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Postgraduate Study & Research Opportunities

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Postgraduate Study & Research Opportunities

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

...offering first-class taught courses and unique research opportunities across five academic schools. cardiffmet.ac.uk/postgraduate

A warm thank you to all the academics, support staff and students who helped with the production of this prospectus.

Edited by: Ben Lee, Senior Marketing Officer, Cardiff Met. Rachel Gruber, Marketing & Communications Officer, Cardiff Met. Student and staff profiles written by Lindsey Frodsham, Effective Communication. Designed by: Helen Hallam, Creative Services, Cardiff Met. Photography by: Photodrome, Phil Boorman, Mal Bennett, Tin Lee, Matt Cant and Clare Adams. Printed by: Zenith Media


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A welcome message from the Vice-Chancellor & Principal Student satisfaction rates** are high across all of our academic schools, particularly within research-based degrees. We are committed to ensuring that students reach their full potential through providing academic, financial and emotional support. Our sector-leading facilities are continually being improved and upgraded, most recently through a ÂŁ50 million investment into our student estates.

Thank you for your interest in continuing your education with us. Cardiff Metropolitan University has a thriving postgraduate community with 36% of our student population being postgraduate - the highest proportion of any university in Wales. We are home to cutting-edge facilities and award-winning teaching and research. Our five academic schools work to support the development of world-class and internationallyleading research, an achievement which was evident through the results of the latest Research Assessment Exercise (2008). As a global university, Cardiff Met provides flourishing international recruitment opportunities, thanks to our connections with high-calibre partners around the world. I am very proud that for all these reasons, and more, we have been ranked as the top UK university for overall student satisfaction* in the International Student Barometer for the past four years.

The excellent supervision which research degree candidates receive here is a significant contributing factor in the high level of Cardiff Met students who win prestigious awards for their work. Across the diverse range of courses we offer, staff place a consistent emphasis on the value of transferable, vocational skills – as reflected in the 98.4% employability or further study rate in our postgraduate community***. I hope you can come and experience everything we have to offer, and I look forward to welcoming you to Cardiff Metropolitan University. Kind regards,

Professor Antony J Chapman Vice-Chancellor & Principal

* International Student Barometer survey taken by new students in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. ** Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2013. *** Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2012.

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Contents Investing in your future .................................................4 Cardiff ........................................................................6 Travelling to Cardiff ......................................................8 Course Directory ........................................................10 Research Opportunities...............................................12 Centre for Work Based Learning...................................16 Centre for Personal and Professional Development .........16 Cardiff School of Art & Design......................................17 Cardiff School of Education..........................................37 Cardiff School of Health Sciences .................................55 Cardiff School of Management .....................................79 Cardiff School of Sport ..............................................107 Admissions and Entry Requirements ...........................125 Tuition Fees and Financial Support...............................127 Student Services.......................................................129 International Students ...............................................132 Outward Mobility .....................................................134 Learning Centres and Facilities....................................135 Accommodation .......................................................137 Sport for all ..............................................................139 Alumni ....................................................................141 Index ......................................................................142 Contact us ...............................................................144

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

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

All our schools specialise in courses that are career orientated and have been designed in conjunction with business and industry. Each school is also heavily involved with research and commercial activities in their fields and we offer a thriving study environment for postgraduate students, both taught and research based. Our academic teams are at the forefront of their fields and are supported in developing their knowledge and skills through the university’s staff review and development scheme. The university’s approach to learning, teaching and assessment is underpinned by high quality academic standards, working in partnership with students, the development and embedding of technologyenhanced learning and assessment, and research-informed teaching. To find out more about the university, please visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/aboutus

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“£50 million investment in creating an environment fit for 21st century higher education”

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Investing in your future The university prides itself on providing modern, well-equipped buildings with all the facilities that a student needs to succeed. Over the last few years, considerable investment has been made across the whole of the university, with over £50 million of planned investment in estate developments alone, including: → The award winning, £21 million state-of-art management building which opened in autumn 2010 at the Llandaff Campus. → A new Learning Centre also opened in 2010 at the Llandaff Campus, with a refit of the Cyncoed Campus Learning Centre in 2013. → The £4.9 million Food Industry Centre at the Llandaff Campus, which opened in 2009. → A new Campus Centre opened at the Cyncoed Campus in 2009. → Opened in 2010 and based at the Llandaff Campus, the i-zone is an innovative and integrated service hub for current and potential students. → A £250,000 refit of the Fitness Centres at both the Cyncoed and Llandaff campuses in 2012. → The Cardiff School of Art & Design will open a brand new facility in autumn 2014 at the Llandaff Campus, as part of a £14 million redevelopment. See page 20.

We are a forward-thinking institution and we are proud of our reputation for providing a student-centred approach to learning. We want this excellence and quality to be reflected in our new buildings by creating an environment fit for 21st century higher education. Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/investing

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

As one of Europe’s youngest capitals, it packs all the benefits of a major cosmopolitan destination into a friendly, safe, affordable and easy-to-navigate space and is a great place to be a student.

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As the Welsh capital, Cardiff boasts an excellent, year-round calendar of events and culture; from theatre, comedy and concerts to music, food festivals and major sporting events. Its big city attitude combined with small city benefits make Cardiff the ideal place to study.

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

EATING OUT

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 a major international food festival every summer in Cardiff Bay.

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Cardiff has an impressive civic centre with wonderful buildings, including the National Museum of Wales. The city is surrounded by acres of parkland, a thriving city centre, 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 Bay.

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.

SPORT

Cardiff is also home to an excellent selection of sporting events, from Premier League football with Cardiff City FC and international cricket at the SWALEC Stadium, to international rugby at the famous Millennium Stadium, as well as the annual Speedway motorsport and Wales Rally GB .

GETTING HERE

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

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TRAVEL DISTANCES

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

106m 119m 43m 198m 108m 60m 245m 226m 198m 151m 187m 315m 158m 271m 15m 104m 151m 136m 41m

Our campuses and location

Cyncoed Campus

Information supplied by AA route planner (2013).

Llandaff Campus

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Howard Gardens Campus


① By car

How to Find Us

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

Directions by Car

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Travelling to Cardiff

CYNCOED CAMPUS

② By train Rail travel is just as easy. A good rail network links Cardiff to all parts of Wales. There are fast, daily services to other major cities and London is only two hours away by Inter-City. The main station for Inter-City services is Cardiff Central in the city centre. It is a short distance from Howard Gardens campus and approximately 2.5 miles from the campuses at Llandaff and Cyncoed. Taxis and buses (including the Met Rider) to all the campuses and halls of residence are available from the station. Local train services operate from both the Cardiff Central and Queen Street stations.

③ By coach

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.

HOWARD GARDENS CAMPUS

Home to part of the Cardiff School of Art & Design.* Postcode for GPS: CF24 0SP From the A48 Eastern Avenue, follow signs for Newport Road (A4161) and the city centre. Nearing the city centre follow the direction sign for the Howard Gardens Gallery, the turning is on the left.

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

④ By bus The central bus station is adjacent to the central railway station. Local services and the Met Rider connect to all campuses. See: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/metrider

⑤ 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.

LLANDAFF CAMPUS

Home to part of 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).

*From autumn 2014 students studying at the Howard Gardens Campus will relocate to the new home for CSAD at the Llandaff Campus. See page 20.

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

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Postgraduate Course Directory Cardiff School of Art & Design

Cardiff School of Health Sciences

Postgraduate Study & Research Opportunities......19

Postgraduate Study & Research Opportunities......57

Student & Staff Profiles......................................22

Student & Staff Profiles......................................58

Art & Design (with pathways) - MA ....................29

Advanced Dietetic Practice - MSc ......................65

Advanced Product Design - MSc ........................32

Applied Public Health - MSc/PgD ......................66

Ceramics - MA ................................................33

Biomedical Sciences - MSc/PgD/PgC..................67

Master of Design - MDes ..................................34

Dental Technology - MSc/PgD/PgC....................68

Master of Fine Art - MFA ..................................35

Dietetics - MSc/PgD ........................................69

Postgraduate Certificate in Professional & Research

Food Safety Management - MSc/PgD ................70

Skills: Art & Design ..........................................36

Food Science & Technology - MSc/PgD ..............71 Food Technology for Industry - MSc/PgD/PgC ....72 Forensic Psychology (Practitioner Programme)

Cardiff School of Education

- PgD ..............................................................73 Forensic Psychology - MSc ................................74

Postgraduate Study & Research Opportunities......39

Health and Social Science Research/Clinical

Student & Staff Profiles......................................40

Research Methods - MRes/MSc ........................75

Creative Writing - MA/PgD/PgC ........................47

Health Psychology - MSc ..................................76

Education (with pathways) - MA/PgD/PgC ..........48

Musculoskeletal Studies (Lower Limb) -

English & Creative Writing - MA/PgD/PgC ..........49

MSc/PgD/PgC ................................................77

English - MA/PgD/PgC ....................................50

Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing -

Post Compulsory Education & Training (PCET)

MSc/PgD/PgC ................................................78

PGCE/PCE ......................................................51 PGCE Primary ..................................................52 PGCE Secondary ..............................................53 Youth & Community Work/Managing Community Practice - MA/PgD............................................54

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www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/postgraduate

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Course entries in this prospectus are intended to act as an initial guide in terms of course content and entry requirements. Full and detailed course information and entry requirements can be found on our website at:

For specific research opportunities please see page 13

Cardiff School of Management

Cardiff School of Sport

Postgraduate Study & Research Opportunities......81

Postgraduate Study & Research Opportunities ....109

Student & Staff Profiles......................................82

Student & Staff Profiles ....................................110

Computing - MSc/PgD/PgC ..............................88

Applied Sport Psychology - MSc/PgD/PgC ........118

Executive MBA ................................................89

Performance Analysis - MSc/PgD/PgC ..............116

Events Management - MSc/PgD/PgC ..............105

Physical Activity & Health - MSc/PgD/PgC ........117

Finance & Information Management - MSc ..........90

Sport Psychology - MSc/PgD/PgC ....................118

Finance - MSc ..................................................91

Sport & Exercise Medicine - MSc/PgD/PgC ......119

Financial Management - MSc..............................92

Sport & Exercise Science - MSc/PgD/PgC..........120

Hospitality Management - MSc/PgD/PgC..........105

Sport, Body & Society - MA/PgD/PgC ..............121

Human Resource Management - MSc ................93

Sport Coaching - MSc/PgD/PgC ......................122

Information & Communication Technology

Sport Management & Leadership -

Management - MSc/PgD/PgC ..........................94

MA/PgD/PgC ................................................123

International Business Management - MSc ..........95

Strength & Conditioning - MSc/PgD/PgC ..........124

Leadership for Collaboration - PgC ......................96 LLM International Business (Master of Laws) ........97 Marketing - MSc/PgD/PgC................................98 MBA (Master of Business Administration) ............99 MBA Advanced Entry......................................100 MBA (Product Development Management)........101 Mobile Technologies - MSc/PgD/PgC ..............102 Sustainable Leadership (20Twenty Leadership programme) - PgC ..........................................103 Technology Project Management - MSc/PgD/PgC ............................................104 Tourism Management - MSc/PgD/PgC..............105

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The university provides all its research students with expert supervision and facilities relevant to their chosen area of research Hannah Wyatt PhD Student | CSS See her full proďŹ le on page 112

Sarah Younan PhD Student | CSAD See her full proďŹ le on page 24

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Kieran Hodgkin PhD Student | CSE See his full profile on page 42

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Research Opportunities 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). It also offers the opportunity to study part-time for a Professional Doctorate by conducting research in a professional context. 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 entrance 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.

