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We place the student voice at the heart of our activities and it is our aim to continually enhance the student experience.

Contents About us

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International Students

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Our campuses

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Study Abroad with Outward Mobility

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Cardiff - About the city

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Centre for Student Entrepreneurship

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Travelling to Cardiff

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Centre for Work Based Learning (CWBL)

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Course Directory

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Research Opportunities

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Academic Schools, Profiles & Course Entries:

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Admissions, entry requirements & how to apply 140 Tuition fees, scholarships & financial support

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Student Services

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Library & Learning Centres

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Accommodation

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 Cardiff School of Art & Design

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Students’ Union & Athletic Union

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 Cardiff School of Education

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Alumni Network

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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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Partnerships

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Index

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Contact us

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It is our objective 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. Located in a vibrant European capital city, Cardiff Metropolitan University is a thriving and modern university. We are continually investing in our students' futures, promoting student employability and providing education and training opportunities that are of the highest quality to students from over 140 countries worldwide.

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About us

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. To find out more about the University, please visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/aboutus

We have five academic schools:  Cardiff School of Art & Design  Cardiff School of Education  Cardiff School of Health Sciences  Cardiff School of Management  Cardiff School of Sport

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 enterprise activities in their fields and offer thriving study environments for our postgraduate 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.

CARDIFF MET 150TH ANNIVERSARY In 2015 we celebrate our 150th anniversary. Cardiff Metropolitan University started life in 1865 with the formation of Cardiff's first School of Art and now, in 2015, we offer over 100 different degree programmes, across five academic schools and two campuses, with over 16,000 students. We are a truly global community, with connections stretching around the world.

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Over the last few years considerable investment has been made across the whole of the University, with over £50 million spent on estate developments to enhance your student experience. 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 postgraduate or research student.

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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 purpose-built campus centre.

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

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’ Unions. Recent developments:  ‘Centro’ - A purpose built campus centre for students  A £250,000 refit of the fitness centre  A newly refurbished learning centre  An outdoor learning centre for Cardiff School of Education students  2013 saw the beginning of the redevelopment of current sports facilities, including a new 3G outdoor pitch, an extension to the indoor running track in the National Indoor Athletics Centre (NIAC) and a new Astroturf pitch in 2014  A new multi-purpose sports centre/arena will begin construction in 2015 offering state-of-the art facilities for basketball and netball

Research students enjoy access to dedicated study spaces across our campuses and academic schools.

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This is a busy and bustling campus. With millions of pounds of recent investment, it offers state-of-theart facilities for our students. The campus offers on-site sporting facilities and fitness gym, shop and coffee bars, including Costa, Starbucks and a 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 Cardiff School of Art & Design opened a brand new facility in autumn 2014, as part of a £14 million redevelopment. See page 22  The award winning, £21 million, state-of-art management building  A newly refurbished learning centre  The £4.9 million food industry centre  The i-zone - an innovative and integrated service hub for current students  A refit of the fitness centre  A redevelopment of the Students’ Union bar We are a forward-thinking institution and we are proud of our reputation for providing a studentcentred approach to learning. We want this excellence and quality to be reflected in our campus buildings by creating an environment fit for 21st century higher education. For further information and to explore our campuses and facilities: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/virtualtours 5


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Cardiff Cardiff is an exciting, vibrant and 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. Research by moneysupermarket.com in 2014 also shows that Cardiff is the best UK city for quality of life. Its big city attitude combined with small city benefits make Cardiff the ideal place to study.

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ABOUT THE CITY 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. Cardiff has an impressive civic centre with wonderful buildings, including the National Museum of Wales. A thriving city centre is surrounded by acres of parkland and offers a brand new shopping and entertainment centre, Victorian boutique shopping arcades, world-class sporting stadiums, and a lively cafe quarter, all of which stretch down to a stunning waterfront area with bars and restaurants at Cardiff Ba

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.

In the city centre, pubs and bars sit alongside superclubs, which all host weekly student nights and drinks offers. Mill Lane is popular for its stylish late-night bar and restaurant scene. For music lovers, Cardiff has a thriving scene and is home to the world’s oldest record store - Spillers. 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 four multiplex cinemas, a fantastic independent cinema with bar and cafe at the award-winning Chapter Arts Centre and more recently the city has become home to some fantastic open air and rooftop cinemas. For theatre and musical fans, the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay is a world-famous, iconic theatre and arts venue. Continued overleaf...

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EATING OUT

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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.

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. The Cardiff 10k and Cardiff Half Marathon are also popular for those who enjoy their running.

The city is also home to a major international food festival every summer in Cardiff Bay and a thriving street food scene has recently emerged, with independent food vendors, such as DEPOT (depotcardiff.com), popping up in unique locations around the city.

To find out more about Student Life in Cardiff: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/studentlife www.visitcardiff.com www.buzzmag.co.uk Watch our video as we explore Cardiff with some of our students: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ourcity

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. 9


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I chose to study at Cardi Met for so many reasons - the structure of my course, the reputation of the University, the atmosphere on campus and in the city.

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Birmingham Bournemouth Bristol Brighton Exeter Gloucester Hull

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 Plymouth  Southampton  Swansea

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Information supplied by AA route planner (2015). More detailed directions can be found at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/findus


BY CAR 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.

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.

BY BUS/COACH The central bus station in Cardiff is currently being redeveloped. However, National Express bus services are currently departing and arriving from Sophia Gardens in the city centre (as of August 1st 2015). Please check your relevant bus service provider before embarking on your journey. Local services and the Met Rider connect to both campuses and other city centre locations.

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.

CARDIFF MET RIDER The Cardiff Met Rider is the largest student bus service in Wales and offers transport between both 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.

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The service also provides unlimited access to the entire Cardiff Bus network for the full academic year (from 1st September until 30th June). Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/metrider

HOW TO FIND US  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).

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Postgraduate Course & Academic School Directory  Cardiff School of Art & Design

 Cardiff School of Health Sciences

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Student & Staff Profiles

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Taught Programmes:

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Advanced Product Design - MSc

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Advanced Practice - MSc/PgD/PgC

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Art & Design (with pathways) - MA

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Applied Public Health - MSc/PgD/PgC

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Ceramics MA

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Biomedical Science - MSc/PgD/PgC

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Design - MDes

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Fine Art - MFA

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Dental Technology (Distance Learning) - MSc/PgD/PgC

Postgraduate Certificate in Professional & Research Skills: Art & Design

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Dietetics - MSc/PgD

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Food Safety Management - MSc/PgD

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Food Science & Technology - MSc/PgD/PgC

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 Cardiff School of Education

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Food Technology for Industry (Distance Learning) 78 - MSc/PgD/PgC

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Forensic Psychology - Doctorate (D. Foren. Psy.) 79

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Creative Writing - MA/PgD/PgC

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Education (with pathways) - MA/PgD/PgC

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English Literature - MA/PgD/PgC

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English Literature & Creative Writing MA/PgD/PgC

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Managing Community Practice MA

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PGCE Primary

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PGCE Secondary

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Post-Compulsory Education & Training (PCET) - PGCE/PCE

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Youth & Community Work - PgD

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Forensic Psychology - MSc

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Forensic Psychology (Practitioner Programme) - PgD

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Health & Social Science Research Methods MRes/PgD/PgC

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Health Psychology - MSc/PgD/PgC

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Musculoskeletal Studies - MSc/PgD/PgC

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Occupational Health, Saftey & Wellbeing MSc/PgD/PgC

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Course entries in this prospectus are correct at the time of print (Sept 2015), and are intended to act as an initial guide in terms of course content and entry requirements. Full, detailed and up-to-date course information, including entry requirements, can be found on our website at: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/postgraduate For specific research opportunities please see page 17

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 Cardiff School of Sport

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Computing - MSc/PgD/PgC

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Applied Sport Psychology - MSc/PgD/PgC

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Events Project Management - MSc/PgD/PgC

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Performance Analysis - MSc/PgD/PgC

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Executive MBA

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Physical Activity & Health - MSc/PgD/PgC

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Financial Management - MSc/PgD/PgC

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Sport & Exercise Medicine - MSc/PgD/PgC

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Human Resource Management - MSc

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Sport & Exercise Science - MSc/PgD/PgC

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Information & Communication Technology Management - MSc/PgD/PgC

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Sport Coaching - MSc/PgD/PgC

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Sport Management & Leadership MA/PgD/PgC

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International Business Management MSc/PgD/PgC

Sport Psychology - MSc/PgD/PgC

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International Hospitality and Tourism Management - MSc/PgD/PgC

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Sport, Body & Society - MA/PgD/PgC

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LLM International Business - Master of Laws

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Strength & Conditioning - MSc/PgD/PgC

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MBA - Master of Business Administration (MBA) 105 Mobile Technologies - MSc/PgD/PgC

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Strategic Marketing - MSc/PgD/PgC

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Technology Project Management MSc/PgD/PgC

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Internationally excellent and worldleading research Dr Andrew Whall PhD Graduate | CSAD See his full profile on page 39

Dr Mike Stembridge PhD Graduate | CSS See his full profile on page 114

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Results of the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) (2014) rank Cardiff Met as the top post-1992 university in the UK, with 80% of the University's overall quality profile rated as 'world leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*).


The University provides full-time and part-time opportunities to undertake research leading to the awards of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), as well as a recently validated taught Doctorate in Forensic Psychology (D. Foren. Psy.) accredited by the British Psychological Society. It also offers the opportunity to study part-time by conducting research in a professional context leading to one of a number of Professional Doctorate awards.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Candidates applying for the MPhil and PhD awards should normally have an upper second class honours (2:1) undergraduate degree or better from a recognised higher education institution or a postgraduate degree or a qualification deemed by the University to be equivalent to this level. It is usual for candidates to be enrolled onto an MPhil with the possibility of transfer to PhD (MPhil/PhD). Applicants with a relevant postgraduate degree may enrol straight onto a PhD. The usual entry requirement for a Professional Doctorate is 120 credits through taught modules from a recognised and appropriate postgraduate programme, or completion of a minimum of one year’s full-time equivalent supervised postgraduate work in the same academic discipline and/or subject field. Entry requirements for the taught Doctorate in Forensic Psychology are contingent on the existing qualifications and professional experience of each applicant, and will be subject to the University’s arrangements for the recognition of prior learning and experiential learning. (For further guidance, please see page 79).

PERIODS OF STUDY For an MPhil the period of study is usually between one and two years full-time or between two and five years part-time. For PhDs the period of study is usually between three and four years full-time, and between five and seven years part-time. Professional Doctorates would normally be completed in three to five years following completion of the Contextualising Professional Change and Development module. The period of candidature for the taught Doctorate in Forensic Psychology is determined by the profile of a candidate at the point of enrolment.

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THE PROGRAMMES An MPhil is awarded for the production of a thesis (of up to 60,000 words or equivalent) which provides a critical evaluation and analysis of a body of knowledge or an original contribution to learning or knowledge. A PhD is awarded for the production of a thesis (of up to 100,000 words or equivalent) which provides evidence of a systematic study and constitutes an original contribution to learning. For the Professional Doctorate the programme is completed by the presentation of a thesis and a portfolio of supporting material embodying the methods and results of the research (of up to 60,000 words or equivalent). For the taught Doctorate in Forensic Psychology, the programme is completed by the presentation of a thesis (of up to 80,000 words or equivalent). For all awards the examination of the thesis includes a viva voce. The University provides all its research students with expert supervision and facilities relevant to their chosen area of research. Each research degree candidate has a supervisory team of two or three members of academic staff, one of whom acts as the candidate’s Director of Studies. 17


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT PROFESSIONAL AND TAUGHT DOCTORATES The current portfolio of Professional Doctorates being offered at Cardiff Metropolitan University is as follows:  Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)  Doctor of Ecological Building Practice (DeBP)  Doctor of Education (EdD)  Doctor in Health Professional Practice (DHealth)  Doctor in Health & Social Care (DHealth)  Doctor of Information Systems (DInfoSys)  Doctor of Sport in Sport Leadership & Management (SportD)  Doctor of Tourism (DTourism)

For each award there is also an opportunity to enrol for a Master of Professional Practice award.The Professional Doctorate programme comprises:  Taught modules of an advanced nature concerned with professionally-relevant knowledge;  Opportunities to apply knowledge further in the work place; and  A requirement for the creation of new professional knowledge. The Professional Doctorate is differentiated from a PhD because it is a professional qualification and incorporates a variety of forms of cohort-based and individualised learning appropriate to the very highest levels of achievement: didactic teaching, questioning and debate, enquiry based learning, guided study, negotiated study, and research. The taught Doctorate in Forensic Psychology is a flexible route towards application for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and Chartership with the British Psychological Society.

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Graduates of the award will be forensic scientistpractitioners and will benefit from the collaborative partnerships between the University and, for example, the National Offender Management Service and Forensic Psychology Services Wales.

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION All applications are made online through the selfservice facility. See page 136 for further details. An application can be made at any time of year although applicants are advised to do so as early as possible prior to their intended commencement, particularly if they are seeking external sponsorship. Applications are considered by the relevant School or Unit in which the research project would be undertaken. The application process involves assessing the viability of the intended research project, identifying an appropriate supervisory team and following up references. As part of the application process applicants will be invited to attend an interview (either face-to-face or at a distance). This offers applicants an opportunity to discuss their proposed project with appropriate members of academic staff. If a conditional offer of admission is made, applicants will need to fulfil any requirements that are stipulated and provide relevant documentary evidence before enrolment can commence. For more information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/research


*Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) 2015.

ENROLMENT

Sarah Dauncey PhD Student | CSE See her full profile on page 46

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Student satisfaction rates for our postgraduate students are high across all of our academic schools, particularly within research-based degrees.*

Enrolment takes place three times a year, at the start of each academic term (September, January and usually April) via the self-service facility.

FEES Details of research tuition and other fees can be found on our website: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees

RESEARCH SKILLS Research training is about more than producing a thesis, although that, of course, is key to the successful completion of the process. Candidates will develop a broad range of skills during their training, appropriate for a wide range of careers in the public, professional or private sectors.

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Dr Lee Butcher PhD Graduate | CSHS See his full profile on page 64

In addition to formal research training, the University offers research students opportunities to develop their personal effectiveness through a range of on-line and workshop-based programmes. As these skills are so important in the workplace, students maintain a Professional Development Portfolio of their skills and training, and review their personal development plans regularly with their supervisory team. The University skills week, which currently runs the week before Easter, offers research students opportunities to acquire additional research, transferable and networking skills. For research students involved in the delivery of taught programmes, training in higher education pedagogy is also available.

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Postgraduate study opportunities exist both at Master’s and PhD level. Master’s programmes offered include: Master of Fine Art, MA Art & Design, Master of Design, MA Ceramics and MSc Advanced Product Design. The School also offers specialist pathways for the MA Art & Design programme - please see page 33 for further information. Research degrees supervision is available for a wide range of topics and the School has a very good record of successful completions. This reflects the close supervision and the support its research students receive. This is particularly the case with international students, who receive very significant additional support from the University’s International office. In addition to the University’s training programme in generic research methods, the School provides specialist training in methods specific to the discipline e.g. art and design practice, reinforced during students’ regular supervisory tutorials.

The School welcomes research degree applications in the following fields:  Advanced Prototype Research  Art History  Art–Science  Ceramics  Creative Digital Technology  Ecological Building Practices  Embodied Interaction  Fine Art  Product Design  Sensory Design  Theory & Philosophy

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Much of CSAD’s research is conducted through the Wales Institute for Research in Art and Design (WIRAD), a collaborative venture founded by Cardiff Metropolitan University, University of South Wales, University of Wales Trinity St. David, National Museum Wales, and the National Library of Wales. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the Art and Design panel rated 97% of WIRAD’s research submission as international standard, with 75% rated as either ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world leading’.

Many students have successfully secured grants or awards covering tuition fees and maintenance for their research degree studies, most notably from Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), where the School has worked very closely with candidates on their application. For further details of the research undertaken by the Cardiff School of Art and Design and the range of research degrees and financial support that may be available, visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/csad or contact our Research Degree Office at csadresdegrees@cardiffmet.ac.uk For further details on the taught Masters’ programmes, contact the CSAD postgraduate study team at: CSADPostgradStudies@cardiffmet.ac.uk School website: cardiff-school-of-art-and-design.org /cardiffschoolofartanddesign @csadnews flickr.com/cardiffschoolofartanddesign

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The experience for all postgraduate students at CSAD has been enhanced through the opening of a brand new, £14million, purpose designed building on the Llandaff Campus in 2014. Unlike in many schools of art & design, every CSAD student has a permanent personal studio space to work in, as well as access to unrivalled technical facilities, including our MIT FabLab.

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Moving to this new location has allowed the School to accelerate its reputation for energy and innovation in teaching and research, with a host of new facilities that mark it as a truly contemporary faculty, which encourages and enables interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary dialogues and practices.

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As well as being encouraged to question my own practice at a deeper level, the course offered fantastic professional support...

2001 Central Saint Martins College of Art and design, BA (hons) Jewellery design 2001 - 2004 Studio Jeweller, greenwich, london 2004 - 2006 Assistant, Shozo Michikawa, Cumbria 2007 Camberwell College of Arts, london BA (hons) Ceramics 2008 - 2010 Artist in residence, giggleswick School, north Yorkshire 2010 - 2011 Artist in residence, huddersfield University 2011 - 2012 east Street Arts Studio holder, leeds 2010 - 2012 Ceramics technician, Camberwell College of Art 2014 - 2015 Fireworks Studios residency, Cardiff

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2015 - 2016 incubation Space residency, Cardiff Met


Kate Haywood Artist Kate Haywood has exhibited her work as far afield as China, Italy and Slovenia, as well as holding residencies and professional roles in London and Yorkshire, before relocating to Cardiff to begin an MA in Ceramics at the Cardiff School of Art and Design (CSAD). Kate moved to Cardiff based on the strength of recommendation of the MA course from other artists in her field, as well as CSAD’s impressive and prestigious alumni. Speaking about the appeal of the course, Kate said: “As well as its highly regarded reputation, the main appeal of the course was the absence of any particular in-house style, which many of the MA courses adopt. My work isn’t easily categorised and so it was important to select an MA Programme which would be support this aspect of my practice and the diversity of the course’s successful and prominent alumni are testament to this approach.” A graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, where she studied BA (Hons) Jewellery Design and Camberwell College of Arts,

where she graduated with a BA (Hons) in Ceramics, Kate had held a number of posts as an Artist in Residence in Yorkshire and as a Ceramics Technician in London before enrolling on the MA in Ceramics at Cardiff Met. In 2009, she was awarded the coveted Gold Medal in memory of Eleuterio Ignazi, in the International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Italy. Her work, which is primarily concerned with aspects of ritual, body and place and uses textiles and metal alongside ceramics to create arrangements of works, often referencing objects of adornment and ceremony which Kate describes as a ‘visual haiku' - has been exhibited at a number of national and international conferences and biannual events. During her MA at Cardiff Met, for which she was awarded a Fenton Arts Trust Scholarship, Kate developed her work further, exploring ways in which poetic structures function visually by balancing and manipulating material qualities and connotations and creating a space for viewers to enter into a dialogue with her pieces.

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MA helps artist Kate develop a deeper understanding of her work in ceramics Kate said: “As well as being encouraged to question my own practice at a deeper level, the course offered fantastic professional support, not only from internationally recognised lecturers like Pete Castle and Claire Curneen, but also from the ceramic department’s excellent technical staff who helped me to develop my material knowledge and processes.” Kate’s career in ceramics has continued apace since graduating, securing a competitive graduate residency place at the established Fireworks Clay Studios in Cardiff, which celebrates its 21st anniversary in 2016. Following her year-long residency there, Kate will take up a further yearlong residency with the CSAD graduate Incubation Space, which helps to prepare graduates for professional practice via business support and mentoring. Kate is also due to exhibit in Craft in the Bay in Cardiff from 2016 onwards and has been nominated for a number of bursaries and awards. She hopes to continue to be based in Cardiff and travel to Japan and Scandinavia with her work in the future.

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My attitude to research and inclusive design is very organic and naturally progressive...

Under the Spotlight 1979 - 1982 BA (hons) graphic design 1982 - 1986 designer, Superted series 1986 - 1992 director, Scratch Films 2011 phd, inclusive design 2012 director, Centre for Applied research in inclusive Arts and design (CAriAd) 2011 Best innovation in inclusive design: include Awards, royal College of Art, UK. 2008 reader in inclusive design, Cardi Met

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Dr Wendy Keay-Bright A passion for animation and experimentation, ignited as a young graphic design student, has remained with Dr Wendy Keay-Bright throughout a wide-ranging career in design and academia. Her first job after graduation was as a designer on the much-loved children’s TV series, SuperTed, where she gained experience and kick-started an early dual career in film and education. After curating an exhibition about the animation, Wendy was approached to lecture part-time at what was then Newport Film School. At the same time, Wendy was also asked to join HTV to work as an animation artist, leading Wendy to set up an animation production company, Scratch Films alongside her teaching role.

Throughout her career, Wendy has retained and developed a passionate interest in inclusive design, studying for a PhD qualification in the subject alongside her teaching. Much of Dr Keay-Bright’s work in the area of inclusive design have been practice-led, action research projects undertaken with children who have autism spectrum conditions, including the development of commercially successful software resources and apps. Alongside her academic work as Reader in Inclusive Design at Cardiff Met, Wendy is also Director of the Centre for Applied Research in Inclusive Arts and Design (CARIAD), at Cardiff Met. Drawing on inclusivity, CARIAD is a multidisciplinary centre, bringing the disciplines of the arts, sport and psychology together to work on applied research projects with stakeholder partners. In 2012 she formed a design consultancy with partners Joel Gethin Lewis, Pete Hellicar and Marek Bereza, who represent some of the most talented interaction designers in the UK.

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Inclusive design at the heart of Dr Wendy Keay-Bright’s work Speaking about her varied and fulfilling career in design, Wendy said: “I began experimenting as a student and I still employ the same outlook today, embracing and using technology as a playful medium for expressive communication and creativity. “Design is not static and the landscape is always progressing around technological change. My attitude to research and inclusive design is very organic and naturally progressive - for example, we began projects working with children with autism in schools in 2000, these pupils are now in their 20s, their needs are different and we are now working with them as adults.” Wendy’s current research focuses on inviting people to experience spaces together through large-scale camera projections, to amplify the interests and abilities of the most hard to engage young people and older adults in outreach and community settings. Dr Keay-Bright is also Principal Investigator of the ‘SOMATOPIA Raspberry Pi Foundation’ project, pioneering the use of the RaspberryPi computer as a creative platform for inclusive, experimental artworks.

