Independent food experts have stated that the long-term prosperity of our food industry depends upon a continuing supply of trained food scientists and technologists.

UCAS code: D616

The food industry today is in desperate need of these technically trained staff and this course is providing graduates to fill that gap. With an almost one hundred per cent employment rate, graduates can gain employment within many areas, including research and development, quality control, hygiene, packaging, food microbiology and food analysis. Most graduates will achieve starting salaries of £18,000 - £23,000. For further in depth information about specific jobs available in the industry please visit www.ifst.org.

Institute of Food Science & Technology.

Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Course length:

Three to five years full-time. Entry requirements:

240 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC, one to be in a Science; or Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences. Full course profile:

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UCAS code: The course will form an integral part of certain honours degree programmes delivered within the Cardiff School of Health Sciences or Education. Undertaking the foundation year will mean that the relevant full-time honours degree or HND will take one extra year to complete. The foundation year will act as a year 0 and students wishing to undertake the foundation will apply for the relevant degree programme, using the relevant UCAS code for that programme and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. HND/BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care 105 BSc (Hons) Psychology 129 BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work 159 Course length:

One year full-time, with an additional three or four years full-time to complete chosen degree programme. Entry requirements:

120 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) at an appropriate standard for entry into Higher Education. Prospective students who do not meet the above criteria may be considered on an individual basis and may be called for interview. Full course profile:

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COURSE OVERVIEW This course is intended to cater for those who aspire to enrol on a social sciencebased Higher National Diploma (HND) or honours degree programme within the Cardiff School of Health Sciences or the School of Education at Cardiff Metropolitan University. It is designed for those who have not achieved the required number of A-level points (A2 or their equivalent). It is also suitable for those who have studied A-level subjects (or their equivalent) in areas that do not provide the necessary background within the scientific disciplines required for the chosen honours degree programme. The foundation programme will develop your confidence and competence in acquiring the study skills required to embark upon a social science-based honours degree, whilst introducing you to a basic bank of knowledge on which you can build, either by the process of self-study or in further programmes of directed study. The course is modular in structure comprising a set of core modules, combined with a set of further modules specific to your chosen pathway of study.

Core modules in: • Key Skills in Social Sciences (Numeracy, Research, IT & Study Skills) Plus programme specific modules for Foundation leading to BA/BSc Social Sciences, worth 40 credits, covering: • Introducing the Social Sciences 1 (Psychology) • Introducing the Social Sciences 2 (Youth & Community Work) • Introducing the Social Sciences 3 (Sociology) • Introducing the Social Sciences 4 (Health and Social Care) Additionally there is a module entitled “Critical Analysis in the Social Sciences" which includes the completion of an independent study in an area related to your chosen progression pathway.

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Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences

COURSE OVERVIEW The foundation programme is intended to cater for those who aspire to enrol on a health science based honours degree within the Cardiff School of Health Sciences, who have not achieved the required number of A-level points (A2 or their equivalent). It is also suitable for those who have studied Alevel subjects (or their equivalent) in areas that do not provide the necessary background within the scientific disciplines required for the chosen honours degree programme. The foundation programme will develop your confidence and competence in acquiring the study skills required to embark upon a health science-based honours degree, whilst introducing you to a basic bank of knowledge on which you can build, either by the process of self-study or in, further programmes of directed study. The programme is modular in structure comprising a set of core modules:

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Key Kills Core Module, worth 40 credits, covering: • Study Skills • Information Technology • Numerical Skills • Study Skills & Research Methods In addition, core Science modules worth 80 credits covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics. * The programme will form an integral part of the honours degree programmes (listed opposite) delivered within the Cardiff School of Health Sciences. Undertaking the foundation year will mean that the relevant full-time honours degree will take one extra year to complete. The foundation year will act as a year 0 and students wishing to undertake the foundation will apply for the relevant degree programme, using the relevant UCAS code for that programme and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website.

UCAS codes*: BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) Complementary Therapies BSc (Hons) Environmental Health BSc (Hons) Food Science & Technology BSc (Hons) Public Health Nutrition BSc (Hons) Sports Biomedicine & Nutrition

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Students can also undertake the foundation year if they wish to be considered for entry onto one of the following degree programmes. In this case, students should apply on UCAS using code B901*: BSc (Hons) Dental Technology BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition & Dietetics BSc (Hons) Podiatry BSc (Hons) Speech & Language Therapy

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Course length:

One year full-time, with an additional three or four years full-time to complete chosen degree programme. Entry requirements:

120 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) at an appropriate standard for entry into Higher Education. Prospective students who do not meet the above criteria may be considered on an individual basis and may be called for interview.

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Foundation Programme: Cardiff School of Management

COURSE OVERVIEW This course is intended for students wishing to enrol onto an honours degree programme in the Cardiff School of Management (CSM), who fall into one of the following categories: • Students who have not achieved the required A-level (or equivalent) points score. • Mature students who have been out of the formal education system for some time. The course links with the following honours degree programmes delivered within the Cardiff School of Management. As such, students following the foundation route will take an extra year to complete their honours degree. The foundation year will act as a year 0 and students wishing to undertake the foundation will apply for the relevant degree programme, using the relevant UCAS code for that programme and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website.

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KEY FACTS Accounting, Economics and Finance: Accounting - BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance - BA (Hons) Business Economics - BA (Hons) Economics - BSc (Hons) International Economics & Finance BSc/BScEcon (Hons)

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Business, Management and Marketing: Business & Management Studies (with specialist pathways) - BA (Hons) 69 International Business Management BA (Hons) 115 Marketing Management - BA (Hons) 123 Computing and Information Systems: Business Information Systems (with specialist pathways) BSc (Hons) 73 Computing - BSc (Hons) 77 Software Engineering (with specialist pathways) - BSc (Hons) 135 Tourism, Hospitality and Events: Events Management - BA (Hons) 91 International Hospitality Management (with specialist pathways) - BA (Hons) 119 International Tourism Management (with specialist pathways) - BA (Hons) 121

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Academic Skills Information Technology Quantitative Methods Business and Management Studies Finance

UCAS codes:

Please refer to the relevant degree programmes for the UCAS code. Course length:

One year full-time, with an additional three or four years full-time to complete chosen degree programme. Entry requirements:

80 UCAS Tariff Points from at least one A-levels (or equivalent) and a minimum of five GCSE passes, grade A-C including English Language and Maths (or equivalent). Full course profile:

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“ I chose Cardiff because I like the city. When I came to visit and had my interview, it was the friendliest atmosphere I encountered, and I wanted to be a part of it.” Chessie Gordon-Band - BA (Hons) Graphic Communication

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Graphic Communication BA (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW

KEY FACTS

Graphic communicators are translators. They take what they know of the world and use this to make visual those ideas that inform, provoke, explain, record, represent or entertain. This requires a subtle kind of magic, involving the mastery of hand-based and digital skills, a keen intellect and a fluency in visual languages. Designers at CSAD learn how to use words, images, schematics, colour, form, metaphors, symbols and stories to bring information to life. They can create many different things, for example, an interactive game, an app for an iPhone, or an on-line newspaper, They can design packaging or infographics or any kind of visualisation needed by industry to express complex ideas. They can also design for the service sector, enabling the conveyance (and exchange) of significant information to the marginalised or vulnerable.

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Our programme enables you to explore all kinds of visual languages, as well as the technologies that link them to different client groups. We encourage you to use as wide a range of materials and technologies as possible and to give considerable thought to how systems of communication have to be adapted to reach people of different ages and cultures.

Graphic Communication at CSAD is key member of the D&AD (Design & Art Direction) Universities Network. It is the home of the critically acclaimed annual Cardiff Design Festival, held annually in October.

We work closely with the design industry in Wales and beyond. You will work on live projects with genuine clients and get to know people in the industry, even before you graduate. The structure of the course enables you to gather good business experience, undertake a work placement or travel to look at graphics in countries where the traditions are very different. The choice will be yours and there will be a lot of it. In the third year, graphic communication students can elect to undertake a business plan or a dissertation, preparing the way for their careers on graduation.

The course has excellent relationships with the London and local design agencies, research partners and cultural partners. Its graduates are in prominent design positions worldwide.

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Graduates from the programme are well placed to join design companies, work as designers in large organisations, or set up their own businesses. Some take further training, for example a PGCE. Some elect to take their studies further by studying at CSAD for an MDes or an MA (Art & Design) in Communication. They have opportunities to take this further, through a Professional Doctorate in Design.

UCAS code: W210 Course length:

Three years full-time. Entry requirements:

300 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent), plus portfolio. Full course profile:

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“I thoroughly enjoyed all three years of the course. Since graduating, I have been working as a support worker for women with drug and alcohol dependency.� Hayley Curzon - BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care Graduate (not pictured)

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Health & Social Care HND/BSc (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW Our course aims to provide interprofessional learning for those intending to follow a career in health and social care. It would particularly interest those who are not yet committed to one particular career but want to pursue an academic programme of study. It would also interest those already working in the health and social care sector, who are looking to enhance career potential. The course is designed and delivered on a modular basis around the following themes: • • • • • • • •

People Values Ethics Equality Social Justice Law Regulation and Guidance Social Processes.

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For the Degree and HND, you will undertake core modules in year one, but be able to choose optional modules in years two and three according to your career needs and aspirations. You will be required to undertake one day a week voluntary or paid work in the sector, in order to apply learning to practice and to enhance your employability (equivalent to 60 hours per year). A full module list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

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Successful completion of the HND allows direct entry into year three of the degree. Graduates of the degree usually find work in the health and social care field in the public, independent and voluntary sector, including the following areas: project management, addictions, mental health, and residential care dependent upon personal interest and experience.

UCAS codes:

HND: 015L BSc: L511 Foundation students should also use the relevant HND or BSc UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Course length:

Graduates may also choose to pursue a postgraduate qualification, for example in social work or teaching in further/higher education. There are also other graduate opportunities outside health and social care.

Two to four years full-time. Entry requirements:

HND: 160 UCAS Tariff Points from at least one A-level (or equivalent) to include a grade C; or Foundation leading to BA/BSc Social Sciences. BSc: 240 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC in a relevant subject); or Foundation leading to BA/BSc Social Sciences.

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“My work placement has really increased my confidence. You not only work with biomedical scientists, but with clinical scientists, doctors, nurses, registrars and you really learn to communicate… I would definitely recommend this course, especially at this university.” Rachel Beynon - BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science* *replaced by BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science

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Healthcare Science BSc (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW

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Our professionally accredited programme is specifically designed to enable you to develop, integrate and apply scientific knowledge and skills to the multi-disciplinary investigation of human health and disease. With elements of work-based training incorporated into every year of the programme, it is carefully tailored to prepare graduates for a career as a Healthcare Science Practitioner/Biomedical Scientist in the NHS. The course offers the following pathways of study: • BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Blood Science) • BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Cellular Science) • BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Genetics Science) • BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Infection Science)

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Your first year will cover fundamental biochemistry, cell biology and genetics, microbiology, immunology, and human physiology, providing the necessary scientific knowledge for further study. In addition, you will be able to develop relevant analytical, communication and professional skills as well as undergoing a period of generic work-based training. In year two you will acquire expertise in a comprehensive range of specialist investigative techniques, epidemiology and data analysis and research methods. You will also have an introduction to the disciplines of blood science, cellular science, genetic science and infection science. Students will explore the nature and importance of disease processes and their clinical investigation and embark upon a specialist 15-week work-based training period in a clinical laboratory environment.

The final year focuses on integrating your learning to support a multidisciplinary approach to research, diagnosis and management of disorder and disease. BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science – 67 Subjects covered will emphasise the multidisciplinary approach

to laboratory investigation of disease, and patient management. You will undertake specialism specific modules and complete a 25-week period of work-based training in a clinical laboratory environment. The final year research project will also be undertaken.

Accreditations:

The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Health Education England (HEE). UCAS code: B130

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Course length:

Three years full-time.

The programme is closely linked with the workforce planning requirements for NHS Wales, therefore offering an enhanced level of employability. Successful graduates will also be eligible to apply for registration as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), further enhancing the career opportunities.

Entry requirements:

300 UCAS Tariff Points from at least three A-levels (or equivalent) to include grade BB in Biology and Chemistry. Full course profile:

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Three years full-time. Entry requirements:

180 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC. Full course profile:

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COURSE OVERVIEW Professionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing, this is a comprehensive programme of study incorporating all the essential core skills and experiences required for the competent housing professional. The teaching involves a number of guest lectures and field trips conducted by representatives of the housing profession in Wales. You will undertake a practice placement which will enable you to gain experience of the housing workplace and to reflect on issues and practices within the workplace. Students who are able to complete 400 hours of work will be eligible for corporate membership of the Chartered Institute of Housing on completion of the degree. You will learn about all aspects of housing: how policies are developed; finance for housing and supported housing; legislation; housing management; regeneration; managing performance; planning and development; design; working with vulnerable people and many other aspects of the profession.

In addition to the more academic subjects you are also supported in the development of personal and professional skills. This provides you with an opportunity to develop and apply a range of professional and transferable skills, which will equip you as students and practitioners and are designed to improve employability and career progression. A full module list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS Housing continues to grow as a priority at local, regional and national government levels. As a result, housing employers are expanding and diversifying into partnership working and community regeneration, which has created a great employment potential both at service delivery and strategic levels.

Housing professionals are involved in many different activities and have many areas of work, including: • • • • • • • • •

Housing Management Housing Strategy Regeneration Development and Asset Management Repairs and Maintenance Customer Care Finance, HR and IT Administration and Training Supported Housing

A career in housing can lead to a wide and varied choice of pathways, well-paid and secure jobs, good terms and conditions of employment and excellent opportunities for promotion and career advancement. Working in the housing sector can be stimulating and interesting and can make a positive contribution to people’s lives.