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.

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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 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT PROFESSIONAL DOCTORATES

The current portfolio of Professional Doctorates being offered at Cardiff Metropolitan University is as follows: → → → → → → → → → → → → → → 14

Doctor of Art (DA) Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Doctor of Design (DDes) Doctor of Ecological Building Practice (DeBP) Doctor of Education (EdD) Doctor in Health Professional Practice (DHealth) Doctor in Health and Social Care (DHealth) Doctor of Information Systems (DInfoSys) Doctor of Sport in Sport Leadership and Management (SportD) Doctor of Tourism (DTourism) Master of Professional Practice in Business Administration (MProfPrac BA) Master of Professional Practice in Ecological Building Practice (MProfPrac eBP) Master of Professional Practice in Education (MProfPrac Ed) Master of Professional Practice in Health & Social Care (MProfPrac Health)

→ Master of Professional Practice in Health Professional Practice (MProfPrac Health) → Master of Professional Practice in Information Systems (MProfPrac InfoSys) → Master of Professional Practice in Sport Management & Leadership (MProfPrac Sport) → Master of Professional Practice in Tourism (MProfPrac Tourism) 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.

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

All applications are made online through the selfservice facility. See page 125 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.


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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/howtoapply

ENROLMENT

Enrolment takes place three times a year, at the start of each academic term (September, January and usually April) via www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/enrolment

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. 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’s skills week, which currently runs for 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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For further information visit us at:

www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/cwbl Or contact the team:

Our Centre for Work Based Learning is a new initiative, which offers flexible training and development solutions for employers and employees in businesses in Wales and beyond. Our focus is individual performance development and organisational development.

Tel: 029 2020 1559 Email: cwbl@cardiffmet.ac.uk

We can offer a range of options including:

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Accredited work based learning Bespoke in­house training Business consultancy Organisational diagnostics Short courses for performance enhancement Applied Professional Practice undergraduate degree or Masters programmes.

Centre for Personal & Professional Development (CPPD) At CPPD we understand that individuals who want to develop their professional skills and qualifications are sometimes unable to commit to long-term university study. We provide over 100 short professional courses across a range of subjects and areas of professional expertise.

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LEARN DEVELOP ACHIEVE

For further information on the right course for you, visit our website at: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/cppd Or contact the team: Tel: 029 2020 1560 Email: cppd@cardiffmet.ac.uk


CARDIFF SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN

Cardi School of Art & Design Postgraduate Study & Research Opportunities

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Sample images taken from MA Degree shows past and present. To view more visit the CSAD Flickr website.

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In the latest (2008) Research Assessment Exercise the Art & Design panel rated 95% of the research submission as international standard, with 70% rated as either Internationally Excellent or World Leading. Postgraduate study opportunities exist both at Masters and PhD level. Masters courses 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 29 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:

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Cardiff School of Art & Design (CSAD) has a long history of postgraduate study and generating art and design research. The School has an active and supportive postgraduate environment and its tutors and supervisors have significant expertise in the various ways in which art, design and engineering theory and practice can contribute to knowledge. → Science → Sensory Design → Theory and Philosophy Full-time research students are allocated a dedicated and suitably equipped workspace, with access to specialist facilities in one of the School’s research centres. 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 Cardiff School of Art & Design and the range of research degrees and financial support that may be available, visit: http://cardiff-school-of-art-anddesign.org or contact our Research co-ordinator at csadresearchdegrees@cardiffmet.ac.uk For further details on the Masters courses, contact John Counsell, Head of Masters Studies, jcounsell@cardiffmet.ac.uk http://cardiff-school-of-art-and-design.org

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Advanced Prototype Research Art Art History Ceramics Creative Digital Technology Creative Teaching Ecological Building Practices Architecture Embodied Interaction Fine Art

/cardiffschoolofartanddesign @csadnews flickr.com/cardiffschoolofartanddesign Online Magazine and Blog: http://cardiff-school-of-art-and design.org /magazine

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A new home for CSAD to open in Autumn 2014

The experience for all postgraduate students at CSAD will be enhanced when the school moves into its new, purpose-designed building on the Llandaff Campus in 2014.

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

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

Professor Gaynor Kavanagh, Dean, Cardiff School of Art & Design

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UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT 1980  BA (Hons) Textiles & Fashion 1987  MA Ceramics from Cardiff Met, specialising in 3D design

“Our aim is to inspire the next generation of artists and designers who will shape our world for the future.”

2005  Visiting Research Fellow at University of Bath 2006  PhD Art & Design, with a focus on digital crafting 2007, 2012, 2013  Recipient of Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) collaborative research funding awards 2010  Wales Arts International award winner 2012  Fellow of the Higher Education Academy  Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts  Founding member of Centre for Applied Research in Inclusive Arts & Design (CARIAD)

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Dr Cathy Treadaway is Research Leader, Reader in Creative Practice, Lecturer and Doctoral Research Supervisor at the Cardiff School of Art & Design. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the Higher Education Academy, her specialisms include creativity, applied arts and craft including textiles, ceramics and digital technologies (digital imaging and 2D and 3D digital printing).

Speaking about Cardiff Met, Dr Treadaway said: “Cardiff School of Art & Design provides students with exciting opportunities to work with creative practitioners and researchers who are top of their game in the field of art and design.

Dr Treadaway’s PhD thesis investigated the ways in which digital imaging technology affects the creative practice of artists and designers. This theme continues through research work, using practice-led projects and documentary research methods to explore how technology supports creativity.

“Our aim is to inspire the next generation of artists and designers who will shape our world for the future.

These diverse research interests have been stimulated by Dr Treadaway’s considerable experience working as a freelance surface pattern designer, developing artwork and colour concepts for the ceramic tableware and textile industry. She continues to practice as an artist and works with other artists, designers, academics, external partners and industry across a range of disciplines both in the UK and internationally, investigating various aspects of creativity.

“The specialist knowledge we gain from our involvement in international research projects enables staff to deliver cuttingedge thinking, information and technologies in our teaching.” Her most recent projects involve researching ways in which creative activities are able to support wellbeing, collaborating on work such as the ‘Hand e-Craft’ with London College of Fashion, ‘Walk and Draw’ with Birmingham City University and ‘Permission to Play’ with Strathclyde, Glasgow and Liverpool Universities. As a member of the Wales Institute for Research in Art and Design (WIRAD), and a founder member of the Centre for Applied Research in Inclusive Arts and Design (CARIAD), Dr Treadaway works to put people at the heart of research.

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Cardiff Met at cutting-edge of creativity research

CARIAD research projects involve working with groups of people with diverse needs and challenges ranging from disability, autism, immigrant communities and older people. Companies and agencies which Dr Treadaway has undertaken consultancy projects with include the Crafts Council UK, the National Museum of Wales and the Welsh Government. Dr Treadaway is also an active member of the Welsh Intelligent Polymer Processing Consortium for Functional Applications (WIP2C Wales) science research group and a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). She is a reviewer for several international academic journals and a member of the national Peer Review College for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and regularly presents her research at conferences around the world. In addition to having won numerous prestigious awards, Dr Treadaway’s work has been published in books, academic papers, reports and exhibition catalogue essays.

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Sarah plans to create an installation at the National Museum displaying digital and 3D prints made in collaboration with other artists next to the original artefacts, to present visitors with reinterpretations of the objects and their stories.

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT 2006  German Abitur in English, Art, German, History and Biology 2007  Internships in art restoration and stage design in Cologne 2008  First year of BA Ceramics in the Netherlands 2009  Transferred to second year BA Ceramics at Cardiff Met 2011  MA Ceramics at Cardiff Met, funded by WIRAD 2012  Started PhD at Cardiff Met, funded by Wales Institute for Research in Art & Design (WIRAD)

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2015  Anticipated completion of PhD project

“Cardiff School of Art and Design was recommended to me as a leading institution in the field of ceramics...”


When globetrotter Sarah Younan was choosing a university, she came to Cardiff Met because of the internationally renowned facilities and staff at the Cardiff School of Art & Design. Originally from Germany and raised in Kenya, Sarah transferred to Cardiff Met in 2009 after completing the first year of her Bachelors degree in the Netherlands, and has never looked back. Sarah said: “Cardiff School of Art & Design was recommended to me as a leading institution in the field of ceramics, and my experiences have all reinforced this. “I love studying at Cardiff Met because it’s big enough to have really impressive, cutting-edge resources but also small enough to allow everyone to access them. “I never planned to stay and study for so long; I’m just having too much fun to stop!” Sarah enjoyed her BA Ceramics course so much that she stayed at Cardiff Met to study at Masters level and is now undertaking a PhD. Her MA work used 3D scanning and printing technologies to create digital and 3D printed copies of an antique snuffbox,

creating a large installation of ceramic chains and copies which has since been displayed at the British Ceramics Biennial. She said: “What I love about these technologies is that they allow me to touch things which I can’t copy in a physical way – I couldn’t make a plaster cast of a museum artefact! “I really enjoy pushing the boundaries of traditional ceramics work, playing around with technologies to see how existing artworks can be re-interpreted.” At PhD level, Sarah is now investigating how rapid prototyping technologies and 3D editing can be used to foster new types of artistic intervention in museums. Through her studentship with the Wales Institute for Research in Art and Design (WIRAD), she has forged a partnership with the National Museum of Wales and is creating digital models of artefacts from their ceramics collection.

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Sarah’s ceramics study increasing the magic of museums

Sarah said: “I’m just so grateful to everyone at Cardiff Met for supporting me in this really exciting project, helping me to secure research funding and introducing me to vital connections like Andrew Renton, the museum’s Curator of Applied Arts. “My PhD supervisor Dr Cathy Treadaway has been particularly helpful; as English is not my first language, I know I can go to her with my initial ideas and she will show me how to shape them into the right academic form.” Sarah’s PhD work takes inspiration from Dean of School Professor Gaynor Kavanagh’s notion of museums being not just places for learning and socialising, but also a creative space where people go to daydream, think and remember. She said: “Digital technologies have been used extensively to improve the learning and socialising aspects of museums, but more needs to be done to develop museums as ‘dream spaces’ for creative engagement.” 25


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Cardiff Met helped geologist Adam uncover artistic flair When Adam Keay applied to study his Masters degree, he was drawn to the vibrant culture at the Cardiff School of Art & Design. Adam spent nine weeks studying rocks on the Isle of Skye as part of his undergraduate degree, which sparked an interest in the aesthetic appeal of landscapes as well as their geology. He said: “I’d always loved art, and I wanted to combine that with this passion for landscapes. I started thinking about geological images and the patterns produced by microstructures of rocks, and using technical field sketches to create landscape art. “The Art and Science pathway of MA Art and Design seemed like the ideal way for me as a trained geologist to enter the creative world.” Looking for a university course which would allow him to fuse art and science, Adam chose Cardiff Metropolitan because of its lively atmosphere and sense of community. Adam said: “Compared to other institutions, Cardiff Met is so much more colourful, and the School of Art & Design has such excellent facilities.