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Dr Andrew Whall A lifelong love of climbing and a career as an artist fused together to form the subject of Andrew Whall’s PhD at Cardiff Met. Having originally studied for a BA and then a Master’s in Fine Art at the Cardiff School of Art and Design, Andrew then went on to forge a career as an artist and curator in Cornwall, where he founded Art Surgery, an organisation which initiates artists’ projects, often with collaborating organisations, to be presented in locations beyond the gallery walls. Art Surgery’s activities include a wide variety of curating, commissioning and project work with a diverse range of artists including collaborations with over 100 hundred artists, many well-established practitioners. Andrew’s projects and exhibitions included collaborations with the Tate Gallery in St Ives, including Art Now Cornwall - the first exhibition at Tate St Ives to present a large sample of artists living and working in Cornwall, featuring recent and new work of 28 of the county’s most influential artists.

Speaking about his career highlights, Andrew said: “I’ve worked outside of the studio context in a number of ways including site specific performance at Antifest 09 in Kuopio, Finland. I’ve run numerous performance practice workshops, and from 2007 to 2013 I was a Co-Director of ‘ALIAS’. I commissioned and worked with over 150 artists and artist groups, including Andre Stitt, Bobby Baker, Alastair Maclennan, French Mottershead and Roland Miller to name a few.” Andrew has also taught modules in drawing and performance at Leamington Spa Foundation, Coventry University as well as leading some drawing workshops during his time at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He is also a Director at the CAZ Centre, a not-for-profit artist-led space, project and network based in Penzance, providing artists and their national and international peers access to a creative hub offering opportunities to exhibit, dialogue, collaborate, network and engage critically. Alongside his work as an artist, Andrew has been a prolific and passionate climber since a very young age, and is proficient in bouldering; a form of rock

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A love of climbing and art fused to form a new practice climbing that is performed without the use of ropes or harnesses. Andrew said: “I began to develop a practice combing my roles as both an artist and a climber, although I didn’t want it to be a literal representation. Much of my own artwork is performance based, and I began to see bouldering as a performative element of my art, incorporating theories like ‘new geography’. I’d always seen bouldering as a creative activity and a vehicle to experience landscape and as I began to develop a practice, I felt it needed a rigour attached to it, so I began to look into potential university study to help bring a good framework to my practice. “I chose to return to Cardiff Met and the Cardiff School of Art and Design because I already had a professional relationship with my tutor there through my work as a curator and it felt like an appropriate place to do it.” Alongside bouldering coaching, Andrew now offers workshops in ‘Bouldering Phenomenology and Landscape’, which take place amongst the unique granite formations found on the moorland tors of West Penwith.

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CoUrSe overview The MA Art & Design programme will align with specific research and experimental practice pathways, led by academic staff with established practice careers and/or advanced scholarship and research. The MA is taught through lecture and seminars with individualised supervisory meetings to develop a learning contract (part of the early Professional Development Planning (PDP) process), an individualised programme of learning and individualised supervision towards a creative research outcome, defined and monitored by robust PDP. The programme will cater for students who wish to develop their academic and research knowledge from within the practical disciplines and wider academic fields of fine art and design. Typically this might include teachers, aspiring artists or designers, aspiring academics, or recent graduates in fine art or design who wish to further their professional practice. It will also cater to those with first degrees outside Art & Design who wish to convert their career path.

SpeCiAliSt pAthwAYS Art History through Practice This pathway is ideal preparation for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the art world. The teaching centres on the world-class collection in the National Gallery of Wales in Cardiff, which includes major works by Poussin, Claude, Gainsborough, Cezanne, Monet, Van Gogh and Rodin amongst others. Lectures and seminars will be supported by the first hand examination of particular works in the Gallery. The pathway is assessed partly through writing and partly through practice: there will be an opportunity for students to realise a curatorial intervention within the museum or to participate in its voluntary work scheme. Some familiarity with art history is desirable but not essential.

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Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length One year full-time or two years part-time. Entry requirements Typically, applicants will have achieved a first-class or second-class upper division degree in an appropriate subject, and/or have equivalent professional experience in a relevant discipline. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Programme Administration CSADPostgradStudies @cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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Art, Science & Technology This pathway offers philosophical study of the relationship between art, science and technology, and studio exploration of how scientific knowledge and various technologies can be applied in interdisciplinary art practice. It is intended for art and design graduates who wish to develop their work in dialogue with science or technology, and for science graduates who wish to explore how art and design theory and practice can inform our understanding of science and technology. It is also intended for graduates from any background who wish to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of the nature of interdisciplinarity. Most importantly, it is designed for graduates who want to wrestle with the practical and philosophical issues that arise when subjects collide, and arrive at an understanding of what it means to fall in between.

Death & Visual Culture This pathway will analyse representations of death and dying through an investigation of theoretical concepts and debates applied to all aspects of visual culture, including fine art, film, fashion, material culture, photography, television and gaming. Students will be encouraged to analyse case studies in relation to sociological, psychoanalytic and philosophical theoretical disciplines on death.

Design Futures This is a call to arms for designers who dream. We are looking for visionary and imaginative graduates from any discipline who are seriously committed to thinking about the future. That might be the future of the human species, the future of technology, or of the planet, or of the design profession and their own future within it.

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Ecologies This pathway takes ‘ecology’ in its widest, philosophical sense to mean the study of connection and interrelationship. It is intended for art and design graduates who wish to develop the ecological dimension of their practice, and for humanities or science graduates who are interested in how ecology and visual practice can inform one another. It is a research-preparation Master’s programme that can be taken either as a theory–practice or a purely theoretical route, and is taught in conjunction with the Philosophy pathway.

Philosophy This pathway is intended for artists and designers who want to rethink their practice from a philosophical perspective, or for anyone with an interest in the demands that creating and thinking make upon one other. The pathway explores the interaction between philosophy and art and design, including how art and design inform philosophy as a practice. It is a research-preparation programme that can be completed either through written coursework or through a variable combination of writing and practice.

eMploYABilitY & CAreerS The programme acts as a gateway to research or advanced experimental practice. It has an option for students to focus on research (by taking the initial formal Postgraduate Certificate in Research Skills module - see page 40) or by taking an alternative creative practice route, both leading towards future MPhil/PhD study. The programme is designed to enable students to achieve the attributes of greater flexibility, adaptability, and individual responsibility and autonomy as professional artists, designers or researchers. It develops increasing creativity, selfreliance, initiative, and the ability to perform in rapidly changing environments, as well as increasing competence with research skills and methods which will make graduates highly employable as academics and/or researchers, or enable them to develop an active and sustained practice as artists or designers.

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Advanced Product Design MSc  Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length One year full-time or two years part-time. Entry requirements Typically, applicants will have achieved a first-class or second-class upper division degree in an appropriate subject, and/or have equivalent professional experience in a relevant discipline.

CoUrSe overview Cardiff School of Art & Design (CSAD) and PDR - International Centre for Design & Research have pooled their substantial design and manufacturing expertise to produce this unique programme that will equip you with an advanced knowledge of the techniques, technologies and tools being used by today’s designers. The programme is primarily aimed at design graduates who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge of cutting edge product design practice and aims to produce successful individuals who can:

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 Understand the whole of the professional design development process and how the initial phases flow to inform the latter stages.  Appreciate commercial realities and the designer’s role in business.  Design desirable products for bespoke, batch or mass manufacture.  Understand sustainability, inclusively, and other important ethical and social issues that must be considered by today’s designers.  Have traditional design skills such as sketching, dealing with form, communication and innovation.  Use design tools such as 3D CAD, CAM and rapid prototyping in order to optimise the design and reduce time to market.

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This programme will tap into the cutting edge research and development work being carried out in the field of product design and rapid product manufacture with companies such as Sony-Ericsson and Samsung along with three of the UK’s top five design consultancies.

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A full module list can be found on our website.

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CoUrSe overview This internationally recognised MA Ceramics programme is for individuals seeking to extend and develop their practice as well as deepen their knowledge and understanding of the subject, as future practitioners, researchers or academics. The programme will allow you to develop your authorship of advanced studio work, be analytically rigorous and develop a greater capacity for reflection. You will be encouraged to challenge norms and question conventions through fusing materiality and concept. This approach is underpinned by a critical and historical approach discourse. The aim of the programme is to enable you to identify your true interests and concerns as artists, designers or makers and to develop appropriate methods to explore your ideas and articulate or express them effectively in imaginative or innovative ways, through the medium of ceramics. The programme will also engage with the key theories and contemporary debates, thus fostering your understanding of the ways in which these influence the development, expression and communication of your ideas, which will impact upon the success of your future practice as artists, makers or academics. You will undertake a sequentially designed programme that will lead seamlessly from one module to the next and finally into the major study (equivalent to Dissertation of a more theory based MA). There are no options, electives or alternatives to the scheme.

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Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length One year full-time or two years part-time. Entry requirements Typically, applicants will have achieved a first-class or second-class upper division degree in an appropriate subject, and/or have equivalent professional experience in a relevant discipline. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Programme Administration CSADPostgradStudies @cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

The programme will enable students to enhance their careers as, or to become, established artists, designers or makers leading towards a career in ceramics, or to a Professional Doctorate in either art or design. Cardiff School of Art and Design offers Professional Doctoral programs in both art and design. At the conclusion of the programme, a very high percentage of MA graduates establish, or continue their professional practice, enabled by the links they have made with galleries or organisations associated with the visual arts. Some elect to continue with ceramics at CSAD by undertaking a PhD.

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Master of Design MDes ď š Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length One year full-time or two years part-time. Entry requirements Typically, applicants will have achieved a first-class or second-class upper division degree in an appropriate subject, and/or have equivalent professional experience in a relevant discipline. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Programme Administration CSADPostgradStudies @cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

CoUrSe overview The Master of Design (MDes) programme caters for students who wish to develop their professional practice or knowledge within the discipline of Design. Typically this might include teachers, practicing designers, design consultants, project co-ordinators, or recent graduates in Design who wish to further their professional practice. The MDes is designed to respond to students who already have a practice and who are able to readily determine where they are in relation to a field and its histories of practices and ways of working. It is the role of the MDes to work outwards, as it were, towards a context for the students practice. You will focus on the development of Design Practice relevant to the CSAD subjects of: Architectural Design & Technology; Product Design; Graphic Communications; Textiles; Ceramics; Artist Designer: Maker; and Illustration. The MDes curriculum is designed so that students in the field of design can kick-start a career or develop an idea, develop professional skills, become able, professional and directed. It will also allow progression to a future Professional Doctorate. A full module list can be found on our website.

eMploYABilitY & CAreerS The MDes programme acts as a gateway for students to enhance their careers as, or to become, established designers, leading towards a career or to a Professional Doctorate in either art or design. Cardiff School of Art & Design offers Professional Doctoral programs in both art and design. The programme is designed to enable students to achieve the attributes of greater flexibility, adaptability, and individual responsibility and autonomy as professional artists, designers or researchers. The programme develops increasing creativity, self-reliance, initiative, and the ability to perform in rapidly changing environments as well as increasing competence with research skills and methods which will make graduates highly employable as academics and or researchers, or enable them to develop an active and sustained practice as artists or designers.

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CoUrSe overview The Master of Fine Art (MFA) programme caters for students who wish to develop their professional practice or knowledge within the discipline of fine art. Typically this might include teachers, practicing artists, community workers, arts administrators, or recent graduates in fine a--rt who wish to further their professional practice. The MFA is designed to respond to students who already have a practice and who are able to readily determine where they are in relation to a field and its histories of practices and ways of working. The programme will aim to provide an intellectual, professional and creative environment in which you can develop yourself as professional practitioner. It will provide you with the ability to develop, manage and produce an original and challenging body of work that extends your historical, theoretical and professional knowledge and understanding, as well as develop an advanced critical awareness of the range of contemporary intellectual, political, cultural, social and institutional contexts and debates within the practice of fine art. The provision of appropriate teaching and learning opportunities will enable you to fulfil your creative potential and develop your abilities, particularly through self-directed study and independent practice-led research within a supported learning environment. A full module list can be found on our website.

eMploYABilitY & CAreerS The programme will enable students to enhance their careers as, or to become, established artists, designers or makers leading towards a career in fine art, or to a Professional Doctorate in either art or design. Cardiff School of Art & Design offers Professional Doctoral programs in both art and design. The programme is designed to enable students to achieve the attributes of greater flexibility, adaptability, and individual responsibility and autonomy as professional artists, designers or researchers. The programme develops increasing creativity, self-reliance, initiative, and the ability to perform in rapidly changing environments, as well as increasing competence with research skills and methods. All of which will make graduates highly employable as academics and/or researchers, or enable them to develop an active and sustained practice as artists or designers.

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Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length One year full-time or two years part-time. Entry requirements Typically, applicants will have achieved a first-class or second-class upper division degree in an appropriate subject, and/or have equivalent professional experience in a relevant discipline. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Programme Administration CSADPostgradStudies @cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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Postgraduate Certificate in Research Skills: Art & Design  Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length One semester. Entry requirements Typically, applicants will have achieved a first-class or second-class upper division degree in an appropriate subject, and/or have equivalent professional experience in a relevant discipline. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Programme Administration CSADPostgradStudies @cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

CoUrSe overview This Postgraduate Certificate in Research Skills is a single 60-credit module (Research Skills), which will be studied by all PhD students and also as an option by MA Art & Design students. This module, taken by new PhD research students, is framed about the development of sustainable research, which may be taken further towards a traditional text or research practice orientated Masters, or further to PhD (if previously enrolled). MA Art & Design (with Research Skills): By taking the MA, but replacing the first module with the Research Skills module, the MA becomes a speculative and creative research practice orientated route, which is intended for a graduate from any field wishing to develop a research idea in, or allied to, the field of art and design. By choosing the MA Art & Design (Research Skills) route, you will find a programme tailored around individualised supervision, focussing on your own research and/or creative practice. This programme relies upon you developing a clear plan of research and practice so that, within reason, technical and research facilities can be orchestrated around your individual needs. The overall aim of the programme is to enable you to acquire, develop and exercise research skills relevant to art and design theory and practice, appropriate to Masters level study and in anticipation of possible academic or professional doctoral study.

eMploYABilitY & CAreerS The Postgraduate Certificate in Research Skills acts as a gateway to research or advanced experimental practice. Students focus on research by taking the formal PG Cert Research Skills leading towards future MPhil/PhD study.

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INITIAL TEACHER EDUCATION & TRAINING (ITET)

Most of our educational research is firmly grounded in the relationship between theory and practice and knowledge transfer, while the philosophy of research in humanities is connected with the exploration of specific genres within the field of English Literature.

The School has a longstanding tradition of providing high quality ITET programmes at postgraduate level. The PGCE Primary and PGCE Secondary programmes make a significant contribution to shaping the next generation of primary and secondary teachers across Wales, within the UK and worldwide. CSE is recognised as being amongst the largest centres of teacher education and training in the UK and produces around 450 newly qualified teachers each year. Staff are enthusiastic and dedicated to creating rich and diverse learning opportunities within the School’s ITET programmes.

Staff within the School have a wide range of research interests. As well as staff with established research profiles, a significant proportion of our lecturers are undertaking higher degrees and developing additional research interests to contribute to the School's portfolio. We also have interdisciplinary research links with Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Schools of: Sport; Art & Design; and Health Sciences. The School's research and postgraduate supervision takes place within our two research groups:  Pedagogy and Andragogy Research Group (PARG)  Arts and Humanities Research Group (AHRG). These groups also include Academic Associates (PhD and EdD Research students), with a current focus on all areas of education (especially ICT in education) at all ages, English, creative writing and second language learning. Cardiff School of Education has an established community of full-time postgraduate students from the UK and beyond. Full-time PhD students are based in a dedicated research building, which is also available to all part-time PhD and EdD (Professional Doctorate) students. All postgraduate students have access to a range of research resources appropriate to the disciplines in which we specialise. For further details of the research undertaken by the Cardiff School of Education and the range of taught postgraduate and research degrees offered, visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/cse and www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/research Alternatively, please contact Graduate Studies Co-ordinator: Dr Sian Rhiannon Williams, at srwilliams@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The department offers a variety of professional development programmes in a wide range of educational contexts such as teaching, adult education, nursing, youth and community work. A significant number of our students study parttime and are able to apply their developing understanding of educational issues to their workplace. Programmes includes an MA in Education which offers specialist pathways of study in Leadership & Management; Managing Community PractiCe and Educational Research & Practice. A part-time programme in Post Compulsory Education and Training is also offered, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Youth & Community Work.

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The School also offers a suite of flexible postgraduate taught programmes in the areas English Literature and Creative Writing.

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The skills and knowledge I gained from completing the course, along with the support from teaching sta, resulted in me not only developing as a person but it has broadened my career prospects. Jenna Davies Professional Certificate of Education (PCE/PCET) Graduate

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The guidance I have received from my lecturers has been hugely valuable and the University has helped me to build my CV...

Under the Spotlight 2009 BteC level three national diploma, nursery nurse qualification 2012 BA (hons) education and early Childhood Studies (first class) 2012 Mphil/phd transfer 2013 Started phd at Cardiff Met

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Sarah Dauncey Qualifying as a nursery nurse with a BTEC National Diploma in 2009 has led to hopes of a prolific academic career in education for Cardiff Met PhD student Sarah Dauncey. Following her initial studies, Sarah obtained a first class honours degree in Education and Early Childhood Studies from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2012, where an undergraduate dissertation led to an interest in examining primary school teachers’ attitudes to risk in their work. Sarah said: “I spent some time during my final year of my degree course in an outdoor environment learning setting, which led to my interest in practitioners’ perception of the Forest School education system, particularly in the Foundation Phase in Wales.

“My interest in researching this area in more depth grew and grew, so I spoke to my lecturers about the possibility of going down the PhD route after graduation. I was able to study for an MPhil/PhD Transfer, where I spent time reading and gathering literature on my proposed area of research before beginning a PhD.” Sarah is now a third year PhD student, specifically examining how year one primary school teachers define risk; what influences their perceptions of risk and analysing the impact that their perceptions have on their practice. Since beginning her studies, Sarah has been awarded a scholarship by Santander to collect data for her PhD study in Germany as well as Wales, and to enable her to gain a wider and broader perspective of different teachers.

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Research into teaching and risk leads to academic career for PhD student Sarah At the beginning of the 2014/15 academic year, Sarah was employed by Cardiff Met as an Academic Associate for Early Childhood Studies and now hopes to continue her academic career as a lecturer after graduation. Praising the support she has received in her years of study at Cardiff Met, Sarah said: “The guidance I have received from my lecturers has been hugely valuable and the University has helped me to build my CV and develop professionally alongside my studies. The employability record of the school as a whole is very good and I would be very happy to remain at Cardiff Met and develop my future career here.”

Sarah has also made links with a Frankfurt-based Professor who shares her interest in this area of research and both plan to collaborate further.

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As a practising writer of fiction and poetry... I am also very interested in applications of writing practice and related theoretical discourses.

1999 BA english literature, Aberystwyth University 2001 MA in Creative Writing: poetry, University of east Anglia 2003 - 2007 Writer in a community setting 2002 - 2007 phd in Creative Writing, Cardiff University 2007 - 2010 lecturer in Creative Writing, University of gloucestershire

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Dr Kate North Dr Kate North developed a unique combination of experience before becoming a lecturer in creative writing with specialist interests in fiction and poetry. While writing her novel and studying for her PhD she also worked as a writer in a variety of community settings. Originally from Cardiff, Kate studied for an English degree at Aberystwyth University, followed by an MA in Creative Writing, specialising in Poetry, at the University of East Anglia. Kate then took on a number of different roles as a community writer for various organisations such as a women’s prison where she ran writing workshops and a literacy project. She delivered writing workshops for high profile charities such as Age UK and for bodies like the NHS. Throughout this time Kate also worked as a visiting lecturer for University of York’s Centre for Lifelong Learning and York St John University.

While living and working in Yorkshire, Kate was studying for her PhD in Creative Writing in a distance capacity with Cardiff University. Her first novel, Eva Shell, written as her PhD research project was published in 2008, a year after her doctoral graduation. Her first full-time lecturing role was at the University of Gloucestershire, and she joined Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2010, where she is now Programme Director for MA courses in English Literature and Creative Writing. Kate specialises in both poetry and fiction and her poetry collection, Bistro was published in 2012.

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Novelist, poet, researcher and community writer, Kate brings unique expertise to Cardiff Metropolitan University Kate is particularly interested in applications of writing practice in scientific and healthcare settings. Speaking about her current role, Kate said: “As a practising writer of fiction and poetry who teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, I am also very interested in applications of writing practice and related theoretical discourses.”

Kate has also continued her interest in community writing, as co-investigator on a pilot study exploring care for children with autism in Wales in 2014, as well a co-running a project of creative writing workshops to enable new mothers to explore concepts of mothering.

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During my PGCE year at Cardiff Met I felt very supported by both the school senior mentors and the University...

Under the Spotlight 2012 graduated from Swansea University with a BSc in Biochemistry 2012 - 2014 laboratory technician at St John’s College, Cardiff 2014 - 2015 pgCe Secondary Science, Cardiff Met 2015 Science and Maths teacher, oakdale Comprehensive School

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Lauren Knight After just one term in a placement school, PGCE student Lauren Knight was offered a role as a teacher of science and maths in a secondary school. Lauren had spent two years working as a lab technician at a Cardiff school before deciding to train as a teacher through a postgraduate qualification. She chose the PGCE Secondary course at the Cardiff School of Education because of its unique course structure. Lauren said: “The way the PGCE year at Cardiff Met was organised appealed to me, with one day in university every week followed by days in a placement school. “I felt that regular university contact would be a really important part of the course and it was really useful to have a weekly opportunity to ‘debrief’ and get some insight and support from my tutors and my peers on the course.”