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Housing: Supported Housing BSc (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW Professionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing, this is a comprehensive course of study incorporating all of the essential core skills and experiences required for the competent supported housing professional. This incorporates elements of social care, and housing management. The teaching programme incorporates a number of guest lectures conducted by representatives of the supported housing profession in Wales. You will undertake a practice placement which will enable you to gain experience of the housing workplace and to reflect on issues and practices within the workplace. Students who are able to complete 400 hours of work will be eligible for corporate membership of the Chartered Institute of Housing on completion of the degree.

The course places great emphasis on the quality of teaching and the importance of a student centred learning experience. Over the period of their course students are encouraged to develop the confidence and skills to be increasingly independent learners. The course is delivered by a course team, which consists of academics who all come from practice backgrounds who ensure that the teaching is relevant to current and future practice needs. Practitioners contribute as guest lecturers to many of the modules and ensure that the teaching remains in touch with the external environment. Opportunities are also given to students to attend study visits, as well as professional conferences and seminars. A full module list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

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Supported Housing describes a profession that incorporates the fields of social care and housing. The UK ‘Supporting People’ funding programme created a supported housing industry that is growing in size and variety.

Accreditations:

Chartered Institute of Housing. UCAS code: K450 Course length:

In simple terms, supported housing provides social, emotional and/or lifestyle support to people in their own homes, and often includes the housing management (landlord) function. Supported Housing projects are organised around a variety of client needs including learning disabilities; mental health; young, vulnerable people; women fleeing domestic violence; and addiction issues. As the industry is expanding so rapidly, appropriately qualified and experienced staff are in high demand.

Three years full-time. Entry requirements:

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“The course was hard work, but I graduated feeling fully prepared and capable for the roles I was applying for.” Jennie Davies - BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition & Dietetics Graduate and NHS Dietitian

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Human Nutrition & Dietetics BSc (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW

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Professionally approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and British Dietetic Association, the course contains two major elements. The academic component based on campus and clinical training, which occurs in three separate places within the course. Both elements are essential for the achievement of the course objectives and award of the degree with eligibility to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council for registration as a dietitian. The course requires completing and passing three clinical placements: • Placement one will take place for six weeks during year two (May - June). • Placement two will take place for eight weeks at the start of year three (September - October). • Placement three will take place for 14 weeks during year three (Jan - April).

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All placements require students to show competencies in specific dietetics skills. Placement two and three have assessed elements that contribute to the final degree classification.

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Public Health Nutrition: Lifecycle Public Health within Populations Research Skills Specialist Dietetics

Throughout the three years you will study modules that include:

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Health and Care Professions Council and British Dietetic Association. UCAS code: B402

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Biochemistry Clinical Science for Dietitians Communication for Dietitians Current Issues in Nutrition and Dietetics Dissertation Project Food Studies Health Psychology Health Sociology Nutrition Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology Physiology Principles of Dietetics Professional Skills & Studies Public Health Nutrition

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Dietitians normally begin their career in the National Health Service where they progress to the main clinical grades. The opportunity exists for specialisation in various aspects of dietetics by means of post-registration education. In addition there are opportunities for Dietitians to be involved in health education/promotion, education, research and journalism. Tuition Fees are full paid by an NHS bursary. Full details about NHS bursaries can be found at: www.weds.wales.nhs.uk/nhs-bursaries

Three years full-time. Entry requirements:

300 UCAS Tariff Points from at least three A-levels (or equivalent) to include grade BB in Biology and Chemistry. Entry is also subject to a disclosure and barring service check. Full course profile:

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“My work has changed quite a bit from what it was. I've clicked with making patterns. I work quite a lot in colour, pattern and shape and am enjoying playing around with that.� Hannah Makepeace - BA (Hons) Illustration

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Illustration BA (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW Illustration is the art of producing images of things seen, remembered or imagined, usually to a brief for a commercial or other outcome. At their most delightful and poignant, illustrations are used to give expression to poems and stories. They are also widely used in magazines, advertisements and by the creative industries, not least the film industry. There is also an extensive use of technical illustration in scientific, medical and natural history fields. Our programme gives you every opportunity to find out what kind of illustrator you want to be and then enables you to develop the skills and ideas needed to fulfil your potential. In your first year, you concentrate on unlocking ideas that can be translated into illustrative material. The emphasis is on illustrative perspectives, including those of the inventor and interpreter. Later, you will explore applied narrative, drawing, making and collaborative processes. You can

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experiment with familiar and unfamiliar technical skills, according to your emerging needs, interests and strengths. Year two offers the challenge of communicating complex information, using a variety of voices and perspectives. All second year work is underpinned by discourse, reading and writing, helping you explore new knowledge. In the final year you will work towards the final exhibition, dissertation and portfolio. The structure of the course enables you to gather good business experience, undertake a work placement, research with one of our professors or travel to study illustration in countries where the traditions are very different. The choice will be yours and there will be a lot of it. In the third year, illustration students can elect to undertake a business plan or a dissertation, preparing the way for your career on graduation.

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Our graduates are equipped to work for established companies or set up their own businesses as designer-illustrators, graphic communicators, or author-illustrators.

UCAS code: W220

They also find employment as designers in publishing, theatre, film, new media, and animation industries. Some of our graduates take a PGCE course and progress as teachers, or work in areas such as journalism or art therapy. With their broad range of skills, they can find employment in a variety of fields, including science and education.

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HND (or equivalent) in a Business, Management and/or Finance area. Alternatively an appropriate Foundation degree or an equivalent (NARIC) qualification. IELTS overall score of 6.0 or TOEFL equivalent is required. Full course profile:

www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/N120

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COURSE OVERVIEW This is a popular fast-track ‘top up’ programme that offers students the opportunity to obtain an honours degree in one academic year through full-time attendance. The programme aims to ensure that you receive a broad vocationally focussed management education through encouragement and support in developing a range of management skills and core competencies relevant to any career in management. The programme consists of two core modules: Strategic Management and International Business & Cultural Diversity. A range of option modules in the fields of accounting and finance, marketing, human resource management, information systems, retail and law are available to cater for individual learner’s interests and career aspirations.

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While the range of modules develop knowledge and understanding across a range of key management areas, you will be encouraged and supported to develop higher level problem solving, conceptual analysis and key skills through directed reading and research that consolidates your learning achieved through formal lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. You are required to undertake 120 credits of taught modules within one academic year. Students may be permitted to undertake a dissertation or a business project in place of the two 20 credit option modules depending on their previous schemes of study.

Successful graduates have found positions at supervisory and management level not only within the traditional business and commerce sectors but also small and medium enterprises, public sector and the voluntary sectors. A number of graduates have started their own businesses capitalising on the skills and knowledge gained within a dynamic Management School environment. The degree may lead to exemption from some of the assessments for other professional bodies. Other graduates have continued their studies and have moved on to Masters level programmes such as the MSc International Business Management and MBA at the Cardiff School of Management.

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International Business Management BA (Hons)

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This course is aimed at students wishing to pursue a career in the arena of international business management and who would like to gain a competitive edge in today’s global job market. The course will provide you with all-round knowledge and skills in international business management and cross-cultural management. Furthermore, you are required to study one foreign language as a core module (either at beginners/post GCSE level or post A-level) over the duration of the course. Languages available include French, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. The course combines core and option modules from the disciplines of business and management, intercultural studies and languages. The compulsory modules represent the essential core knowledge and

skills required for each field of study. Year one concentrates on fundamental areas of business and management, laying the foundation upon which later modules are based. Year two and three modules add greater academic depth to the subjects, and are more applied, practical, investigative and analytical in nature. The programme offers a strong vocational emphasis that will enable you to develop analytical and decision-making skills through the application of knowledge to practical business and management related scenarios and case studies. It is compulsory to undertake a work-based learning module in year two to strengthen your employability. This can be extended to a year-long placement between year two and three should you wish.

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In your final year you will have the opportunity to develop your academic and entrepreneurial skills in the form of a dissertation or enterprise project.

A full module list, including options and year breakdown, can be found on our website. EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS As businesses continue to operate across borders, job market demand is high for graduates who have attained a multidisciplinary international business education and who are able to communicate in a foreign language. Foreign language skills are considered a valuable asset in most business and management sectors. Career prospects are excellent with local, national and international opportunities existing in all areas of business, management and commerce. Successful graduates have found positions at supervisory/management level in a variety of private and public sector organisations. The fields of work include international HRM, international marketing, business consultancy and planning, financial management and international trading.

UCAS code: N110

Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Course length:

Three to five years full-time. Dependent upon undertaking foundation and/or sandwich year. Entry requirements:

280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC and one relevant subject; or Management foundation programme. Full course profile:

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International Economics & Finance BSc/BScEcon (Hons)

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The course seeks to provide an appropriate mixture of economics and finance modules to provide students with a combination of economics and finance analytical skills as well as a strong understanding of UK and international financial markets. The unique strength of our course is the clear emphasis on application and critical understanding. The course aims to create highly skilled individuals that are able to undertake analytical tasks rather than just knowing about finance and economics. In the first year you will get an introduction into microeconomics and macroeconomics, as well as being equipped with the necessary quantitative and academic skills to succeed not only in your studies, but also more importantly in your future careers. You will be introduced to the field of finance both in terms of managerial use of accounts

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to make financial decisions, and also the wider financial services sector, in particular the regulatory and ethical framework adopted in the UK. The second year concentrates on the more advanced study of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Whilst in the finance modules you will consider the impact of risk and uncertainty on investment portfolios, as well as studying the UK and international investment institutions in greater depth. To further develop your analytical skills you will be shown how to use statistical and empirical work within your own research. A workplace module is also included in the second year of study to prepare you for your career upon graduation.

The third year concentrates on applying the knowledge of microeconomic, macroeconomic and finance theory that you Foundation Programme: acquire throughout the Cardiff School of Management – 101 first two years of study. In BA (Hons) Accounting – 59 addition, you may choose BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance – 61 from a number of BA (Hons) Business Economics – 71 alternative finance and economic modules, BSc (Hons) Economics – 82 allowing you to specialise.

Options will include topics such as: monetary economics, behavioural finance, derivatives markets and management of investments. You will also undertake your own research in an area of economics or finance that interests you in the form of a dissertation.

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Entry requirements:

280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC; or Management foundation programme. Full course profile:

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“I learnt about the many different aspects of the industry. I’d definitely recommend hospitality as a career, it’s very exciting and rewarding.” Lauren Roberts - BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management Graduate

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International Hospitality Management (with specialist pathways) BA (Hons)

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Professionally accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, this course offers the following pathways of study: • International Hospitality Management • International Hospitality & Events Management • International Hospitality & Tourism Management • International Hospitality Marketing Management The programmes encompass a range of core and optional modules, which will develop the skills you need for specialist roles within the Tourism, Hospitality and Events (THE) industries, particularly hospitality. Industrial work experience is a core part of the programme allowing industrial input into these programmes in which vocational and academic themes are integrated throughout.

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The work placement usually takes place between the end of year one and beginning of year two. It usually comprises either a 15 week or a 48 week option. The placements may be undertaken in the UK or abroad. In some circumstances, a further placement period may also be undertaken at year three. Compulsory modules for all pathways:

• Dissertation or Enterprise Project or Independent Study or Marketing Plan and Report • Employability and Career Development

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Global Hospitality Management Today Marketing for THE Human Resource Management for THE Research Skills Industrial Work Experience Hospitality in Practice International Hospitality Operations Management Theory and Practice Finance for Managers Personal Development Planning Business Applications International Food and Beverage Management or Venue Design and Project Management • Strategic Management for THE

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A full module list, including options and year breakdown can be found on our website.

This programme is designed to provide graduates with the range of skills and knowledge required for management positions in one of the largest employment sectors both globally and in the UK. The skills acquired enable graduates to develop into senior managers in a relatively short period of time in a wide range of areas including employment in hotels, restaurants, clubs, bars, licensed retail management, conference and event management, personnel and marketing within hospitality; plus hospitality sections within the armed services, contract, health service and welfare catering.

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Institute of Hospitality. UCAS codes:

N220*: International Hospitality Management (&) NN28: Events Management N892: Tourism Management NNV5: Marketing Management * Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Course length: Three to five years full-time. Dependent upon undertaking foundation and/or sandwich year. Entry requirements:

240 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC and one relevant subject; or Management foundation programme.

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“I have loved every moment of university and have met so many people. From the first day of studying at Cardiff Met I was given substantial support and I have had some of my best moments here.” Rhianne Hunt - BA (Hons) International Toursim Management

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social context and practice of tourism with rigorous management underpinning throughout the course. It is mandatory to undertake a work-based learning module to strengthen your employability at the end of your course.

The tourism industry offers a diverse range of career opportunities and therefore graduates will be well placed to secure managerial positions in the private, public and voluntary sectors of the tourism industry, both in the UK and overseas.

Accreditations: Tourism Management Institute.

Overseas placements have included Universal Studios, Disney and a range of Country Clubs within the USA as well as European placements with tour operators including Thomas Cook. Within the UK, students have worked for a range of organisations such as the National Trust, the Youth Hostel Association, airlines and tourist information centres.

Opportunities exist in the fields of destination marketing and planning, airport and airline operations, travel and tour operations, events management, sports management and marketing national and local tourism organisations, visitor attractions management, hospitality provision, and small business development (possibly leading to self-employment).

The course draws on the expertise of a number of industry representatives including Visit Wales, Cardiff Airport and the Millennium Stadium. The course team also frequently arrange visits to many local tourist attractions and destinations.

Due to the management focus of the course graduates opportunities also exist in wider business areas.