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“The compact, friendly nature of the city extends to the university, so that it has a wonderful busyness and immediately felt like somewhere I could thrive creatively.” The MA Art & Design programme at Cardiff Met contains a number of specialist pathways, including Ecologies, Philosophy and Fine Art. Adam joined the Art & Science course in 2012 and spent a year studying full-time for his Masters, completing creative assignments like producing an exhibition of new artwork as well as academic projects such as a dissertation. He worked in a range of media, using acrylic paints on roofing felt and various printing and collaging techniques to recreate the forms, shapes and lines of sedimentary rock structures. Not coming from an arts background, Adam initially struggled to establish direction in his creative work and adapt his essay-writing from a scientific style. He said: “My tutor, Professor Clive Cazeaux, was a great help in keeping me on track; the world of art presents so many potential themes that I lost focus at times.

“Discussions with Clive always reminded me of my original goal, and with his support I’ve achieved my ambition of creating artwork from geological images. “I’m also really grateful for the support of the library staff in showing me how art journals work, compared to the science papers I was used to, and helping me to locate essential texts.” Some of Adam’s personal highlights of the MA course were field trips by Professor David Ferry to the Burren School of Art & Design in County Clare, Ireland, and the Sydney Nolan Trust in Powys. Adam said: “County Clare is absolutely stunning, limestone plateaus dropping down into the wild Atlantic Ocean… It was the perfect setting for someone like me, with an interest in art, landscape and geology “We also went mono-printing in mid-Wales, which was a lovely experience in an equally beautiful place Clawdd Offa, mountains, castles, lush countryside and uncanny gargoyles hidden in shrines!”


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“The Art and Science pathway of MA Art and Design seemed like the ideal way for me as a trained geologist to enter the creative world.”

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2004  A Levels in Art & Design, English Literature, French and Geography 2007  BSc Geology and Physical Geography at University of Liverpool 2012  MA Art & Design (Art & Science) at Cardiff Met

Adam was also a volunteer at the Engage Conference 2012, helping bring people together to discuss issues on the theme of ‘Landing Place: the local in the international’ and working to strengthen the art sector.

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The MA in Art and Design programme as a whole is designed for students who wish to develop their academic and research knowledge from within the practical disciplines and wider academic fields of Art and Design. In the MA you will submit a written dissertation, and, if wished, a practical piece of work. You choose the balance between these theoretical and practical interests. Typically students might include teachers, aspiring artists, aspiring academics, or recent graduates in Art and/or Design who wish to further their professional practice. The MA encourages you to develop your practice in a critical yet supportive environment. Our aim is to enable you to sustain your practice and to succeed at the highest level. In order to help to work towards this, you will be allocated a personal tutor and subject-specialist member of academic staff. However you will also have access to and guidance from other specialists in each area. We offer our MA in a number of subject pathways.

SUBJECT PATHWAYS

Architecture / Architectural Technology: The Architecture / Architectural Technology pathway helps students develop and demonstrate mastery of the related fields of Architecture and Architectural Technology. All staff involved with this pathway are highly experienced in architectural and architectural technology practice and related disciplines, and engaged in advanced research in these fields. They bring their diverse and broad ranging practical experience and research knowledge to the pathway to engage in dialogue with you in order to develop and strengthen your own practical and theoretical interests.

Place of study: Cardiff School of Art & Design Llandaff Campus

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Art & Design (with pathways)

Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Entry requirements: Applicants should have a good BA (Hons) degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field. We also recognise the value of prior learning and experience within related fields. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: John Counsell jcounsell@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: http://cardiff-school-of-art-anddesign.org

Art and Science: This pathway explores the philosophical, historical and practical dimensions of art–science collaboration. It offers thorough engagement with key concepts and questions at the intersection of art and science, and critical evaluation of recent examples of art–science practice. You will develop your practical and theoretical interests in relation to a body of work that will be relevant to wider contexts of interdisciplinarity and the bringing together of different subject communities.

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Artist Designer - Maker: Our Artist Designer: Maker pathway spans the one off hand made to the manufactured object. This pathway enables you not only to appropriate and manipulate existing materials, processes and technologies, via interaction and collaboration across the range of disciplines in CSAD, but also to innovate through research and creative experimentation. Highly experienced staff support you in researching and developing your leading edge practical and theoretical insights into fully realisable outcomes – whether functional products, artefacts, installations or expressive objects. Death & Visual Culture: This pathway analyses 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. You will be encouraged to analyse case studies in relation to sociological, psychoanalytic and philosophical theoretical disciplines on death. In particular: How is death manifested aesthetically within visual and material culture? How does visual and material culture document narratives and experiences of mourning and bereavement? What socio-cultural and ideological perspectives emerge in an analysis of death’s presence and absence within visual culture? Ecologies: ‘Ecology’ is taken in its widest, philosophical sense to mean the study of relatedness. The pathway focuses on the capacity of art and design to address the kinds of contact we have with others, where the ‘other’ might be a person, an animal or an environment, and where there is mindfulness of the difficulties inherent in being together. You will be encouraged to develop your practical and theoretical interests in relation to a body of work whose raison d’être is rooted in interaction and meaningfulness for others. Fine Art: The Fine Art pathway helps students develop their practical and theoretical interests in relation to a body of artwork that is important in a contemporary fine art context. All staff involved with the Fine Art pathway are actively involved in making and/or writing about art. They bring this knowledge and research experience to the pathway, entering into an ongoing dialogue with you in order to develop and strengthen your art practice. Graphic Communication: The Graphic Communication pathway is for practicing artists and designers who want to explore intellectual and creative territories that are current and challenging. There is the opportunity to undertake practical and theoretically-led projects addressing the creative dimensions, social contexts and cultural significance of mediated human interaction. You will be encouraged in your innovatory practice and scholarly investigation of what is a complex field of means, intentions and humanistic potentials.

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Illustration: The illustration pathway will help you to think and communicate in new ways. Our illustration staff are engaged in contemporary practice and research extending the traditional dimensions of illustration and visual art across boundaries into a variety of domains such as music, alchemy, folk and writing. They bring this knowledge and research experience to the pathway, supporting and encouraging you to master and demonstrate your own practical and theoretical insights into new avenues of visual thinking and communication, research and storytelling.

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The programme is mainly intended for art and design graduates who want to explore intellectual and creative territories that are current and challenging. MA graduates are well placed to pursue their career as either practicing artists, designers or communicators in a variety of professional or creative industries contexts, or to develop their careers in education and academia.

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Histories and Theories of Urban Practice: This research-driven graduate pathway provides a critical approach to urbanism in which the main tools of design are transformative theories, urban research and urban economics. Emphasis is on original research and design strategies based on critical engagement and with contemporary urban issues viewed through historical, theoretical, methodological and analytical lenses. Drawing on the expanding and evolving body of urban knowledge, urban research and action, the pathway will redefine urbanism and urban design as a field of transformable practice.

Philosophy: Art and design challenge the meanings and values we attach to objects and situations, and have the potential to transform human being and action. Philosophy offers some of the most stimulating and influential ideas about art, design and experience in modern thought. Putting philosophy and art and design together will generate discussion, proposals, challenges, artefacts and situations which will alter and expand what it means to think, make and experience. Product Design: This pathway is different to the MSc Advanced Product Design (page 32) in that it is designed enable you to develop your mastery of product design; Its theories, philosophies and histories. Staff in CSAD have advanced knowledge in ways in which the relationship between people, technologies and the world can be understood and interpreted. These highly experienced staff encourage you to challenge norms and question conventions. Textiles: The Textiles pathway encourages students to investigate traditional and emerging textile culture, craft and design. Staff include practising researchers, involved in a range of textile practice, who exhibit and publish internationally. These highly experienced staff engage supportively with you during your development of your own practical and theoretical innovative insights within the increasingly diverse range of applications for textiles, materials and technology.

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Advanced Product Design MSc

COURSE OVERVIEW

Place of study: Cardiff School of Art & Design Llandaff Campus

Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Entry requirements: A good honours degree, normally at least 2:1 (in an appropriate discipline) or appropriate professional experience within the subject. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Paul Wilgeroth pwilgeroth@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: http://cardiff-school-of-art-anddesign.org/mscapd

This unique course is designed to equip students with knowledge and skills in the advanced techniques, technologies and tools being used by today’s designers at the cutting-edge of product design practice. Initially, the various taught modules help achieve the above and often involve live projects as well as being able to draw on the staff’s realworld case studies. In the latter half of the course students are free to choose the overall focus of their major design project. Each project may also have an additional emphasis on one or more of the following: rapid product development, social responsibility, sustainability, inclusivity and interaction design. Students are encouraged to either link their major project with their industrial placement or to solicit the support of an industrial advisor and/or sponsor. The course has an excellent track record of project success in a very wide range of product areas including: consumer electronics; education; child development; domestic; industrial; disability; and medical as well as many others. The School will move into its new purpose designed building on the Llandaff Campus in 2014. Moving to this new location allows the School to take new steps towards providing the energy and momentum for innovation in teaching with a host of exciting plans being made to provide facilities that will mark it as a truly modern faculty. Most notably, a partnership with the Samsung Art and Design Institute in Seoul will allow students to transcend international borders. Professor Gaynor Kavanagh, the Dean says, “The development has been designed around the research and teaching requirements of CSAD. We plan to develop video-linked teaching facilities with Samsung Art and Design Institute, with particular emphasis on product design. We’re also looking forward to being able to integrate high-end prefabrication facilities into our workshops, linked to the global FabLab network, to meet the proven needs of industry.”

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The course is principally aimed at enabling students to develop their careers in the world of professional product design and development. A key advantage in achieving this aim is the industrial placement module. All students are given assistance in gaining a suitable placement either in industry or within the National Centre for Product Design and Development Research (PDR) which is located on the university campus. On completion of the course, graduates should expect to find employment in design consultancies or manufacturing companies anywhere in the world.


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CSAD has the largest discreet ceramics centre in Europe, with a global reputation for its programmes that attracts students, practitioners and academics from all over the world. Ceramics at CSAD is not confined to any category of art, design or making. It has always taken risks and risen to creative challenges born of critical engagement and enquiry. Its work has brought together traditional ceramic processes with new and emerging technologies. The philosophy of the programme is to enable students through their subject specific experience as graduates or professional practitioners of Ceramics. It will provide opportunities for graduates from alternative areas such as Print, Textiles and Fine Art, to challenge, reinterpret and extend the potential of Ceramics within the 21st century post material culture. Students are encouraged to challenge norms and question conventions, and respond to these with answers and possibilities that carry their signature of interpretation, driven by their sense of curiosity that can be experienced through things that are made; are visible to be engaged with and owned. The programme encompasses the technical/conceptual exploration of material and processes, the potential interfaces within these and other subject disciplines. The programme initiates the cross-fertilisation of practice based methodologies and the revealing of new contexts and methods of practice, encouraging creativity embedded within innovation and invention and research. This thinking is underpinned by a critical and historical approach and the exploration of personal themes and questions through the making of outcomes.

Place of study: Cardiff School of Art & Design Llandaff Campus

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Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Entry requirements: A good honours degree in an appropriate discipline, or appropriate professional experience within the subject. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Peter Castle FHEA pcastle@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: http://cardiff-school-of-art-anddesign.org/maceramics

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At the conclusion of the programme, a very high percentage of MA graduates develop 'mixed portfolio' careers. They establish or continue their professional practice, enabled by the links they have made with galleries or organisations associated with the visual art, or are able to return to their professional employment as teachers, lectures and arts related organisations. Some elect to continue with ceramics at CSAD by undertaking a PhD. Current and recent Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) doctoral awards have included the study of the following: The importance of process and materials to ceramics practice; the investigation of colour within ceramic surface; the development of video as a tool for the investigation of the creative process; the relationships between ceramics and sculpture.