Students on the PGCE Secondary course at Cardiff Met spend time on three placements, one week in a primary school at the beginning of term, and two long term placements at different secondary schools. Lauren’s first placement was within the science department at Oakdale Comprehensive School near Blackwood. A permanent position within the department became available and Lauren was interviewed and offered the job on completion of her PGCE qualification. Her next placement was at Bassleg School near Newport, where Lauren gained further teaching experience. Speaking about her choice to teach as a career, Lauren, who studied originally studied biochemistry at Swansea University said: “I enjoyed my time as a lab technician in a school and it really affirmed my desire to teach as my long-term career when I was given the chance to help teach some of the practical A-level courses there.

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Lauren’s experiment with teaching results in dream career “During my PGCE year at Cardiff Met I felt very supported by both the school senior mentors and the University, particularly by my personal tutor, Kin Yu. We had plenty of personal development sessions and although I had already secured a position early on in the year, we were offered lots of help with preparing for interviews and providing references. “I think the PGCE year has given me a really good grounding and I’m well prepared to start my new role with Oakdale School, although there will lots more to learn along the way, I’m really excited to be starting my career in teaching”. Lauren has also taken on a role in a local playscheme for the summer holidays in order to gain further experience between finishing the course and starting her new role.

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Creative Writing MA/PgD/PgC  Place of study Cyncoed Campus Course length One year full-time or two years part-time. Modules can also be taken individualy. Entry requirements Applicants should usually have a first or upper second-class Honours degree, in a relevant subject. Students that meet the criteria will be invited for interview. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Dr Kate north knorth@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

CoUrSe overvieW The programme is aimed to support you while you develop and hone your critical and creative writing skills, particularly in the field of fiction. You can take our MA for professional development purposes, in order to enhance your career and to increase your likelihood of publication. The MA will also help you specialise in the areas of creative practice and contemporary writing in order to pave the way for doctoral study. The programme is taught by published writers and researchers and we have expertise across a number of fields. Our academic community is vibrant and dynamic with strong industry links and we have a focus on the contemporary that is underpinned with expertise in historical periods. Modules:  Researching Humanities  Short Story Writing  New & Experimental Writing  Novel Writing  Writing the City  Critical Practice  Dissertation Full module detail can be found on our website.

eMployABility & CAreerS Many of our students use the programme to generate and hone their own writing for publication. The MA is also a great choice for those wishing to enhance their employment and professional opportunities in editorial and publishing careers. The programme is suitable for those who would like to become teachers of creative writing or who are already teachers. For example, teachers of English at A-level and GCSE often find the programme suitable for professional development purposes and enhancing their skills. Our MA is also appropriate for those who would like careers in communitybased education and practice and will also prepare students for further study at PhD level at Cardiff Metropolitan University and beyond.

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Education (with pathways) MA/PgD/PgC CoUrSe overvieW The overall aim of this programme is to produce educators capable of operating at the highest levels within the educational arena, with the ability to integrate theory with practice and apply intellectual and academic rigour, informed by current educational research, to their professional context. Pathways:  Education - MA/PgD/PgC  Education (Leadership & Management) - MA  Education (Managing Community Practice) - MA  Education (Educational Research & Practice) - MA These awards have been developed after extensive consultation with employers, teachers, education professionals and students. Our aim is to support the continuing professional development of teachers, youth and community workers and education professionals. Modules may include (depending on pathway chosen):  Researching Practice  Independent Study  Educational Leadership & Management  Reflective Practice  School Improvement  Learning & Teaching Pedagogy  Mentoring & Coaching: Principles & Policies in Action  Managing a& Leading Community Practice  The Community Context of Practice  Principles & Practice of Youth & Community Work  Literacy, Numeracy & Learner Needs  Effective Teaching for School Improvement  Managing Literacy & Numeracy  Education: Character & Context  Facilitating Reflective Practice & Supporting Workplace Learning  Dissertation

 Place of study Cyncoed Campus Course length Up to five years part-time. One year full-time (MA Education Only). Entry requirements Typically, applicants must have a relevant initial degree at 2:2 or above. Non-graduates should have a minimum of two years relevant experience. Entry is also subject to a satisfactory disclosure barring services check. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Jan Huyton jhuyton@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

eMployABility & CAreerS Graduates from the programme have gone on to promotion in the education sector, including school and community management and leadership, curriculum leadership, positions within advisory services, lecturing and research posts in higher education, and work with government education departments across the world.

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English Literature MA/PgD/PgC  Place of study Cyncoed Campus Course length One year full-time or two years part-time. Modules can also be taken individualy. Entry requirements Applicants should usually have a first or upper second-class Honours degree, in a relevant subject. Students that meet the criteria will be invited for interview. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Dr Kate North knorth@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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CoUrSe overvieW MA English Literature is a rewarding taught degree offering an exhilarating analysis of English Literature using texts from the 'long nineteenth century' to the present day. The degree focuses on historic and contemporary textual representations of place, theorising cultural representations and practices of location, space, history and textuality, and the effect of these on constructions of identity. The programme is aimed to support you while you develop and hone your critical and creative writing and research skills. The MA will also help you specialise in the areas of contemporary and historical literature and pave the way for doctoral study. The programme is taught by published writers and researchers and we have expertise across a number of fields. Our academic community is vibrant and dynamic with strong industry links and we have a focus on the contemporary that is underpinned with expertise in historical periods. Modules:  Researching Humanities  New & Experimental Writing  Literature & Landscapes  Representing ‘the Past’  Writing the City  Critical Practice  Dissertation Full module detail can be found on our website.

eMployABility & CAreerS A Master's degree in English Literature may lead to a variety of careers which include the particularly relevant areas of teaching, research, journalism, public relations, the Civil Service, publishing, the media, and employment in the public or voluntary sectors.The programme is also a great choice for those wishing to enhance their employment and professional opportunities in the arts or heritage sectors. The programme is suitable for those who are teachers of English Literature at A-level or GCSE and would like to enhance their expertise for professional development purposes. The course also prepares you for further study at PhD level at Cardiff Metropolitan University and beyond.


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English Literature & Creative Writing MA/PgD/PgC CoUrSe overvieW MA English Literature & Creative Writing is a rewarding taught degree, combining the study of English Literature with the theoretical and practical component of fiction writing. The English Literature part of the degree analyses historic and contemporary textual representations of place, theorising cultural practices of location and space. The Creative Writing modules are specifically designed to develop you as a writer of fiction. The programme is aimed to support you while you develop and hone your critical and creative writing skills, particularly in the field of fiction. The MA will also help you specialise in the areas of creative practice as well as contemporary and historical literature in relation to place and space in order to pave the way for doctoral study. The programme is taught by published writers and researchers and we have expertise across a number of fields. Our academic community is vibrant and dynamic with strong industry links. Modules:  Researching Humanities  Short Story Writing  Literature & Landscapes  Novel Writing  Writing the City  Critical Practice  Dissertation Full module detail can be found on our website.

eMployABility & CAreerS Many of our students use the programme to generate and hone their own writing for publication. The MA is also a great choice for those wishing to enhance their employment and professional opportunities in editorial and publishing careers. The programme is suitable for those who would like to become teachers of creative writing or who are already teachers. For example, teachers of English at A-level and GCSE often find the programme suitable for professional development purposes and enhancing their skills. Our MA is appropriate for those who would like careers in communitybased education and practice and will also prepare you for further study at PhD level at Cardiff Metropolitan University and beyond.

 Place of study Cyncoed Campus Course length One year full-time or two years part-time. Modules can also be taken individualy. Entry requirements Applicants should usually have a first or upper second-class Honours degree, in a relevant subject. Students that meet the criteria will be invited for interview. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Dr Kate north knorth@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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Primary PGCE  Place of study Cyncoed Campus Course length One year full-time. Entry requirements Typically, applicants must have a good Honours degree (2:2 or above) in an area related to primary education. GCSE passes (or equivalent) in English Language and Maths at Grade B (or above) and Grade C in Science. 10 days of relevant experience in a primary school setting in the last 12 months. Entry is also subject to tests in literacy and numeracy, as well as a disclosure and barring services check. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Training grants may be available. Course contact Cheryl Anthony canthony@cardiffmet.ac.uk

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CoUrSe overvieW The PGCE Primary programme is taught from one of the largest centres of teacher training in Wales and the UK. It has been designed to provide students with a variety of challenging experiences with a continuum of school and university work, in order to prepare students to become primary teachers and to enable them to meet the standards for Qualified Teacher Status. Students can opt to follow either the Foundation Phase route (3-8 years) or Key Stage 2 route (7-11 years). The School-based component is undertaken in our excellent range of partnership schools and is an integral part of the programme. Students will spend a total of 120 days in school, which is predominantly arranged on a 4:1 split. The University-based sessions include either experience in the ‘Areas of Learning’ outlined in the Foundation Phase or the subjects outlined in the National Curriculum orders. All university-based modules are studied at Master's level, allowing 60 credits to be achieved. The module ‘Learning and Teaching’ consists of three constituent parts:  Learning & Teaching 1: Professional Studies  Learning & Teaching 2: Literacy & Numeracy  Learning & Teaching 3: Curriculum focus All students learn Welsh as part of the university based programme and approximately 25 per cent of our students are prepared for teaching posts in Welsh medium education. Applications should be made online through UCAS at www.ucas.com. Please refer to our website for the correct UCAS application code.

eMployABility & CAreerS Successful completion of the programme will lead to the Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) and recommendation to the General Teaching Council for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and provides opportunities for employment at the primary level.


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Secondary PGCE CoUrSe overvieW The PGCE Secondary programme is taught from one of the largest centres of teacher training in Wales and the UK. It provides a professional training for graduates who wish to teach in the following subject areas:              

Art & Design Biology with Science Chemistry with Science Design & Technology (specialising in Resistant Materials & Systems or Food & Textiles) Drama & Theatre Studies English History ICT & Computing Mathematics Modern Foreign Languages (specialising in either French, French & Spanish, or French & German) Music Physical Education Physics with Science Welsh

The programme is mainly school based in line with government requirements with 24 out of 36 weeks spent in partnership schools, where student teachers work with a subject specialist (the subject mentor) and a senior member of the school staff (the senior mentor). The universitybased modules comprise of initial professional development and curriculum studies in the subject in which the student teacher is specialising. Welsh medium school placements are available within all subject pathways in Cardiff Met's PGCE Secondary programme. Applications should be made online through UCAS at www.ucas.com. Please refer to our website for the correct UCAS application code.

eMployABility & CAreerS The PGCE Secondary programme provides student teachers with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), 60 credits at Masters level and recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). It provides opportunities for employment at the secondary level.

 Place of study Cyncoed Campus Course length One year full time. Entry requirements Applicants must be graduates (or equivalent) in their teaching subject, or have followed a degree course of which that subject constitutes a major part. Applicants must have GCSE passes (or equivalent) in English Language and Maths at Grade B (or above) and Grade C in Science* (*PE only). Entry is also subject to tests in literacy and numeracy, as well as a disclosure and barring services check. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Training grants may be available. Course contact Sally Bethell sbethell@cardiffmet.ac.uk Individual pathway contacts on our website. Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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Post Compulsory Education & Training (PCET) PGCE/PCE  Place of study Cyncoed Campus Course length Two years part-time. Entry requirements Both routes require applicants to have a qualification at Level 3 or above in the subject they intend to teach. PGCE PCET also requires a degree. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact PGCE (PCET): Rhiain Burberry Email: rburberry @cardiffmet.ac.uk PCE (PCET): Leanne Davies Email: leannedavies @cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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CoUrSe overvieW The PCET programmes have been devised to introduce you to teaching in the post compulsory education and training (PCET) sector. The PGCE PCET is aimed at graduates who want to teach in their degree subject or graduates with a further qualification in the subject area in which they aim to teach. They will also be teaching or actively seeking teaching in the post-compulsory sector of education and training. The PCE PCET is aimed at students with a Level 3 qualification (NVQ3, OCN 3, A-level equivalence) preferably in the subject they are teaching or want to teach. The programme is for students who have experience in their subject areas and who wish to further their experience by teaching in the PCET or lifelong learning sector. Modules: Year 1  Level 4 Preparing to Teach  Level 5 Delivering Learning & Teaching  Level 5 Reflective Practice 1 Year 2  Context of PCET  Professional Development in PCET  Teaching & Learning Strategies in PCET  Curriculum Planning & Design in PCET

eMployABility & CAreerS The PGCE and PCE PCET will qualify you to teach in: Further and Higher Education; youth, adult and community education; 14-19 sector; work-based education; training in HM Forces; prison; industry; and commercial training departments. All graduates leaving the course are signposted to Cardiff Council and Cardiff Met’s Widening Access department as potential adult education tutors for outreach and summer school activities. Some students are offered teaching opportunities by their mentor once they have graduated.


CoUrSe overvieW MA Managing Community Practice*: This programme is designed to enhance the professional practice of experienced practitioners by facilitating a critical and reflective approach to management, staff development, innovation and researching practice. Many of the modules are taught interprofessionally including colleagues from community work, youth work, teaching, PRUs and health in both voluntary and statutory sectors. MA core modules: Researching Practice; Reflective Practice; Managing & Leading Community Practice. MA optional modules: Mentoring; Leading & Facilitating Reflective Practice; Education: Character & Context. *This programme forms part of the MA Education CPD framework see page 53 PgD in Youth & Community Work: This professionally endorsed award is particularly suitable for graduates who have increasingly found themselves working in the field of youth and community work and who wish to gain a professional qualification. The programme requires students to undertake two separate supervised placements in the field of youth and community work. Students attend university on one evening a week where they undertake taught modules and tutorials. PgD core modules: Principles & Practice of Youth & Community Work; Management in the Youth & Community Sector; The Community Context of Practice (Fieldwork & Tutorials); The Social Context of Practice (Fieldwork & Tutorials).

eMployABility & CAreerS The MA programme is aimed at practitioners and managers in the generic and expanding field of youth and community development work. The PgD is a programme leading to professional qualification in youth and community work, which is endorsed by the Wales Education Training Standards. As such it enables graduates to qualify in this growing occupational area while enhancing their academic profile. Those who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma may wish to continue with their studies to obtain the MA.

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Youth & Community Work PgD Managing Community Practice MA ď š Place of study Cyncoed Campus Course length MA: Three years part-time PgD: Two years part-time. Entry requirements Applicants for the MA should be experienced practitioners and applicants for the PgD should have a minimum of 200 hours of direct experience in the fields of youth and community work, community development and other relevant areas. Applicants for both awards should normally posses a degree or a relevant professional qualification. Entry is also subject to a disclosure barring services check. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact PgD: Rick Newnham: Email: rnewnham@ cardiffmet.ac.uk MA: Jan Huyton: Email:jhuyton@ cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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The School has received significant investment in recent years, culminating in the £4.9 million building that houses state-of-the-art biomedical research laboratories, comprehensive food safety and nutrition research facilities and a new postgraduate centre. We have a vibrant postgraduate research community, with more than 60 postgraduate research students, research assistants and post-doctoral researchers from around the world.

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Cellular Senescence and Vascular Biology Metabolic Health Microbiology and Infection Vascular Physiology

FOOD SAFETY AND NUTRITION RESEARCH

The Centre has an international reputation for consumer food safety behaviour, food and health relationships. Much of the research in this area is food industry focused and the results obtained change practices in the manufacturing industry as well as inform government policy. PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH

Our key areas of research activity are centred on three areas:

Research in this area focuses on questions that will make a real difference to peoples’ everyday lives: psychological benefits of outdoor leisure activities, student engagement in higher education, disordered eating, food safety behaviour, addiction, psychiatric decision making, interventions for offenders, and human evolution. Our aim is to effect positive change through applied research.

BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

RESEARCH STUDY

The Department of Biomedical Sciences hosts more than 600 students across six programmes and comprises 25 members of academic staff, plus technical/administrative staff. The MSc Biomedical Science programme (which is professionally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science) aims to provide a high quality and professionally relevant postgraduate programme focusing on the relationship of theoretical knowledge to the practice of Biomedical Sciences.

One of our key objectives is the training of our PhD students and post-doctoral fellows. Undertaking a research degree isn’t just about the research topic itself - it requires a whole range of other transferable skills. Our research students are well supported by technical and administrative staff, as well as by academic staff. We are a multidisciplinary School and provide a supportive and stimulating environment for taught postgraduate and research students.

An important additional objective of the Department is the training of postgraduate research (i.e. MPhil and PhD) students, particularly with regard to equipping them with appropriate research skills/tools for facilitating in-depth understanding of the molecular basis of normal physiology, of pathogenic mechanisms, and of novel methods for investigation and therapy.

With experts in research methods and leading researchers in many areas of health and social sciences, the School is well placed to support new researchers looking to study here with us.

Major biomedical themes under investigation within the Department of Biomedical Sciences include the following:

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We are proud of our record in applied research and enterprise. Our engagement with communities, industry, and local and central government agencies is fundamental in developing a stimulating and relevant curriculum on our taught and research programmes, which provide graduates with the necessary skills to excel in the workplace.

For further details of the research undertaken by Cardiff School of Health Sciences and the range of taught postgraduate and research degrees offered, visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/cshs and www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/research @CardiffMetCSHS CardiffSchoolOfHeathSciences

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Dean Barnett MSc Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing Graduate Cardiff School of Health Sciences

…My Master's gave me a chance to open update debate, dig a little deeper and consider resourceful ways to implement health and safety strategies in different industries… I achieved the goals I set for myself and I'm really pleased with how far my career progressed…

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Under the Spotlight 2002 Begins BSc in health, exercise and Sport at Cardiff Met

I feel that the diverse range of skills I’ve gained during my undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Cardiff Met will hold me in good stead for a future in academia.

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Dr Lee Butcher Professional research scientist Lee Butcher first joined Cardiff Met as a BSc (Hons) undergraduate in Health, Exercise and Sport in September 2002 and has progressed his academic and professional career within the university ever since - to an internationally recognised standard. Lee found the combination of the university’s world-class sporting facilities and the expertise and support of teaching staff within the Cardiff School of Health Sciences helped shape the success of his undergraduate project, which looked at the idea that low intensity exercise benefits the lipid metabolisms of previously sedentary individuals, and ultimately formed the basis for his internally funded PhD which he began in 2005. Speaking about his research career at Cardiff Met, Lee said: “The support, passion and enthusiasm that I received from my Director of Studies, Professor Keith Morris throughout my PhD allowed me to develop not only professionally but personally.

“The development from undergraduate to postgraduate would only have been possible due to the support and expertise from within the Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMS) at Cardiff Met, including the dedicated team of technicians who throughout my time at Cardiff Met have provided exceptional support and technical knowledge. “The internal postgraduate environment was first-class as there were a number of fellow PhD researchers working in other BMS related areas and the support we received from each other and from within the University as a whole was excellent.” Since completing his PhD in early 2009, Lee has worked on several research projects under the guidance of Professor Jorge Erusalimsky in the Cellular Senescence and Vascular Biology research group at Cardiff Met. The first was a collaborative project looking at the socioeconomic and psychosocial factors that affect biological ageing in a large cohort of civil servants.

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Cardiff Met takes Lee from BSc student to internationally recognised research scientist After working as a lead postdoctoral researcher on a pharmaceutical industry funded project, Lee is now part of a large collaborative European Commission 7th framework funded project looking at the biological factors that underlie the progression of frailty into disability in a large study group. The project has a number of years still to run, after which Lee hopes to get further funding within his areas of expertise or go on to an academic post within the biomedical sciences discipline. Lee said: “I feel that the diverse range of skills I’ve gained during my undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Cardiff Met will hold me in good stead for a future in academia.”

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Under the Spotlight 1993 BSc psychology, oxford Brookes University 1997 phd psychology, oxford Brookes University

I can be involved in anything from pharmacy and medication to exercise, outdoor activity or chronic disease...

1993 - 1997 postgraduate Medical and dental education (pgMde), University of oxford 1997 - 1999 psychology and genetics research group, guy’s hospital london 1999 - 2004 lecturer / Senior lecturer of psychology, oxford Brookes University 2004 - 2005 Senior research Fellow, University of oxford 2005 programme director, MSc health psychology, Cardiff School of health Sciences

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Dr Caroline Limbert Prestigious roles with worldclass hospitals, universities and research groups helped Caroline Limbert carve out a prominent academic career in what was then the emerging field of health psychology. After leaving school and originally training as a hairdresser, Caroline married and had children. While her children were young she decided to return to education and follow up an interest in psychology and child development, enrolling on a degree course in Psychology at Oxford Brookes University. Caroline flourished on the degree course and went on to study for a PhD at Oxford Brookes. During her studies she was simultaneously employed by the University of Oxford in Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education (PGMDE) for three years. After graduating with a doctoral qualification, Caroline went on to join the Psychology and Genetics Research Group at Guy’s Hospital London.

Then, after two years in London, Caroline decided to move back to Oxford and began a post lecturing in Psychology at Oxford Brookes University, during which time her work included a nine week long research project in the Falkland Islands, looking at stress amongst military personnel. This was then followed by a research post at the University of Oxford, once again in the PGMDE department. Caroline joined Cardiff Met in 2005 where she helped to set up the University’s MSc in Health Psychology at the Cardiff School of Health Sciences as Programme Director. Speaking about her variety of research interests, which include eating related behaviours, eating disorders, stress and wellbeing in the workplace and psychometric testing, Caroline said: “My interest in health and wellbeing in the workplace comes from my fairly unique background as both a Health Psychologist and an Occupational Psychologist.

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Cardiff Met’s Dr Caroline Limbert is leading the way in health psychology and research “My research interests are now very broad, primarily because the MSc students’ dissertations are placement-based, so I can be involved in anything from pharmacy and medication to exercise, outdoor activity or chronic disease alongside my own academic projects. “My work with the British Psychological Society (BPS) Health Psychology Training Committee also helps add an extra dimension to my lecturing role; I’m a supervisor and assessor for health psychologist trainees at stage 2 level, so I can give MSc students insight into that next level of their work and training. “Similarly, I am currently working with the BPS to accredit one of our franchised courses in Athens, which would be a first for the BPS overseas and six Cardiff MSc students will be travelling to Greece for an eight day long research trip as part of our links there.”

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The postgraduate degree at Cardiff Met was a hugely positive influence on my career...