COURSE OVERVIEW Professionally accredited by the Tourism Management Institute, this course offers the following study pathways: • International Tourism Management • International Tourism & Events Management • International Tourism Marketing Management • Sports Tourism Management The tourism industry is one of the world’s largest industries and is both dynamic and multi-disciplinary. It incorporates both multinational corporations and small scale locally owned companies as well as many aspects of the smaller events and hospitality industries. In order to help you explore and prepare for a career in this diverse industry, the course provides a blend of core knowledge that reflects the economic, environmental and

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A full module list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

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N801*: International Tourism Management (&) N891: Events Management NNW5: Marketing Management N833: Sports Tourism Management * Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Course length: Three to five years full-time. Dependent upon undertaking foundation and/or sandwich year. Entry requirements:

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“Cardiff Met has a great reputation for vocational courses. My lecturers have the knowledge and experience from industry to teach me the skills I need for the workplace after graduation.” Sam Thixton - BA (Hons) Marketing Management

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Marketing Management BA (Hons)

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Designed in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), our marketing degree develops from a compulsory first year, consisting of seven modules, to only three compulsory modules in the final year of study. This will enable you to gain the academic knowledge and practical skills to gain employment in a marketing capacity once you have successfully completed the programme. As well as studying the compulsory modules you will be able to study a number of marketing/business related option modules of your choice. You will undertake a compulsory work placement module in the second year as this is considered an essential requirement for all marketing students. For those who wish, there is the additional opportunity to take a sandwich degree in which the third year could be spent undertaking an appropriate marketing industrial placement. Cardiff School of Management has a dedicated

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work placement team to help you. Your final year will provide you with an option of researching, writing and presenting a marketing plan. You will work with organisations to address specific marketing issues and gain a high level of experience, as well as forming good working relationships with the organisations.

You will also have the option of studying a language at all levels of the programme.

You will study the following core marketing modules throughout the programme:

On successful completion of the course you will have the skills to gain a position in marketing management, putting your skills to use in positions in advertising, marketing research, sales management, product management, customer service, public relations, and business management.

• Introduction to Marketing • Marketing Research • Integrated Marketing Communications (including Advertising and PR) • Buyer Behaviour • Marketing Law • Digital and E-Marketing • International and Global Marketing • Strategic Brand Management • Contemporary Issues in Marketing

Foundation Programme: Cardiff School of Management – 101 BA (Hons) Business & Management Studies (with Marketing) – 69 BA (Hons) International Business Management – 115

A full module list, including options and year breakdown, can be found on our website.

UCAS code: N500

Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Course length:

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This course will provide you with an opportunity to gain exemptions from the relevant CIM professional qualifications. The aim of the course is that study and practical experience give the best prospect of employability at the end of the degree course. Cardiff Met Marketing students stand out for their ability to apply theoretical knowledge in a practical environment.

Three to five years full-time. Dependent upon undertaking foundation and/or sandwich year. Entry requirements:

280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC and one relevant subject; or Management foundation programme. Full course profile:

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Podiatry BSc (Hons) EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS

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and podiatry academic staff all work within the clinical environment with students. In addition, the course hosts NHS clinics in which NHS patients are treated by podiatry students under the supervision of NHS podiatrists.

Graduates are able to gain work in the public (NHS) and private sector (practice, industry, commerce). Currently newly qualified podiatrists have ample opportunities to gain employment with little or no delay following graduation.

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Students also visit clinics within the NHS and the independent sector thus providing the best opportunity to integrate theory with practice and come into contact with an extensive range of patients.

Tuition Fees are full paid by an NHS bursary. Full details about NHS bursaries can be found at: www.weds.wales.nhs.uk/nhs-bursaries

UCAS code: B985

COURSE OVERVIEW Our professionally approved and accredited course offers integrated theoretical and clinical studies, which is dependent on the completion of 1,000 clinical hours across the programme. This requirement enables graduates to demonstrate that they have met the standards of proficiency necessary for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) - the UK regulator for the Health Professions. The course offers a wide range of learning opportunities that enable you to experience most of the therapeutic modalities available in podiatric practice. The Llandaff Campus has a large clinical facility with a gait laboratory, orthosis manufacturing laboratories and a recently established Simulation Suite where a variety of preclinical diagnostic and treatment skills can be developed. The practice of Podiatry is delivered both within the NHS and in the independent sector and a significant number of practitioners are either fully or partly engaged within private practice. The course will therefore expose you to both areas of practice within your clinical learning experiences. Private practitioners, NHS staff cardiffmet.ac.uk

Throughout the three years you will study modules that include: • • • • • • • • • •

Clinical Practice Medical Sciences Musculoskeletal Studies Pharmacology Placement Practice Podiatric Medicine Podiatric Surgery Pre-clinical Practice Professional Development Research Project

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Accreditations:

Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.

Course length:

Three years full-time. Entry requirements:

280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC, one to be in a Science subject. Entry is also subject to a disclosure barring services check. Full course profile:

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“ I think you need to have an interest in materials and material science - to always be looking at things around you and wondering how they're made.� Angelo D'Onofri - BA/BSc (Hons) Product Design

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Product Design BA/BSc (Hons)

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Product Designers conceptualise ideas and, through a systematic process of testing and invention, take them forward to a fully realised product suitable for manufacture. To do this, a product designer needs many talents including a heightened analytic ability, an inquisitive engagement with form and function, and a deep knowledge of materials and technologies. In BA Product Design, you will learn the intellectual and creative skills required to develop objects of purpose, beauty and social relevance. You will be positioned to understand the user, not least in relation to the forms and functions of objects in social groups and diverse cultural situations. In the BSc Product Design, you will learn about technical and engineering advances and be concerned with efficient manufacture and assembly. You will have the chance to

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develop your logistical and intellectual skills, especially those needed for problem solving and product development.

design students can elect to undertake a business plan or a dissertation, preparing the way for your career on graduation.

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On both the BA and the BSc courses, you will learn the product development process, from concept to production. We take a user-centred approach to design, through observing, listening and testing userresponse to products. You will have access to a very wide range of workshop facilities and can develop skills in both traditional and unusual technologies. We are keen that you have a working knowledge of a wide range of materials. You will work in specialist design studios.

Whether you apply to either the BA or BSc Product Design, you can swop from one to other at the end of year one, once you are certain where your interests lie.

UCAS code:

The Institute of Engineering Designers

W240: BA (Hons) W241: BSc (Hons) Course length:

Three years full-time

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS Entry requirements:

We seek to enable you to become a highly skilled, socially responsible designer and problem solver, capable of making a real impact in the design profession.

300 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent), plus portfolio. Full course profile:

The structure of the course enables you to gather good business experience, undertake a work placement, research with one of our professors, or travel to study product design in countries where the traditions are very different. The choice will be yours and there will be a lot of it. In the third year, product

Graduates from the programme are well placed to join design consultancies, work as designers in large organisations, or set up their own businesses. Some take further training, for example a PGCE. Many elect to take their studies further by studying for an MDes or the MSc in Advanced Product Design. We also offer a Professional Doctorate in Design.

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“It’s a fascinating course. You have the option to choose your own modules and specialise in the areas of Psychology that interest you.” Martin Clarkson - BSc (Hons) Psychology

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Psychology BSc (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW Professionally accredited by the British Psychological Society, our Psychology degree is delivered by a student-centred team that cares about employability; providing you the skills and knowledge to make the most of your degree and your career. As a tightly knit team, we will provide you with the space to develop your interests in psychology and also bridge the gap between education and employment. In our vibrant and dynamic department, we will ensure that you have the opportunity to flourish. Core modules throughout the three years will include: • • • • • •

Brain and Cognition Cognitive Neuroscience Cognitive Psychology Contemporary Issues in Psychology Developmental Psychology 1 Developmental Psychology 2

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Final year Project Individual Differences Introduction to Research Methods Introduction to Statistics Project Proposal Psychology for Learning and Work Research and Statistics Social Psychology 1 Social Psychology 2 Volunteering and work-based learning

Optional modules that will allow you to specialise in your final year will include: • An Introduction to Counselling Psychology • Applied Psychological Testing • Clinical Psychology • Exercise Psychology • Forensic Psychology • Health Psychology • Human Genetics and Healthcare • Language & Social Psychology • Media Psychology • Occupational Psychology

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The course is an ideal foundation for further study in postgraduate psychology courses leading to a qualification as an occupational, educational, clinical, and forensic or health psychologist, also leading to other postgraduate courses such as PGCE. Graduates will also be able to enter careers in personnel management, advertising, health promotion and many areas of industry.

Accreditations:

For further information on careers, please see: www.bps.org.uk The programme takes employment and skills development very seriously. From the start of the degree students are encouraged to think about career, work and skills, especially in the module Psychology for Learning and Work. The second year offers further opportunities to develop with a volunteering and workbased learning module. This encourages the application of psychological knowledge to real-world situations. In the final year, optional modules integrate skills development and applied psychology to help prepare graduates for their next steps.

British Psychological Society. UCAS code: C800

Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Course length:

Three years full-time; Four years full-time (inc. Foundation). Entry requirements:

280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least three A-levels (or equivalent) to include grade BC; or Foundation leading to BA/BSc Social Sciences. Full course profile:

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“The communication lectures are very informative. They’re very practical and give you the confidence to go out and work with the public and within the community.” Nicola Draper - BSc (Hons) Public Health Nutrition

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Public Health Nutrition BSc (Hons) EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS

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Health Psychology Health Sociology Human Anatomy and Physiology Independent Study Introduction to Public Health Nutrition Introductory Biochemistry New Product Development 1 & 2 Nutrition (Macro and micronutrients) Nutrition and the Consumer Nutrition in Sport and Exercise Nutritional Assessment Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology Professional Skills and Studies Public Health Nutrition A (Lifespan nutrition) • Public Health Nutrition B (Employability) • Research Methods • Sustainable Food Issues

Public Health Nutritionists work in health improvement, with groups or communities to promote health, well being and reduce inequalities. The role might involve working with low-income groups, pregnant women or in communities requiring specific health interventions related to nutrition.

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You will also be encouraged to undertake a period of relevant work experience between year two and three. Recent students have undertaken a paid 12 month placement with Waitrose, nutritional Foundation leading to analysis for Sports Wales BSc Health Sciences – 99 and volunteer teaching assistant (GSCE Food BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition and Nutrition). & Dietetics – 111

There are also international opportunities for appropriately qualified nutritionists in emergency relief or development projects in low-income countries. Our graduates have also used their skills in New Product Development to secure employment in the food industry while others have joined foodrelated graduate training schemes.

COURSE OVERVIEW We are proud to be the only degree programme in Wales to be accredited by the Association for Nutrition professional body. This means graduates are eligible for direct entry to become Associate Nutritionists (AssocNutr). After a few years of relevant employment, graduates can become a fully Registered Nutritionist (RNutr). This prestigious quality marker enables graduates to be recognised as professionally trained and regulated Nutritionists. Throughout the course you will study modules that may include: • • • • • • • •

Communication Contemporary Nutrition Dissertation Food Preservation and Sensory Analysis Food Quality and Legislation Food Studies Global Nutrition Health Promotion

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Our graduates have gone onto deliver nutrition interventions in public health teams and for local councils. Others have used their skills of nutritional analysis to improve the provision of school meals. Other career opportunities are within NHS Trusts, health promotion or Government Departments. Public Health Nutritionists may also work with charities or in the food industry, either with manufacturers or retailers.

Association for Nutrition. UCAS code: B490

Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Course length:

Three years full-time; Four years full-time (inc. Foundation). Entry requirements:

240 UCAS Tariff Points from at least three A-levels (or equivalent) to include grade CC in Biology and preferably Chemistry or Food Technology; or Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences. Full course profile:

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260 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC, with one subject in Welsh or Music. Applicants who meet the essential criteria will be required to sit pre entry tests in Literacy and Numeracy. Entry is also subject to a disclosure and barring services check. Full course profile:

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COURSE OVERVIEW This programme is designed to produce competent and confident secondary school teachers of Music or Welsh as a second language. Subject knowledge is delivered in parallel with education studies and students will be able to place all academic work in the school context through regular school placements. The overall aim of the programme is to train new Welsh and Music secondary teachers who can contribute to the raising of standards in schools by engaging in high quality and effective teaching. The programme enables students to become effective classroom teachers in specialist curriculum areas. You will be placed in Partnership Schools in the South Wales area. The first year will contain subject-based studies, Education modules and an observation placement in school. Year two and three will then develop subject knowledge, pedagogy, and Education. Both years will contain a block placement, which will involve observation of good practice, team teaching and lesson delivery.

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS You will leave the programme equipped with the skills to respond to present and future challenges in education and to become reflective practitioners. The programme is based on the curriculum for 11-16 (up to GCSE), and meets the needs for teachers at this age-range in the Secondary sector.

Graduates of the course will be registered for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) allowing entry to the teaching profession at secondary level. Graduates from this course will have strong career prospects in their chosen subject in the secondary sector.

“The course offered just the right mix of subject skills and knowledge of “Yn bendant y ffordd educational matters to orau i mewn i addysgu equip me in the yn y 21 ganrif. Llawer classroom. There isn’t o ymarfer a chymorth! one aspect of the course Definitely the best way that I don’t regularly in to 21st century use in my teaching.” teaching! Plenty of Secondary Music Teacher practice and support.” and former BA Cardiff Met student A full module list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

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Social Work BSc (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW Professionally accredited by the Care Council for Wales, the course is based on the National Occupational Standards for social work practice and is a partnership with local social work agencies and service user groups. It combines and integrates professional training in social work with academic study to degree level. Before undertaking direct practice with service users in a practice learning setting, you must undertake 20 days of assessed practice learning through which you must demonstrate that you have the basic interpersonal skills and values to be suitable and safe to work with service users. Study will focus on core values and skills as well as broader social, cultural and institutional processes that frame the role and task of social work. You will spend 180 days in assessed practice learning settings (80 days in year two and 100 days in year three).