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Master of Design MDes

COURSE OVERVIEW

Place of study: Cardiff School of Art & Design Llandaff Campus

Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Entry requirements: Applicants should have a good honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field. We also recognise the value of prior learning and experience within related fields. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: John Counsell Jcounsell@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: http://cardiff-school-of-art-anddesign.org/mdes

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Our Master of Design (MDes) programme focuses on the professional and applied aspects of creativity generated in the realm of contemporary design. Taking a lead from the established teaching specialisms within the school – graphic design, product design, architectural design, textile design, and other subject disciplines – you will strengthen your existing practice and generate new work within a negotiated programme of learning supported by experienced academic staff and technicians. These cross-disciplinary aspects will be enhanced with the shared studios that the School will gain when it moves into its new purpose designed building on the Llandaff Campus in 2014.

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS

With emphasis on practice, the MDes is intended for those who have, and wish to maintain, a career in any form of professional design practice. The MDes provides an opportunity for advanced design study in the context of a professional situation and to specialize in a particular area of design practice. Typical career destinations include Professional Design Practice, Design Enterprise, Design Management as well as careers in education and academia.


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COURSE OVERVIEW

The Master of Fine Art (MFA) aims to challenge your preconceptions about your own art practice, and that of others, and to provide you with a platform from which to make informed judgements on the future development of your career. The MFA encourages you to develop your art practice in a critical yet supportive environment. Our aim is to enable you to sustain your practice and to succeed at the highest level. In order to help to work towards this, you will be allocated a personal tutor and subject-specialist member of academic staff. All staff involved with the Fine Art subject area are actively involved in making and/or writing about art. They bring this knowledge and research experience to the programme, entering into an on-going dialogue with you in order to develop and strengthen your art practice. Access will be increased in the shared studios that the School will gain when it moves into its new purpose designed building on the Llandaff Campus in 2014.

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This programme is designed to fit the requirements of contemporary professional artists. The aim is to help students develop and strengthen their existing practice within a critical academic context through a negotiated programme of learning with the support of highly skilled staff and technicians. Graduates of the MFA programme are well placed to continue to pursue a career within the field of contemporary visual art.

Place of study: Cardiff School of Art & Design Llandaff Campus

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Master of Fine Art

Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Entry requirements: Applicants should have a good honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field. We also recognise the value of prior learning and experience within related fields. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: John Counsell Jcounsell@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: http://cardiff-school-of-art-anddesign.org/mfa

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Professional & Research Skills (Art & Design) PgC

COURSE OVERVIEW

Place of study: Cardiff School of Art & Design Llandaff Campus

Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Entry requirements: Applicants should have a good honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field. We also recognise the value of prior learning and experience within related fields. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: John Counsell Jcounsell@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: http://cardiff-school-of-art-anddesign.org/cprs

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The programme offers a detailed and comprehensive introduction to the range of methods, strategies and debates which can apply to art and design professional practice and research. It is built around the four key areas of professional practice, research methods, research design and the criticality that is essential for the generation of knowledge. The programme is ideal for artists and designers who want to develop a research proposal or a professional intervention project based on their practice. This postgraduate certificate is included as part of Cardiff School of Art & Design’s MA (Art & Design), MDes, MFA, MPhil and PhD programmes. It can also be taken as a stand-alone programme in preparation for writing a research application or a professional intervention project. Modules include: → Professional Methods in Art & Design → Research Methods in Art & Design → Project Design → Critical Positions in Art & Design.


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Most of its educational research is firmly grounded in applications to practice and knowledge transfer, while the philosophy of research in humanities is connected with the examination of political science and political history and the exploration of specific genres within the field of English Literature. Staff within the school have a wide range of research interests. As well as staff with established research profiles, a significant proportion of lecturers are undertaking higher degrees and developing additional research interests to contribute to the School's portfolio. The School also has Education research links with the School of Sport, School of Art & Design and School of Health Sciences with an interdisciplinary focus. The School's research and research supervision teams are based on two groups:

The School 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 parttime PhD and EdD (Professional Doctorate) students. All postgraduate students have access to a range of research resources, in a range of research areas supported throughout the School.

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The Cardiff School of Education’s research community is continually developing around its three main departments: Initial Teacher Education and Training, Humanities and Professional Development.

For further details of the research undertaken by Cardiff School of Education and the range of research degrees offered, visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/cse or contact Graduate Studies Co-ordinator: Dr Sian Rhiannon Williams, at: srwilliams@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

→ 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.

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UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT 1979  BA in English and History at Newcastle Polytechnic 1980  MA and PhD in English at University of Kent 1981  PGCE at Warwick University 1995  Founding editor of Texts in Culture series

“Cardiff Met is leading the way in equipping its graduates to apply their knowledge in their career paths.”

1996  Raymond Williams Society member 1998  Founding editor of Key Words journal 2002  Modernist Studies Association member 2005  Author of the book D.H. Lawrence, Science and the Posthuman 2010  British Society for Literature and Science member

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Jeff Wallace is Professor of English at Cardiff School of Education, specialising in modernism and contemporary literature. Professor Wallace has conducted a wealth of literary and scientific research into the critical dialogue between humanism and post-humanism, and is particularly interested in the work of D.H. Lawrence. His most recent book is an introduction to the radical experimental practices of modernism, with particular emphasis on the close reading of modernist artefacts, entitled ‘Beginning Modernism’. Professor Wallace is well known for his interest in this area, as a member of the Modernist Studies Association, and is currently writing a cultural and intellectual history of the concept of abstraction in literature and the visual arts.

their subject and its cultural centrality and utility. “Alongside the more traditional areas such as Shakespeare, nineteenth-century literature and modernism, the English curriculum at Cardiff Met is pioneering work in literary tourism and the therapeutic uses of literary texts outside the academy.” Professor Wallace leads the MA English & Creative Writing module ‘Writing the City’, studying the representation of urban areas in literature such as Mrs Dalloway and City of Glass, and exploring concepts such as heterotopia and psychogeography.

He is also currently writing an essay on the fiction of Haruki Murakami and pursuing collaborative work around the practical uses of literature to improve health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.

Speaking about Cardiff Met, he said: “The university motto is that knowledge is our most precious possession; however, we know that knowledge is nothing if it can't be taken out into the world and put to work. Cardiff Met is leading the way in equipping its graduates to apply their knowledge in their career paths.”

Professor Wallace said: “I see literature as one of the most important ways we have of understanding and interpreting the world, and strive to give students a sense of ownership of

As a member of the Raymond Williams Society, Professor Wallace is committed to developing the tradition of cultural materialism, which led him to cofound the journal ‘Key Words’.

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Professor praises Met motto to acquire and apply knowledge

Through his work editing ‘Key Words’, he provided a forum for radical thought on history and politics and the exploration of the role of literature, media and other cultural forms in contemporary life. Professor Wallace is also founding editor of the Manchester University Press book series ‘Texts in Culture’, and has written and edited several influential books. He has spoken at numerous conferences, most recently addressing the British Society for Literature and Science on the topic of ‘wonder, science and the posthumanities’. He also organised a seminar for fellow scholars from around the world at the Modernist Studies Association conference in 2013, discussing 'modernism, interest and uninterest', and is currently planning a major conference on the work of John Berger at Cardiff Met. Professor Wallace joined Cardiff Met in 2011, having previously lectured at the University of Glamorgan, Anglia Ruskin University and Liverpool Polytechnic.

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“I chose to study at Cardiff Met for so many reasons – the structure of my course, the reputation of the university, the atmosphere on campus and in the city…”

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT 2005  Studied A Levels in Physical Education, English Literature and History 2007  Moved to Cardiff to study BA in Education Studies and Sport & Physical Education 2010  Started MPhil degree as a training route to PhD study 2011  Started PhD thesis and research 2013  Published PhD findings with Cardiff Met colleagues 42


PhD student Kieran Hodgkin credits the quality of staff and support at Cardiff Metropolitan University with igniting the passion which has fuelled his three-year research project. After studying a diverse mix of subjects at A Level, Kieran moved to Cardiff from his home in Gloucestershire to study for a joint honours undergraduate degree in Education Studies and Sport & Physical Activity. Kieran said: “I chose to study at Cardiff Met for so many reasons – the structure of my course, the reputation of the university, the atmosphere on campus and in the city… When I looked at other universities, there was nowhere that compared.” Studying at not one, but two highly-regarded schools allowed keen footballer Kieran to undertake collaborative projects and incorporate his love of sport into his academic life. When he graduated from Cardiff Met in 2010 with a first class BA, Kieran’s dissertation supervisor Professor Gary Beauchamp advised him to consider further study. Over the following year, Kieran completed his MPhil, a higherdegree course in the fundamentals of advanced

research methods which served as a preliminary training stage for his PhD. Kieran commented: “It was a big adjustment from undergraduate to postgraduate work, as your lecturers suddenly become your colleagues. It took a bit of getting used to but all the staff were so supportive, which helped a lot.” He transferred to the PhD course in 2011 and has spent months conducting fieldwork in local schools, studying the pupils’ move from primary to secondary level education and considering how PE can aid social development to support the transition. Kieran’s thesis, entitled ‘Schooling, Physical Education and the Primary/Secondary Transition’, aims to communicate the concerns of pupils before and after the move, so that schools can provide better support at each stage. Kieran said: “This has taken a very different perspective to other Education

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research; there has been a lot of work around the transition period but the voices of the pupils are often marginalised, which is something I’m trying to combat. “It’s often assumed that the main concern when moving from primary to secondary education is social – making new friends, the risk of bullying – but I’ve found that pupils seem more concerned with the academic challenges, so this has real potential to help schools improve their student support systems. “Having studied the same pupils for six weeks at the end of the summer term in primary school and then for the first six weeks of the autumn term in secondary school, I’ve been able to collect really strong data and I’m really excited to publish the findings.” Kieran is working with Professor Beauchamp, Dr Anna Bryant and Director of Research, Professor Scott Fleming to write up his findings, which will then be published by the British Association of Advisers and Lecturers in Physical Education in September 2013. 43


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Cardiff Met coaxed John from short stories to new novella Completing his MA in English and Creative Writing at Cardiff School of Education gave John Davies the focus, confidence and drive to write his first book. When John came to Cardiff Met in 2011, his flair for the written word was already so impressive that he was admitted based purely on a portfolio of his creative work. John studied for his Masters parttime while working as a venue manager for the charitable organisation Valleys Kids in Rhondda Cynon Taf, organising and promoting events from live music performances to business conferences. He said: “I initially decided to do a Masters because I needed a higher qualification to secure a permanent managerial role at work, but found myself enjoying the course so much that I’m hoping to continue to PhD level. “I chose to study at Cardiff Met because of the creative focus and practical nature of the English and Creative Writing course - things like the novel writing module taught me how to submit work to publishing companies, which has directly benefited my efforts to forge a career as a writer.”