Under the Spotlight 2008 graduated with a degree in Food engineering and Management, Warsaw University of life Sciences 2011 MSc in Food Science and technology, Cardiff Met 2011 process development trainee, Bowman’s ingredients 2013 technical officer, Abergavenny Fine Foods

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2015 new product development manager, Clarks Maple Syrup


Karolina Burchill – Jankiewicz Cardiff Met’s unique links with the food industry helped MSc graduate Karolina BurchillJankiewicz to launch an exciting and innovative career developing new food products. Karolina enrolled on the Food Science and Technology MSc at the Cardiff School of Health Sciences at Cardiff Met after originally graduating in Poland with a degree in Food Engineering and Management. Speaking about her studies, Karolina said “A career in the food industry has always interested me - I’m fascinated by the processes and strategies around food management as well as the development of products and the science behind it. “I chose Cardiff Met for postgraduate study because of its food industry centre and development kitchens, which offer unique facilities for practice. My original degree was very focussed on theory so I was keen to continue my studies with more opportunity for practical work and assessment.

During my time at Cardiff Met I was able to really see how things work, visit different factories and take part in small trials.” During her one-year MSc, Karolina was also impressed with the strength of Cardiff Met’s industry links, built through the Knowledge Innovation Technology Exchange (KITE) Programme and the Zero2Five Food Industry Centre. Funded by the EU and Welsh Government, KITE helps link students on the MSc course with employers in the food industry for mutual benefit and sharing of expertise. After graduating from Cardiff Met, Karolina worked for a food manufacturer in Hitchin for 18 months as a Process Development Trainee, before returning to Wales to work for Abergavenny Fine Foods in a technical role. She is currently New Product Development Manager at Clarks Maple Syrup. The Newport-based company is the leading producer and supplier of maple syrup in the UK.

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Sweet success for food science graduate Karolina Speaking about her career progression since the MSc, Karolina said: “I am really enjoying my current role where I can create new flavours, experiment and then ultimately see the product on the shelf. I enjoy both the process and the development side of the industry and there is lots of scope for career development, from product management through to customer liaison.” She added “The postgraduate degree at Cardiff Met was a hugely positive influence on my career; from the opportunity to experiment and practice during my academic study right through to the guidance and support I was offered with finding employment, as well as workplace mentoring, I would highly recommend the course.”

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Advanced Practice (with pathways) MSc/PgD/PgC  Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length Three years part-time for full MSc. 18 months full-time for international students studying Audiology. The structure of the programme is designed, where appropriate, to be flexible and meet the needs of the individual learner. Students can opt to study individual modules for their continuous professional development (CPD); there is a separate fees basis for this type of study. Entry requirements Applicants should hold an Honours degree in a discipline relating to their proposed area of study and be able to demonstrate a minimum of two years recent and relevant experience in an appropriate setting.

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CoUrSe oVerVieW The MSc Advanced Practice is a generic programme with seven specific pathways:  MSc Advanced Practice (Audiology)  MSc Advanced Practice (Dietetics)  MSc Advanced Practice (Housing)  MSc Advanced Practice (Musculoskeletal Studies)  MSc Advanced Practice (Public Health Emergencies)  MSc Advanced Practice (Speech & Language Therapy)  MSc Advanced Practice (Sport & Exercise Nutrition) Compulsory modules for all pathways:  Reflection for Professional Practice  Evidence Based Practice  Applied Research Methods & Design  Dissertation

pAthWAyS: Audiology The audiology modules focus on diagnosis and assessment in several specific areas of clinical audiology by providing advanced theoretical knowledge and training. The modules are intended to provide postregistration education and will be included in the accredited CPD training list of the professional body British Academy of Audiology (BAA). Dietetics The Dietetics pathway is intended to support and promote continuing professional development of dietitians and their practice. As such, it will help meet the needs of those wishing to progress and evidence their ability to work at advanced practitioner level in the NHS. Housing The Housing pathway focuses on the core learning outcomes, which set the foundations for all members to achieve Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Chartered Membership (CM). The CIH have set a benchmark for Chartered Membership which demonstrates that a Chartered member not only has relevant and up to date knowledge but can use this by applying a range of appropriate skills and behaviours in a professional manner. This includes working to the CIH code of professional ethics.


Public Health Emergencies The School has worked with the WHO-Collaborating Centre (Centre for Radiation, Chemicals and Environmental Hazards, Public Health England) to develop teaching and training materials on The Public Health Management of Major Incidents, Disasters and Events. The pathway is aimed at policy makers, public and environmental-health professionals, together with clinicians and physicians. This course will provide a contemporary, bespoke and unique approaches to major incident management, drawing upon a number of presentations, case studies, scenarios and international guidance. Speech & Language Therapy The Speech and Language pathway is intended to support and promote continuing professional development of speech and language therapists and their practice. As such, it will help meet the needs of those wishing to progress and evidence their ability to work at advanced practitioner level in the NHS. Sport & Exercise Nutrition (SEN) There is a demand for this pathway from dietitians, nutritionists and those with a sport and exercise science background. The modules on offer have been aligned to the SEN requirements and accreditation will be sought in the future. A number of pathway specific optional modules are available within each pathway. Full module detail can be found on our website.

eMployABility & CAreerS The professional working at Master’s level will be able to lead and contribute to developments in their profession through a more pro-active, critical and reflective approach. Additionally they will be an agent of change, a leader and act as an advocate of their profession. Employability will be enhanced by professions who undertake modules on a CPD basis and NHS professionals will be able to use the awards towards gaining recognition as an advanced practitioner.

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Musculoskeletal Studies The Musculoskeletal Studies pathway is aimed at Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered practitioners – or equivalent – who are involved in the management of lower limb musculoskeletal conditions across a range of patient groups. This has typically included Podiatrists and Physiotherapists. A key feature is the emphasis on developing an evidence-based approach to practice, and students are challenged to critically analyse a range of issues related to multiple facets of musculoskeletal practice.

Dietetics Applicants should be registered dietitians with the Health and Care Professions Council. Speech & Language Therapy Applicants should be registered speech and language therapists with the Health and Care Professions Council. Sports & Exercise Nutrition Applicants should have a first degree in Dietetics, Nutrition or Sports and Exercise Science. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Admissions Team askadmissions@ cardiffmet.ac.uk Pathway specific contact details can be found on our website. Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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Applied Public Health MSc/PgD/PgC  Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length Up to three years full-time (UK students) Other options available for International Students please see website. All taught modules can also be studied individually on a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) basis. Entry requirements An initial degree in a discipline relating to health. Other qualifications of an appropriate level in conjunction within significant experience in a relevant setting can also be suitable for admission. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Alastair Tomlinson aph@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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CoUrSe oVerVieW This programme focuses on the application of the key principles of multidisciplinary public health practice to the breadth of 21st Century public health challenges. Our aim is to develop reflective public health practitioners capable of designing, implementing and evaluating community-focussed public health interventions - in Wales, the UK and internationally. In this programme we will challenge your preconceptions and practice, developing your knowledge, skills and competences, helping you develop as a reflective public health practitioner. We place a strong emphasis on your own area of practice, and encourage you to base your studies on the issues and situations you face in your own field. Modules include:  Assessing Health, Wellbeing & Inequity  Health Risk Perception & Communication  Public Health Policy Development  Applied Research Methods & Design  Frameworks for Public Health Intervention  Health Protection  Reflective Public Health Practice  Dissertation Full module information can be found on our website.

eMployABility & CAreerS Graduates from the programme have progressed to advanced positions in their chosen specialist career areas. Examples include:  Project lead for Safeguarding, Public Health Wales  Director of Business Performance for a large UK voluntary organisation  Senior Project Co-ordinator, mental health charity  Public Health Fellow (American India Association) and Project Manager, Tata Steel Rural Development Society  Senior Public Health Practitioner, Public Health Wales  Community Health Advocate  Environmental Health Team Leader, Welsh local authority Graduates have also progressed to further study on research degrees leading to MPhil and PhD qualifications.


CoUrSe oVerVieW Professionally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the programme aims to provide a high quality and professionally relevant postgraduate programme focussing on the theoretical knowledge and the practice of Biomedical Science. Your personal and professional understanding of Biomedical Science will be enhanced through an academically coherent programme of directed and self-directed learning. This will empower you to engage in and critically evaluate relevant contemporary issues through the application and theoretical analysis of practical laboratory based activities and research at postgraduate level. You will be taught by a team of experienced academics, researchers and professionally qualified staff. A number of the teaching team are also Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Biomedical Scientists. Core modules:  Molecular Biology  Immunology  Analytical & Diagnostic Techniques  Research Methods in Biomedical Sciences Option modules include:  Medical Biochemistry & Advanced Topics in Medical Biochemistry  Immunohaematology & Advanced Topics in Immunhaematology  Medical Microbiology & Advanced Topics in Medical Microbiology & Infection  Cellular & Molecular Pathology & Advanced Topics in Cellular & Molecular Pathology Please note there is no guarantee that all modules will be offered every year. Provision is subject to student numbers and viability. An additional three modules are required for the research dissertation.

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Biomedical Science MSc/PgD/PgC

Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length One year full-time or two years part-time. Entry requirements Applicants should normally have either a first or second class Honours degree which has a significant content of biological science; at least a 60% pass in the Primary (Part I) examination for Fellowship of the Institute of Biomedical Science, or substantial relevant experience at a senior level. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Maninder Ahluwalia mahluwalia @cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

eMployABility & CAreerS The programme will prepare you for the next stage of your career, whether pursuing further research, or professional study, or entering employment in the field of Biomedical Science. The programme will also enhance the career prospects of those aspiring to middle and senior management positions within the NHS Pathology Service and the commercial sector.

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Dental Technology MSc/PgD/PgC (Distance Learning)  Place of study Distance Learning Course length Up to three years. Entry requirements An initial qualification /degree in dental technology is required, usually first-class or upper second-class. Exceptional entry will be considered on an individual basis. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Jeff Lewis jlewis@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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CoUrSe oVerVieW The programme offers specialist training, building on an initial qualification in dental technology. There are no required attendances to Cardiff Metropolitan University for this programme as it is delivered via distance learning. As such, it is necessary for you to access video conferencing over a PC with a broadband connection. There will be weekly meetings within each module. You will be expected to carry out at least six hours of practical work per week in your laboratory/workplace throughout the academic year. Completion of 60 credits at each stage is required. At Certificate and Diploma levels, you will study modules from a selected specialist area, which may include fixed prosthodontics (conservation), removable prosthodontics (dentures) and orthodontics. For example, module titles include: complex complete and partial dentures, precision attachments, implants, fixed and myofunctional orthodontic appliances. There are several work based learning modules involving case studies, personal and portfolio development. Research modules are also available preparing candidates for the Master’s if required. At this level a research project and preparation of a publishable article must be undertaken. The research topic is agreed in conjunction with your allocated supervisor.

eMployABility & CAreerS The qualifications allow application for the post of Senior Dental Technician and above within the health service (at MT0 3/A4C Band 6 or higher). Successfully completing the programmes would also allow those in the private sector to carry out more demanding work with an associated higher earning potential.


CoUrSe oVerVieW The programme is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is accredited by the British Dietetic Association. It enables nutrition graduates to study dietetics so that they can apply to the HCPC to register as a Dietitian at Postgraduate Diploma or MSc level. The Postgraduate Diploma programme is closely aligned to the BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition and Dietetics programme and contains three compulsory placements in NHS Dietetics Departments in Wales. During the programme you are educated to be a responsive practitioner, able to adapt to the changing needs of society. The programme is designed to produce critically thinking and reflective professionals who have comprehensive theoretical knowledge, along with a spirit of enquiry and an analytical and creative approach to problem solving. The Postgraduate Diploma contains the taught element. You can then choose to undertake a dissertation to obtain the MSc. Taught modules will include:  Applied Research Methods & Design  Clinical Practice 1 & 2  Clinical Science  Placements 1-3  Principles of Dietetics  Professional Body Module: Health Psychology  Professional Body Module: Health Sociology  Professional Studies  Public Health  Specialist Dietetics A full module breakdown can be found on our website.

eMployABility & CAreerS 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.

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Dietetics MSc/PgD

Approved by Health and Care Professions Council Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length Up to two and half years full-time. Entry requirements Applicants should have an Honours degree (first-class or upper second-class) in human nutrition, or a degree that includes nutrition in the awards title, with sufficient emphasis on physiology and biochemistry. Entry is also subject to a disclosure barring services check and an occupational health screening. Fees Fees usually paid by NHS bursary. See website for full details. Course contact Rhiannon Harris rharris@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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Food Safety Management MSc/PgD/PgC  Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length One year full-time or two years part-time. Entry requirements An initial degree in food safety, food science and technology, public health or food industry management. Significant experience in a relevant setting also considered. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Colin Powell cpowell@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

CoUrSe oVerVieW This programme has been designed to meet the development needs of UK and international food safety specialists working in commerce and industry and enforcement agencies. The aims of the programme are to:  Enable you to evaluate international, national and sector specific frameworks for the prevention and management of and crisis response to food safety risks  Provide opportunities for you to develop academic and subject specific knowledge and skills of relevance to employment in the field of food safety  Support the development of reflective practitioners who have the knowledge and skills to appraise, develop and evaluate responses to food safety risks The programme utilises theoretical frameworks and practical case studies to enable you to identify potential hazards, assess risk and to develop and monitor risk management strategies. The teaching team has many years experience in policy development, research and consultancy working in industry and the enforcement of legislation. The team operates at the international level and this is reflected in the teaching sessions. Modules:  Risk Perception & Communication  Frameworks for the Assessment of Risk  Research Methods  Epidemiology  Evaluating Global Food Safety Management Standards  Implementing Global Food Safety Management Standards  Food Safety Emergency Management  Product Conformity & Labelling  Dissertation

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The programme is seen to be of particular relevance to those wishing to further their expertise in food safety management. The programme is also of relevance to students with a general enforcement background or food industry background who wish to specialise in food safety. Expertise exists within the teaching team to support graduates of the programme who wish to embark on PhD studies.


CoUrSe oVerVieW This programme combines theoretical studies and practical elements, which can be applied in the modern food processing and management. The overall aim of this programme is to provide a high quality and professionally relevant curriculum, which will develop graduates with scientific and technical knowledge in the field of food science and technology. There are two main pathways for this MSc, one focuses on Food Safety & Technology, the other on Food Production Management. You will be given an opportunity to discuss your choice of pathway with the programme director. This consultation and advice is given during the induction period and the first two weeks of the autumn term. Throughout the programme you will also have access to the Food Industry Centre (FIC). This state-of-the-art facility is both a research and practice based centre supporting the activities of the food industry throughout the UK, especially in Wales. Food Production Management pathway:  Technology & Quality Policy Food Safety & Technology pathway:  Biochemistry & Food Analysis Modules for both pathways:  Food Technology & Biotechnology  Applied Research Methods & Design  Independent Study  Sustainable Food Issues  Food Safety Management  Food Quality Management & Quality Assurance  Food Product Conformity & Labelling  Dissertation

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Food Science & Technology MSc/PgD/PgC

Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length One year full-time or two years part-time. Entry requirements BSc Honours degree in relevant science and/or technology subjects. Applicants who do not possess a first degree, but who can demonstrate relevant industrial/professional experience will also be considered. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Dr Ara Kanekanian: akanekanian@ cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

eMployABility & CAreerS The programme provides the potential for graduates to progress within the food industry, undertake research in food science and technology or nutrition, or to work in other areas of food safety and quality management.

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This online programme aims to develop food manufacturing industry staff, particularly those working in technical quality assurance and New Product Development (NPD), with specific reference and application to their own practice.

Course length Two - five years part-time. Entry requirements BSc in Food Science/Technology or relevant honours degree in science; other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered, particularly if applicants can demonstrate substantial senior-level experience in within the food industry. In addition, all applicants must be able to demonstrate a minimum of three years experience in a relevant setting. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Alison Kingdon akingdon@cardiffmet.ac.uk mscfoodtech@ cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate www.mscfoodtechnology forindustry.org.uk 78

This programme is offered on a part-time, distance-learning basis only. To obtain the MSc Food Technology for Industry, you must successfully complete modules to the value of 180 credits. This must include all core modules, including the dissertation/enterprise project component. You will be able to access the modules via Cardiff Met’s Moodle platform. Modules will be released in September of each year and you will work through them at your own pace. You may embark on more than one module in an academic year, but will need to complete all modules embarked on by July of that year.. Core modules:  Global Food Safety  Global Food Quality Management Systems  Research Methods  Food Product Conformity and Labelling  Dissertation OR Enterprise project Optional modules:  Nutrition  Hygienic Design for the Food Manufacturer  New Product Development  UK and EU Food Legislation  Meat and Fish Technology  Dairy Technology  Baking Technology  Confectionery Technology

eMployABility & CAreerS The programme provides the potential for current and aspiring technical and NPD staff, including QAs and technologists, to progress their career within a larger company, or perhaps providing a smaller company with much needed development for a successful and certain future.


CoUrSe oVerVieW The Doctorate in Forensic Psychology is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is the only British Psychological Society accredited programme in Wales. Upon completion, the programme will provide you with eligibility to apply to the register to practice as a forensic psychologist in the UK and to gain chartered psychologist status with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Flexibility is the essence of our approach to student learning. The Doctorate programme will allow you to enter and exit at different points within the programme depending on the your individual needs. Thus, the full Doctorate programme comprises:  MSc in Forensic Psychology See page 80  Postgraduate Diploma in Practitioner Forensic Psychology See page 81  ’Top-up’ doctorate (the higher level research component). The top-up Doctorate will be available to registered practitioners who are seeking to formalise their research and clinical skills in an area of specialism. Applicants completing the top-up Doctorate will submit a research thesis reporting a significantly large piece of research. Applicants to the Doctorate programme may apply for the full programme, or for the MSc or PG Diploma, depending on individual needs and career progression. Applicants who apply for the MSc may (on successful completion) later apply for the PG Diploma and ‘Top-Up’ Doctorate. Through offering this flexible approach we can provide a full range of higher-level academic study, further training and higher-level research. Applicants who are unsure whether to apply for the full programme, or individual component programmes, are encouraged to telephone or email the programme team to discuss their individual needs in more detail.

eMployABility & CAreerS A Doctorate in Forensic Psychology incorporates both Stage 1 and Stage 2 training as set out by the British Psychological Society. The Doctorate enables graduates to gain Chartered Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Registered Practitioner status with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC).

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Forensic Psychology Doctorate (D. Foren. Psy.)

Approved by Health and Care Professions Council Accredited by British Psychological Society Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length Top-up: Three years fulltime or five years part-time. Entry Requirements Applicants for the top-up Doctorate must be registered as a forensic psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Joselyn Sellen forensic@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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The MSc Forensic Psychology is the only British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited programme in Wales. Working collaboratively with National Offender Management Services, Wales (NOMS Cymru), helps keep the programme up-to-date with strategy development and policy decisions.

Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length One year full-time or two years part-time. Entry requirements A good Honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in Psychology, from a BPS (British Psychological Society) accredited undergraduate course. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate experience in a relevant area, e.g. experience with victims, offenders or service providers in a forensic domain.

You will be introduced to the basic professional competencies for working in the many settings where forensic psychology is practiced, including skills related to inter-disciplinary working, risk assessment, ethics, continuing professional development, report writing and differences in practice when working with offenders, victims, the courts and the police. Overall the programme aims to produce Masters degree graduates with the ability to understand the limitations of the conceptual underpinnings of interventions and assessments used in forensic psychology, and who are able therefore to engage in critical evaluation of the evidence base upon which their own practice will eventually be based. Modules:  Research Methods & Design (30 credits)  Forensic Mental Health (20 credits)  Professional Practice & Offender Management (20 credits)  Psychological Assessments & Interventions (20 credits)  Theories of Criminal Behaviour (10 credits)  Legal Psychology (10 credits)  Addiction & Psychological Vulnerabilities (10 credits) Full module detail can be found on our website.

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An MSc in Forensic Psychology is the first step (stage one) in gaining chartered psychologist status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered practitioner status with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). The MSc in Forensic Psychology will provide the knowledge base and applied research skills that will provide the foundation for stage two of the chartered process that requires a minimum of two years of full-time supervised practice with an appropriate client group.


CoUrSe oVerVieW This programme is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and, upon completion, will provide you with eligibility to apply to the register to practice as a forensic psychologist in the UK. The programme is designed to be placement based, where you will undertake various workshops, as well as clinical and academic supervision. Workshops are usually delivered in block teaching sessions and you are expected to be in Cardiff for around 15 days over the course of your study. You will be allocated both a clinical supervisor and an academic supervisor. At least one of these supervisors will be an appropriately qualified and experienced forensic psychologist. Before starting the programme, you will be required to have an approved placement where appropriate supervised experience is offered by the placement site. We support students to find suitable placement opportunities, but for students where their placement provider does not employ them, will be expected to take out appropriate liability insurance at their own cost. Modules:  Professional Portfolio in Forensic Psychology (80 credits, level 8)  Consultancy (10 credits, level 8)  Teaching & Training (10 credits, level 8)  Ethical & Professional Practice (10 credits, level 8)  Functional Assessment & Formulation (10 credits, level 8)

eMployABility & CAreerS The purpose of the PG Dip in Practitioner Forensic Psychology is to allow students to progress on from Master’s level study towards practitioner status, thereby boosting their employability. At the end of the programme successful students can apply to the HCPC to be registered as forensic psychologists. At time of publication, 100% of the graduates from this programme are employed as forensic psychologists, working in professional roles within a variety of organisations in the UK. Some graduates may consider returning to complete the Doctorate in Forensic Psychology (Top-up). See page 79 for more details.

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Forensic Psychology (Practitioner Programme) - PgD

Approved by Health and Care Professions Council Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length Two years full-time (usually four days per week for 45 weeks per year); Up to five years part-time. Entry requirements Applicants will be expected to have a BPS accredited Masters in Forensic Psychology and will be expected to demonstrate extensive experience in applied forensic psychology (typically one year). Entry is also subject to a disclosure barring services check and an occupational health screening. Appropriate liability insurance. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Nic Bowes nbowes@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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Health & Social Science Research Methods MRes/PgD/PgC 

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This programme covers research methods, statistics and broader research skills and will enable you to design, conduct and write up robust research studies. You will conduct two substantial research studies in a topic of your choice, supervised by experienced members of academic staff.