This will involve a minimum of two practice settings, providing you with a range of learning opportunities to demonstrate competence in relation to National Occupational Standards for Social Work and the Care Council for Wales' Code of Practice. There will be a focus on disadvantage, oppression and deprivation; leading to an emphasis on social work intervention and the contexts within which social work is practised. Each year you will focus on six key roles in working with individuals, families, carers, groups and communities: • • • • • •

Role and Context of Social Work Communication & Empowerment Assessment and Intervention Management of Risk Work within Organisations Personal & Professional Development

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Graduates will be able to access a wide range of employment opportunities within social work in both statutory, voluntary and independent sector employment. Graduates are able to work with a range of services users and address complex social issues.

Accreditations:

Care Council for Wales. UCAS code: L501 Course length:

Three years full-time.

Graduates may also choose to pursue Continued Professional Education and Learning within their Social Work career, or a postgraduate qualification, for example in teaching in further/higher education or a Masters or Doctorate in Social Work. There are also other graduate opportunities outside health and social care. This course is also available at Bridgend College (UCAS code: L501B) for further information see: www.bridgend.ac.uk/socialwork

Entry requirements:

240 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC. Applicants are also expected to hold a minimum of twelve weeks (minimum 420hrs), supervised (paid or unpaid) work experience in a social care setting. Entry is also subject to a disclosure barring services check.

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“As part of the course I was required to take on work experience in the Summer. From there onwards I was able to build upon my knowledge and experience and it has helped massively when applying for jobs. I’ve recently got a new job working for the NHS as a Software Developer with great career prospects.” Marty Sainty - BSc (Hons) Software Engineering Graduate

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Software Engineering (with specialist pathways) BSc (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW Professionally accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, this course is designed to develop your knowledge and expertise in the development and application of software in modern environments and platforms by studying appropriate software development technologies, methodologies and design techniques.

satisfaction. We are currently ranked as the top 'new' university in Wales for Computer Science in The Times and The Sunday Times University Guide 2014.

It also provides a deep understanding of the underpinning computing and information systems foundation knowledge, showcasing the importance of software and technology in the Digital Economy. You will also be exposed to the state-of-the art tools, methodologies and research that will shape and transform the computing and IT industry over the next decade.

• Systems Analysis and Design Techniques • Introduction to Databases • Introduction to Multimedia and the Internet • Fundamentals of Computer Technology • Introduction to Information Systems • Data Structures, Algorithms, and Program Design • Event Driven Programming • Legal and Ethical Issues in Computing • Business Applications • Academic Skills for Business

The department has scored highly in the National Student Survey over the past five years, averaging between 90%-100% overall

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The course offers specialist pathways of study in Data Security, Multimedia, Networking and Web Programming. Modules will include:

Detailed module information can be found on our website.

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The aim of this degree course is to equip you with the knowledge and skills you will need to take part in industrial software development.

Accredited by: BCS, the

Graduates will find a wide variety of career opportunities in computing and information technology related areas with the demand for technically skilled employees in both the private and public sector continuing to rise. The School has strong links with industry and key technology companies throughout the UK and Europe. All students have the opportunity to participate in research, student exchange and internship programmes. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement in your second year. The work placement programme is designed to enhance your future employability prospects.

Chartered Institute for IT. UCAS code: *G600:

Software Engineering Pathways: G6G5: Data Security G6G4: Multimedia G6GK: Networking G691: Web Programming *Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Course length: Three to five years full-time. Dependent upon undertaking foundation and/or sandwich year. Entry requirements:

240 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC and one relevant subject; or Management foundation programme.

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“We are taught by practicing speech and language therapists who focus on our clinical skills, helping us to be better prepared to start our careers.� Rachel Chapman - BSc (Hons) Speech & Language Therapy


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Speech & Language Therapy BSc (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW Professionally accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council, speech and language therapy requires the integration of knowledge from several disciplines. Linguistics and phonetics are core components of the programme. Students learn to apply knowledge from these disciplines, together with psychology and biological sciences, to developmental and acquired speech, language, communication and swallowing difficulties. Throughout the four years of study you will study modules that include: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Advanced Clinical Studies Audiology Bilingual and Bicultural Studies Biological Sciences Clinical Foundations Clinical Practice Communication Science and Technology Lifespan Psychology & Language Development Linguistics Medical Sciences Phonetic and Phonological Theory Phonetic Transcription Phonetics & Linguistics Project

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• Psycholinguistics and Cognitive Neuropsychology • Speech & Language Pathology Clinical Placements: You will experience a wide range of client groups on placement, whilst undertaking a minimum of 150 clinical sessions across the duration of the course. These sessions will include observation placements in year two, and on-going treatment clinics in years three and four working with adult and paediatric clients in a variety of settings. You will also have a placement in a nursery in year one.

Tuition Fees are full paid by an NHS bursary. Full details about NHS bursaries can be found at: www.weds.wales.nhs.uk/nhs-bursaries

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Graduates from the programme are qualified to practise as Speech and Language Therapists (subject to registration with the Health and Care Professions Council after graduation). The course has a good reputation throughout the UK and our graduates have been successful in obtaining employment. There is demand for Speech and Language Therapists both in the NHS and in the Education Service.

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Information on current salaries can be found by visiting: www.nhscareers.nhs.uk Opportunities exist for Speech and Language Therapists in hospitals, health centres, schools and specialist units. Graduates may also choose to progress to postgraduate study and/or research. Some clinicians are employed by charitable organisations or undertake private practice. There are also opportunities to work abroad.

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). UCAS code: B620 Course length:

Four years full-time. Entry requirements:

BBB at A-level (or equivalent) to include a Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths). ABB considered with no Science subject. Entry is also subject to a disclosure barring services check. Full course profile:

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“Cardiff Met have supported me physically and emotionally, through the hardest part of my sporting career. I definitely wouldn’t be where I am now without them.” Amy Wright-Hamilton - BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science

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Sport & Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW Professionally accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, the course focuses on the scientific basis of performance in sport and participation in exercise. The main thrust of the course is based on the disciplines of physiology, biomechanics and psychology with optional focus on performance analysis, sports coaching, and strength and conditioning. You will follow a dedicated pathway throughout the three levels that focuses on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary aspects of Sport and Exercise Science with a high level of vocational relevance and experience. You will be given many opportunities to develop your practical contextual knowledge in exercise settings, training, coaching and performance.

“After looking at a variety of different universities, Cardiff Met proved to be the ideal location with outstanding sporting prowess.” Alex Bridgman BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science

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This course prepares our graduates to follow careers in sport and exercise science, fitness testing, instruction and health promotion, teaching and lecturing in primary, secondary and higher education, coaching, and in performance analysis within high performance and community levels of sport.

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The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). UCAS code: C600 Course length:

In addition, graduates obtain roles in national governing bodies, sports institutes, and non-sporting areas (e.g. business and health). Past graduates have gone on to study physiotherapy, medicine, chiropractic and nursing, while others have obtained employment as scientific support personnel (e.g. in fitness, biomechanics, physiology, psychology and performance analysis) for regional and international rugby teams, golf unions, professional football teams, the English Institute of Sport, Sport Wales, and lecturing globally in sport and exercise science-related areas. The subjects studied and skills learnt give graduates the opportunity to continue their education to Masters and Doctorate level or undertake PGCE Teacher Training.

Three years full-time. Entry requirements:

320 UCAS Tariff Points from at least three A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades BB, with one grade B in a Science subject. Full course profile:

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Sport & Exercise Science (Intercalated) BSc (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW This course is only open to medical students in the UK who have passed the pre-clinical phase of medical school. It is not a ‘top-up’ course. The course offers medical students the chance to study the main components of sport & exercise science (physiology, biomechanics and psychology). The programme runs alongside the three-year BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science programme, which is accredited by the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES).

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Through the programme you will be expected to become familiar with a range of current research in the Sport & Exercise Sciences and consequently enhance your research skills and critical thinking. By undertaking this degree, you will integrate with students on the final year of the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree and have the opportunity to work in the challenging sports and exercise environment, within first class sports science laboratories and sports facilities. You will study: • Sport and Exercise Physiology • Sport and Exercise Biomechanics • A choice of either Exercise Psychology or Sport Psychology • An Independent Project in one or more of these three subject areas

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Upon successful completion of their medical degree, successful graduates from this course could work in sport and exercise medicine, for example with elite athletes, national teams and squads or be involved in health promotion activities within a local authority or health care trust.

UCAS code: C605

Graduates will also be in an ideal position to undertake the MSc Sport & Exercise Medicine degree at the Cardiff School of Sport or to register on the recently approved Certificate for Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Course length:

One year full-time. Entry requirements:

Applicants must have passed, at their first attempt, their pre-clinical medical studies. Applicants must also have the approval of their current Medical School. Full course profile:

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“Being a scholar athlete at Cardiff Met has given me the training opportunities and facilities to help me manage my studies, training and competition. I have enjoyed studying here as it has given me the best opportunity to excel in my sport and balance academic work.” Francesca Whitby - BSc (Hons) Sport & Physical Education

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Sport & Physical Education BSc (Hons) EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS

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physical education, and provide the context and scope for understanding the fundamental aspects of sport and physical education upon various disparate population groups.

Our graduates follow careers in teaching/coaching, the leisure industry, sport science, community sports development, in recreation management, and as national and regional coaches.

UCAS code: C604

In year two you will complete four compulsory modules that are integral to sport pedagogy, and develop core skills that are key to your academic and personal development. A holistic and humanistic knowledge in relation to teaching and coaching within sport and physical education is developed and experienced.

Past graduates have obtained employment teaching, coaching gymnastics, soccer or trampolining, as fitness consultants and trainers, as sports administrators or joined the Armed Forces or Police Service. Others have undertaken further study in the areas of physiotherapy, sports massage, nursing, and teaching.

In year three you will complete an enterprise or independent project (dissertation), that addresses a research topic within a sports science, socio-cultural, pedagogy, or philosophical area.

The subjects studied and skills learnt will give students the opportunity to continue their education to Master’s and Doctorate level or to undertake a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

COURSE OVERVIEW With emphasis on lifelong physical activity across the population there is a need for highly educated practitioners with the skills and knowledge to establish and sustain healthy lifestyles in others. This course allows you to gain in-depth academic and practical knowledge of sport and physical education, and appreciate its issues and operational contexts. The curriculum becomes progressively more focused and specialised across the three years of the programme. You are encouraged to build up a portfolio of UKCC coaching qualifications, work-based learning and experiences during your time at university. Cardiff Met offers on-campus opportunities for students to engage in and has excellent links with Sport Cardiff and surrounding schools and local authorities. In year one, you will complete five compulsory modules that explore the provision of youth sport, coaching and

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Course length:

Three years full-time. Entry requirements:

A full module list and year breakdown, including options, can be found on our website.

300 UCAS Tariff Points from at least three A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades BB in a relevant subject. Full course profile:

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“The practical elements and work placement on my course have been really important in terms of personal development - preparing me for my career after university.” Matt Thompson - BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching

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Sport Coaching BSc (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW The course focuses on the application and dissemination of knowledge in the practical coaching environment. Specifically, it will provide you with the opportunities to gain a better understanding of the socially contested nature of the coaching process. Indeed, this process is one of the main thrusts of the course, allowing a major contribution from other key disciplines such as physiology, biomechanics, psychology, and measurement issues in sport and exercise science, performance analysis and adapted physical activity. These elements give the course a unique flavour mixing traditional knowledge and skills with contemporary socio-pedagogical approaches.

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You will be given many opportunities to develop your practical and contextual knowledge in training, coaching and performance, which will allow you to evaluate and modify your own behaviour and that of performers in a range of sports. It will also enable you to appreciate the role of the professional coach and to understand the qualities needed to coach effectively. A full module list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

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Our graduates can follow careers in coaching and teaching, the leisure industry, sports science support and in the field of sports development.

UCAS code: C603

Past graduates have obtained employment in coaching in the UK and abroad in a variety of sporting contexts some examples of which include football coaching in Adelaide, Australia, and in the USA, Assistant Academy Manager for a championship football club, rugby coaching in Singapore, multi-sport coaching in Shanghai and swimming coaching in Wales.

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In addition, graduates have found employment working as sport development officers for local authorities and National Governing Bodies, as fitness consultants and trainers. The subjects studied and skills learnt will also give graduates the opportunity to continue their education to Masters and Doctorate level or undertake a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

Course length:

Three years full-time.

280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least three A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades BB within relevant subjects. Full course profile:

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Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation & Massage BSc (Hons)

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The course is inter-disciplinary in nature, building on the university's strengths in sport science, sport performance, health, strength and conditioning and sports massage. You will be required to complete significant practical experience throughout the course, including practical lectures, independent learning time, clinical practice and workbased learning. The programme comprises modules shared with other sport-related courses and others specifically designed for the course, including anatomy, strength and conditioning, sports injuries, sports massage and sports rehabilitation. You will be given the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification in sports massage within the degree that will entitle you to Level 4 membership of the Sports Massage Association (SMA), and allow you to practice as qualified sport massage practitioners in the final year of the programme. There is a

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small additional cost for the sport massage practitioner insurance required to allow students to deliver massage whilst still undergoing training. Furthermore the learning outcomes for each module across the programme are clearly linked to the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) competencies and role requirements, leaving students ideally placed to pursue membership and accreditation with these professional bodies. A full module list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

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or sports science settings. Graduates obtaining the professional qualification in sport massage will be equipped to seek employment as sport massage practitioners, as well as level 4 membership of the SMA (required for most sport massage jobs). Additional professional qualifications including, strength and conditioning, exercise instruction and leadership will be available (at additional costs) to assist students who wish to gain entry on to the Register of Exercise Professionals. This will enable graduates to work within health and fitness clubs, in community leisure centres, sports injury/rehabilitation settings, as selfemployed personal trainers, in health promotion and exercise prescription. The course will also enable graduates to explore employment and internship opportunities in professional sports clubs and national governing bodies, which may have a strength and conditioning, rehabilitation or massage focus. Other graduate opportunities exist within sport science and coaching. Graduates will also be able to undertake further study at Masters or PhD level or complete a PGCE.