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The MA English and Creative Writing course at Cardiff Met also includes a module on the development of the short story through the 20th century, which helped John explore key approaches to writing and apply the techniques in his own work. John said: “I’ve always loved writing and been interested in the English language. I wrote songs from a very early age, and that progressed to poetry and eventually short stories. “I love music, both as a hobby and having worked in the industry, but I’ve always paid more attention to the lyrics than the tunes.” Since graduating from Cardiff Met, John has written a novella and is almost ready to send the manuscript out to publishers. The narrative follows a healthcare assistant in a Cardiff hospital, with dark humour and heavy realism; John’s work often focuses on the cogs of an industry and unsung heroes of mundane everyday life.

John said: “I wouldn’t have finished writing the book if I hadn’t done my Masters; it honed my natural skills and made me more conscious of the techniques I’m using, so my writing is much stronger. “It’s taken far longer than I expected - lots of tweaking and culling, but having the MA under my belt, I had a clearer picture of the goals of the writing process so I could be more focused at the editing stage.” John is now putting together a PhD proposal and hoping to return to Cardiff Met again next year, to undertake further creative writing study with a focus on the Welsh music industry.


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“I initially decided to do a Masters because I needed a higher qualification to secure a permanent managerial role at work, but found myself enjoying the course so much that I’m hoping to continue to PhD level.”

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Our Creative Writing MA is a rewarding taught degree, exploring a variety of techniques and approaches, including short story writing, novel writing, and new and urban writing. The modules are specifically designed to develop you as a writer of fiction. A critical but supportive environment is achieved through a combination of workshops, research seminars and e-learning. You will be introduced to the practicalities of preparing and submitting your work for publication. Typical Modules: → Short Story Writing → Novel Writing → Writing the City → New and Experimental Writing → Critical Practice → Researching Humanities One of the great strengths of the programme is its flexibility. MA Creative Writing can be studied either full or part time. Modules can be taken individually, allowing you to control the pace and depth of your postgraduate study. Programme delivery is enhanced by the university’s commitment to e-learning. The module ‘Short Story Writing’ can be taken as a distance learning option. Throughout the year, you will be invited to attend theatre trips, poetry and prose performances held in Cardiff. The department regularly invites external speakers in to give presentations and readings and student work is regularly published on the department’s online creative writing magazine.

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Creative Writing

Place of study: Cardiff School of Education Cyncoed Campus

Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time (Individual modules can also be taken on a flexible basis) 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 Spencer Jordan sjordan@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

This degree will encourage you to develop the valuable skills of autonomy, effective collaboration, self-direction, organisation, initiative and adaptability that are highly regarded in the workplace. It is also perfect for anyone who wishes to develop their own writing for possible publication. Visit the course page on our website for information on recent graduate success stories. 47


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Education (with pathways) MSc/PgD/PgC

COURSE OVERVIEW

Place of study: Cardiff School of Education Cyncoed Campus

This programme offers specialist awards: → Education - MA/PgD/PgC → Leadership and Management – MA → Managing Community Practice – MA → Educational Research and Practice - MA

Course length: 1 year full-time (MA Education only) Up to 5 years part-time (typically 3 years)

These awards have been developed after extensive consultation with employers, teachers, education professionals and students. The programme team aims to play a key role in supporting the continuing professional development of teachers and education professionals. Each pathway has certain compulsory modules, and there is a range of optional modules available each year. Depending on the award chosen, modules will include:

Entry requirements: Applicants must have a relevant initial degree at 2:2 classification or above. International students must have an IELTS score of 6.0 or above. Non-graduates must have a minimum of two years relevant experience. Entry is also subject to a satisfactory disclosure and barring services check. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Funding may be available via the General Teaching Council for Wales: www.gtcw.org.uk Course contact: Dr Cecilia Hannigan-Davies channigan-davies@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate 48

→ → → → → → → → → → → → → → →

Researching Practice Independent Study Educational Leadership and Management Reflective Practice School Improvement Learning and Teaching Pedagogy Mentoring and Coaching: Principles and Policies in Action Managing and Leading Community Practice The Community Context of Practice Principles and Practice of Youth and Community Work Literacy, Numeracy and Learner Needs Effective Teaching for School Improvement Managing Literacy and Numeracy Education: Character and Context Facilitating Reflective Practice and Supporting Workplace Learning

All students will complete a dissertation component of approximately 12,000 words comprising of a detailed study of an educational topic.

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


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COURSE OVERVIEW

MA English & Creative Writing is a rewarding taught degree, combining the study of English with the theoretical and practical component of fiction writing. The English 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. A critical but supportive environment is achieved through a combination of workshops, research seminars and e-learning. You will be introduced to the practicalities of preparing and submitting your work for possible publication. Typical Modules: → Literature and Landscapes → Writing the City → Short Story Writing → Novel Writing → Critical Practice → Researching Humanities One of the great strengths of the programme is its flexibility. MA English and Creative Writing can be studied either full- or part-time. Modules can be taken individually, allowing you to control the pace and depth of your postgraduate study. Programme delivery is enhanced by the university’s commitment to e-learning. Throughout the year, you will be invited to attend theatre trips, poetry and prose performances held in Cardiff. The department regularly invites external speakers in to give presentations and readings and student work is regularly published on the department’s online creative writing magazine.

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English & Creative Writing

Place of study: Cardiff School of Education Cyncoed Campus

Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time (Individual modules can also be taken on a flexible basis) 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 Spencer Jordan sjordan@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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English MA/PgD/PgC

COURSE OVERVIEW

Place of study: Cardiff School of Education Cyncoed Campus

Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time (Individual modules can also be taken on a flexible basis) 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

MA English is a rewarding taught degree offering an exhilarating analysis of English 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. Where possible, the modules encourage you to explore interdisciplinary boundaries and texts. Typical Modules: → Literature and Landscapes → Writing the City → Representing ‘the Past’ → New and Experimental Writing → Critical Practice → Researching Humanities One of the great strengths of the programme is its flexibility. MA English can be studied either full- or part-time. Modules can be taken individually, allowing you to control the pace and depth of your postgraduate study. Programme delivery is enhanced by the university’s commitment to e-learning.

Course contact: Dr Spencer Jordan sjordan@cardiffmet.ac.uk

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Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

MA English encourages you to develop the valuable skills of autonomy, effective collaboration, self-direction, organisation, initiative and adaptability that are highly regarded in the workplace. These transferable skills are crucial to career development and enhancement, and form the basis for further study. A Master’s degree in English 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.

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(PCET) – PGCE/PCE

COURSE OVERVIEW

The programme offers the following pathways of study: → Post-Compulsory Education & Training (PCET) → Professional Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) PCET → Professional Certificate of Education (PCE) PCET → Preparing to Teach in PCET This is a part-time, in-service course, which has a requirement for a minimum of 30 hours of contact teaching in the first year and a minimum of 100 hours of contact teaching in the second year. You are responsible for arranging your own teaching placement(s). Required teaching hours should be carried out between October and April in each academic year. The programme includes the following content: → Introduction to teaching in post-compulsory education → Designing, delivering and assessing learning → Teaching and learning strategies → Professional development → Curriculum design → Context of post-compulsory education and training → Reflective practice The course team reserves the right to amend the programme to ensure compliance with professional standards.

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The PGCE/PCE PCET will qualify you to teach or train in Further and Higher Education, adult and community education, leisure and youth workers and training personnel in HM forces, industry and commerce, private and public sector organisation. Students who have completed this course have gone on to part- or fulltime teaching in the post compulsory sector of education and training. Progression routes: Students from the PGCE/PCE PCET can progress onto the MA Education/Leadership and Management programmes at Cardiff Met but the PGCE/PCE programme does not carry credits towards the MA.

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Post Compulsory Education & Training

Place of study: Cardiff School of Education Cyncoed Campus

Course length: 2 years part-time Entry requirements: Applicants to the PGCE (PCET) should have a degree, or a qualification at Level 3 or above, in the subject they intend to teach. Applicants to the PCE (PCET) should have a qualification at Level 3 or above, in the subject they intend to teach. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: PGCE (PCET): Rhiain Burberry rburberry@cardiffmet.ac.uk PCE (PCET): Leanne Davies leannedavies@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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Primary - PGCE

COURSE OVERVIEW

Place of study: Cardiff School of Education Cyncoed Campus

Course length: 1 year full-time Entry requirements: All applicants should meet the following criteria: GCSE in English Language and Maths at Grade B (or above) and Grade C in Science. Students studying to teach in Welsh medium schools will also need a GCSE grade C or above in Welsh (first language). A minimum of 10 days recent and relevant experience in a mainstream school across the primary age range. Entry is also subject to tests in Literacy and Numeracy, as well as a disclosure and barring service check. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Training grants may be available Course contact: Cheryl Anthony canthony@cardiffmet.ac.uk

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Full course profile and entry requirements: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

The PGCE Primary programme 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 or Key Stage 2. Full descriptions relating to the Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2 (including course application codes) can be found on our website and on the UCAS teacher training website. The school based component of the programme comprises block school experience in partner schools. Students are assessed on their school experience according to a set of criteria for Terms 1, 2, and 3. Successful completion of Term 3 enables students to receive the qualification of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), awarded by the General Teaching Council for Wales (GTCW). 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. 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.

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS

The programme provides trainees with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), and provides opportunities for employment at the primary level.


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The programme provides professional training for graduates who wish to teach the following subject areas in secondary schools: → Art and Design → Biology with Science → Chemistry with Science → Design and Technology (specialising in Resistant Materials and Systems or Food and Textiles) → Drama → English → History → ICT and Computing → Mathematics → Modern Foreign Languages (specialising in either French, French and Spanish, or French and German) → Music → Physical Education → Physics with Science → Welsh Full subject descriptions can be found on our website and on the UCAS teacher training website. All subject areas are taught in English with certain content on some subject’s available through the medium of Welsh*. Please refer to our website for individual course application codes. 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 university-based modules comprise of initial professional development and curriculum studies in the subject in which the student teacher is specialising. *Placements are available in Welsh medium schools for some subject areas.

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The PGCE Secondary programme provides student teachers with a Post Graduate 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.

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Secondary - PGCE

Place of study: Cardiff School of Education Cyncoed Campus

Course length: 1 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 service check. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Training grants may be available Course contact: Sally Bethell sbethell@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile and entry requirements: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate 53


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Youth & Community Work PgD Managing Community Practice MA* COURSE OVERVIEW

Place of study: Cardiff School of Education Cyncoed Campus

Course length: PgD: 2 years part-time MA: 3 years part-time Entry requirements: Applicants should be experienced practitioners (for MA), or have a minimum of 200 hours of direct experience (for PgD) in the fields of youth and community work; community development work or associated occupational groups. Applicants should also normally posses a degree or a related professional qualification. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: PgDiploma: Rick Newnham rnewnham@cardiffmet.ac.uk MA: Jan Huyton jhuyton@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

PgD in Youth and 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. Students will 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 and Practice of Youth and Community Work → Management in Practice → The Community Context of Practice (Fieldwork and Tutorials) → The Social Context of Practice (Fieldwork and Tutorials) 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. This provides for rich interprofessional learning and reflects the practice realities of interprofessional working. MA Core modules: → Researching Practice → Reflective Practice → Managing and Leading Community Practice MA Optional Modules: → Mentoring and Coaching: Principles and Policies in Action → Facilitating Reflective Practice and Supporting Workplace Learning → Education: Character and Context *This programme forms part of the MA Education continuing professional development framework - please see page 48.

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The PgD enables graduates to qualify in the growing occupational area of Youth and Community Work, whilst enhancing their academic profile. Successful postgraduate diplomats may wish to continue with their studies to obtain the MA*. The MA will enable experienced practitioners to develop their analytical and professional capabilities.