Course length One year full-time or two years part-time. Entry requirements A good Honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in a health or social science subject. Relevant professional experience or qualifications are welcomed and will be considered individually. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Dr Debbie Clayton dclayton@cardiffmet.ac.uk

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The programme is suitable for students with a varied background in research methods. There is a choice of two research methods modules, one for those with little or no background experience of research and one for people who already have some experience of research, perhaps at undergraduate level. Depending on your previous research methods experience you will complete the following taught modules:  Research Methods & Design  Research Skills  Critical Appraisal You will also select 20 credits worth of optional modules from a range of health psychology, public health and forensic psychology masters modules. In this way you are able to focus on areas that are of particular interest to you and that best complement your dissertation topic. Finally, you will complete a dissertation proposal and associated ethics application. This will culminate in you completing two independent research studies that are written up for your 100-credit dissertation module. You will be supervised by two members of staff to complete your dissertation and you will be matched with appropriate staff members who have expertise in your chosen topic and/or methodology.

eMployABility & CAreerS A postgraduate qualification in health or social science research provides an excellent foundation for a career in research, as a health professional who carries out and publishes research in their field, or for anyone planning to go on to complete a PhD.

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Evidence based practice means that a knowledge and understanding of research is essential in all health related domains so that health care providers are able to interpret previous research findings, as well as contributing to the process of designing and carrying out research projects.


CoUrSe oVerVieW Health Psychology focuses on the roles of psychology, biology and social or environmental factors on health and health related behaviour. Health psychologists promote healthier lifestyles and seek to improve well-being by understanding the impact that health related thoughts, feelings and behaviour can have on the individual. Health strategy has been shifting from the treatment of disease to the maintenance of health and prevention of illness. This MSc aims to produce high quality graduates that are in a good position to improve the health of and well-being of people in Wales and beyond by using specific psychological knowledge and skills. You will complete the following six taught modules along with a dissertation, which consists of an independent piece of research. Placement style dissertations are offered in external settings so that students, who choose to, are able to build experience in the type of settings in which they might later find employment. Modules:  Research Methods & Design  Biopsychosocial Issues in Health  Health Psychology & the Health Psychologist  Changing Health Behaviour  Chronic Illness, Stress & Pain  Communication in the Health Care Context

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Health Psychology MSc/PgD/PGc

Accredited by British Psychological Society Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length One year full-time or two years part-time. Entry requirements A good Honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in Psychology, usually from a BPS (British Psychology Society) accredited undergraduate course. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Dr Caroline Limbert: climber@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Full module detail can be found on our website.

eMployABility & CAreerS An MSc in Health Psychology is the first step (stage one) towards Chartered Psychology status for students who are eligible to hold the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). The MSc will provide the knowledge base and research skills, which will underpin stage two of the process towards Chartership with the BPS (two years of supervised practice). Completion of stage two with the BPS also confers eligibility to become a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Health Psychologist. All practitioner psychologists are regulated by the HCPC. Health psychologists work in all areas relevant to health, illness and health care delivery.

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Musculoskeletal Studies MSc/PgD/PgC  Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length Three years part-time (Delivered in short contact blocks). It is a flexible award that can be taken in its entirety, or in various combinations of modules as required. Contact the programme team for further information. Entry requirements Membership of a healthcare profession eligible for employment within the National Health Service in the UK, or the international equivalent. A minimum of one year post-graduation practice; Musculoskeletal caseload and provide evidence of CPD activities relating to musculoskeletal diagnosis / management. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Ian Mathieson: imathieson@ cardiffmet.ac.uk

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CoUrSe oVerVieW The MSc Musculoskeletal Studies is aimed at Health and Care Professions Council registered practitioners who are involved in the management of a range of conditions of the foot, ankle and lower limb across a range of patient groups. Year one focuses on diagnosing and understanding lower limb musculoskeletal conditions, as well as developing a critical approach to learning. In year two the focus shifts to therapeutic management before a research project in year three which brings the award of MSc.

eMployABility & CAreerS Modules:  Critical Appraisal  Gait Analysis  The Pathological Basis of Musculoskeletal Disorders  Work Based Learning: Musculoskeletal Examination & Diagnosis  Sports, Biomechanics & Injury / Injury Management  Introduction to Injection Therapy  Musculoskeletal Therapeutics: A work-based learning module  Pharmacology for Podiatrists  Research Methods  Research Project

eMployABility & CAreerS Students enrolling on this programme will already be working in healthcare. However, the enhanced knowledge base, and reflective, critical approach to practice that results will enhance career development potential. For NHS employees this may be linked to eligibility for higher banded posts under 'Agenda for Change' - moving towards extended scope practitioner roles. For those in private practice there will be increased confidence and ability in treating a wider variety of patients with a wider range of disorders. Please also see MSc Advanced Practice (Musculoskeletal Studies) on page 70


CoUrSe oVerVieW Developed in accordance with Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Higher Level Qualification Accreditation Framework, this programme focuses on the theory and application of the key principles of health, safety and wellbeing management in an occupational setting. There is a strong emphasis on your own practice, and you are encouraged to base your studies on the issues and situations you face in your own field. The aim of the programme is to develop reflective occupational health, safety and wellbeing practitioners. Modules include:  Principles & Practice of Risk Assessment  Risk Perception & Communication  Applied Research Methods & Design  Management of Occupational Health & Wellbeing  Individual & Organisational Change Health & Safety  Management of Safety Performance  Reflecting on Professional Development  Developing Health Safety & Wellbeing Strategies & Interventions Full module detail can be found on our website.

eMployABility & CAreerS Successful students will be eligible for graduate membership of IOSH and will subsequently be able to begin the Initial Professional Development (IPD) stage of their progression to gaining Chartered status. Graduates have gained senior management and director level positions. Other graduates have gone on to undertake a PhD or lecture at university. The programme and MSc award is internationally recognised by government bodies, public and private sector and employers from many countries across the world, including amongst others, Oman, Libya, Lebanon, Nigeria and Germany.

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Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing MSc/PgD/PgC

Accredited by Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length Two years full-time or three years part-time. Full-time only for International students, who have the option of studying one year in the UK and one year outside the UK. Entry requirements An initial degree in a discipline relating to occupational health, safety and wellbeing. Applicants with other relevant qualifications and experience will be considered. Further information can be found on our website. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Stuart Scott sscott@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate 85


Many of our research degree candidates are international students funded by scholarships from their respective governments. We welcome well developed research proposals and applications from graduates who wish to pursue MPhil and PhDs related to our areas of expertise. We also welcome applications for our DBA programme.

TAUGHT POSTGRADUATE STUDY

The School’s MBA currently has approximately 400 students on the full-time programme and many more on the distance learning and top-up options, making it one of the largest groups of programmes of its kind in Europe. It is an internationally recognised and respected qualification attracting students from the public and private sectors, from the UK and abroad. The MBA is complemented by the part-time Executive MBA for experienced managers. Its highly practical and action-oriented approach combines intensive modular input in weekend blocks with real business projects and close tutorial support.

Research activities at the School are organised into both research centres and research groups. Our centres include:

The School also offers a range of taught postgraduate programmes in Computing and Information Systems, Finance, Law, Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management, which can lead to Masters qualifications in each of these areas.

VALUE FLOW CENTRE (VFC)

RESEARCH STUDY

Within CSM there is a well-embedded research culture that permeates across the school. Research not only serves to advance management knowledge, it underpins and enriches our teaching and learning. CSM has a vibrant Masters and Doctoral programme with over 80 students enrolled on MPhil, PhD and Professional Doctorates. We expect our full-time MPhil and PhD candidates to participate in our Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Social Research programme, which comprises three 20-credit M-level modules. This programme is aimed at providing the research candidate with a sound underpinning of various aspects of research in order to support them through their postgraduate research studies.

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Our state-of-the-art facilities at the Llandaff Campus provide a great learning environment and enable the School to continue to be a leading centre in the UK for teaching and research in business, leadership, management and information systems subjects.

THE WELSH CENTRE FOR TOURISM RESEARCH (WCTR)

The WCTR is one of the Cardiff Metropolitan University's recognized centres of research excellence producing world-leading and internationally excellent research. The WCTR is committed to theoretically-informed research and consultancy that engages with practice and policy. Research Leader: Professor Annette Pritchard

The VFC undertakes applied research and application of Contemporary Operations and Management Paradigms (COMPs) to process and supply chain improvement. These COMPs include Lean Thinking, Theory of Constraints (TOC), Lean Six Sigma and Agility. Research Leader: Professor Mark Francis CREATIVE LEADERSHIP AND ENTERPRISE CENTRE (CLEC)

CLEC delivers top class leadership training to the future leaders of both private and public sector organisations. It also carries out research projects on local enterprise and SMEs. Amongst the flagship programmes it delivers is the 20Twenty Leadership Programme. Research Leader: Professor Brian Morgan. Continued overleaf...

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The award winning, £21 million state-of-the-art management building at the Llandaff Campus.

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Our active research groups cover a wide range of research themes reflecting the interests and expertise of our research staff in the School. These include but are not limited to:  Competitiveness, Innovation and Entrepreneurship  Governance, Accountability and Social Justice  Information Systems, Technology, People and Behaviours  New Economies and research into Co-operative Studies  Supply Chain, Aerospace Operations Management and Manufacturing Management  Six Sigma and Quality Management

Much of our research is multidisciplinary, often carried out with researchers from other university faculties and knowledge networks around the world. For further details of the research undertaken by Cardiff School of Management and the range of taught postgraduate and research degrees offered, visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/csm and www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/research @CardiffMetCSM CardiffSchoolOfManagement

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All my supervisors were really supportive throughout my PhD and offered their time, expertise and guidance which I valued and which shaped me as an academic

2004 BA (hons) polish Studies, University of Warsaw 2009 BA (Joint hons) in tourism and Spanish (first class), UWe Bristol 2009 Vice-Chancellor doctoral Award from Cardiff Met 2010 postgraduate Certificate of Applied Social research (distinction), Cardiff Met 2011 Annals of tourism research prize for outstanding doctoral paper 2013 lecturer at the University of lincoln 2014 phd, Cardiff Met

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2014 Awarded phd Student of the Year from the institute of travel and tourism


Dr Agnieszka Rydzik With two degrees, a PhD, prestigious awards for her research and having her work published in international journals, Dr. Agnieszka Rydzik has launched a successful academic career in tourism. After completing degrees at the University of Warsaw and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), Agnieszka was awarded a Vice-Chancellor Doctoral Award to study for a PhD at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She enrolled at the University in 2009 and began her research at the Welsh Centre for Tourism Research under the supervision of Professors Annette Pritchard and Nigel Morgan as well as Dr Diane Sedgley. In her PhD, she explored the employment experiences, trajectories and identities of Central and Eastern European female migrants working in the UK tourism industry.

Agnieszka used visual and participatory methodologies for her research. This innovative study resulted in two exhibitions showcasing artworks created by migrant women, one at the West Bristol Arts Trail and the other at the IV International Critical Tourism Studies Conference. Her work was praised by her peers for her innovative research methodology and in 2011 she was awarded the Annals of Tourism Research Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Paper. During her time at Cardiff Met, Agnieszka also delivered a number of guest lectures and gave presentations at international conferences.

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Cardiff Met supports Agnieszka’s award-winning research Recalling her time at Cardiff Met, Agnieszka said: “I was privileged to have leading scholars in the field as my supervisors. All my supervisors, as well as other staff members, were really supportive throughout my PhD and offered their time, expertise and guidance which I valued and which shaped me as an academic”. In 2014, she completed her doctorate and was awarded PhD Student of the Year Award by the Institute of Travel and Tourism. Agnieszka is now a lecturer in Tourism and Events Management at the University of Lincoln where she teaches on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules as well as working on new research projects.

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...it was refreshing to come to Cardiff Met and teach with a more practical approach.

Under the Spotlight 2001 - 2005 BA philosophy at peking University 2005 MSc economics and Finance at York University 2007 Joined a consulting company providing legal and financial advice to the Chinese government and businesses 2007 - 2012 phd economics at Cardiff University

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Dr Peng Zhou (Joe) Dr Peng Zhou (Joe) has gained a vast amount of experience consulting governments and businesses and has conducted a wealth of research that has helped him gain recognition in the economic and finance industry, helping to cement his academic career. Before joining Cardiff Met as a Lecturer, Joe gained a first class honours degree in Philosophy at Peking University then went on to study for an MSc in Economics and Finance at York University. He started his career at a consulting company providing legal and financial advice for governments and companies in infrastructure projects, including power and water plants, sewage treatment works, highways and underground transport systems. In 2007, Joe left the company to pursue his PhD in Economics at Cardiff University. His PhD focused on dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE), macroeconomic modelling and applied microeconomics.

His work was well received and published in several specialised books and peer-reviewed journals, including Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Evolutionary Economics and International Review of Entrepreneurship. After completing his PhD in 2012, Joe joined Cardiff Met as Lecturer in Economics and Finance. Since joining the University, Joe has pioneered the use of games as a form of teaching economic principles and is publishing a paper on ‘Nonlinear Teaching Approaches’ which he has developed at Cardiff Met. Speaking about his time at Cardiff Met, Joe said: “After coming from a traditional academic background where theoretical work was more prominent, it was refreshing to come to Cardiff Met and teach with a more practical approach. “As a lecturer, I have to interpret theory in a practical way to the students, which can be a challenge but I have really enjoyed it. This type of learning helps motivate the students and activates their initiative and engagement.

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Innovative Cardiff Met teaching methods are a refreshing change for Dr Peng Zhou They will be able to take the skills they have learnt through these practical methods and transfer them into working skills when they start their careers. “I also developed a nonlinear teaching approach. The traditional approach covers a lecture’s content in a linear fashion which can be inefficient, as learning is naturally full of repetition. By taking a nonlinear approach, I can teach from general to specific and from intuition to precision. This makes the teaching process fit the learning nature.” Alongside his academic career, Joe continues to conduct research projects and advise both the UK and Welsh governments, as well as global companies. He recently worked with Shelter Cymru for a Welsh Government research grant for economic evaluation of independent living adaptions, and prior to this he worked with insurance comparison website, Confused.com.

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Under the Spotlight 2009 - 2012 First class honours in Be Computer Science and information Systems at the University of Sarajevo 2012 - 2013 Vice-Chairman for internal Affairs at electrical engineering Students’ european Association

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2013 - 2015 distinction in MSc information and Communication technology Management, Cardiff Met 2015 technology risk Analyst at KpMg


Edita Gondzic After gaining a distinction in MSc Information and Communication Technology Management at the Cardiff School of Management, Edita Gondzic secured a place on a prestigious graduate scheme at ‘big four’ company, KPMG. Edita completed her first degree at the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and applied for an international scholarship through the European Commission as part of the Erasmus Mundus scheme. She was accepted at two universities in Italy and Amsterdam, but decided on Cardiff Met and enrolled in October 2013. Speaking about her choice, Edita said: “After doing some research I decided to choose the Cardiff School of Management course because it was better-rounded and the quality of the teaching was of a higher standard. The lecturers who were part of the course were experts in their fields and I felt I could learn a lot from them.

“As an international student it was daunting to start at a place that was unfamiliar, but Cardiff Metropolitan was very welcoming, which helped ease me in. Everyone was friendly and helpful.” Having enjoyed her course, Edita met with careers advisors at Cardiff Met and discussed opportunities after her course. She then found the graduate scheme at KPMG and applied after submitting her thesis. Edita secured a position on KPMG’s elite graduate scheme, where there were 32,000 applicants for just 200 places, and attributes part of her success to her Cardiff Met course. She said: “The course prepared me for both the application process and my career. The modules are planned out to help you think in the right way and I was able apply the knowledge I gained at university throughout the several stages of the application process. I have often come across subjects I studied on my course throughout my career, such as end user computing risk management which I have found very relevant and applicable.”

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MSc helps international student beat 32,000 applicants for graduate job at ‘Big Four’ company “I think that the MSc is a course that is suitable for individuals who are looking to go in to the related industry and those who are already in employment looking to increase their skills. There is a good balance between theoretical and practical learning on the course and this has helped me transition easily between my academic studies and professional career.” Edita’s MSc project is a prime example of Cardiff Met’s practical and theoretical learning. Having enjoyed the Business Analysis module, Edita worked with the Learning and Teaching Development Unit and three other academic Schools to review the transition to the ‘Moodle’ online learning platform. She saw potential in the new system and worked closely with the Schools to help them understand the transition as well as the benefits of Moodle.

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Computing MSc/PgD/PgC  Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length One year full-time or two years part-time. Entry requirements Applicants should have an Honours degree (at least 2:2) or its equivalent in a relevant area e.g. Computing, Information Systems or an appropriate Engineering specialism. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Dr Steve Marsh: smarsh@cardiffmet.ac.uk

CoUrSe oVerVieW This broad programme enables students to develop their skills in a range of computing areas. Graduates of this programme will have detailed knowledge of the state-of-the-art in computing ranging from requirements engineering and programming through to developments in computer architecture and operating systems. The programme has nine taught modules: Four foundational 10-credit modules:  Technology Adoption  Technology Project Management  Legal Applications in Technology  Team Software Development Project Four specialist 20-credit modules:  Requirements Engineering  Object-Oriented Programming  Architectures & Operating Systems  Plus one option from the MSc Mobile Technologies programme In addition, one 20-credit module, 'Research Methods for Technology Dissertations' is undertaken in preparation for the self-managed element.

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This programme is broad in scope, enabling a student to enhance their existing skills in anticipation of meeting the increasing commercial demand for advanced computing graduates.


CoUrSe oVerVieW Compulsory modules  Managing People & Markets Across Cultures  Event Project Planning, Mobilisation & Evaluation  Event Tendering, Feasibility & Conceptualisation  Industry Project Management (with professional accreditation)  Research Methods Optional modules (choose one)  Tourism, Hospitality & Events Industries in Context  Internship  Crisis, Risk & Strategic Change Management You also have the opportunity to pursue a language module as an elective, which will enhance your employability and career options. Final project: Dissertation, Enterprise Project or Consultancy Project.

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Events Project Management MSc/PgD/PgC

Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length One year full-time or two years part-time. Entry requirements An initial related degree (2:2 or above) or a nongraduate qualification, which is deemed to be of a satisfactory standard. Relevant work experience (minimum two years) also considered.

eMploYABilitY & CAreerS All students undertake a live consultancy project through the Industry Project Management module, which provides an opportunity to engage with employers. As part of this module, you have the opportunity to gain an accredited qualification from the Project Management Institute. You will also have the opportunity to achieve additional professional certificates, e.g. Wine and Spirit Educational Trust, First Aid and Royal Society for Public Health Food Hygiene Awards. These professional certificates provide added value and can enhance your CV.

Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Emma Bettinson: ebettinson@ cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

You also have the option to undertake the internship module, either for a minimum of 20 days, or in blocks of time during the semester breaks. Alternatively, the internship can be for 10-12 weeks (usually engaging in a full time role in an organisation). You will undertake operational, supervisory and if possible, management tasks and duties within the organisation as part of the internship. You will also undertake a work based project tailored to meet the needs of the organisation. The majority of past graduates have progressed to managerial roles within the events industry.

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Executive MBA MBA  Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length One year full-time or two years part-time. Entry requirements An Honours degree (at least 2:2) and at least four years’ management work experience. Other professional qualifications such as CIM or CIMA will also be considered plus four years’ management work experience. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees

CoUrSe oVerVieW The Executive MBA is a two year part-time programme for experienced managers and offers students associate membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Its highly practical and action-oriented approach combines intensive modular input in weekend blocks with real business projects and close tutorial support. The Executive MBA is designed to:  Be action-oriented  Build a foundation of knowledge  Offer customised learning  Provide a hands-on approach  Offer complete flexibility  Focus on leadership development Core modules:  Effective Management of People  Effective Management of Markets  Effective Management of Accountancy  Effective Management of Processes  Effective Management of Strategy PRINCE2 is also included in the Effectively Managing Processes module.

Course contact Nia Wyn Lloyd executivemba@ cardiffmet.ac.uk

Option subjects: Two modules to be selected from a large number of electives and pathways, allowing Executive MBA students to specialise.

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Management Report: Completion of a 14,000 word management report based on a real world management problem, utilising both current theory and practice.

eMploYABilitY & CAreerS This Cardiff Met Executive MBA has been designed to be very flexible and to link into the existing executive courses in CSM. Credits achieved on these other executive courses can be transferred to the Executive MBA.

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CoUrSe oVerVieW Pathways in: Change Management; Islamic Finance; Strategic Management; International Finance; Project Management. Core modules:  Capital Markets & Derivatives  Corporate Finance & Risk  Management of Finance  Quantitative Finance Two skills modules:  Research Methods  Professional Development & Practice in Business & Management Two option modules from the following to determine your pathway:  Behavioural Finance  Crisis, Risk & Strategic Change Management  Contemporary Issues in Finance, Accounting & Economics  Delivering Successful Projects  Finance of International Business  Global Business Strategy  Industrial Work Experience  International Management: People & Operations  International Politics  Islamic Investment Banking Management  Managing People & Markets across Cultures  Principles of Islamic Finance  Project Management Theory & Practice  12,000 word Dissertation

eMploYABilitY & CAreerS The demand for highly skilled and knowledgeable finance professionals shows no signs of abating over the coming years and, in the view of some, may well increase. This demand has been instrumental in designing this flexible and challenging suite of programmes. In order to maximise employability the programme learning outcomes are geared towards supplying students with the knowledge, skills and understanding that the finance industry requires. A key component of this is our new module ‘Professional Development & Practice in Business & Management’.

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Financial Management (with pathways) MSc/PgD/PgC

Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length One year full-time or two years part-time. Entry requirements An undergraduate degree (normally 2:1 or above), or its equivalent, in a relevant area e.g. Accounting, Finance or Business Studies with a substantial finance element. Alternatively, five years’ relevant work experience in the field of finance, or suitable professional qualifications also considered. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Chris Parry: cparry@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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Human Resource Management MSc/PgD/PgC  Accredited by: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development CIPD) Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length One year full-time. Entry requirements A relevant first degree or equivalent, at 2:2 or above. Relevant experience is not essential but desirable. International students should have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Dr Xiaoni Ren xren@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate *These modules must be completed and passed to satisfy the CIPD requirements.