UCAS code: C607 Course length:

Three years full-time. Entry requirements:

320 UCAS Tariff Points from at least three A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades BB within relevant subjects. Full course profile:

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“I’d definitely recommend studying at the Cardiff School of Sport. The facilities and academic support is second to none.” Michael Castle - BSc (Hons) Sport Development Graduate

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Sport Development BSc (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW In the aftermath of the successful London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the promise of a sporting legacy (in both a national and global context) is dependent upon effective sport development. Subsequently, there has never been a more exciting time to work in this industry. The course focuses on developing your intellectual knowledge and understanding of sport development within a local, national and international context, with a focus on school, community and elite sport. Course content considers the macro and micro components of effective sport development in relation to sport policy, sport management and marketing and the structure and resourcing of sport. You will complete compulsory problembased learning and work placement modules, facilitating a better understanding of both the theory and practice of sport

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development and the relationship between the two. In particular, this provides you with a good understanding of how sporting opportunities are developed and their potential impact within the different sport development settings. In addition to the compulsory Sport Development modules, you will have the opportunity to pursue other areas of theoretical interest, such as Sport Coaching and Socio-Cultural Issues in Sport, both highly relevant to the sport development industry. You will also be encouraged to build up a portfolio of UKCC coaching qualifications, work-based learning and voluntary experiences during your time at university. A full module list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

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Our graduates follow careers in teaching, coaching, leisure/sports management, and community sports development. Graduates consistently obtain employment in local authorities, national governing bodies, sports councils, sports marketing companies, event management organisations the adventure activity industry and the university sector or been accepted onto management trainee programmes; others have undertaken further study at Master’s level or undertaken a PGCE.

UCAS code: C602 Course length:

Three years full-time. Entry requirements:

280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least three A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades BB within relevant subjects. Full course profile:

See page 27 to read about recent BSc (Hons) Sport Development graduate Jodi Clark.

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280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least three A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades BB within relevant subjects. Full course profile:

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COURSE OVERVIEW This course will enable you to develop the critical understanding, professional knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to take up a managerial position in the fast expanding sport industry. You will be given the opportunity to challenge your preconceptions and establish guiding principles of what it means to be a manager in the industry today. Notions such as best practice, benchmarking and personal professional development in an industrial context will be investigated and examined. You will be challenged to question the meaning and purpose of sport in contemporary society. The modules will allow you to reflect on sport management as an activity, the impact of that activity and the underlying business principles that help to sustain and develop the sport industry. There is a focus on entrepreneurship and strategic thinking, with potential for you to define and develop ideas for sport related products and services.

You will be challenged to understand the operational issues that effect sport organisations and the legislative framework within which sport organisations exist. As part of this process you’ll discover the similarities and differences between commercial and public sector sport interventions and be able to develop an understanding of different industrial contexts. You will investigate management theory and practice and evaluate it in a sport industry setting. You also engage with practical sport as a core component of your studies, reflecting on coaching principles and techniques (communication, planning, motivation, health & safety etc.) that are directly transferable to other aspects of a manager’s role.

Our graduates can follow careers in sport facilities management, health and fitness management, sport management consultancy, teaching and lecturing, sports event management, sports development and in local authority sports departments. In addition, graduates can follow management careers in other industry sectors, join the armed or uniformed forces, or set up their own business. The flexibility of the programme is one of its key strengths with students being able to direct their study to prepare themselves for their chosen career path, particularly during the final year of their programme. As well as these employment options graduates can undertake postgraduate study including PGCE, MSc and MA.

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Sport Performance Analysis BSc (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW This is an applied sport science programme that focuses on the understanding, improvement and analysis of performance in sport. The curriculum progressively develops your knowledge of tactical analysis, measuring technical effectiveness, and specific technique analysis within actual sporting performance using a range of modern techniques and technology. In addition, you will be introduced to behavioural analysis of coach and athletes, and state-of-the-art athlete monitoring and time-motion analysis techniques via GPS (Global Positioning Systems).

You will be given many opportunities to develop your practical and contextual knowledge in training, coaching and performance that will allow you to evaluate and modify your own professional practice as an analyst and that of performers and coaches in a range of sports. It will also enable you to develop the specific, vocational skill set necessary to embark on a career in performance analysis A full module list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

The core modules in performance analysis are complemented and supplemented by modules drawn from physiology, biomechanics and measurement issues in sport and exercise science. These elements give the course a unique flavour that allow you to understand the theoretical principles and applied process skills that underpin performance analysis.

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Graduates follow careers in elite sport performance analysis, sports science support, sports development and nonsporting applications of performance analysis.

UCAS code: C690 Course length:

Three years full-time. Entry requirements:

Past graduates who specialised in performance analysis at undergraduate and postgraduate level have become very influential in high performance sport, working for a wide range on international governing bodies and professional clubs. Examples include the RFU, WRU, the EWCB, the EIS, Aviva Premier rugby, premiership football clubs and Team GB at the London Olympic Games. The subjects studied and skills learnt will also give graduates the opportunity to continue their education to Master’s degree and Doctorate level.

300 UCAS Tariff Points from at least three A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades BB within relevant subjects. Full course profile:

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Sport Studies BSc (Hons) EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS

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The programme draws on historical, sociological and ethical perspectives to examine and understand the global appeal and cultural significance of sport. The course offers an excellent opportunity to those interested in the study of the social, historical, political and ethical aspects of sport.

The Sport Studies degree prepares students for success in a range of professions, both within the sports industry, including careers in sports coaching, physical education, sports development, sports management, sports administration, sports media; roles with national governing bodies and within the graduate sector more broadly.

UCAS code: C601

A full module list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

In line with the university policy of providing integrated and progressive programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate study, sport studies students have the opportunity to progress onto the MA Sport, Body and Society, as well as other postgraduate taught and research degree studies within the university.

COURSE OVERVIEW The Sport Studies degree requires you to critically examine sport in its socio-cultural context. Sports culture is dynamic rather than fixed and requires scholars to develop critical thinking from a range of relevant perspectives. You will continuously challenge your own preconceptions and guiding principles both as to the nature and purposes of modern sports cultures. This course has a strong humanities element and is particularly geared towards those who are interested in the place and role that sports play in contemporary society.

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Emphasis on high levels of literacy, critical thinking, analysis, and communication skills makes our graduates attractive to employers beyond the sports sector. Employers seeking graduates will look for many of the transferable skills that are gained on a humanities or social science degree. Students graduating from our Sports Studies degree are fully equipped for graduate employment schemes and a broad range of jobs within the graduate sector.

Course length:

Three years full-time. Entry requirements:

280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least three A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades BB within relevant subjects. Full course profile:

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“The course gives you a great opportunity to study abroad. I’ll be undertaking an internship in New York during the summer, working alongside professors and undertaking lab based research.” Annika Kruger - BSc (Hons) Sports Biomedicine & Nutrition

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Sports Biomedicine & Nutrition BSc (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW The course focuses on the scientific study of all aspects of lifestyle, and the strategies that can be employed to improve health. Emphasis is placed on the role that exercise, health promotion and nutrition contribute to this end. The course includes a series of fundamental science-based modules in human physiology, nutrition, biochemistry and psychology. Modules are designed to allow you to understand the interactions between our bodies and minds and the environment in which we live. These are complemented with exercise-based modules in sport and exercise science, sport and exercise physiology, psychology of sport and exercise, health related exercise and public health nutrition. These modules will allow you to understand and predict how the body responds and adapts to exercise, and to consider the strategies that can be employed to improve health, fitness and performance.

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A major theme throughout the course will be to consider the impact that lifestyle has on health. You will learn how appropriate changes to lifestyle, such as exercise and a healthy diet, may be effective in preventing diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and strokes. Innovative approaches to sports medicine will also allow you to gain experience in the rapidly expanding area of ‘exercise prescription’. Opportunities exist for our students to apply for a professional training year during the third year of the programme and then return to complete their final year studies during year four. You will have access to well-equipped, recently refurbished laboratories at the Llandaff Campus, including the recently developed Health Assessment Suite. In addition, you will have full access to the extensive sport and fitness facilities at both the Llandaff and Cyncoed campuses.

Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences - 99 BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition & Dietetics 111 BSc (Hons) Public Health & Nutrition - 131

A full module and year breakdown can be found on our website.

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There is a booming economy in the health and fitness sectors, and successful completion of this course can lead to a variety of careers in areas such as the Sport and Leisure industry, National Health Service, National Sports Councils and Sporting National Governing Bodies. Graduates will also be well qualified for a career in the Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage industries. Opportunities for further study are excellent and include other health related studies and higher degrees (MSc and PhD). Some graduates also pursue careers in teaching.

UCAS code: CB64

“I enjoyed all aspects of the course, particularly the sports nutrition lectures which were delivered by a professional sports nutritionist. Completing this course led to employment with the Sports Council for Wales as a Performance Nutrition intern.”

Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Course length:

Three to five years full-time. Dependent upon undertaking foundation and/or sandwich year. Entry requirements:

240 UCAS Tariff Points from at least three A-levels (or equivalent) to include grade CC with one to be in a Science subject; or Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences. Full course profile:

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Textiles BA (Hons)

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Textile design is concerned with the development of all kinds of fabrics for use in a wide variety of ways, from fashion to upholstery, and from bed linen to all kinds of furnishings and decorative products. It can also encompass designs for paper-based products, anything from wallpapers to greetings cards. A textile designer will have a creative vision of what a finished textile will look like and will take this through, from raw material to finished product. We aim to develop graduates with the flair and purpose needed to make a difference to the future of textile design. Our course offers specialisations in print and stitch, both hand-based and digital. Core subjects including drawing, colour workshops, understanding materials and digital media. These will be underpinned by self-reflection, critical analysis and theory,

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which will help you develop a personal language of textile design. Commercial and industrial awareness, as well as an understanding of business practice, will form an integral part of your experience. You will learn about the prediction of trends and, from this, shape your own practices, enabling you to be in advance of trends, rather than simply responding to them. The emphasis here is on the development of individual and creative flair, coupled with a greater understanding of the commercial and professional textiles industry.

Opportunities for public exhibitions and internationalism are a key feature. The structure of the course enables you to gather good business experience, undertake a work placement, carry out research with one of our Professors, or travel to study textile design in countries where the traditions are very different. The choice will be yours and there will be a lot of it. In the third year, textile students can elect to undertake a business plan or a dissertation, preparing the way for your career on graduation.

You will gain insight into identifying the diversity of professional pathways through external consultants, designers and makers who contribute to the course, plus exposure to International Trade and Craft Fairs and possible placements in industry.

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS Graduates from the programme are well placed and professionally prepared to join design companies, work as designers in large organisations for the fashion, interior or paper product sector, or set up their own businesses. Some take further training, for example a PGCE. Some elect to take their studies further by studying at CSAD for an MFA, MDes or an MA (Art & Design). We also offer a Professional Doctorate in Design.

UCAS code: W231 Course length:

Three years full-time. Entry requirements:

300 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent), plus portfolio. Full course profile:

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Youth & Community Work BA (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW This course, professionally endorsed by ETS Wales and recognised by the JNC for Youth & Community Workers, is designed for youth and community workers who wish to extend their understanding, skills and competence as informal educators and gain a nationally recognised professional qualification in youth and community work. The course content is split between fieldwork placements (40%) in a wide range of community and/or youth work agencies and university-based, lecture study (60%). Lectures are modular in structure, comprising modules in the field of applied social sciences with core modules in youth and community work and professional practice. All our lectures are undertaken in small cohorts (no more than 35) and delivered by qualified staff who have significant experience in youth and community work.

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A full module list and year/level breakdown can be found on our website.

“Not only am I now a professionally qualified Youth Worker after studying the degree, but I met some amazing people in a welcoming friendly environment and had the most inspiring tutors.”

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS

KEY FACTS

This course is designed to provide a professionally recognised qualification in youth and community work. The course attracts students who are interested in a range of community professions including: youth work, community education, community development, supported housing, alternative education/alternative curriculum, mentoring and guidance, youth justice and voluntary organisations working in a community setting.

Accreditations: Professionally endorsed by the Education and Training Standards (ETS) Wales and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) for Youth and Community Workers.

Professionally qualified staff are in high demand amongst employers, particularly as Youth Work has been a degree-entry profession since 2010. Many graduates will find paid employment in the above professions whilst they are students, and promotion is often secured upon completion of the professional qualification.

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*Foundation year at Llandaff - if taken. **Equivalent to 100 hours to be completed prior to commencing the course. Entry is also subject to a disclosure and barring services check.

UCAS code: X320

*Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Course length:

Three years full-time. Entry requirements:

200 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC; or Foundation leading to BA/BSc Social Sciences. **Applicants should also have experience in an aspect of youth and community work .

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“Mae’r cwrs yn un heriol ond yn werth ei wneud. Mae’r lleoliad gwaith wedi dangos y dewisiadau gyrfaol sydd ar gael i mi ar ôl i mi raddio.” Sarah Rees - (Anrh) Astudiaethau Addysg a Chymraeg 160


Y Gymraeg yng Nghaerdydd Drwy astudio ym Met Caerdydd bydd nifer o gyfleoedd gyda ti i ddefnyddio dy Gymraeg, naill ai yn y brifysgol neu yn y ddinas, yn gymdeithasol neu fel rhan o dy gwrs.

Astudio drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg:

Drwy gymryd rhan yn y cyfleoedd Gymraeg sydd yn y brifysgol a’r ddinas fe fyddi di’n gallu datblygu sgiliau angenrheidiol ar gyfer y byd gwaith a dod yn rhan o gymuned o Gymry Cymraeg sydd yn byw, yn astudio ac yn gweithio yn y ddinas. Drwy ddatblygu sgiliau yn y Gymraeg byddi di’n gallu mwynhau defnyddio’r iaith a dod i nabod pobl newydd. Byddi di hefyd yn gallu cynnig y sgiliau hyn i gyflogwyr, rhywbeth fydd yn dy wneud yn gystadleuol iawn wrth geisio am swyddi.