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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 programmes which provide graduates with the necessary skills to excel in the workplace.

Psychological Research is well established in the School with a specific focus on lifestyle psychology, forensic psychology and educational psychology. The Forensic Psychology Research Group hosts ESRC funded seminars entitled ‘Exploring Motivation for Treatment Engagement and Behaviour Change’ which attract a wide audience and attract national and international experts from different disciplines.

The School has received significant investment in recent years, culminating in a new £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 postdoctoral researchers from around the world.

We have a number of emerging research areas, including environmental sciences, podiatry, speech and language therapy, public protection and dental technology.

Our key areas of activity are centred on three areas: Biomedical Research encompasses investigations into cellular and molecular mechanisms of human diseases, their prevention and associated therapies. We have world leaders in fields such as ageing and wound healing through the application of honeybased dressings and language therapy, public protection and dental technology. The Centre for Food Safety and Nutrition Research 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.

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The Cardiff School of Health Sciences is a major provider of postgraduate education and research in Health Sciences in Wales. It is widely accepted that health care students are best educated in a research-rich environment. The School has a vibrant research culture and our courses are informed by the latest research in the field. Much of the research is unique in its approach and has gained international recognition.

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 postgraduate research students. 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.

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

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UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT 2001  BSc in Sport Science

spend my time not only lecturing in

2002  MSc in Health & Exercise Science

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2003  Key researcher in Anglo-Cardiff Collaboration Trial 2004  Association for Research into Arterial Structure and Physiology member 2007  PhD in Cardiology 2011  Honorary Fellow at Australian School of Advanced Medicine

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“I feel very fortunate to be able to

2013  International Society of Hypertension (New Investigator Network) reviewer

a topic which I am very enthusiastic world-leading institutions...�


Dr Barry McDonnell is a Physiology lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan’s School of Health Sciences, specialising in cardiovascular health. Dr McDonnell is currently researching the role of vascular aging in hypertension and type2 diabetes, and the importance of increased physical activity as a non-pharmacological intervention, as part of the Anglo-Cardiff Collaborative Trial with Cardiff University and the University of Cambridge. He is also investigating the link between macro-vascular haemodynamics and microvascular flow pulsatility, in collaboration with the Australian School of Advanced Medicine at MacQuarie University, Sydney. Dr McDonnell said: “My interest in this field of research developed as a Sports Science student, learning how exercise and physical activity can improve cardiovascular function and structure - I was fascinated by the idea of being able to use exercise as part of rehabilitation programmes to help people with cardiovascular disease.” Before coming to Cardiff Met in 2008, Dr McDonnell completed post-doctoral research projects at

Cardiff University and the University of Cambridge in the area of vascular health and the use of exercise as a nonpharmacological tool to reduce cardiovascular risk Dr McDonnell’s background in exercise and cardiovascular health enables him to teach modules in physiology, exercise physiology, pathophysiology of disease and research across a range of Health Science courses, from Nutrition to Biomedicine. He said: “I feel very fortunate to be able to spend my time not only lecturing in a topic which I am very enthusiastic about, but also collaborating with world-leading institutions on pioneering clinically relevant research projects. “I’ve been very impressed with Cardiff Met in the support it provides, both personal and financial, to enable staff and students to carry out cutting-edge research.”

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Staff support enables cutting-edge Cardiff Met courses

Dr McDonnell has been instrumental in the recent opening of the Health Assessment Suite in Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Biomedical Science Department, where his team now undertake the majority of their vascular physiology research. He is presently working with numerous Cardiff Met colleagues on research studies into relationships between ventricular function and large artery haemodynamics, cellular ageing and arterial stiffness, and community-based exercise and vascular function. Dr McDonnell is also involved in various ongoing projects with national research groups, such as Blood Pressure Wales, the Wales Cardio-Respiratory Research Group and the Wales Physical Activity, Diabetes and Metabolic Health Research Group.

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Honor’s research into ‘risk-taking’ hopes to help Welsh teens Honor Young came to Cardiff Met to study a Masters degree in Health Psychology and was so impressed with the research opportunities afforded by the School of Health Sciences that she stayed to undertake two more qualifications. After studying her BSc in Psychology, Honor chose Cardiff Met to continue her education because of the university’s prestigious reputation and the specialist course on offer. Honor said: “Health Psychology is a very important, relevant area of psychology study, and the MSc course at Cardiff Met covers a broad range of topics so you get the best insight into the practice and application of psychological research into health-related behaviours “I really enjoyed conducting the research for my dissertation, using psychological theory to understand female attitudes towards teenage pregnancy; this got me thinking about continuing to study at doctorate level.

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“My PhD research has focused on teenagers’ attitudes towards sexual risk-taking and pregnancy, which is a controversial but highly relevant topic in our society – I want to understand the factors driving teenagers’ sexual

behaviour and the rates of teenage pregnancy in Wales.” As part of her PhD thesis, Honor has completed a three-year research project using both questionnaires and interviews to investigate teenagers’ attitudes towards unprotected sex and pregnancy. In recognition of the importance of Honor’s research, her PhD has received funding from the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research. She said: “My PhD work aims to highlight prominent factors which may set adolescents on a trajectory to young parenthood, and ultimately I hope it will increase understanding of the risks which teenagers are taking and can be used to inform more focused interventions, so young people can make more informed sexual health decisions.” Alongside her PhD, Honor also taught undergraduate psychology students and completed a 15,000-

word portfolio as part of a Postgraduate Certificate for Teaching in Higher Education (PgCTHE). Having completed her PgCTHE, she is now a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and will be recognised as a highly qualified and competent teaching practitioner, should she choose to become a university lecturer. Honor said: “A PhD is a challenge in itself, and balancing it with the PgCTHE took a lot of discipline and strong time management. “The support I’ve received from the Cardiff Met staff made so much difference, they even helped me secure funding for my research - I cannot speak more highly of them.” Honor is currently writing up her PhD thesis, whilst working as a post-doctoral research fellow at the National University of Ireland in Galway on a cross-national study into teenagers’ sexual behaviour.


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“The MSc course at Cardiff Met covers a broad range of topics so you get the best insight into the practice and application of psychological research into health-related behaviours...”

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT 2004  A Levels in Maths, Biology and Welsh 2006  BSc in Psychology at Cardiff University 2009  MSc in Health Psychology at Cardiff Metropolitan University 2010  PhD Psychology and PgCTHE student at Cardiff Met 2013  Post-doctoral Research Fellow at National University of Ireland

Honour is also studying for the British Psychological Society Stage 2 Health Psychology Qualification, which will allow her to become a Chartered Psychologist and HPCregistered Health Psychologist.

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UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT 2002  Completed Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) Diploma at Swansea Metropolitan University 2003  Completed HNC at Swansea University 2006  Joined Cardiff Met while working at Corus Environment Agency 2008  Started work at Electricity Alliance and Morgan & Sindall 2009  Completed MSc and started work at Wales & West Utilities

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“...my Masters gave me a chance to open up debate, dig a little deeper and consider resourceful ways to implement health and safety strategies in different industries.”


Studying part-time at Cardiff Metropolitan University allowed Dean Barnett to complete his postgraduate degree while juggling the daily demands of his professional life. Dean achieved his MSc in Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing (then called Occupational Health & Safety) alongside full-time work as a Health & Safety Advisor in Exeter, travelling hundreds of miles to Cardiff for mentoring sessions at the School of Health Sciences. Dean said: “There were times when I did fall behind because of everything going on at home, but I was very lucky that the course was quite flexible and the lecturers did everything they could to help me fit my degree around my job. “I am so grateful for all the support I received, from then programme leader Dr Peter Sykes and all the teachers and technicians. Everyone was so understanding and hands-on; I really can’t recommend them enough.” Dean credits his time at Cardiff Met with giving him the motivation and determination to set himself goals, strive to achieve them and drive his career forward.

He said: “I’ve taken plenty of Occupational Health & Safety exams, but my Masters gave me a chance to open up debate, dig a little deeper and consider resourceful ways to implement health and safety strategies in different industries.” With a Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport Diploma from Swansea Metropolitan University and Higher National Certificate in Logistics Management from Swansea University, Dean chose to continue his education at Cardiff Met because of its vibrance and energy. Dean said: “With the university being so central, there’s a brilliant lively atmosphere - especially when the rugby’s on! I would have loved to have studied at Cardiff Met fulltime and spend more weekends on campus and exploring the city.”

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Part-time study helped Dean achieve self-starter success

Dean was made Deputy Director of Safety, Health and Environment at Swansea University in January 2013, but soon realised he missed being a practitioner and left to set up his own consultancy, Safety Solutions DH. Dean said: “I’ve achieved the goals I set for myself and I’m really pleased with how far my career progressed, but my Masters taught me to get more involved and I wanted to go back to working in the field. “Being a Director for my own business is busy but excellent, and I wouldn’t have had the confidence to go for it without such strong credentials and qualifications. “When people find out I’ve got a Masters degree from Cardiff Met, you see them sit up and take you seriously – it’s very well respected, which has really strengthened my position in a competitive market.”

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MSc

COURSE OVERVIEW

The programme is designed to be flexible and integrate learning already available within the Cardiff School of Health Sciences, and other universities. The integration of the programme for the individual will be focused by the individual learner’s needs. This approach fosters interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary learning, which encourages best practice, innovation and cross-fertilisation. Participants may undertake modules offered at other universities to meet their individual learning needs, provided that Cardiff Met approves the modules.

Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences Llandaff Campus

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Advanced Dietetic Practice

Course length: 3 years part-time

There are three core components for the MSc: Work Based Learning (two Professional Practice Modules); Research Methods and a Dissertation. In addition, students will select a further 60 credits from suitable modules in the Cardiff School of Health Sciences (or other universities). Modules available in the school include: → Clinical Educators Course → Advanced Clinical Educators Course → Nutrition for the Older Person → Behaviour and Motivational Change → Exercise Physiology → Sports Nutrition I → Sports Nutrition II

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There has been an increase in demand for dietetic services and recruitment to specialist posts is becoming increasingly difficult. The dietitian working at Masters Level will be able to lead and contribute to developments in dietetics 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 dietetic and nutrition.

Attendance is flexible depending on module choices. Most modules are offered on a block and distance learning basis. Entry requirements: Applicants must be a registered Dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council with two years practice and show evidence of recent CPD activities; hold an honours degree or equivalent; demonstrate support from their employers and access a relevant work environment. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Rhiannon Harris rharris@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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Applied Public Health MSc/PgD/PgC

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Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences Llandaff Campus

Course length: 1 year full-time or up to 2 years part-time Entry requirements: An initial degree in a discipline relating to health or the determinants of health. Other relevant qualifications will be considered. All candidates must normally be able to demonstrate a minimum of two years experience in a relevant setting. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Alastair Tomlinson agtomlinson@cardiffmet.ac.uk

This programme focuses on the application of the key principles of multidisciplinary public health practice to the breadth of issues that form the scope of 21st Century public health. The programme is intended to challenge the preconceptions and practice of participants, developing their knowledge, skills and competencies, with the aim of producing reflective public health practitioners. There is a strong emphasis on students’ own practice, and students are encouraged to base their studies on the issues and situations they face in their own field. The programme is closely mapped to the Public Health Skills & Career Framework, National Occupational Standards for Public Health, and the UK Public Health Practitioner Standards. Modules will include: → Assessing Health & Wellbeing → Risk Perception & Communication → Public Health Policy Development → Applied Research Methods & Design → Public Health Intervention Development → Reflecting on Professional Development → Critical Appraisal → Evidence-Based Practice → Regeneration for Health & Sustainable Development → Changing Health Behaviours → Occupational Health → Work-based Learning To obtain the MSc, students must also complete a Dissertation.

Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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The course has been designed to meet the needs of a wide range of public health practitioners, professionals and volunteers working to achieve improvements in the wider determinants of health. The programme is aimed at anyone with an interest in improving the full range of determinants of health: for example, people working in education, health promotion, housing, transport, leisure, environmental health, community development, health & wellbeing partnerships, planning, social services, school nursing, and health visiting. 66


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Professionally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the course aims to provide a high quality and professionally relevant postgraduate programme focussing on the relationship of theoretical knowledge to the practice of Biomedical Sciences. The course aims to utilise and extend your existing skills and knowledge, which reflects the contemporary state of your scientific discipline. Your personal and professional understanding of Biomedical Sciences will be enhanced through an academically coherent programme of directed and self-directed learning, which is arranged in a modular framework. Emphasis will be placed on the development of analytical and critical skills and on problem identification and analysis within a Biomedical Sciences context. You will be taught by a team of experienced academics, researchers and professionally qualified staff. A number of the teaching team are also registered Biomedical Scientists. Core Modules: → Molecular Biology → Immunology → Biotechnology (half module) → Contemporary Diagnostic Systems (half module) → Research Methods in Biomedical Sciences Option modules: → Medical Biochemistry and Advanced Topics in Medical Biochemistry → Immunohematology and Advanced Topics in Immunohematology → Medical Microbiology and Advanced Topics in Medical Microbiology and Infection → Cellular Pathology and Advanced Topics in Cellular 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.

Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences Llandaff Campus

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Biomedical Science

Accredited by: The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Entry requirements: A first or second class honours degree, which has a significant content of biological science, or 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: Karin Jones kjones@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS

The course 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 course will 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)

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Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences Distance Learning

Course length: Up to 3 years Entry requirements: A good honours classification (1st or 2:1) in a dental technology degree. Exceptional entry applicants will be considered on an individual basis. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Jeff Lewis jlewis@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

The programme offers specialist training that builds on any initial qualification in dental technology. Completion of 60 credits at each stage is required. At Certificate and Diploma levels, students 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 Masters if required. At this level a research project and preparation of a publishable article must be undertaken. The research topic is agreed between the student and their allocated supervisor. There is no required attendance to the university for this programme as it is delivered via distance. This will necessitate students accessing video conferencing over a PC with a broadband connection. There will be weekly meetings within each module. Students are expected to carry out at least six hours of practical work per week in their laboratory/workplace throughout the academic year.

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.

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The programme offers a high quality programme of study and is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. It is designed for individuals who wish to pursue careers in the field of dietetics and to extend their own academic studies to postgraduate or Masters level (M level). During the programme students are educated to be responsive practitioners, able to adapt to the changing needs of society. The course 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. A commitment to continuing education is also encouraged. Part one of the programme includes the taught academic element, which contains six modules at Masters Level and three periods of practical training in placement. In addition, students study supplementary modules in order to fulfil the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council. Part two involves the completion of a dissertation. Modules will include: → Awareness of Dietetic Practice → Behavioural Sociology → Clinical Dietetics → Community Dietetics & Contemporary Nutrition Issues → Nutrition → Professional Studies → Psychology of Behaviour → Research Strategies in Nutrition & Dietetics → Supplementary Level

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 postregistration education. In addition there are opportunities for dietitians to be involved in health education/promotion, education, research and journalism.

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Dietetics

Course length: Up to 21/4 years full-time Entry requirements: A good honours degree (1st or 2:1) in a scientific discipline with sufficient emphasis in physiology and biochemistry. Students should have completed their degree within five years of their proposed entry to this Masters. Entry is also subject to a disclosure and barring service check. From 2015 applicants will be required to have a Nutrition degree. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Students are normally eligible for NHS bursaries to cover course fees. Course contact: Rhiannon Harris rharris@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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Food Safety Management MSc/PgD

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Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences Llandaff Campus

Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Entry requirements: An initial degree awarded by an approved degree awarding body, or a non-graduate qualification, which the university has deemed to be of a satisfactory standard. Exceptional entry is available to candidates have a minimum of two years experience in a relevant field. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Colin Powell cpowell@cardiffmet.ac.uk

The safety and quality of food is a major concern to consumers, retailers, manufactures and regulators. High profile incidents have highlighted the need for the effective management systems and regulatory frameworks for food safety at the local, national and international levels. Increasingly, professionals within this field require specialised knowledge and skills to help them identify and effectively manage risks. In response to these challenges, 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 programme utilises theoretical frameworks and practical case studies to enable students 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. Taught modules include: → Research Methods → Management of Risk → Policy & Strategy Studies → Epidemiology → Food Safety Management Systems → Management of Outbreaks of Food Borne Diseases Students will also complete a dissertation.

Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS

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.

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The programme is designed to meet the needs of professionals and practitioners in a range of sectors. The programme combines theoretical studies and practical elements, which can be applied in the modern food and nutrition environment. There are two main streams for this MSc, one focuses on Food Safety & Technology, the other on Nutrition & Policy Studies. The structure of the assessment programme allows students to focus on issues relevant to their interest. Modules offered as a guide: → Biochemistry & Food Analysis → Food Technology & Biotechnology → Research Methods → Food Safety Management → Food Quality Management → Human Nutrition → Current Issues in Nutrition → Dissertation Students on the course can take advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities available via the Food Industry Centre. This is both a research and practice based centre supporting the activities of the food industry throughout the UK, especially in Wales.

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Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences Llandaff Campus

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Food Science & Technology

Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Entry requirements: A BSc in Food Science/ Technology or relevant honours degree in science. 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 profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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 nutrition such as health promotion and policy studies.

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

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Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences Distance Learning

Course length: 2-5 years part-time This course is delivered online via Moodle software incorporating software such as Google+, Adobe Connect and Adobe Presenter. Entry requirements: BSc in Food Science/Technology or relevant honours degree in science. Candidates with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 3 years experience in a relevant setting and be working in a food and/or drink manufacturing environment (or have access to one), to enable them to apply the practical elements of the assignments. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Professor Louise Fielding lfielding@cardiffmet.ac.uk

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Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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. This applied programme is intended to challenge the preconceptions and practice of participants, as well as developing their knowledge, skills and competencies. Core modules: → Global Food Safety → Global Food Quality Management Systems → Research Methods → Food Legislation → Dissertation or Enterprise project Optional Modules: → Nutrition → Hygienic Design for the Food Manufacturer → New Product Development Choice of Commodity Technologies Modules: → Meat & Fish Technology → Dairy Technology → Baking Technology → Confectionery Technology → Food Packaging Further information can be found at: www.mscfoodtechnologyforindustry.org.uk

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS

The programme provides the potential for current and aspiring technical and NPD staff including QAs and technologists in the industry to expand their knowledge and skills in areas they would like to move into as a career progression within a larger company or perhaps providing a smaller company with much needed development for a successful and certain future.


PgD Practitioner Programme

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and, upon completion, provides students with eligibility to apply to the register to practice as Forensic Psychologists in the UK. The course is designed to be placement based, with various workshops for students as well as clinical and academic supervision. Each student 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. There are five modules to the programme: → Practice Portfolio → Consultancy → Teaching & Training → Ethical & Professional Practice → Functional Assessment & Formulation Full module descriptions can be found on our website.

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS

The purpose of the PG Dip in Practitioner Forensic Psychology is to allow students to progress on from Masters 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. This course is essentially for students who wish to progress on to clinical work within forensic settings or more widely with forensic clients. The programme is placement based and provides supervised support towards developing the competencies required to be an autonomous practitioner.

Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences Llandaff Campus

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Forensic Psychology

Approved by: Health and Care Professions Council Course length: 2 years full-time (Usually 4 days per week for 45 weeks per year); Up to 5 years part-time Entry requirements: Applicants will normally be expected to have a BPS accredited Masters in Forensic Psychology (or equivalent) or be currently enrolled on to the Forensic Psychology MSc at Cardiff Met. Applicants also expected to demonstrate extensive experience in a relevant forensic domain. Entry is also subject to a disclosure and barring services check. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Nic Bowes nbowes@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate 73


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Forensic Psychology MSc

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Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences Llandaff Campus

Accredited by: British Psychological Society (BPS) Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Forensic Psychology is the practice and application of psychological research relevant to crime, policing, the courts, the criminal and civil justice system, offenders, prison, secure settings, offender management, health and academic settings as well as private practice. This programme is the only BPS accredited programme in Wales. Working collaboratively with NOMS Cymru (National Offender Management Services, Wales), helps keep the programme up to date with strategy development and policy decisions. Regular contributions from practitioners enable students to understand more about services within Wales and their impact on our society locally. We also have many national contributors who share their extensive knowledge and experience.

Entry requirements: A good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in Psychology, from a BPS (British Psychological Society) accredited undergraduate course.

The programme looks at the role of environmental, psychosocial, and socio-cultural factors that may contribute to crime or its prevention.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate experience in a relevant area e.g. experience with victims, offenders or service providers in a forensic domain.

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Students will complete the following taught modules and will also be required to conduct a novel, supervised research dissertation with participants preferably drawn from a forensic setting: Research Methods & Design Forensic Mental Health Professional Practice & Offender Management Psychological Assessments & Interventions Theories of Criminal Behaviour Legal Psychology Psychological Vulnerabilities

Full module descriptions can be found on our website. Course contact: Dr Joselyn Sellen jsellen@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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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 two years of full-time supervised practice with an appropriate client group.


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These programmes have been designed to meet the research needs of people regardless of their starting point. There is a choice of two research methods and design 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. All students will complete taught modules in Research Methods & Design and Research skills, as well as complete a dissertation, which will consist of an independent piece of research. Other modules are then chosen from a list of those available to supplement these modules and the dissertation. The number of optional modules taken depends on the size of the dissertation selected. Students choosing the MRes programme can select 20 credits worth of optional modules, those choosing the MSc Health and Social Science Research can select 70 credits worth of optional modules. Full module descriptions can be found on our website.

Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences Llandaff Campus

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Health & Social Science Research/ Clinical Research Methods MRes/MSc

Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Entry requirements: A good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in a health or social science subject is normally required. However, applicants with relevant professional experience or qualifications are welcomed and will be considered individually.

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. 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.

Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Dr Caroline Limbert climber@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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Health Psychology MSc

COURSE OVERVIEW

Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences Llandaff Campus

Accredited by: British Psychological Society (BPS) Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 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. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Caroline Limbert climber@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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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 wellbeing 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. The programme is specifically designed with future employability in mind and provides a student centred approach to preparing graduates for future training and careers in health psychology. Students complete the following six taught modules along with a dissertation, which consists of an independent piece of research. → → → → → →

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

Full module descriptions 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 programme provides the knowledge base and research skills, which 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.


MSc/PgD/PgC

COURSE OVERVIEW

The programme 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.

Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences Llandaff Campus

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.