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CoUrSe oVerVieW The CIPD accredited MSc in Human Resource Management (HRM) is designed to provide a solid foundation for successful participants to develop, or enhance their careers, in HRM. The programme critically explores the theoretical and practical implications of delivering HRM at a strategic and operational level in organisations. In this way, the latest business concepts and theories are applied to 'real world' settings. The programme modules involve participants engaging with the key debates and themes that reflect contemporary issues faced by organisations. They further critically examine the implications for HRM strategies and policies, line managers, employees and the HRM professional. Semester one modules: (Postgraduate Certificate – 60 credits)  Contemporary Issues in HRM (20 credits)*  Managing Change & Organisational Learning (20 credits)*  Recruiting and Retaining Employees (20 credits)* Semester two modules: (Postgraduate Diploma – 60 credits)  Employee Relations (20 credits)* or (option) International Human Resource Management (20 credits)^ (Subject to numbers)  Leading, Managing and Developing People (20 credits)*  Research Skills (20 credits)* Dissertation Stage: (Masters)  Dissertation (60 credits)*

eMploYABilitY & CAreerS The knowledge and skills gained from undertaking this Master’s programme, coupled with the ‘Associate’ membership of the CIPD, provides a strong foundation for entry into, or enhancement of, a career in HRM. The MSc HRM is also a valuable qualification to equip students for other managerial and leadership roles in organisations, which value strong people management.


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Information & Communication Technology Management MSc/PgD/PgC CoUrSe oVerVieW This programme explores how information and communication technologies may be managed, and how they may serve the purposes of management. Graduates of this programme will have knowledge of contemporary information communications technology management issues and state-of-the-art solutions and management strategies. The programme has nine core modules: Four foundational 10-credit modules:  Technology Adoption  Technology Project Management  Technology Legal Issues  Team Software Development Project Four foundational 10-credit modules:  Business Analysis  End User Computing Risk Management  Information Security Management  Plus one option from other MSc programmes in the department In addition, one 20-credit module, 'Research Methods for Technology Projects', is undertaken in preparation for the self-managed element.

eMploYABilitY & CAreerS This programme explores how information and communication technologies may be managed, and how they may serve the purposes of management. Graduates have gained employment as: ICT managers, project mangers and consultants; business and systems analysts; teachers and lecturers.

 Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length One year full-time or two years part-time. Entry requirements Applicants should have an Honours degree (at least 2:2) or its equivalent in a relevant area e.g. Information Systems or Business Studies with a substantive technology element. Relevant work experience also considered. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Dr Steve Marsh: smarsh@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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International Business Management MSc/PgD/PgC  Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length One year full-time. Entry requirements A relevant first degree or equivalent, at 2:2 or above. Relevant experience is not essential but desirable. International students should have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Mark Sutcliffe: msutcliffe@ cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

CoUrSe oVerVieW The demands of the international economy and the increasing globalisation of business and management practice, means that our programme offers an exciting international focus and curriculum. Drawing on established business disciplines, we have produced a series of creative and challenging modules that reflect current themes and debates in international business and management. In addition we are able to offer an established programme in professional development, with mentoring, support, and a vibrant student community creating a stimulating and progressive learning environment. Modules:  Leadership, Team Building & Communication  International Management: People & Operation  Organizations & Culture in a Global Context  Creativity, Marketing & Enterprise  Globalisation & Contemporary Issues in Business & Management  Global Systems & Strategy  Professional Development & Practice in Business & Management  Business Analysis  International Research Project A full list of extra curricula features of the programme can be found on our website.

eMploYABilitY & CAreerS This Master’s programme offers students a wide variety of business and management career opportunities, both in domestic and international markets. Businesses are increasingly looking for international business knowledge and skills, the focus of this programme. Past students have found employment as management consultants, project managers, and entered on to a variety of graduate employment schemes within many top firms both in the UK and overseas.

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International Hospitality & Tourism Management MSc/PgD/PgC CoUrSe oVerVieW Compulsory modules:  Managing People & Markets Across Cultures  Tourism, Hospitality and Events Industries in Context  Industry Project Management  Exploring Hospitality & Tourism Landscapes*  Research Methods *Undertaken overseas at a partner institution e.g. in Greece or Bulgaria. Optional module (choose one):  Internship  Crisis, Risk & Strategic Change Management You have the opportunity to pursue a language module as an elective, which will enhance your employability and career options.

 Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length One year full-time. Entry requirements An initial related degree (2:2 or above) or a nongraduate qualification, which is deemed to be of a satisfactory standard. Relevant work experience (minimum two years) also considered.

Final project: Dissertation or Enterprise Project or Consultancy Project. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees

eMploYABilitY & CAreerS All students undertake a live consultancy project through the Industry Project Management module, which provides an opportunity to engage with employers in the industry. You will also have the opportunity to achieve additional professional certificates, e.g. Wine and Spirit Educational Trust, First Aid and Royal Society for Public Health Food Hygiene Awards. These professional certificates provide added value and can enhance your CV.

Course contact Emma Bettinson: ebettinson@ cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

You also have the option to undertake the internship module, either for a minimum of 20 days, or in blocks of time during the semester breaks. Alternatively, the internship can be for 10-12 weeks (usually engaging in a full time role in an organisation). You will undertake operational, supervisory and if possible, management tasks and duties within the organisation as part of the internship. You will also undertake a work based project tailored to meet the needs of the organisation. 103

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LLM International Business Master of Laws  Place of study Llandaff Campus Course Length One year full-time. Entry Requirements UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in a subject appropriate to study postgraduate Law. Relevant professional qualifications or experience also considered. International students should have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Mayo Win-Pe: mwin-pe@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate *The availability of these pathway modules is subject to a minimum class size

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CoUrSe oVerVieW The programme aims to develop your skills through an advanced study and assessment of laws within subject areas and issues that are rooted in the international business and management environment. It is designed to develop your understanding of concepts and theories, stimulate critical thinking and resolve legal disputes from a multidisciplinary perspective. Compulsory modules:  Introduction to International Business  Transnational Commercial Law  Business & Crime  The Role of Business in Society  Legal Research Skills & Reasoning  Dissertation Pathway modules: Finance*  Legal Aspects of International Finance  Legal Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions Information Technology & Intellectual Property*  Legal Aspects of International Finance  Legal Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions Entrepreneurship*  Entrepreneurship & Law  Mutual & Social Entrepreneurship Employment & Human Resource*  International Human Resource Management  Employment Law & Practice

eMploYABilitY & CAreerS The programme will enable graduates to operate efficiently and lawfully as managers, entrepreneurs and specialist practitioners. It provides disciplined legal context to individual's business knowledge and experience in meeting the demands placed upon them in a highly competitive global commercial environment. The programme therefore opens a broad range of enhanced employment opportunities in business, management and administration across private and public sectors, including NGOs and international organisations.


CoUrSe oVerVieW The MBA is an internationally recognised and respected qualification for managers. Applicants are from both the public and private sectors in the UK and abroad. The programme is aimed at those who are looking to develop their careers and at 'high flyers' that need an understanding of all the major functions of business providing generalist knowledge for prospective leaders. You will complete seven taught modules, (five compulsory core modules and two optional modules), together with a final dissertation/project. Compulsory modules:  Accounting for Decision-Makers  Marketing  Operations Management  People & Organisations  Strategic Management Optional modules:  Management of Finance  Capital Markets & Derivatives  Principles of Islamic Finance  Islamic Investment Banking  Managing People in a Global Context  Developing People for Leadership & Management  Buyer Behaviour & Relationship Marketing  Strategic Global Marketing  Product Development Management  Managing the Product Development Process  Project Management Theory & Practice  Delivering Successful Projects Successful completion of a combination of these subjects (with core modules and final project/dissertation) will entitle you to the award of MBA. However, you may opt to undertake a specialism, studying two subjects in the same area, for example Principles of Islamic Finance and Islamic Investment Banking. As such, the programme offers several pathways for those wishing to have their specialisms noted.

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MBA Master of Business Administration

Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length One year full-time. Entry requirements A degree from a recognised university (2:2 classification or above); Have a minimum of five years relevant management experience; or hold a professional or other qualification which is deemed acceptable for admission. The MBA programme is conducted in English. Applicants should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent). Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact MBA Course Team mba@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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These include:  MBA (Finance)  MBA (Islamic Finance)  MBA (Human Resource Management)  MBA (Marketing)  MBA (Product Development Management)  MBA (Project Management) The final, 40-credit project is a double module, completed after you have completed all taught modules. Whether an academic piece of research or an investigation into the launching of a business; it is designed to be an intellectually challenging piece of individual management research. It will equip successful students with the knowledge, capabilities and competences required of today's managers, in a world in which the ability to research new information is increasingly important.

eMploYABilitY & CAreerS In addition to enhancing successful students' career prospects, the course aims to encourage independent and creative thinkers. This is achieved by following the UK Quality Assurance Agency guidelines in giving students a 'strong practical and professional orientation' differentiating it from other Master’s programmes. Further details about how the programmer will develop employability and career prospects through careers events, alumni and partner institution relations and online resources can be found on our website.

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CoUrSe oVerVieW Mobile technologies are a complex blend of hardware, software, network architecture and human consideration. This programme helps to unravel this complexity. Graduates of this programme will have state-of-the-art knowledge and skills in the fields of mobile interaction, software development and network architecture. The programme has nine core modules: Four foundational 10-credit modules:  Technology Adoption  Technology Project Management  Technology Legal Issues  Team Software Development Project Four specialist 20-credit modules:  Mobile Network Architecture  Embedded Systems  Mobile Device Software  Interaction with Mobile Devices In addition, one 20-credit module, 'Research Methods for Technology Projects', is undertaken in preparation for the self-managed element.

eMploYABilitY & CAreerS This programme provides for a variety of careers concerned with mobile technologies, from network infrastructure and operation through to the creation of devices themselves and the systems and apps that run on them.

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Mobile Technologies MSc/PgD/PgC

Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length One year full-time or two years part-time Entry requirements Applicants should have a Honours degree at least 2:2 or its equivalent in a relevant area e.g. Computing, Information Systems or an appropriate Engineering specialism. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Dr Steve Marsh: smarsh@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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Strategic Marketing MSc/PgD/PgC  Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length One year full-time. Entry requirements A relevant first degree or equivalent, at 2:2 or above. Relevant experience also considered. International students should have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Katherine Mutter: kmutter@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

CoUrSe oVerVieW The broad aim of the programme is to produce marketers and marketing managers who can run and successfully integrate at a managerial level in a broad range of organisational and marketing environments. The programme will be suitable for graduates motivated by the desire to launch a career or develop an existing one in the marketing field. This means that you will not be content to merely be presented with sets of theories and principles of marketing, but also expect to be given ample opportunity to critically evaluate the usefulness of these theories and principles in practice, especially in relation to your own particular needs. The MSc Strategic Marketing will provide this opportunity in a number of ways, from case studies, projects through to the final thesis orientated assessment. We believe this programme will give you the best chance to do well in a jobs market that will expect leaders and managers of the future to be equipped with the insights, education and skills needed to operate in what will be increasingly knowledge-intensive and complex environments. Modules:  Understanding the Behavioural Elements of Marketing: Knowing Your Consumer  Polycentric Marketing Strategies: Going International  Modern Marketing Research  E, Digital Marketing & Competitive Intelligence  Effective Advertising for Competitive Advantage  Academic Research for Business  Dissertation

eMploYABilitY & CAreerS The programme has been designed for people wanting a successful and rewarding career in marketing generally, but also in the following, specific areas: Advertising & Communications; Consumer Behaviour; Branding; Digital and E marketing; Market Research; Media Integration; International Marketing Strategy. 108

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CoUrSe oVerVieW Technological innovations are typically managed through the medium of a project. This programme enables a student to explore issues from conception of a technology via its implementation to eventual adoption. The course considers the state-of-the-art in technology delivery and covers a range of contemporary technology project management themes. The programme has nine core modules: Four foundational 10-credit modules:  Technology Adoption  Technology Project Management  Technology Legal Issues  Team Software Development Project Four specialist 20-credit modules:  Business Analysis  End User Computing Risk Management  Project Management Theory and Practice  Project Management Case Studies In addition, one 20-credit module, 'Research Methods for Technology Projects', is undertaken in preparation for the self-managed element.

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Technology Project Management MSc/PgD/PgC

Place of study Llandaff Campus Course length One year full-time or two years part-time. Entry requirements Applicants should have an Honours degree (at least 2:2) or its equivalent in a relevant area e.g. Information Systems or Business Studies. Relevant work experience also considered. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Dr Steve Marsh: smarsh@cardiffmet.ac.uk

eMploYABilitY & CAreerS The blend of more generic project management competencies with specific technological awareness will provide a solid foundation for a future career as a manager of technological projects.

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TAUGHT PROGRAMME DEGREES

The joint submission made by the Cardiff School of Sport and the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences at Bangor University was ranked 7th out of 51 submissions both on research power and research quality by the Times Higher Education. The School has well-established research groups in Performance Analysis, Physiology and Health, Sociology and Philosophy of Sport, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Sport Biomechanics, Sport Coaching and Pedagogy, Sport Development and Management and Sports Injury. There are over 50 research degree projects currently being supervised.

The Cardiff School of Sport offers 11 specialist programmes, and is one of the UK’s largest providers of sport-related postgraduate studies. The taught programmes are built on a wellestablished undergraduate programme and delivered in excellent facilities. The choice of programmes focus on the academic disciplines that underpin our understanding of the sporting phenomena and embrace the contemporary shifts we see in the wider sporting landscape.

The School has sector-leading facilities for its research activities in biomechanics and physiology in particular. At the heart of the Cyncoed Campus is a dedicated Research House where research degree students are based. Our research students have won awards for their work from learned and professional associations, with many go on to secure posts as lecturers in Higher Education. Our key areas of research activity are centred on three areas:  MPhil  PhD  PhD by Published Works  Professional Doctorate (SportD) See www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/research or visit page 17 for further information about these awards. You can study full-time or part-time which may take place entirely at the university or at your place of work or a combination of both.

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The postgraduate teaching team brings together a wide range of academic and practitioner skills and experiences. They are at the forefront of research, scholarly, professional and consultancy activities, from which they draw, to inform their teaching. Many of our students have gone on to PhD study and many have gone on to secure positions in a wide variety of sports organisations, both at nationally and internationally. Our postgraduate community of practice is something of which we are very proud. There has never been a better time to study at the Cardiff School of Sport. For further details of the research undertaken by Cardiff School of Sport and the range of taught postgraduate and research degrees offered, visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/css and www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/research @CardiffMetCSS CardiffSchoolOfSport

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Hannah Wyatt PhD Student Cardiff School of Sport

Through my undergraduate studies, I gained insight into the innovation and high standards of the biomechanical research at Cardiff Met, and I really wanted a chance to contribute to the success of the department. I’m hoping that my research can help to inform a preventative strategy.

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During my PhD I’ve also had the chance to establish and nurture collaborations with external partners...

2006 BSc Science in health, exercise and Sport, Cardiff School of Sport 2007 - 2008 Sports science internship, Watford Football Club 2008 - 2009 performance Analyst, leicester tigers 2009 MSc in Sport and exercise Science, Cardiff School of Sport 2009 - 2010 Sport Science Support officer, Cardiff School of Sport 2010 - 2015 physiology technician demonstrator, Cardiff School of Sport

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2011 - 2015 phd researcher, Cardiff School of Sport


Mike Stembridge Physiology technician and PhD research student Mike Stembridge has developed an exciting and progressive academic career over a number of years at Cardiff Metropolitan University, with research expeditions taking him as far afield as Canada and the Himalayas. Mike’s research is centred on the short-term and life-long effects of hypoxic (low levels of oxygen) exposure, with a focus on how the cardiovascular system adapts to high altitude in both acclimatising lowlanders and native high altitude populations, and establishing the mechanisms underpinning such differences. A recent research expedition took place at The Pyramid Research Laboratory (near Mount Everest base camp) where he examined cardiac function in Himalayan Sherpa, an ethnic group of people in Nepal, using new echocardiographic imaging techniques to monitor heart function both at rest and during exercise above 5,000m.

Mike originally began his academic career with a BSc Science in Health, Exercise and Sport at the Cardiff School of Health Sciences, followed by an MSc Sport and Exercise Science, also at Cardiff Met. Mike studied for his MSc part-time, while also working in applied sports science with professional sports teams including Watford Football Club and the Leicester Tigers Rugby Club. He then took up a post at Cardiff Met in the Cardiff School of Sport working as a Sport Science Support Officer on the University’s high profile FIFA project, which investigated the effect of playing surface on fatigue during a simulated soccer match. During this time, Mike became interested in pursuing a PhD while working with Professor Rob Shave in the cardiovascular research group within the physiology and health discipline. Mike was offered the opportunity to join a high altitude expedition in collaboration with colleagues at University of British Columbia and since then has continued to specialise in this area and develop his own areas of research.

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Mike’s research takes on new heights at Cardiff Met Speaking about his time at Cardiff Met, Mike said: “I have been inspired and encouraged by Professor Rob Shave and his work looking at the acute and chronic impact of exercise upon the heart in both health and disease. During my PhD I’ve also had the chance to establish and nurture collaborations with external partners, including the Welsh Heart Research Institute and the Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Research at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan. Mike’s latest expeditions have also taken him to the White Mountains in California where he investigated some of the mechanisms underpinning lowlander adaptation to high altitudes, as well as a return to Nepal for further research into how the Sherpa have successfully adapted to life in such an extreme environment. He now hopes to continue his research at Cardiff Met with a post-doctoral research fellowship within the Cardiff School of Sport.

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There were lots of opportunities to speak with other professionals and discuss best practice...

Under the Spotlight 1992 - 2000 Secondary school pe teacher 2000 - 2004 Sport Coordinator with newport local authority 2004 national development Manager at Welsh gymnastics 2010 head of performance and excellence at Welsh gymnastics 2013 MA in Sport Management and leadership, Cardi Met

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Jo Coombs A stellar career in Welsh gymnastics led to Jo Coombs being named coach of the year at the Welsh Sports Personality of the Year 2014, after she guided the Welsh rhythmic gymnastics team to bring home an unprecedented eight medals from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Alongside her sporting success Jo has also had a successful management career, switching from teaching to a role as a local authority sport coordinator in 2000. Jo, who specialises in rhythmic gymnastics, went on to become National Development Manager with Welsh Gymnastics in 2004 and then Head of Performance in 2010. It was during this stage in her career that she was encouraged to look at the MA in Sport Management and Leadership at Cardiff Met, as part of her continued professional development.

Speaking about enrolling on the MA, Jo said: “I was already working in a sports management role, but I wanted to back that experience up with a professional qualification and learn more about the field as a whole. It was during the run-up to London 2012 so it was a great time to be working and collaborating with others in similar roles. “There were lots of opportunities to speak with other professionals and discuss best practice in that way. “The course was part-time so I was able to implement and utilise what I was learning in lecturers into a practical setting straight away. Although I was initially a bit nervous about going back into academia after such a long break, I soon gained confidence and the course was a great mix of assignments and practical work-based learning and study.

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MA offers professional development opportunity for Sports Personality of the Year winner Jo “I think the MA would be an asset both to those aspiring to a career in sport management just as much as for professionals already working in that type of role. From my perspective, it was often great just to be reassured that I was doing the ‘right’ things already!” Speaking about her current role in Welsh Gymnastics, Jo said: “I’m responsible for providing the performance coaches and discipline committees with the tools and support they need to enhance the disciplines potential and talent of gymnasts, both within the national programme and on the Commonwealth and World stage. The role maintains eight disciplines and covers everything performance related including coaching, judging, competitions and squads. The short term focus is preparation for 2018 Commonwealth Games and improving our places on to the GB pathway for representation at European and World level. Long term, we are continuing to improve on our performance structures and development of talent to make the performance team world class.”

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The incredible facilities and technology we have on offer here... mean that all sports teams at the university can benefit from the provision of performance analysis...

Under the Spotlight 2001 BSc (hons) Sport & exercise Science, University College Worcester 2002 pg Cert research Methods, University of Worcester 2003 - 2011 Mphil performance Analysis and training, Coventry University 2012 Appointed programme director for MSc in performance Analysis, Cardiff Met

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Lucy Holmes Lucy Holmes has a unique position as director of one of the first postgraduate degrees in performance analysis in the world. The Centre of Performance Analysis at Cardiff School of Sport has a leading international reputation and the MSc in Performance Analysis offers students a combination of theoretical ideas, practical experience and exposure to new technology; preparing skilled and experienced analysts with sound scientific principles on which to base their work. Programme Director for the MSc since 2012, Lucy’s passion for the discipline was developed over a number of years studying both academically and in situ with sports teams, as well as working technically in the subject.

Lucy began her academic studies in 1998 with a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science, at the University College Worcester, followed by a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods from the University of Worcester. Speaking about her decision to specialise in the field of performance analysis, Lucy, whose own sporting profile extends to judo at international standard, as well as hockey at regional level, said: “I studied a module in performance analysis at undergraduate level and I have always had an interest in the technical side of photography and videography as well as sport. This interest and experience ultimately translated to studying for an MPhil in Performance Analysis and Training, alongside my in-house work with sports teams.” Lucy’s consultancy profile in performance analysis includes work with Hockey Wales, Fiji Rugby Union, England Hockey, the Gaelic Football Association and Birmingham City FC, as well as other work as a Sports Science Consultant with West Bromwich Albion FC and England Rugby.

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Lucy is a world-leader in the study of performance analysis Speaking about her research profile, Lucy said: “My work with Hockey Wales contributes to my own research interests. I’m particularly interested in looking at the inclusion of performance analysis in different organisations and team-based sports, and how the discipline and techniques can be used in non-elite levels of sport.” “The incredible facilities and technology we have on offer here at the Centre of Performance Analysis mean that all sports teams at the university can benefit from the provision of performance analysis and it’s great to see grassroots sport getting elite-level support.” The MSc in Performance Analysis remains an extremely popular course under Lucy’s direction, with graduates of the programme now working in a huge variety of sporting organisations nationally and internationally, in sports as varied as Premiership football, bobsleigh, boxing, yachting, rugby and cycling.

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Performance Analysis MSc/PgD/PgC* 

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The University has a unique Centre of Performance Analysis and leads the world in this field. This programme is designed to meet the growing demand for performance analysis and will prepare skilled and experienced analysts with sound scientific principles on which to base their work.