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Mae’r Brifysgol yn cynnig nifer o gyfleoedd i fyfyrwyr astudio drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg. Mae’n bosib astudio yn y meysydd isod:

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Astudiaethau Busnes

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hyd at 80 credyd bob blwyddyn yn y Gymraeg

Am fwy o wybodaeth ewch i: www.metcaerdydd.ac.uk a chliciwch ar astudio drwy’r Gymraeg.

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Y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol: Mae bosib cynnig am Brif Ysgoloriaethau’r Coleg Cymraeg sy’n werth hyd at £3000 i astudio o leiaf 2/3 o’r cyrsiau Astudiaethau Addysg, Astudiaethau Busnes a Chwaraeon drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg. Os nad wyt ti am astudio cymaint â hyn drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg mae’n bosib cynnig am Ysgoloriaethau Cymhelliant y Coleg, sy’n £500 y flwyddyn am astudio o leiaf 1/3 o dy gwrs drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg. Mae bosib cynnig am yr Ysgoloriaethau hyn ar gyrsiau Addysg, Astudiaethau Busnes, Celf, a Chwaraeon. Am fwy o wybodaeth, neu er mwyn ymgeisio am yr Ysgoloriaethau cer i www.colegcymraeg.ac.uk. Cymdeithasu: Mae’r ddinas a’r Brifysgol yn llawn cyfleoedd i gymdeithasu drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg. Tu fewn i’r Brifysgol mae’n bosib ymuno â Changen y Coleg Cymraeg a Chymdeithas Gymraeg y myfyrwyr. Mae’r ddau yn trefnu pob math o ddigwyddiadau, o gigs gyda bandiau i deithiau i Brifysgolion eraill. Yn ystod wythnos y glas fe fydd hi’n bosib i ti ymuno â’r ddau hyn a dechrau mwynhau bywyd Cymraeg yn y ddinas. “Dwi wrth fy modd yn cael astudio chwaraeon drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg a chael bod yn rhan o Gangen y Met! Drwy astudio yn y Met dwi’n dysgu llu o bethau newydd ac wedi dod i nabod cymaint o fyfyrwyr eraill o Gymru a thu hwnt. Mae’r Gangen yn rhoi’r cyfle i fi ddod i nabod myfyrwyr sy’n siarad Cymraeg a bod yn rhan o gymuned agos a chyfeillgar. Am fy mod yn astudio bron fy ngradd Chwaraeon i gyd yn y Gymraeg dwi wedi llwyddo i dderbyn un o brif Ysgoloriaethau’r Coleg, sef £3000 Mae hyn wedi bod yn help anferth i mi wrth astudio.” Naomi Rose Davies, BSc Chwaraeon ac Addysg Gorfforol 161


Admissions and how to apply ADVICE FOR APPLICANTS To help make sense of all the information you need to know when making an application to university, we have put together our ‘Advice for Applicants’ web pages to help you identify the main things that you have to do throughout the application cycle - both before and after you make your UCAS application. www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ advice4applicants

HOW TO APPLY

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS:

UCAS (Universities & Colleges Admissions Service)

UK: 0871 468 0 468 Non-UK: + 44 330 3330 230

All applications to Cardiff Met for full-time undergraduate courses should be made online via UCAS at www.ucas.com. Your application should normally reach UCAS between September 1st and January 15th immediately prior to starting your course. However applications are considered beyond this date if there are vacancies. Our Institution code on UCAS is C20. We do not have individual campus codes.

For callers with hearing difficulties: UK: 18001 0871 468 0 468

Please note: Some Art & Design programmes may have a slightly different deadline date. Please refer to the UCAS website for these. Full instructions and detailed online help are available at www.ucas.com/apply. Students at school or college should seek advice from their tutor.

(Text Relay service) Non-UK: + 44 151 494 1260 (Text Phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0 468.

Students from the European Union (EU) – Non UK

The university recognises the equivalence of qualifications awarded in each member country of the EU and considers individual applications on their merit. EU students can visit our website at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/overseasquals for further information. Students from outside the European Union (International Students)

QUALIFICATIONS CONSIDERED Degree and Higher National Diploma (HND) courses

To undertake a Degree or HND, students should normally have level three qualifications (or equivalent) and have a good command of English in the year of entry. Please see entry requirements on individual course pages or visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate

A number of overseas qualifications are acceptable as equivalent to the normal entry requirements, including the European and the International Baccalaureate. Candidates should give full details of qualifications obtained including grades, and the name and address of the awarding college. Queries regarding overseas qualifications can be addressed to the International Office (see page xx for contact details). International students can visit our website at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international for further information.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL AND EU STUDENTS All of our undergraduate programmes also have specific criteria in terms of English language requirements e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or Pearson scores. Detailed information about these requirements and the relevant scores required can be found on the international pages of our website. Students also have access to our English Language Training Centre should language and study skills support be required.

NON-STANDARD ENTRY We welcome applications from applicants, who do not necessarily have the required qualifications as both life and work experience are taken into consideration. Generally, however, if applicants have been out of education for more than five years an access course or A-level is required in a relevant subject. Please contact the admissions enquiries team for further information.

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DISABLED STUDENTS Disabled students should use their UCAS application to inform us of any disabilities so we can ensure you receive any help you may need.

HOW YOUR APPLICATION IS CONSIDERED Once your application has been received at UCAS it will be sent to the University for consideration. We will endeavour to process your application as soon as possible after receipt. Visit our advice for applicant web pages to read more about how your application is considered.

HOW AND WHEN YOU WILL HEAR ABOUT THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION You can view the status of your application online at any time by visiting UCAS Track at www.ucas.com/track. However, we will also be in touch via letter, email and by SMS throughout the application cycle - from the moment you apply, through to when an offer is made, right up until you start the course in

September … so please keep checking those emails!

FOR ANY FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT ADMISSIONS:

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Tel: 029 2041 6044

You must satisfy all general course requirements for entry.

Email: askadmissions@ cardiffmet.ac.uk

If you have any queries about these please contact us. If you become a student, it will be a term of your contract with the University or College that it will take all reasonable steps to provide the educational services described in its prospectus and other promotional material. However, it cannot guarantee that industrial action or circumstances beyond its control will not interfere with its ability to provide these services. In such circumstances, it will take all reasonable steps to minimise disruption to your education. Your offer is made on the understanding that if accepting it you will agree to observe the University or College’s Charter, Statutes, Ordinances and Resolutions and abide by the rules and regulations for students. By accepting your offer, you accept these terms and conditions so you must read about them in the university prospectus or website first.

Web: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ advice4applicants

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“I did my Access course in College and I was absolutely adamant that I was going because I wanted to be the first one in my family to go to University” “There are just amazing opportunities so I would say just break it down, take one step at a time, you will definitely fulfil your potential and reach your goals.” Njide Ezechi - Lecturer at Cardiff Met 164

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Learning for everyone Cardiff Metropolitan University welcomes people of all ages and from all backgrounds.


WIDENING ACCESS AT THE UNIVERSITY

COURSES FOR ADULT LEARNERS

Many people think that higher education is beyond their capabilities or they are unsure about what it means to be a student.

The University offers a wide range of free of charge courses for adults throughout the year in local community settings. Our courses are designed to give you a taste of something you can pick up at a higher level and are a great way to find out more about university before committing to a full course.

At Cardiff Met we consider a diverse range of entry qualifications and it is our aim to make studying as accessible and courses as flexible as possible. We will give you information about the financial assistance on offer and support available if you have any problems.

Industries (CCI), Hospitality & Tourism, Business and Sport, as well as flexible part-time learning opportunities. The First Campus partnership is now in its eleventh year of operation and continues to raise aspirations, improve access and create new study opportunities and learning pathways to higher education through its exciting learning activities programmes and provides help and support to identified pupils in primary and secondary education through its mentoring programme.

For further information on our courses for adult learners or widening access at Cardiff Met, contact the Widening Access team:

For further information, please contact our First Campus Co-ordinators:

We also offer advice and guidance on future career choices as well as practical help with your applications for employment or further study. Whoever you are, regardless of age, race, gender or background we have courses that you will enjoy studying, which are taught in a comfortable and non-threatening environment.

Tel: +44 (0)29 2020 1563 Email: wideningaccess@cardiffmet.ac.uk www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/wideningaccess www.facebook.com/wideningaccess www.twitter.com/wideningaccess

Tel: +44 (0)29 2041 6796 Email: aedavies@cardiffmet.ac.uk, lrheon@cardiffmet.ac.uk or nray@cardiffmet.ac.uk www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/firstcampus

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FIRST CAMPUS

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

Applications are welcomed from students who have completed Access courses. We run a number of courses that are designed for people who want to return to study but perhaps feel they are not quite ready for direct entry into higher education. Please refer to our website and check entry requirements alongside the course you are interested in.

Cardiff Metropolitan University is a partner in HEFCW's Reaching Wider programme, First Campus. The First Campus programme’s Mission and Purpose, is to provide a series of pathways that inspire and capture the imagination of learners from Communities First areas in South East Wales who are traditionally under-represented in higher education.

We recognise that discrimination is unacceptable and are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for staff and students in all aspects of our activities as an educational institution.

For further information on how to apply, visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply

We want to raise aspirations, inspire learners, provide defined progression pathways to higher education as well as promote learning, success and retention. We also strive to promote fair access to the professions and priority sectors including Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM), Creative & Cultural

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Our policy is actively to combat direct and indirect discrimination, raise awareness to help minimise the likelihood of intentional or unintentional discrimination and to take steps to ensure that all members of the University comply with the law, equal opportunities legislation and codes of practice.

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Accommodation Your home away from home CARDIFF MET RIDER

For first year students, many of whom will be living away from home for the first time, finding suitable, affordable accommodation can be a particular source of concern.

For full details of our accommodation options, policies and procedures, including virtual tours of the accommodation, please visit our website at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/accommodation.

The Accommodation Service provides a comprehensive service allocating places in halls of residence or helping students to find privately rented accommodation off campus near to their place of study. Once you have decided to make us your first or insurance choice, you will need to apply online from the beginning of April on the Accommodation Service web pages.

When you are made an offer of a place on a course at Cardiff Met, you should apply online from the beginning of April at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/accommodation.

The Cardiff Met Rider is the largest student bus service in Wales and offers transport between all campuses and all main student halls and private accommodation areas. It runs from Monday to Friday from 8am to 10pm throughout the academic year and allows students to travel safely through the city day and night.

If you have any questions about the eligibility criteria or how to apply, please contact us at the Accommodation Office:

The service also provides unlimited access to the entire Cardiff Bus network for the full academic year (from the 1st September until 30th June).

The Service's central office is based in Warwick House on the Cyncoed Campus and is open throughout the year during office hours 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am - 4.00pm Friday if you have any queries.

Tel: 029 2041 6188 or 6189 Email: accomm@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/metrider

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Alternatively by letter to: Accommodation Service, Warwick House, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff, CF23 6XD.

Watch our video to find out more about Accommodation at Cardiff Met.

Halls of Residence Disabled Students Allocations University Bus Service Private and Rented Accommodation Hall Fees How to apply and allocation criteria

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Tuition fees and finance FINANCING YOUR WAY THROUGH UNIVERSITY Going to university is a considerable financial investment, but you should remember that holding a higher qualification such as a degree will improve your job prospects, making it easier to find a fulfilling job and one that is well paid. During your time at university, you will have two main costs to meet: tuition fees and your living costs. As a full-time undergraduate student, you may be eligible for a package of financial support made up of:

FAQ’S There have been many changes in the way students can finance their studies in recent years, so we have put together some answers to the questions you may have.

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Do I need the funds to pay the tuition fees up front?

No - The Government will be providing loans for the duration of your three or fouryear course and this is only repaid once your salary exceeds £21,000 a year.

⊲ A loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees ⊲ A loan to help with your living costs ⊲ Various means-tested grants that, dependent on your circumstances, aren’t repayable

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Is there more than one type of Student Loan available?

Yes - You can apply for two types of government loans. The first is a tuition fee loan, which is automatically paid to your university to cover the cost of your course. The second is a maintenance loan, which is there to help with the cost of living (such as accommodation, books, food and other additional costs you may incur). Maintenance loans are paid to you in three instalments during the academic year to help you manage your money.

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Does everyone qualify to receive a Student Loan?

Yes - Student Loans (both tuition fee and maintenance loans) are available for all students who meet the eligibility criteria. To check your eligibility, visit the relevant website based on your nationality (opposite). Tuition fee loans are available for the full cost of your course, no matter what your personal financial situation. Maintenance loans differ slightly, in that, they are means tested (dependent on your parents combined household salary) and given in conjunction with maintenance grants (the grants are non-repayable meaning you will never have to pay them back). cardiffmet.ac.uk

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When should I apply for these loans and financial support?

If you want to make sure that you receive the first instalment of your loan (and grants!) when you start university, you must apply for your financial support as soon as you decide to apply to university, don’t wait until you are offered a place. Applications must be renewed each academic year.

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For more information on financing your way through university and how to apply for the various loans available, take a look at the following websites:

OPEN DAYS We also run finance talks at all of our open days. This is a great opportunity for both students and parents to find out more and ask any questions about student finance.

For up-to-date tuition fees and the financial support that may be available whilst you study, please visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ fees

Our Student Support Services also run a Student Finance & Welfare Advisory Service and offer confidential, impartial and non-judgemental advice on all aspects of student finance. For further information visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/studentservices

BURSARIES & SCHOLARSHIPS

⊲ Welsh students: www.studentfinancewales.co.uk

The university also offers a bursary and scholarship scheme to help students finance their studies.

⊲ English students: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance

For further information visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/scholarships

⊲ Northern Irish students: www.studentfinanceni.co.uk ⊲ Scottish students: www.saas.gov.uk

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Library & Information Services (L&IS) are at the heart of the learning, teaching and research experience for students and staff at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Our campus-wide Learning Centres are the physical hubs for library and IT provision.

Each Learning Centre provides a variety of Wi-Fi enabled group and quiet study spaces, available to you across extensive evening and weekend opening hours. All Learning Centres have PC and Apple Mac open-access computers offering a wide range of assistive, cutting edge and industry standard software, to ensure that you gain experience of many of the systems used in your chosen field. The Learning Centres are also equipped with a technology support desk, with L&IS staff providing expert support, advice and guidance. Open Access computer facilities are also available 24 hours a day at the Cyncoed and Llandaff campuses. Our extensive library collections are specially tailored and developed to enhance your learning and research experience.

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Library & Learning Centres Within each Learning Centre an extensive range of information resources are available in print and electronic formats, such as books for core and wider reading, an extensive academic journals collection, as well as a breadth of eBooks. In terms of visual resources, a slide library, plus an art-house and feature film collection are accessible to support your studies and research. In addition, research materials can also be freely requested via the British Library, direct to your desktop, as well as being able to access thesis, and specialist collections such as the Artist’s Books collection. Library staff will assist you in sourcing information from our comprehensive print and electronic collections, and will work with you in both individual and group sessions to help develop your information literacy and research skills. Staffed helpdesks providing support for your enquiries are available within each campus Learning Centre. The online student ‘Learning Portal’ is the web-based central point of information for all students, accessible via any Internet browser and the Cardiff Met App: ‘MyCardiffMet’, which is available to download at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ mycardiffmet cardiffmet.ac.uk

Accessible via the Learning Portal, the Electronic Library delivers straight to your desktop quality, online and fully searchable academic resources such as specialist research databases, e-journals and eBooks, as well as tailored subject guides and guidance. Both are online available to you 24/7 whether our doors are open or closed. The IT training team delivers training courses in a range of IT skills required for studying at the university. Facilities also exist to allow connection of personal Wi-Fi devices to internet resources using the university wireless network. For further information please contact: ITHelpdesk@cardiffmet.ac.uk

ACADEMIC SKILLS Adapting to higher education means learning to work independently, think objectively and write clearly. Any time and attention you give to developing these abilities will increase your chances of success during your degree and beyond. Whatever your starting point, the academic skills team can teach you approaches, knowledge and habits to raise your academic performance.

We have a webspace covering eighteen areas of skills including assignment-writing, critical thinking and referencing. Each is packed with resources such as guides, e-lessons and worksheets, as well as links to books and online material. If you’re keen to develop your writing, we also offer a facility where you can email a sample of your work to us and get feedback and solutions for improvement. You will see members of our team out and about as we teach modules and sessions in all Cardiff Met’s academic schools. Our sessions are activity-focused and constantly updated to ensure you have the best opportunity for academic progression and development of employability skills. We contribute substantial amounts of online learning, and some assessments, to various personal development planning and research skills modules. For further information contact: academicskills@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Wi-Fi enabled Learning Centres

24hr, 7 days a week open access IT facilities

30,000 e-journals 4,500 ebooks and 250,000 items on our shelves

Visit the Library and Learning Centres website at: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/lis App Based Learning Portal for current students.

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Student Services are designed to meet the support needs of all students and to offer help and guidance to ensure your time at university is as enjoyable and successful as possible.

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Student Services The Service comprises six main areas: ⊲ ⊲ ⊲ ⊲ ⊲ ⊲

Disability Service Career Development Services Finance & Welfare Advisory Service Counselling Service Health Service The Chaplaincy

DISABILITY SERVICE Each year our Disability Service supports about 1,000 students with a range of impairments. We work with students on an individual basis to determine support and direct reasonable adjustments across the university. We offer advice and guidance on a range of matters relating to higher education and disability and dyslexia. The Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) is funding available to assist with the additional disability-related cost of attending university if you have a disability, dyslexia, or long-term health condition, including mental health issues.

For information on DSA, please go to www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances dsas/overview If you are thinking of studying with us, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss support options as it can take a while to put support in place. For more information, you can visit our website www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/disability, email disability@cardiffmet.ac.uk or telephone us on 029 2041 6170 to speak to a Disability Adviser.

DISABILITY ASSESSMENT CENTRE The University has its own Disability Assessment Centre situated on the Llandaff campus. Students can have their study skills and technology assessment here as part of the DSA process. For more information go to the Disability Service website or telephone us. The Centre is an accredited centre under the DSA Quality Assurance Group (DSA-QAG).

CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICES Whether you need help choosing or changing a course, deciding on your future career, building your CV to make you more employable, or improving your job application skills, you’ll get plenty of information and help from Career Development Services. Our interactive e-learning module, ‘Your Career’, is full of practical exercises, film clips and guidance for you to use at any time day or night. Our website has a wealth of advice and carefully selected links for students: visit Career Zone for news, events, workshops and appointments and to find jobs, work experience and voluntary opportunities. Our GO Wales team also arrange paid work placements and unpaid work ‘tasters’. We work closely with your programme staff and offer a wide range of talks, careers fairs and other activities. Find all you need at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/careers; and for regular updates like ‘Cardiff Metropolitan University Careers’ on Facebook or follow @Careers_CMU on Twitter.

Examples of the type of support include specialist software, equipment such as recording devices or nonmedical helper support such as note takers or study skills support. We can help you make an application for the DSA and guide you through the process.

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FINANCE & WELFARE ADVISORY SERVICE If you need specialist advice on matters such as sources of financial support, benefits, budgeting, or any other financial problems that may affect your studies, book an appointment with one of our Student Finance and Welfare Advisers who are also the main contacts for students leaving care. The Finance & Welfare team also administers the Financial Contingency Fund which is a sum of money given each year to the University to help students who are experiencing excessive financial hardship or an unexpected financial crisis. For more information, check out our website www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/financewelfare or follow us on Twitter @cardiffmetmoney. If you want advice that is specific to you, email financeadvice@cardiffmet.ac.uk or welfareadvice@cardiffmet.ac.uk or phone 029 2041 6170 for an appointment.

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COUNSELLING SERVICE

HEALTH & WELLBEING SERVICE

MULTI-FAITH CHAPLAINCY

If you feel anxious, upset or distressed because of personal difficulties during your time at university, counselling can help you to focus and explore your difficulties in a safe and supportive environment with someone who is trained to listen and offer honest feedback.

Our Nursing Officers are experienced professionals who are committed to an integrated system of care, encompassing physical, emotional and psychological health and wellbeing. If you need help or advice on any aspect of health or wellbeing, they provide a confidential drop-in service on campus. They organise health education events and it’s worth remembering that they provide a useful front-line service if you are feeling upset or distressed during your time at university. They can be contacted during term-time by emailing healthservice@cardiffmet.ac.uk

The Chaplaincy is a safe place of welcome for those of any faith and those of none. The university is extremely diverse with 92 faiths from 143 different countries and in this environment it is easy sometimes to feel lost and alone. The Chaplain is easily contactable and is an open source of help, responsible for all matters of faith within the university and his team runs the emergency ‘out of hours’ service.

In addition, a local GP practice provides regular surgeries at the Cyncoed Campus for students registered with that practice.

A single point of contact for all student enquiries. Part of Student Services and based at the Llandaff Campus, the i-zone is one of the UK’s ‘Outstanding Student Services Teams’* offering an innovative and integrated service hub for current and potential students.

Free, confidential counselling is available during term-time via an appointment system. We can offer online counselling which is a highly accessible service for our students, who have found it to be a convenient way of getting support that fits into their busy schedule. Additionally, this innovative service offers hypnotherapy sessions for academic-related issues such as exam stress, anxiety with presentations and public speaking, and panic attacks. If you would like any more information about the Counselling Service, visit our website at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/counselling, like us on Facebook ‘cardiffmetstudenthealthandwellbeing’ or phone 029 2041 6170 to make an appointment.

For opening times and more information, visit our website www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/health or like us on Facebook ‘cardiffmetstudenthealthandwellbeing’

I-ZONE

The team welcomes any questions, is always happy to help and, if it can’t answer your question, it can signpost you to other specialist services within the university. Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/izone * Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award Finalist 2011.

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“The tutors are very approachable, kind and patient. My academic tutor is the best and always there if I need any help.� Name: Manli Gong From: China Studying: BA (Hons) International Business Administration (Top-Up)

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International Students INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE Choosing the right university for your UK degree studies is an important choice. It is important to us that you get the most out of your time as a student in the UK. As a result, Cardiff Metropolitan University prides itself on the high level of individual support, which is given to each and every one of our international students. In choosing to study at our university, you have the opportunity to graduate from one of the UK's most respected modern universities. As a graduate of one of our many vocationally focused undergraduate courses, you will help secure success in your chosen career and will join a global network of Cardiff Met alumni. Our international students benefit from a dedicated, firstrate Student Welfare Team; with an excellent reputation for the invaluable support it offers. Services offered include: ⊲ ⊲ ⊲ ⊲ ⊲ ⊲ ⊲ ⊲

Accommodation information Airport welcome service Advice on finding part-time employment Advice on money and finances Advice on registering with a doctor Information on places of worship Study skills and English language support Visa and immigration advice

All of these services are free and are intended to help students adjust to British culture and settle into their new home in Cardiff quickly. The team employs student helpers throughout the arrival periods. The helpers are all current international students so are well placed to offer advice and provide support to you.

leading modern universities is a reflection of our high quality teaching and research, as well as the committed and enthusiastic academic staff in all of our academic schools. Extensive library and computing provisions, sports facilities and student services ensure that our students enjoy studying in a world-class environment.

The team also organises a full cultural and social programme including parties, national day celebrations and a series of trips and excursions at the weekends to London and other famous places in the UK.

To find out more about life as an international student at Cardiff Met visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international or contact us by email at: international@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

The social and cultural programme helps ensure that international students have an enjoyable experience throughout their studies and make the most of their time in the UK. We are home to approximately 11,000 students, with over 1,200 international students from more than 140 countries. Our international students are valued and respected for the unique experiences and perspectives that they contribute to university life, enriching the study experience for all students. The International Office team is dedicated to the happiness and wellbeing of all our international students. In making the choice to study at our university you will automatically become part of the Cardiff Met community. With the highest proportion of international students at any university in Wales, our reputation as one of the UK's

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“We are ranked as the top UK University for Student Satisfaction in the International Student Barometer - 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.”* * International Student Barometer survey taken by new students.

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Students’ Union Cardiff Met Students’ Union (SU) has four main roles: ⊲ To support and represent our students ⊲ To facilitate student clubs, societies and interest groups ⊲ To provide our students with employability opportunities, training and development ⊲ To provide affordable commercial services, of which the proceeds go into funding all of the abovementioned On enrolment you will automatically become a member of Cardiff Met Students’ Union.

UMAX

ATHLETIC UNION

Through the UMAX initiative, the SU offers students the opportunity to attend a range of training opportunities delivered by industry consultants, aimed at providing our students with additional skills and training to boost their CV and enhance their employability. It also houses the JobShop providing students with employment opportunities both on and off campus ranging from full time graduate work to voluntary positions. UMAX also runs an independent and confidential advice service for all students as well as engaging students in a number of awareness raising campaigns.

The Athletic Union is run by the Students’ Union and provides a quality service for our sporting students. We provide and support over 25 different sports clubs to ensure that we have something to meet every sport student’s interests.

For further information, please visit: www.cardiffmetsu.co.uk/umax

The Athletic Union also administers a successful scholarship programme, which assists exceptional sporting ability. Furthermore, they have ‘Focus Sports’ which is an initiative aimed at improving sporting excellence across targeted performance sports at the university. We are proud to have been BUCS champions over the most recent years in rugby union, football, indoor athletics, basketball, and indoor cricket.

REPRESENTATION The Students’ Union has two Sabbatical Officers and five academic school representatives who represent the student voice to the university. They attend all official university committees, co-ordinate the year/department representatives and course representatives structure and are there to support students across a range of issues.

CLUBS AND SOCIETIES The SU offers a range of clubs and societies for students, providing a social scene and shared interests away from the rigours of study. It’s a great way to integrate with the whole student experience. For further information, please visit: www.cardiffmetsu.co.uk/societies

The university already has a reputation for the support and development of elite performers across many sports and the Hall of Fame includes over 350 international competitors from 28 different sports, including World, Olympic, British and Commonwealth champions.

For further information, please visit: www.cardiffmetsu.co.uk/au See also ‘Sport for all’ pages 183

Information on all student representatives is available via the Students’ Union website

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Outside of the Athletic Union, the SU provides other sporting opportunities that, whilst still competitive, run on a social basis through its Intramural sports programme. We run 5-a-side football, netball, tennis, basketball, running and climbing as well as other sports on a demand led basis.

The SU website is your one-stop-shop for all your Union associated memberships and activities. You’ll be able to sign up to any of our sports programmes, join societies, register for our free training and development courses, browse our JobShop, purchase tickets for our events and more! So make sure you stay in the loop and sign up to our website today.

The SU operates bars across its two campuses: Centro at Cyncoed and a bar within the Campus Centre at Llandaff. The SU host events throughout the year, so make sure you sign up to the SU website for all the latest information.

RETRO Retro is our online comment portal for students to share their articles, reviews and comments on anything that interests them. Retro raises issues and provides essential information for all Cardiff Met students. It is written by an open group of students and SU staff. Its aim is to engage students in the union, with everyday life at the university and to offer information, entertainment and education. For further information, please visit: www.cardiffmetsu.co.uk/retro

For further information, please visit: www.cardiffmetsu.co.uk/events

For further information, please visit: www.cardiffmetsu.co.uk OUR DETAILS CYNCOED CAMPUS CENTRE: ‘CENTRO’ Centro is a fantastic facility for the use of Cardiff Met students (and friends). The Centre offers a great space and relaxing environment for students to enjoy the catering, bar and Starbucks that it houses. The Students’ Union central offices, including the SU run Athletic Union, are also based within Centro. We also have a retail operation just off main reception at the Cycnoed Campus.