Course length One-two years full-time; Two-five years part-time. Entry requirements An honours degree (2:1 or above) in a sport or leisure related area plus evidence of study within performance analysis. Exceptional and extensive work experience in sport, coaching or performance will also be considered. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Lucy Holmes lholmes@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

The programme offers you the opportunity to develop your understanding of the theory behind your analyses, to gain experience of elite performance and the coaching process and feedback to enable you to apply your knowledge and skills to a variety of contexts. This programme is unique in its combination of theoretical ideas, practical experience and exposure to the growing spectrum of commercial hardware and software. Opportunities for work experience are also offered and contribute towards the degree. Core modules:  Computerised Match Analysis  Research Issues in Performance Analysis  Analysis of Technique  Research Methods for Sport Studies  Understanding the Coaching Environment  Dissertation Project (12,000 word individual research project). One module from:  Independent Study  Modelling, Profiling and Statistics  Theoretical & Experimental Sport Biomechanics  Work Experience

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Due to the demands of National Governing Bodies, satellite and terrestrial TV companies, soccer clubs, rugby clubs, Welsh Institute of Sport, the English Institutes (regional centres) of Sport, there has been an increase in the range of career opportunities in the field of performance analysis. This programme prepares students for a range of analysis careers in the sports industry, particularly work which takes place with elite performers.


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Physical Activity & Health MSc/PgD/PgC* CoUrSe overvieW The MSc Physical Activity and Health offers an excellent opportunity for individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including sport and exercise graduates, those working in the health and leisure industry and other health practitioners, to develop an understanding of the link between physical activity and health. With its multi-disciplinary perspective it is one of the few programmes in the UK to focus particularly on the association between health and activity. Through the programme, you are able to develop a greater appreciation for the complex and dynamic issues of health and physical activity, which may be applied to your chosen career path. Compulsory modules:  Research Methods for Sports Studies  Physical Activity in Health and Disease  Paediatric Exercise Science and Health  Health and Exercise Psychology  Dissertation Project. Option modules (choose two from):  Nutrition and Health  Independent Study  Exercise Testing and Interpretation  Organisational Strategy

eMploYABilitY & CAreerS This course is of particular relevance to experienced professionals such as occupational therapists, health promotion workers, physiotherapists, and others involved in the health and leisure industry and recent graduates, who wish to develop their skills in the provision of physical activity programmes in a health context. In addition, some graduates of the programme have progressed to studying for a research degree (MPhil/PhD) in a related subject, become lecturers in further and higher education while others are working abroad. Opportunities for professional development in the light of the new occupational standards implemented in many professions are encouraged.

 Place of study Cyncoed Campus Course length One-two years full-time; Two-five years part-time. Entry requirements An honours degree (2:1 or above) in an appropriate discipline, or a relevant professional qualification. Relevant professional experience also considered. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Dr David Wasley: dwasley@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate *Please note. This programme will undergo periodic review in March 2016. As such, it is likely that this programme will be offered as a specialist pathway within the MSc in Sport & Exercise Science (see page 123). Refer to our website for the most up-to-date information. 121


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Sport & Exercise Medicine MSc/PgD/PgC  Place of study Cyncoed Campus Course length One year full-time; Up to three years part-time. Entry requirements Applicants must either have chartered physiotherapy status; successful completion of an undergraduate medical studies degree or registered as an osteopath and possess membership to the HCPC, GMC or GOsC as appropriate. In addition, applicants will have to demonstrate an interest in sport and exercise medicine. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Yvonne Saker: ysaker@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

CoUrSe overvieW This unique postgraduate programme seeks to educate medical doctors, chartered physiotherapists and osteopaths in the field of sport and exercise medicine. During the programme you will be lectured by highly qualified experts in sport and exercise medicine and sport and exercise science on the latest academic and practical developments in the field. The programme provides doctors, physiotherapists and osteopaths interested in sport and exercise medicine with:  The necessary scientific background knowledge to appreciate the issues arising in the field of sport and exercise medicine.  Up-to-date training in modern methods of diagnosing and treating sports injuries, including emergency care.  The necessary skills and knowledge to provide advice on the prevention of sports injuries.  An introduction to research appropriate to the field of sport and exercise medicine.  Opportunities to learn about the theory and application of sport and exercise science in a sporting context  The opportunity to build upon previous research experience.  An opportunity to undertake a piece of discipline related research activity as exemplified by the dissertation project.  The full time course will include attachments to sporting teams for the student to gain experience and insight into working within a multidisciplinary team in a high-level sporting environment. Core modules:  Sports Injuries and Clinical Methods  Sport and Exercise Medicine I  Sport and Exercise Science  Sport and Exercise Medicine II  Research Process

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This programme is for medical doctors; chartered physiotherapists and osteopaths who want to develop their expertise in sport and exercise medicine. It offers unique opportunities to work in multidisciplinary teams to gain improved understanding of all other disciplines within sport and exercise medicine.


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Sport & Exercise Science MSc/PgD/PgC* CoUrSe overvieW This flexible programme is centred on research-informed professional practice and adopts a student-centred approach to develop understanding of contemporary issues in sport and exercise through multi- and independent discipline (biomechanics, psychology & physiology) perspectives. The programme assists you in exploring internship opportunities within applied sport science and clinical practice, and further supports student engagement within professional bodies (e.g. British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). Core modules:  Research Methods for Sport Studies (Quantitative pathway)  Professional Issues in the Sport & Exercise Science  Dissertation Project Choose four option modules with at least two from group one: Group 1  Physiology of Sports Performance  Theoretical & Experimental Sport Biomechanics  Sports Psychology: Theory to Practice  Independent Study Group 2  Working with Elite Performers  Physical Activity in Health & Disease  Paediatric Exercise Science & Health  Health & Exercise Psychology  Exercise Testing & Interpretation

eMploYABilitY & CAreerS Many graduates of the programme are currently studying for a research degree (MPhil/PhD) in a related subject within Cardiff Met and at other UK institutions. Graduates have typically pursued careers as clinical and applied science consultants, lecturers (further and higher education) and, in the fitness and training industry. Recent graduates have also secured employment as applied sport scientists in the National Institutes of Sport (e.g. English Institute of Sport, Sport Wales), within UK academic departments and within clinical practices.

 Place of study Cyncoed Campus Course length One-two years full-time; Two-five years part-time. Entry requirements An honours degree (2.1 or above) in an appropriate sport or exercise related area. Exceptional and extensive work experience in sport science or exercise science will also be considered. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Dr Michael Hughes: mghughes@ cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate *Please note: Due to a periodic programme review in March 2016, it is likely that the current Master’s programme in Physical Activity and Health (see page 121) will be offered as a specialist pathway within the MSc Sport & Exercise Science. Refer to our website for the most up-todate information.

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Sport Coaching MSc/PgD/PgC*  Place of study Cyncoed Campus Course length One-two years full-time; Two-five years part-time.

Entry requirements An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in a related subject area together with appropriate experience. Relevant coaching experience will also be considered. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Dr Kevin Morgan: kmorgan@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate *Please note: Due to a periodic programme review in March 2016, programme and module content may change. Please refer to our website for the most up-todate information.

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CoUrSe overvieW This programme engages coaches in the process of applying theory to their practice and aims to develop reflective practitioners with the ability to effectively manage coaching problems. It offers a unique opportunity for professional and career development, focusing on applied and experiential learning within a community of practice. Core modules:  Developing Coaching Practice  Research Methods for Sport Studies  Sports Coaching: Theory and Practice  Managing Coaching Problems  Dissertation Project Two option modules chosen from:  Working with Elite Performers  Paediatric Exercise Science and Health  Physiology of Sports Performance  Theoretical and Experimental Sport Biomechanics  Sport Psychology: Theory to Practice  Independent study  Organisational Strategy  Sporting Bodies and Social Identity The programme also involves a 12,000-word independent dissertation project.

eMploYABilitY & CAreerS Students from this course have developed careers in sport coaching, teaching, sport science support, further and higher education, and sports development. The programme also provides an excellent springboard for students wishing to progress to MPhil/PhD or Professional Doctorate study.


CoUrSe overvieW This is an exciting, contemporary programme targeted a professionals and practitioners working in the sport and leisure industry who are seeking new opportunities. The programme is equally attractive to recent graduates seeking to develop their knowledge and employment potential as well as international students who wish to study at Wales's premier university for sport. Core modules:  Principles for Management and Leadership (20 credits)  Leadership and Entrepreneurship (20 credits)  Organisational Strategy (20 credits)  Personal Skill and Leadership Development (20 credits)  Research Skills for Management and Leadership (20 credits) Option module (choose one):  Improving Business Performance (20 credits)  Independent Choice (20 credits) On successful completion of the taught modules (above) students may undertake the Final Project (equivalent of 3 modules / 60 credits) that leads to the award of MA Sport Management and Leadership.

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Sport Management & Leadership MSc/PgD/PgC*  Place of study Cyncoed Campus Course length One-two years full-time; Two-five years part-time. Entry requirements An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in an appropriate subject. Non-graduates with extensive work experience in sport management will also be considered. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Dr Nicola Bolton: njbolton@cardiffmet.ac.uk

eMploYABilitY & CAreerS The programme is directed towards employability both in terms of developing and enhancing the careers of those already working in the sport sector and preparing immediate graduates and those seeking a change in their career to be competitive in the employment market. There is an emphasis on developing personal management and leadership skills and we encourage students to work together to develop and hone these.

Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate *Please note: Due to a periodic programme review in March 2016, programme and module content may change. Please refer to our website for the most up-todate information.

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Sport Psychology/Applied Sport Psychology MSc/PgD/PgC  Accredited by British Psychological Society (Sport Psychology) Place of study Cyncoed Campus Course length One-year full time; Three years part-time. Entry requirements Sport Psychology: Applicants must have a BPS accredited degree in psychology (2.1 or above). Applied Sport Psychology: Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in sport psychology or sports science with a significant sport psychology element. Substantial experience in sport and mainstream psychology for either qualification also considered. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Dr Owen Thomas: othomas@cardiffmet.ac.uk

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CoUrSe overvieW The MSc in Sport Psychology and Applied Sport Psychology will provide you with the opportunity to extend your theoretical and applied knowledge and understanding of sport psychology within a supportive student centred environment. The programmes are designed to be flexible, meet students' needs and develop a range of transferable skills that will enhance your employability. The programmes are delivered by a team of dedicated sport psychology staff, many of whom are at the forefront of international research and professional practice developments in their respective fields. The application of theory to professional practice is a key strength of the programmes. Core modules (Relevant to both programmes):  Research Methods for Sport Studies (Quantitative Pathway)  Sport Psychology: Theory to Practice  Research Design in Sport Psychology  Professional Development and Practice in Sport Psychology  Counselling Skills for Sport Psychologists  Dissertation Project Core modules (MSc Sport Psychology only):  Lifespan Development: Considerations for Sport Psychology Option modules (MSc Applied Sport Psychology only): Pick one option from:  Understanding the Coaching Environment  Working with Elite Performers  Lifespan Development: considerations for sport psychology

eMploYABilitY & CAreerS The MSc in Sport Psychology (BPS accredited) and MSc in Applied Sport Psychology are ideally suited to those aspiring to become practicing sport psychologists, as well as teachers, lecturers and coaches. Successful completion of the MSc Sport Psychology forms Stage 1 training towards BPS Chartered Status and will enable students to progress onto Stage 2 training. The MSc in Applied Sport Psychology provides a platform from which students can pursue Supervised Experience through the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). Both programmes provide an excellent springboard for students wishing to progress to MPhil/PhD study.


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Sport, Body & Society MSc/PgD/PgC* CoUrSe overvieW The body politic has become ever more significant, and has become a focus as an area for investigation to enhance the socio-cultural study of sport. Whilst drawing upon major areas of study within the socio-cultural study of sport, this programme takes a focused approach to recent developments in the field, distinguishing this from other sociology of sport programmes. The programme content is informed by current and innovative research and has been praised for its scope and flexibility in assessment that will allow you to pursue and develop individual interests. In most cases students' crafting of these ideas are applied to future career aspirations. Modules are designed to focus on a range of issues, contexts and approaches to explorations of the body in sport. These include becoming/being disabled, human interface with technology, jock culture, sexuality in sport, female bodies in sport such as boxing, taking risks and cheating in sport. Core modules:  Sport, Body and Society  Research Methods for Sport Studies (Qualitative pathway)  Sporting Bodies and Social Identities  Sport and Socio-cultural Change  Ethics in Sport  Independent Study  Dissertation

eMploYABilitY & CAreerS Awareness and knowledge of social issues by specialists in the field of sport is increasingly in demand where there is an interest in people. Sports sociologists are sought after in a range of sport related occupations that include; community sports development programmes, management of sport/leisure facilities in the private sector, sports administration roles and sports media. The programme is ideal for those with aspirations of a research career or continued study at PhD level and fosters a range of transferable skills

 Place of study Cyncoed Campus Course length One-two years full-time; Two-five years part-time. Entry requirements An honours degree (2.1 or above) in a sport or leisure related area. Exceptional and extensive work experience in education, coaching, leisure management or recreation will also be considered. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Dr Carly Stewart cstewart@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate *Please note: Due to a periodic programme review in March 2016, programme and module content may change. Please refer to our website for the most up-todate information.

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Strength & Conditioning MSc/PgD/PgC* 

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This is the first programme of its kind to offer a dedicated internship module through which students can gain academic credits while undertaking work experience in a club structure, professional organisation or National Governing Body.

Course length One to two years full-time; Two to five years part-time. Entry requirements An honours degree (2.1 or above) in a sport or exercise related area appropriate to the programme. Exceptional and extensive work experience in coaching, working within the health and fitness industry, sport science or exercise science will also be considered. Fees www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact Dr Jeremy Moody: jmoody@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate *Please note: Due to a periodic programme review in March 2016, programme and module content may change. Please refer to our website for the most up-todate information. 128

Compulsory modules:  Strength and Conditioning: Science and Application (20 credits)  Strength and Conditioning: Theory to Practice (20 credits)  Research Methods for Sport Studies (Quantitative or Qualitative Route) (20 credits)  Dissertation Project (60 credits)  Physiology of Sports Conditioning (20 credits) Option modules (choose 40 credits):  Internship (40 credits)  Independent Study (20 credits)  Theoretical and Experimental Sports Biomechanics (20 credits)  Analysis of Technique (20 credits)  Sport Psychology: Theory to Practice (20 credits)  Computerised Match Analysis (20 credits)  Understanding the Coaching Environment (20 credits)  Working with Elite Performers (20 credits)  Managing Coaching Problems (20 credits)  Sport Coaching: Theory to Practice (20 credits)

eMploYABilitY & CAreerS Graduates of the programme can continue their studies and register for a research degree (MPhil/PhD) in a related subject. Other graduates will pursue careers as professional strength and conditioning coaches working for the Home Country Sports Institutes, professional sports teams and National Governing Bodies, technical coaches, work within the health and fitness industry, act as consultants and lecture (further and higher education).


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Our MA in Strength and Conditioning is the first programme of its kind to offer a dedicated internship module through which students can gain academic credits while undertaking work experience in a club structure, professional organisation or National Governing Body.

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There is a good mix of International Students on my course...The International OďŹƒce has been very supportive and in no small way contributed to the success of my MBA programme Jia Huei Chen Malaysia MBA in Marketing

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INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE Voted number one in the UK for overall international student support for the last five years*, Cardiff Met has over 1,200 international students from more than 140 countries across our two campuses. The University provides our international students with access to a wide choice of high quality, career focused postgraduate programmes across our five academic schools. This means that, as a graduate, you will join the global network of Cardiff Met alumni and be on the right path to a successful career. In choosing to study here, you have the opportunity to graduate from one of the UK's most respected modern institutions. Our reputation is a reflection of our high quality teaching and research as well as the committed and enthusiastic staff in all of our academic schools.

OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT In making the choice to study with us you become part of the Cardiff Met community. Our International Office is dedicated to the happiness and wellbeing of all our students. International students are valued and respected for the unique experiences and perspectives they contribute to university life, enriching the study experience for all.

Services offered include:  Accommodation assistance  Airport welcome service  Part-time employment advice  Money and finances advice  How to register with a doctor  Information on places of worship  Study skills and English language support  Visa and immigration advice

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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. It’s really important to us that you have an enjoyable experience throughout your studies and make the most of your time in the UK.

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS The University offers a range of generous scholarships for international students. Please see the scholarships section on our website for further details: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/scholarships *International Student Barometer survey taken by new students - 2010-2014. Continued overleaf...

Our award winning team will support you from when you apply and throughout your time at the University and are always on hand to help you adjust to British culture and settle into your new life in Cardiff.

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Voted number one in the UK for overall international student support for the last ďŹ ve years.*

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I have an affection for this great city. I feel safe in the neighbourhood and at the same time able to acquire a reputable qualification in this part of UK Jia Huei Chen Malaysia MBA in Marketing

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LIFE IN CARDIFF Cardiff is an ideal city for international students. It is one of the most vibrant, exciting and affordable places to live in the UK and recently voted as one of the most liveable cities in a European Union survey beating London, Manchester and Glasgow. As an international hub for the region, Cardiff has a great variety of international food and dining options in the local area and our international stadiums and entertainment venues see famous sportspeople and performers from all over the world visit the city on a regular basis.

Watch our International Students video and hear from current international students about their time in Cardiff and at Cardiff Met. www.vimeo.com/cardiffmet/international To find out more about life as an international student at Cardiff Met visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international Alternatively, contact us by email at: international@cardiffmet.ac.uk For further information about Cardiff, please see page 6. @CardiffMet_Int

Taking care of your health while you are away from home in a new country is very important. Wales has some of the best drinking water in the world**, fresh air, parks and countryside in the UK and our campuses have excellent sports facilities and gyms as well as nearby access to excellent hospitals, clinics and medical centres.

‘Cardiff-MetropolitanUniversity-International’ *International Student Barometer survey taken by new students - 2010-2014. **Wales.com

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My colleague Paul - head of the Service Design team at PDR alerted me to an opportunity to go to Beijing at Tsinghua University after he had run a series of workshops in China. This happened the same day of the deadline of the Santander scholarships. I thought it could be a great opportunity for me as a PhD researcher to experience a completely different context with other people studying the same subject. I sent the application describing the activities I would be involved in and after a few weeks I received confirmation that I had been awarded the scholarship. 134

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During my stay in Beijing I also had the opportunity to visit design studios that use service design methodology to develop innovative solutions for their clients. Becoming bicultural (or multicultural) transforms the way you see the world and how you deal with your professional and personal life. The Outward Mobility staff have been outstanding. They have supported me since the beginning in the preparation for the study visit, also during and after it. Travelling alone to a foreign country 11,000 km from Cardiff can be very daunting, but I was made to feel safe knowing I had the backup of the Mobility Team and the Cardiff Metropolitan University representative office in Beijing.


With Outward Mobility the world is yours to explore! Outward Mobility is the opportunity for Cardiff Met students to embark on a unique study experience abroad. From France to Fiji, finance to food science, there is a fantastic range of destinations and subject areas available to you.

SANTANDER SCHOLARSHIPS As part of the Global Santander Universities Division, Cardiff Met offers students excellent scholarship awards to take part in an activity at another Santander University. This is a huge worldwide network of universities! The activity must benefit your studies, so for example you could undertake a summer course or a period of research.

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WHY STUDY OVERSEAS? The invaluable opportunity to study abroad as part of your course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed in the global market place. If you want to broaden your horizons, develop your skills, gain new experiences and look to improve your future employability, then Outward Mobility is definitely for you! With opportunities to Europe, America, North Africa, Latin America, Asia, the South Pacific and much more, read on to discover how you can get involved.

ERASMUS+ Erasmus+ is the new European Union funding programme for education and training, youth and sport. Take part in a study exchange (three to 12 months) at a partner higher education institution or work placement (two to 12 months) within the EU and beyond the borders of Europe, and experience studying/working in a new environment. Through the current Erasmus Mundus programme, we are supported by approximately £27 million of funding with a portfolio of six co-ordinated projects and 12 partner projects. These provide study/research opportunities to all levels from six to 36 months.

SHORT TERM MOBILITY FUNDING Cardiff Met is also investing in bursaries to support short term mobilities embedded in the curricula, like a field visit or a summer school. These are arranged by your academic school and will enhance your studies in your chosen field.

TRANSNATIONAL EDUCATION 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. This is a unique opportunity to study part of your degree overseas on a Cardiff Met approved degree programme. By participating in any of these activities, you are also a step closer to being eligible for the Cardiff Met Global Award, a Students’ Union initiative to enhance your employability. Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/outwardmobility Email: outwardmobility@cardiffmet.ac.uk Tel: 029 20 41 6027 ‘Cardiff Met Outward Mobility’ 135

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MPhil graduate Jonathan Fry, receiving his 'Best Digital Award' at the South West England and Wales heat of the Lloyds Bank Enterprise Awards 2014 for his Event Rater smartphone App. Picture © Daniel Graves Photography 2014.

The support offered at the Centre for Student Entrepreneurship has definitely helped me. I received one-to-one business support, which has been beneficial, and I also found attending the networking events useful.

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 & Design & Business and Management.

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Throughout the year we run a jam-packed programme of activities for students. From informal networking events and fun competitions, to workshops and courses that will help you develop a range of entrepreneurial skills. All of which can be key in landing that perfect job.

We offer one-to-one support for student and graduate start-up businesses. Our dedicated Business Start-up Manager is available for one-toone meetings and can guide you through the steps you need to take in starting your business. We also provide investment opportunities for student and graduate start-ups, as well as facilitating incubation space opportunities for those businesses which would benefit from being located in an incubator.


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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. Cardiff School of Sport Graduate, Cardiff Met Students’ Union President (2014/5) and Owner/Director of Treatment Clothing. www.treatmentclothing.co.uk Find out more about Josh, his business and how the Centre helped him by watching his video: www.vimeo.com/cardiffmet/josh

We are constantly developing new events and activities to help support our students in new ways and we provide opportunities for students and graduates to test trade their products at various events and markets in Cardiff. These events are a great way for students to test the market, check whether their pricing is on the right track and get a feel for the real business world.

Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/entrepreneurship /centreforstudententrepreneurship @CardiffMetEnt

Whichever path you decide to take, the Centre for Student Entrepreneurship can help you on your journey to success.

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Centre for Work Based Learning Bringing university education to the workplace The Centre for Work Based Learning at Cardiff Metropolitan University is dedicated to bringing university education to the workplace. It focuses on developing the workforce through applied and practical learning solutions, which can be tailored to the needs and specifications of the employer. The learning is based on an individual’s work based practices, experiences and knowledge that are applied at work, which can also enhance individual performance in the workplace to improve organisational development.

Our work centres around a number of core services including:  Design and accreditation of work based learning  Applied Professional Practice degree programmes  Bespoke programmes tailored for business  Recognising Prior Learning

INNOVATIVE WORK BASED DEGREES Flexible, work based and tailored to the individual, our Foundation and Masters in Applied Professional Practice provide a unique way of gaining a degree whilst at work. Get in touch to run a degree for your staff, or to join an existing programme. For further information visit us at: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/cwbl Or contact the team: Tel: 029 2020 5510 Email: cwbl@cardiffmet.ac.uk @CWBL_cardiffmet

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Admissions, entry requirements & how to apply To help guide you on the steps to take when making an application to study with us, we have put together our ‘Advice for Applicants’ web pages, offering dedicated advice on making a postgraduate, professional, part-time or research application. www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/advice4applicants

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND HOW TO APPLY Taught Postgraduate Degrees Entry requirements for all taught postgraduate programmes will vary depending on your chosen programme and information is available on each of the specific programme pages within this prospectus. More detailed requirements are listed on the individual course entries on our website at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/postgraduate.

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Once submitted, you can log in and check the status of your application and see when a decision is made.

EU Qualifications (Outside of UK) The University recognises the equivalence of qualifications awarded in each member country of the EU and considers individual applications on their merit. UK degree equivalencies will be checked through the national agency database NARIC.

Research Degrees Entry requirements for all research degrees will also vary and details can be found online at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/research. Please also refer to the Research opportunities section of this prospectus for further information on page 17.

English language requirements for non UK applicants will be noted on programme entry requirements, and details on acceptable qualifications can be found on our ‘Advice for Applicants’ pages. If you have any queries please contact our Admissions team (see overleaf).

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Supporting Documents Before commencing your application, please ensure that you have checked whether there are any compulsory supporting documents required for application to your chosen programme. These documents will need to be uploaded and/or submitted along with your application.

After referring to our relevant Advice for Applicants pages, we encourage online applications at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/selfservice for both taught and research degrees. It is a quicker and more efficient way of applying for a programme. The self-service system enables you to submit an application immediately and allows you to attach relevant supporting documents (e.g. personal statement, qualifications, references, transcripts etc). If required you can save your application and return to finish it at a later date.

A list of courses requiring additional supporting documents can be found online at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/supportingdocs.


Full details of the teacher training application process can be found on the UCAS website.

Application Deadlines Any programmes with application deadlines will be referred to on their specific programme pages (for example, MSc Dietetics or PgDip Practitioner Forensic Psychology). The majority of postgraduate programmes don’t have a specific deadline, however it is recommended that you apply as early as possible and up to a year in advance of the course start date, particularly for Sport, PGCE Primary and PGCE Secondary programmes which can fill very quickly.

WIDENING ACCESS AT THE UNIVERSITY Cardiff Metropolitan University welcomes people of all ages and from all backgrounds. Many people think that higher education is beyond their capabilities and can be unsure about what it means to be a student. At Cardiff Met we consider a diverse range of entry qualifications as our aim is to make studying as accessible as possible with flexible courses. We will give you information about the financial assistance available and offer support and advice if you have any problems. For further information, contact our Widening Access Manager: Tel: +44 (0)29 2041 6288 Email: wideningaccess@cardiffmet.ac.uk or www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/wideningaccess

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS International Students should visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international before making an application.

Our dedicated International Team has produced specific guides to help you apply for your chosen programme and to ensure all relevant and necessary information is submitted as part of your application. There may also be specific deadlines in place relevant to making an application. All of our postgraduate programmes 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. International students also have access to the English Language Training Centre should language and study skills support be required.

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PGCE Primary and Secondary Programmes If you are applying for one of our teacher training programmes you should apply online via the UCAS website at www.ucas.com. You can apply from 1st November the year before the programme begins, up until the start date (as long as there are places still available at that time).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF YOUR OFFER Your place at Cardiff Metropolitan University will be subject to the terms and conditions stated in your offer, the information contained on the University website, and the policies and procedures of the University. All of these are referred to in the student handbook and student charter, which you will be sent access to before the start of your programme. You can also access the admissions policy at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/admissions Please make sure that you familiarise yourself with these documents and their relevant requirements, as failure to comply with regulations could result in the University terminating your offer and/or registration. For more information on the terms and conditions, please refer to www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/terms. For any further information please contact the Admissions Team: Tel: 029 2041 6010 Email: askadmissions@cardiffmet.ac.uk www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/advice4applicants @CMetAdmissions 141


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Tuition fees, scholarships & ďŹ nancial support TUITION FEES

FUNDING

The tuition fees you are charged will depend on the postgraduate course you choose to study, and whether you are a Home or International Student.

There is currently limited financial support available for postgraduate study, so you will need to plan well in advance how you are going to pay the tuition fees and support yourself whilst you are studying.

For up-to-date fee information, please visit our website at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees. Alternatively you can contact us on +44 (0) 29 2041 6083, or International Students can contact us on +44 (0) 29 2041 6045.

CARDIFF MET POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS The University currently offers a postgraduate scholarship scheme to help students with financing their studies. For the latest information regarding scholarships and to see if you are eligible, please visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/scholarships.

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Student Financial Advisory Service Our student services department offers a student finance and welfare advisory service should you have any questions about the possible support that may be available to you whilst you study. For further information visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/studentservices or refer to page 147. Other useful websites and independent resources for postgraduate students looking for funding opportunities include: www.scholarship-search.org www.targetpostgrad.com/funding www.findamasters.com www.postgraduatestudentships.co.uk www.prospects.ac.uk www.postgrad.com


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Teacher Training Grants Government training grants may be available for PGCE Primary and certain PGCE Secondary subject areas depending on your undergraduate degree classification. There is no need to apply for the grants as they are automatically attached to your place if you are eligible. Payment is usually paid on a monthly basis between October and May in the year of your study. For further information and for a breakdown of the funding and applicable subjects, visit: teachertrainingcymru.org/node/16 Welsh PGCE students who choose to stay and study in Wales are also eligible to receive support from the Welsh government in terms of the tuition fee grant. For further information about the tuition fee grant and to access the relevant PN1 form, please visit www.studentfinancewales.co.uk

Research Funding and Postgraduate Studentships If you are undertaking research, there may also be specific funding available through the various research councils that are linked to the research you will be undertaking. For further information on the research councils that may be relevant to your studies, please visit www.rcuk.ac.uk or contact our research centres by visiting www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/research. From time to time, we will advertise specific research studentships. Please refer to the research pages of our website for further information.

Sports Scholarships The aim of the Cardiff Met sports scholarship is to assist students of exceptional sporting ability to develop their academic and sporting talents to their full potential, and therefore to encourage the development of university sport. The scholarship can be worth up to ÂŁ1,000. For full details please visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/scholarships 143


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Student Services Student Services is 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.

The service comprises six main areas:  Disability Service

 Counselling Service

 Career Development Services

 Health Service

 Finance & Welfare Advisory Service

 The Chaplaincy

DISABILITY SERVICE Each year our Disability Service supports about 1,400 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 disabilityrelated cost of attending university if you have a disability, dyslexia, or long-term health condition, including mental health issues.

Examples of the type of support include specialist software, equipment such as recording devices or non-medical 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. For information on DSA, please go to www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowancesdsas/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. Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/disability

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DISABILITY ASSESSMENT CENTRE

CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Students can have their study skills and technology assessment here as part of the DSA process ensuring that any recommendations are tailored to the specific programme and university. For more information go to the Disability Service website or telephone us.

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 and we offer guidance interviews, drop-in sessions, workshops and careers fairs on both campuses.

The centre is an accredited centre under the DSA Quality Assurance Group (DSA-QAG).

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY At Cardiff Met you will find a wide range of services designed to help you make effective career choices and develop the necessary skills and attributes for today’s world of work. As well as the skills, knowledge and experience you will gain from your programme, there are resources, activities, advice and guidance covering many aspects of employability. The key providers are Career Development Services, the Centre for Student Entrepreneurship (see page 136), Outward Mobility (see page 134) and the Students’ Union (see page 152).

Our website has a wealth of advice and carefully selected links for students; you can book online through CareerHub for guidance appointments, workshops and employer presentations, search for jobs, work experience and voluntary opportunities and receive regular updates via our newsletter. Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/careers CardiffMetCareersService @CMetCareers

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I-ZONE A single point of contact for all student enquiries. Part of Student Services with one based at the Llandaff campus and one at Cyncoed campus, the i-zone is one of the UK’s ‘Outstanding Student Services Teams’* offering an innovative and integrated service hub for potential and current students. The team welcomes any questions, is always happy to help and can, if appropriate, 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. 146

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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 Cardiff Met Hardship Fund, which is a sum of money given from the University to help students who are experiencing excessive financial hardship or an unexpected financial crisis.

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. In addition, a local GP practice provides regular surgeries at the Cyncoed campus for students registered with that practice. Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/health

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MULTI-FAITH CHAPLAINCY Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/financewelfare

COUNSELLING SERVICE 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.

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.

CONTACT US 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. Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/counselling

Further information about any of our Student Service areas can be found on our website at: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/studentservices To make an appointment with one of our advisors: Tel: 029 2041 6170 (Llandaff) or 02920416133 (Cyncoed) Email: careers@cardiffmet.ac.uk disability@cardiffmet.ac.uk financeadvice@cardiffmet.ac.uk healthservice@cardiffmet.ac.uk studentcounselling@cardiffmet.ac.uk welfareadvice@cardiffmet.ac.uk /CardiffMetStudentService

HEALTH SERVICE @CardiffMetSS Our Nursing Officers are experienced professionals who are committed to an integrated system of care, encompassing physical, emotional and psychological health and wellbeing.

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Wi-Fi enabled Learning Centres

24hr, 7 days a week open access IT facilities and Electronic Library

42,000 e-journals 56,000 ebooks and 250,000 items on our shelves

120 laptops to loan and 12 bookable study rooms

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Library & Information Services (L&IS) is at the heart of the learning, teaching and research experience for students and staff at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Our two learning centres are the physical hubs for library and IT provision. With daytime, evening and weekend opening hours, plus a variety of group and quiet spaces and wi-fi throughout, our learning centres are the ideal place for you to research and study. Both learning centres have PC and Apple Mac open-access computers offering a wide range of assistive, cutting edge and industry standard software to help you gain experience of many of the systems used in your chosen field. In terms of access, if we’re closed, you can make use of our open access computer facilities that are available 24 hours a day.


Our extensive library collections have been specially tailored and developed to enhance your learning and research experience. Both in the learning centre and online, you will find a wealth of resources in print and electronic formats - books for core and wider reading, a vast collection of academic journals and a broad range of ebooks. If it’s visual resources you are interested in, then we have an art and design slide collection, as well as an art-house and feature film collection to support your studies and research. We also have thesis and special collections such as artists’ books. In addition to our own collections you will be able to freely request other materials from the British Library. In each learning centre you will find a technology support desk, with IT staff providing expert support, advice and guidance. Our library staff will assist you in finding information from our collections, and can work with you to help develop your information literacy and research skills. Library & Information Services staff deliver teaching and training courses in a range of IT and Research Skills required for studying at university. You can also get further help by phoning, emailing or using our new web chat service. Our website is our main information point for all students and can be accessed at any time and from any device. At the centre of our online presence is the electronic library - this is available 24 hours a day and provides access to thousands of quality, academic resources such as specialist databases, e-journals and ebooks. Also available is the excellent “MyCardiffMet” mobile app which provides not only library and IT information but also campus maps, bus timetables, laundry availability and more - download it from your favourite app store.

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.

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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 activityfocused 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

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ON-CAMPUS Cardiff Met can offer a limited number of rooms/flats suitable for postgraduate students at the Cyncoed campus. These consist of shared flats, self-contained flats and some self catered en-suite rooms. Postgraduate students should apply in the same way as undergraduate students by completing the online application form at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/accommodation and tick the appropriate boxes in the ‘halls preference’ section.

PRIVATE STUDENT ACCOMMODATION

For full details of our accommodation options, policies and procedures, please visit our website at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/accommodation The service's central office is based in Warwick House on the Cyncoed campus and is open throughout the year during the office hours of 8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday and 8.30am - 4.00pm Friday. Contact us: T: 029 2041 6188/9 E: accomm@cardiffmet.ac.uk www.facebook.com/cardiffmethallshousing

For postgraduate students who wish to live off campus, the accommodation service can help with finding private accommodation.

Take a look around our accommodation: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/virtualtours

The office maintains a register of landlords with student houses. This list is constantly updated and is available to students online, via the Student Portal, once students have enrolled. Whilst we endeavour to list only properties of a reasonable standard, not all properties will have been inspected; the list therefore does not imply recommendation or approval of a landlord or an individual property. We also compile a list of students seeking to share with other students. This is a list where students contact us and place themselves on a ‘looking to share list’. This list is distributed to other students who want another student to join them in a house.

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Landlords on our register will comply with all legislative regulations. We also provide a comprehensive advisory service with useful information on tenancy agreements, insurance and the pitfalls to avoid. Various booklets on the process of renting and students’ rights as tenants are available. All agreements and responsibilities when renting are between the landlord and the student (not Cardiff Met).

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Accommodation

The International Office is very pleased to advise and assist international students from countries outside of the EU to arrange accommodation in Cardiff - whether this is in on-campus halls of residence or off-campus in private rented accommodation. The application procedure for international students looking to secure a place in on-campus halls of residence involves submitting an initial application form to the international office, along with a deposit to secure a room and only when students hold an unconditional offer. This needs to be done by a specific deadline date which can be found by visiting the international website at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international For further information and any enquiries relating to accommodation for international students, please email: internationalarrival@cardiffmet.ac.uk Please note: Accomodation facilities may differ to those shown on page 150 (opposite).

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Students’ Union and Athletic Union STUDENTS’ UNION Cardiff Met Students’ Union (SU) has five main purposes:  To support and represent students across a range of issues  To facilitate student clubs, societies and interest groups  To provide students with employability opportunities, training and development through the UMAX and JobShop initiatives  To provide affordable commercial services, of which the proceeds go into funding all of the abovementioned  To ensure you have the best Student Experience possible On enrolment you will automatically become a member of Cardiff Met Students’ Union. The SU operates from a main office at the Cycnoed campus, with a satellite office at the Llandaff campus. Both campuses offer an SU run shop, as well as SU run catering, bar and entertainment facilities via two dedicated student centres - Centro at Cyncoed and Zen at Llandaff. At both of our campuses our students are encouraged to use our meeting rooms, break out spaces and are welcome to book our venues free of charge to use for social events. For further information about the Students’ Union: Tel: 029 2041 6190 Email: studentunion@cardiffmet.ac.uk www.cardiffmetsu.co.uk /cardiffmetsu

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SPORTING FACILITIES

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.

Cyncoed Campus The University offers a comprehensive range of sporting facilities; all built and equipped to the highest standards including:

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. 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. Further information: www.cardiffmetsu.co.uk/sport/au

SPORT FOR ALL Campus Sport Campus Sport provides participation sport, offering competition with or against other members of the Cardiff Met student body. This successfully promotes the community atmosphere on campus and in the city itself, allowing individuals to extend their friendship network and develop social skills to make friends for life. Campus Sport is your ticket to social, psychological and health benefits while learning something new or improving on your existing love for sport in a safe, secure and fulfilling environment. Social competition is offered for all abilities through a diverse selection of sports that offers something for everyone. Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/sport/ims

 National Indoor Athletics Centre www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/niac  An outdoor athletics facility  A 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 and new Astroturf laid in 2014.  National league pitches for rugby and soccer  Gymnasia for gymnastics and trampolining  Dance studio  Lawn Tennis Association regional indoor tennis complex  Multi-sports centre with specialist cricket provision  Swimming pool and squash courts  Strength and conditioning facilities  Sports science teaching and research laboratories

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New Developments at Cyncoed Over the next few years the University is investing heavily in the development of its sports facilities on the Cyncoed campus. Additions to our existing world-class sports facility portfolio include an expansion of the National Indoor Athletics Centre; the installation of a new six lane outdoor athletics track and winter athletics throwing facility; a new 3G IRB Reg 22 and FIFA two star rugby pitch and a new multi-purpose sports complex located at the rear of the existing tennis centre. You can follow the progress of these new developments at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/sport

Llandaff Campus 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.

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Your Alumni Network We have a thriving network of graduates around the world, helping you to beneďŹ t from a lifetime of opportunities that your chosen course will open up for you...

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complete your degree, you will become a member of the Cardiff Met Alumni Network. With a thriving population of graduates around the world, you can benefit from a lifetime of opportunities that your chosen course, and the contacts you make here will open up for you.

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Though graduation may seem like a long way away, when you

ALUMNI BENEFITS Keep in touch You’ll receive the annual alumni magazine, e-newsletters and occasional invitations to reunions and other events that may be of interest. We like to inform our alumni of the great work we are doing at Cardiff Met, and we also love to find out about what our former students are up to, so we can share in their success. We’re proud of the education we provide, and of the students who come here, and that pride does not stop at your graduation ceremony! Careers networking Our network of alumni provides an unrivalled resource in industries as diverse as Education, Sports, Arts, Management, Tourism and Public Health. Through careers mentoring, informal afterwork gatherings, or more formal KTP opportunities, we are creating a truly active network of hardworking, focussed, talented people.

Facilities Our alumni benefit from free use of all campus libraries and a reduced-rate to access the sports facilities, as well as continued access to the Careers service. We encourage you to participate in the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities available, and open up our professorial lectures to all alumni. International We have a growing community of alumni overseas, in some cases led by our volunteer International Alumni Ambassadors. Wherever you’re from in the world, there may be fellow alumni just around the corner! The Alumni Office wishes you all the best in your chosen studies, and we look forward to welcoming you to our network in the future! www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/alumni

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In keeping with its mission to provide services that meet the needs of Wales and wider communities by working in partnership with other bodies, Cardiff Metropolitan University has sought to expand its role in partnership activities, in Wales and internationally.

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Partnerships

The University offers its Master’s programmes in several countries overseas, through its Transnational Education (TNE) partnerships, including in Bulgaria, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Singapore and Morocco. To find out more about the University’s academic partnerships in Wales and internationally, please visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/partnerships

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Index A About us Academic Skills Accommodation Admissions Advanced Practice - MSc/PgD/PgC Advanced Product Design - MSc Alumni Applied Public Health - MSc/PgD/PgC Applied Sport Psychology - MSc/PgD/PgC Art & Design (with pathways) - MA Athletic Union

E 3 149 151 140 70 36 155 72 126 33 152

B Biomedical Science - MSc/PgD/PgC

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C Campuses Cardiff Cardiff School of Art & Design Cardiff School of Education Cardiff School of Health Sciences Cardiff School of Management Cardiff School of Sport Career Development Services Ceramics - MA Centre for Work Based Learning (CWBL) Chaplaincy Contact us Computing - MSc/PgD/PgC Counselling Service Course Directory Creative Writing - MA/PgD/PgC

5 6 20 42 60 86 110 145 37 139 147 160 96 147 14 52

D Dental Technology (Distance Learning) MSc/PgD/PgC Doctorate Programmes Dietetics - MSc/PgD Disability Service 158

74 18 75 144

Education - MA/PgD/PgC English Literature - MA/PgD/PgC English Literature & Creative Writing MA/PgD/PgC Entry Requirements Events Project Management - MSc/PgD/PgC Executive MBA

53 54 55 140 97 98

F Finance & Welfare Advisory Service Financial Management - MSc/PgD/PgC Food Safety Management - MSc/PgD Food Science & Technology - MSc/PgD/PgC Food Technology for Industry - MSc/PgD/PgC Forensic Psychology - Doctorate (D. Foren. Psy.) Forensic Psychology (Practitioner Programme) - PgD Forensic Psychology - MSc Funding and Financial Support

147 99 76 77 78 79 81 80 142

H Health Service Health & Social Science Research - MRes/PgD/PgC Health Psychology - MSc/PgD/PgC How to apply Human Resource Management - MSc /PgD/PgC

147 82 83 140 100

I Information & Communication Technology Management - MSc/PgD/PgC International Business Management - MSc/PgD/PgC International Hospitality & Tourism Management - MSc/PgD/PgC International Students IT Facilities

101 102 103 130 149


Managing Community Practice - MA Master of Design - MDes Master of Fine Art - MFA MBA (Executive) MBA (Master of Business Administration) Mobile Technologies - MSc/PgD/PgC MPhil Opportunities Musculoskeletal Studies - MSc/PgD/PgC

S 59 38 39 98 105 107 17 84

O Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing MSc/PgD /PgC

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P PGCE Primary PGCE Secondary PhD Opportunities Physical Activity & Health - MSc/PgD/PgC Post Compulsory Education & Training (PCET) PGCE/PCE Postgraduate Certificate in Professional & Research Skills: Art & Design Professional Doctorates

56 57 17 121 58

Scholarships Sports Facilities Sports Participation Sport & Exercise Medicine - MSc/PgD/PgC Sport & Exercise Science - MSc/PgD/PgC Sport Coaching - MSc/PgD/PgC Sport Management & Leadership MA/PgD/PgC Sport Psychology - MSc/PgD/PgC Sport, Body & Society - MA/PgD/PgC Strength & Conditioning - MSc/PgD/PgC Student Support Services Strategic Marketing - MSc/PgD/PgC Students’ Union

126 127 128 144 108 152

T Teacher Training Grants Technology Project Management MSc/PgD/PgC Travelling to Cardiff Tuition Fees

142 109 13 142

40 18

U UCAS Teacher Training

R Research Degrees Research Opportunities (MPhil & PhD) Research Skills

142 153 153 122 123 124 125

Postgraduate Study & Research Opportunities

M

17 17 19

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W Widening Access

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Y Youth & Community Work - PgD

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