LLANDAFF CAMPUS CENTRE: “ZEN”

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Athletic Union

With a recently refurbished bar area and housing its own catering operation, a SU run Starbucks operation and convenience store, Zen is a great social area. We provide a dedicated range of services for the students based on the Llandaff Campus and for anyone else who wishes to visit us.

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Cardi Metropolitan University is internationally recognised for the achievements of its students, past and present, in university, national and international sport. The university can oer all students access to ďŹ rst-class sports facilities and opportunities for participation in a wide range of sport and recreation activities.

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Sport for all PERFORMANCE SPORT

SPORTING FACILITIES Cyncoed Campus

Llandaff Campus

Sporting Excellence

The university offers a comprehensive range of sporting facilities: all built and equipped to the highest standards including:

The Llandaff Campus is home to a fully refurbished fitness centre equipped with the latest cardiovascular machines and resistance stations, a multi-purpose hall for fitness classes and outdoor pitches for rugby and soccer.

The pursuit of sporting excellence requires time, commitment, expert coaching and access to high quality training and competition facilities, all of which are offered at the university. The Athletic Union supports over 30 different sports clubs with many teams and individuals competing in national league and cup competitions. The university has been BUCS champions in rugby union, indoor athletics, basketball, trampolining, football, gymnastics and indoor cricket.

⊲ National Indoor Athletics Centre www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/niac ⊲ An outdoor athletics facility ⊲ A brand new Inclusion Fitness Centre equipped for able bodied and disabled users ⊲ Floodlit artificial hockey and football pitches, including a brand-new 3G pitch opened in 2013. ⊲ National league pitches for rugby and soccer ⊲ Gymnasia for gymnastics and trampolining ⊲ Dance studio ⊲ Lawn Tennis Association regional indoor and floodlit outdoor tennis complex ⊲ Multi-sports centre with specialist cricket provision, swimming pool and squash courts ⊲ Strength and conditioning facilities ⊲ Sports science teaching and research laboratories

Recreational Sport Students who wish to participate for recreation or leisure can do so by joining the Sports & Fitness Membership scheme, or by using the facilities on a pay as you go basis. A dedicated team organises various activities for all levels including the complete beginner who just wants to keep fit and have some fun. Activities include aerobics, circuit training, lane/recreational swimming, tennis, badminton, squash, athletics and table tennis.

Further Information: www.cardiffmetsu.co.uk/au

Intramural Sport Cardiff Met Students’ Union provides a programme of intramural sport for students who wish to play sport for competitive fun. The sports currently offered include tennis, netball, 5-a-side football, atomic rugby and squash.

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Sports Scholarships

Focus Sport Support

University Centre of Cricket Excellence Scheme (UCCE Scheme). This scheme is supported by the MCC who have provided significant funding to develop the six centres:

A very successful scholarship programme operates at the university supporting the development of elite performers in a range of sports. Offering up to £1,000 per annum specialist coaching, free Physiotherapy and Sports & Fitness Membership.

Students who play for one of the university’s ‘focus sports’ (currently athletics, men’s cricket, tennis, women’s basketball, women’s football, men’s football, women’s hockey, men’s hockey, netball, women’s rugby, and men’s rugby) may be selected to receive free access to facilities, strength and conditioning and sports science support and a discounted physiotherapy rate.

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Cardiff/South Wales Centre Bradford/Leeds Centre Cambridge Centre Durham Centre Loughborough Centre Oxford Centre

These centres are aimed at male students with potential to play first class cricket and female students who have played to senior county level. The Cardiff/South Wales Centre is a partnership between Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff University and the University of South Wales.

For full details please visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/scholarships or email kbutters@cardiffmet.ac.uk. Please note that no formal application for a sport scholarship will be considered unless the applicant has also applied for, and been offered a place on a course at the university.

Details of sport and recreation activities for students can be found at: www.cardiffmetsu.co.uk/au www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/sportsfacilities

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assessed part of your academic programme important areas of economics, which are graduation ceremony! of learning is so important that we provide health and monetary economics (why you with the opportunity to undertake NEXT STEP? money is important, how a credit crunch placement as part of your second year happens), as well as public economics, Careers Networking studies.resource We haveinstrong linksyou’ve with the which is all Our about the economic tools Once finished your undergraduate degree, you network of alumni provides an unrivalled business thewant workimportant for governments. The as dissertation may to continue your studies with us by industries as diverse Education, Sports, Arts, community and placement is designed to will be an opportunity to apply yourand Public Health. a postgraduate degree, or undertake Management, Tourism Throughprogramme undertaking yourorfuture employability acquired knowledge and skills.informal This willafter-workenhance research before trying to find a job. We offer a wide careers mentoring, gatherings, further prepare for your range of taught postgraduate courses, professional moreyou formal KTP future opportunities, we areprospects. creating a truly professionalactive or academic development and research opportunities across our five networkcareer. of hardworking, focussed, academic schools. talented people. To find out more please visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/postgraduate

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Partnerships WALES-BASED PARTNERSHIPS Cardiff Metropolitan University is proud to be a member of the FE2HE Consortium. Through this we link with local Further Education colleges to provide courses at a location that may be more convenient for you. To find out more please visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fe2he

In recognition of the strong links between the two partners, in October 2006 LSC was awarded the status of an Associate College of Cardiff Metropolitan University. By the end of session 2012/13 over 2,500 students were registered on our programmes at LSC’s London and overseas campuses. The progressive and outward looking partnership with LSC is an example of an innovative link between an HEI and a non-traditional but well established, high quality education provider.

Another key development is the collaboration in respect of research degrees. LSC is approved to enrol and deliver research degrees for the university at its Business Research Institute at its London campus. The institute will be treated as a research institute of the university for the purposes of administration and quality assurance. The university will collaborate with LSC to offer PhD, MPhil and also professional doctorate degrees.

LONDON SCHOOL OF COMMERCE Our relationship with the London School of Commerce (LSC) dates back to 2004 and includes collaboration with the following programmes: ⊲ MBA ⊲ BA (Hons) Business Studies ⊲ MSc International Hospitality/Tourism Management ⊲ BSc (Hons) Computing ⊲ MSc Information Technology ⊲ Research Degrees

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The partnership with LSC has helped to raise the profile of the university and of Wales across the world. With its well established marketing and recruitment processes and a model to offer high quality but cost effective studies, LSC recruits students from over 120 countries to study our programmes. Students at the LSC are able to move between the main LSC campus in London and the LSC campuses including those in Dhaka, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo and Belgrade, bringing a true international dimension to the study experience.

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Index A

About the City About Cardiff Met

11 07

Business Information Systems BSc (Hons)

73

Bus Service (Met Rider)

167

61

C

Campuses

09

Admissions (Advice for Applicants)

162

Cardiff

11

Alumni

187

Cardiff School of Art & Design

33

Architectural Design and Technology HND/BSc (Hons)

63

Cardiff School of Education

37

Cardiff School of Health Sciences

41

Art and Design

33

Cardiff School of Management

45

Cardiff School of Sport

49

Careers

17

Ceramics BA (Hons)

75

Chaplaincy

175

Clubs and Societies

179

Academic Skills

171

Accommodation

167

Accounting BSc (Hons)

59

Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons)

Artist Designer: Maker BA (Hons)

65

Athletic Union

179

B

Beyond the City

13

Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

67

Business Economics BA (Hons)

71

Business and Management Studies BA (Hons) 190

69

D

Dance BA (Hons)

79

Dental Technology BSc (Hons)

81

Disability Service

173

E

Economics BSc (Hons)

82

Educational Studies BA (Hons)

83

Employability

17

English and Contemporary Media BA (Hons)

83

English and Creative Writing BA (Hons)

87

English and Drama BA (Hons)

89

Entrepreneurship

28

Environmental Health BSc (Hons)

90

Entry Requirements

162

F

Finance and Tuition Fees

168

Finance and Welfare Advisory Service

175

Fine Art BA (Hons)

93

Food Production Management BSc (Hons)

95

Food Science and Technology BSc (Hons)

97

Foundation Leading to BSc Health Sciences

99

Foundation Leading to BSc/BA Social Sciences

98

Foundation Programme: Cardiff School of Management

101

Complementary Therapies BSc (Hons)

76

Computing BSc (Hons)

77

Equal Opportunities

165

G

Computing and IT Facilities

171

Erasmus

31

Graduation

187

Counselling

175

Events Management BA (Hons)

91

Graphic Communication BA (Hons)

103

Graduate Profiles

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Healthcare Science BSc (Hons)

107

Health Service

175

Health and Social Care HND/BSc (Hons) 105 Housing: Policy and Practice BSc (Hons) 108 Housing: Supported Housing BSc (Hons) 109 Hospitality Management BA (Hons)

119

How to Apply

162

Human Nutrition and Dietetics BSc (Hons)

111

I

Illustration BA (Hons)

L

Library and Learning Centres

171

Loans

168

M N O

Marketing Management BA (Hons)

Nightlife (Social Scene)

113

International Business Administration (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

114

International Business Management BA (Hons)

115

International Economics and Finance BSc/BSCEcon (Hons)

117

International Hospitality Management BA (Hons)

119

11

Open Days

55

Outward Mobility

31

P

Partnerships

189

Podiatry BSc (Hons)

125

Postgraduate Study

187

International Tourism Management BA (Hons)

121

International Students

177

Product Design BA/BSc (Hons)

Investments

09

Psychology

i-zone

175

Public Health Nutrition BSc (Hons)

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R S

Research and Enterprise

53

Student Support Services

173

Student Union

179

Study Abroad

28

T

Secondary Education: Music or Welsh BA (Hons)

132

Social Work BSc (Hons)

133

Software Engineering BSc (Hons)

135

Speech & Language Therapy BSc (Hons)

137

Teacher Training (Secondary)

132

Sport for all

183

Textiles BA (Hons)

157

Sport Coaching BSc (Hons)

145

Tourism Management BA (Hons)

121

Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage BSc (Hons)

147

Travelling to Cardiff

15

Sport Development BSc (Hons)

149

Tuition Fees

168

Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

139

Sport and Exercise Science (Intercalated) BSc (Hons)

141

Sport Management BSc (Hons)

150

W

Welsh Language Provision

161

Sport Performance Analysis BSc (Hons)

151

Widening Access

165

Sport and Physical Education BSc (Hons)

143

Why study with us

01

Y

159

Sport Studies BSc (Hons)

153 155

127

Sports Biomedicine and Nutrition BSc (Hons)

129

Student Finance

168

131

Student Life

11

Youth and Community Work BA (Hons)

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Who to contact STUDENT SERVICES

GENERAL ENQUIRIES SCHOOLS & COLLEGES LIAISON General enquiries telephone: +44 (0) 29 2041 6070 You can also send us a fax on: +44 (0) 29 2041 6286 Or contact us via email: courses@cardiffmet.ac.uk

The Schools & Colleges Liaison Team, Cardiff Met, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB Tel: +44 (0) 29 2041 6046 Fax: +44 (0) 29 2041 6286 Email: schoolsofficer@cardiffmet.ac.uk Web: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/schoolsliaison

Student Services, The Student Centre, Cardiff Met, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB Tel: +44 (0) 29 2041 6170 Fax: +44 (0) 29 2041 6950 Web: www.caridffmet.ac.uk/studentservices

WIDENING PARTICIPATION Tel: +44 (0)29 2041 6288 Fax: +44 (0)29 2041 6715 Web: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ wideningaccess

STUDENT RECRUITMENT & ADMISSIONS

Web: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/vip

STUDENTS' UNION INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OPEN DAYS Open Day Officer, Cardiff Met, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB Tel: +44 (0) 29 2041 6042 Email: opendays@cardiffmet.ac.uk Web: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/opnedays

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International Office, Cardiff Met, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB Tel: +44 (0) 29 2041 6045 Fax: +44 (0) 29 2041 6928 Email: international@cardiffmet.ac.uk Web: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international

The Admissions Manager, Cardiff Met, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB Tel: +44 (0) 29 2041 6044 Fax: +44 (0) 29 2041 6286 Email: admissions@cardiffmet.ac.uk Web: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ advice4applicants

Central Union Offices, Cardiff Met, Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff, CF23 6XD Tel: +44 (0) 29 2041 6190 Fax: +44 (0) 29 2076 5569 Email: studentunion@cardiffmet.ac.uk Web: www.cardiffmetsu.co.uk

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High levels of student satisfaction 85% of students at Cardiff Met agree or strongly agree that overall, they are satisfied with the quality of their course*

Our fantastic location - Cardiff

See page 11

* National Student Survey 2013 ** ISB survey taken by new students.

See pages 17-29 *Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2012

A leading university for student sport The university competes at the highest level in the British Universities & College Sport (BUCS) leagues, regularly winning championships across a wide range of sports. See page 183

Our Students’ Union Jobshop also helps our students gain valuable experience. See page 179 cardiffmet.ac.uk

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We have been ranked as the top UK university for overall student satisfaction** in the International Student Barometer in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Through our work placement programmes, the promotion of student entrepreneurship and a focus on employability, we’ve ensured that 95% of our graduates secure employment or enter further study within six months of graduation*

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ACCOMMODATION SERVICES Accommodation Services, Cardiff Met, Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff, CF23 6XD Tel: +44 (0) 29 2041 6188/6189 Fax: +44 (0) 29 2041 6968 Email: accomm@cardiffmet.ac.uk Web: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ accommodation

SPORTS FACILITIES Sports Facilities Office, Cardiff Met, Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff, CF23 6XD Tel: +44 (0) 29 2041 6777 Email: sfm@cardiffmet.ac.uk Web: www.cardiffmwet.ac.uk/ sportfacilities

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