Course length: 3 years part-time

Students will study the following modules in year one: → Critical Appraisal → Gait analysis → The Pathological Basis of Musculoskeletal Disorders → Work Based Learning: Musculoskeletal Examination and Diagnosis And a selection of the following modules in year two: → Sports, Biomechanics & Injury/ Sports, Biomechanics & Injury Management → Introduction to Injection Therapy → Musculoskeletal therapeutics: A work-based learning module → Pharmacology for Podiatrists → Research methods In year three students will undertake a 60-credit research project, which will involve the development of an assessed research proposal and the submission of a research report. Full module descriptions can be found on our website.

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.

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Musculoskeletal Studies

It is a flexible award where students can also study individual modules on a CPD basis Entry requirements: Membership of a healthcare profession eligible for employment within the NHS in the UK, or the international equivalent. Also, 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 Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing MSc/PgD/PgC

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Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences Llandaff Campus

Accredited by: Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Students can also study individual modules on a CPD basis. Entry requirements: An initial degree in a discipline relating to occupational health, safety and wellbeing. Candidates with other relevant qualifications and experience will be considered. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Stuart Scott sscott@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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Developed in accordance with the 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. The programme aims to challenge the preconceptions and practice of participants, as well as developing their knowledge, skills, competencies and ability to reflect and learn from their own professional practice. There is a strong emphasis on students’ own practice, and students are encouraged to base their studies on the issues and situations they face in their own field. Modules will include: → Principles & Practice of Risk Assessment → Risk Perception & Communication → Applied Research Methods & Design → Management of Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing → Individual & Organisational Change H&S → Management of Planned & Unplanned Events → Reflecting on Professional Development → Developing Health Safety & Wellbeing Strategies & Interventions To obtain the MSc, students must also complete a Dissertation (60 credits): Design, plan and undertake a piece of independent applied research, and present the findings. Full module descriptions can be found on our website.

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS

The programme has been designed to meet the needs of a wide range of occupational health, safety and wellbeing practitioners, professionals and others working to achieve a more holistic approach to occupational health, safety and wellbeing management. The programme is aimed at anyone with an interest in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating health, safety and wellbeing strategies and interventions which encourage a proactive approach to improving employee engagement, health, safety and wellbeing. Students who successfully complete the MSc 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.


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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 and management subjects. 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. The School also offers a range of taught postgraduate programmes in Computing and Information Systems, Finance, Human Resource Management, Law, Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management. 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 portfolio of specialist Masters as well as a PhD programme with over 60 enrolled MPhil, PhD and Professional Doctorate candidates. 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 (Research Practice, Social Meanings & Perspectives and Research Methodologies). We also offer a PhD by Published Works for University of Wales, UWIC and Cardiff Metropolitan University graduates and a Professional Doctorate programme with several different named pathways (DBA, DInfoSys, D Tourism). We are currently developing a taught doctorate.

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

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At the Cardiff School of Management (CSM), we pride ourselves on our strong reputation in applied research and active engagement with business and industry and can offer you firstclass taught courses and unique research opportunities.

Research activities at the School are organised into two research centres: The Welsh Centre for Tourism Research The Welsh Centre for Business and Management Research, which includes six broad themes reflecting the interests and expertise of active researchers in the School: → LEAN production systems → Competitiveness, Innovation & Entrepreneurship → Governance, Accountability & Social Justice → Information Systems, Technology & People → New Economies which includes the Cardiff Institute for Co-operative Studies and the Centre for Visioning Sustainable Societies → Creative Leadership & Enterprise Centre 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 research degrees offered, visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/csm and www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/research

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Dr Crick’s passion for developing computer science education Dr Tom Crick is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science for the Computing & Information Systems programmes at Cardiff Metropolitan University. His primary research interests lie at the hardware/software interface and the performance of each: code optimisation, high performance computing, concurrency and programming language design and implementation. His teaching interests include mathematical foundations of computing, computer architectures and principles of programming. Dr Crick was a PhD student and post-doctoral researcher at the University of Bath, working on a number of European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) funded projects on autonomous agents and distributed software systems. He is currently a member of HiPEAC, the European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation, which aims to increase research in high-performance and embedded computing systems and to stimulate cooperation between academia and industry.

Other industrial research links include Microsoft Research Cambridge, HP, Imagination Technologies and HPC Wales. Alongside his academic roles at Cardiff Met, Dr Crick is a leading advocate for computer science education and research, especially for underpinning science and innovation policy in Wales and the UK. He has been at the forefront of recent initiatives to promote and support the teaching of computer science in UK schools, as Chair in Wales of Computing At School.

Dr Crick also has a strong interest in science policy and communication, and was appointed a Science Media Fellow with BBC Wales in 2011. He is also a Trustee of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and the British Science Association, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Campaign for Science & Engineering. Further information at: drtomcrick.com

He has advised the Office of the Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales, co-chaired the official review of the ICT curriculum in Wales and sits on the Welsh Government’s National Digital Learning Council. As a member of the National Assembly for Wales Cross-Party Group on Science & Technology, Dr Crick works to raise awareness of important technological and educational developments, and relevant policy issues.

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Paul’s postgraduate study supports Scottish science centres When Paul Jennings started his Professional Doctorate at Cardiff Met’s School of Management, he could never have anticipated how his work would shape national government funding models. Paul said: “As a busy Science Centre Chief Executive, I saw the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) qualification as a unique opportunity to tackle work-based change issues of sector-wide importance. “I chose Cardiff Met because I had worked there previously, devising a programme of study and recruiting the first cohort of students for the Events Management course, and I noticed how supportive and studentfocused all the staff were. “Even after I decided teaching wasn’t for me, I stayed in touch with Professor Eleri Jones and when she told me about the Professional Doctorate programme, I was really keen to get involved.” Cardiff Met’s Professional Doctorate is a higher degree programme designed around the concept of change agency, at the same study level as a PhD but with different objectives – it aims to develop new professional practice rather than theory.

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Paul completed the DBA via distance-learning, living and working in Scotland but travelling regularly to Cardiff to meet with his supervisors and other tutors.

Over the three-year course, he undertook research with 26 science centre CEO's to create a performance and accountability framework applicable to all Scotland's science centres. Paul said: “Bringing together a knowledgecommunity of experts from Europe, America and Asia provided my investigation with the scope to draw from best-practice and channel it down to a very practical application. “The work associated with my study is directly applicable to the funding models of the Scottish Government and has significant implications for its support of the country’s science centres.” The framework Paul created during his DBA research project has subsequently been adopted by the Scottish Government. He commented: “I could see that the framework being used in Scotland was unsustainable, so I approached the Office of the Chief Scientific Adviser with my alternative and it was adopted within about six months of me finishing my thesis.”

His research also involved working with a small group to reach a consensus position over a network-wide performance framework. Paul said: “This was a great opportunity to discuss my research in a dynamic professional environment, and I’ve since been asked to contribute to the ongoing discussions between other science centres and their governments.” After graduating, Paul spent three years in the US working as the Science Centre of Iowa’s CEO before returning to the UK and setting up his own consultancy. He is now working as the President of Event Network Europe, providing support to science centres and other international visitor attractions in their management, marketing and general business development. Paul said: “The work I undertook during my DBA highlighted a number of emerging research areas, and has given me the interest and skills required to pursue these.”


1994  MSc Exercise & Nutrition Science at University of Liverpool 1997  Programme Director of Events Management at UWIC

“I’ve now moved away from the traditional role of a CEO and am focused on adding value and support to others during periods of change, challenge and opportunity, equipped with many helpful tools from my Professional Doctorate.”

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UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT

1999  MBA Marketing at University of Leicester 2001  Started work as CEO of Dundee Science Centre 2006  Joined Cardiff Met studying DBA Change Management 2009  Completed DBA and appointed CEO of the Science Centre of Iowa 2011  Set up his own consultancy, Xcentuate Ltd 2013  Appointed President of Event Network Europe

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UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT 2000  A Levels in Business, Biology and Geography 2003  BSc in Business Studies at Swansea Metropolitan University

“It was very challenging to balance my studies with working full-time, but staff at Cardiff Met were all so understanding and went out of their way to help me.”

2006  Completed BSc and started work at HSBC 2008  Started work as Events Manager at National Assembly 2009  MSc in Events Management part-time at Cardiff Met 2011  Completed MSc 2012  Promoted to Front of House Manager at National Assembly

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Part-time postgraduate study helped secure Geraint’s promotion When Geraint Huxtable wanted to further his career in the competitive Events industry, he realised Cardiff Metropolitan University could provide the perfect tool. Cardiff born and bred, Geraint was working as an Events Manager at the National Assembly for Wales when he started studying at Cardiff Met. With a BSc in Business Studies and experience of organising activities for visiting VIPs and working on major events such as the royal opening of the fourth session of the Welsh Assembly in 2011, Geraint decided to build on his strategic business skills with a Masters degree. Cardiff Met’s School of Management offers a range of programmes in specialist fields such as Tourism, Hospitality and Events to develop students’ business ethics and advanced management knowledge. Geraint said: “I was keen to gain a qualification to help me stand out in a crowded job market, so the MSc in Events Management seemed like the ideal course for me.

of the city, really clinched the deal– being able to travel between work and university so easily felt like a sign that postgraduate study was the right choice for me.” Geraint completed his Masters degree over two years at Cardiff Met, studying part-time whilst working full-time at the National Assembly for Wales. The bulk of his postgraduate work was a 20,000-word consultancy dissertation, focusing on the use of events to increase public engagement with the National Assembly and its work. He said: “It was very challenging to balance my studies with working full-time, but staff at Cardiff Met were all so understanding and went out of their way to help me. “I’m particularly grateful for the support I received from Dr Claire Haven-Tang at times when the workload was challenging.”

As Cardiff Met courses promote transferable skills and employability, Geraint’s study of cutting-edge modules such as Business Stewardship and the ‘Times Higher Education’ Integrated Project directly facilitated his career development. Since graduating, Geraint has been promoted to Front of House Manager at the National Assembly for Wales. He is now responsible for a team of staff across three Assembly buildings, delivering flawless front-of-house service, overseeing VIP events and managing the retail outlet in the iconic Senedd building. Geraint said: “I’d say my promotion is largely down to my Masters degree – as well as developing my managerial and entrepreneurial skills, balancing study with full-time work proved my commitment to my career and drive to succeed.”

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Computing MSc/PgD/PgC

COURSE OVERVIEW

Place of study: Cardiff School of Management Llandaff Campus

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 issues in computing, ranging from requirements engineering and programming through to developments in computer architecture and operating systems. The programme has nine taught modules:

Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 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 Simon Thorne sthorne@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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. 120 credits from these may result in the award of PgD; 60 credits from these may result in the award of PgC. The MSc requires all nine modules and completion of a 40 credit project. Modules are delivered through lectures, tutorials, practical workshops and invited speakers.

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

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The Executive MBA is a two-year part-time programme 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. The Executive MBA aims to: → Be action-oriented → Build a foundation of knowledge → Offer customised learning → Provide a hands-on approach → Offer complete flexibility → Focus on leadership development The programme can be completed in weekend study and is comprised of three major components: Compulsory element: Five core modules underpinning and building new knowledge in core areas of business: → Effective Management of Markets → Effective Management of Processes with PRINCE2 → Effective Management of People with Leadership & Teambuilding → Effective Management of Accounting → Effective Strategic Management Elective element: Two modules to be selected from a large number of options, allowing Executive MBA students to specialise in areas such as Finance, Tourism Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Internationalisation, Sports Management, Health Sector Project Management and Education Management. Management report: Students will also complete a summative management report bringing together key learning points from the programme.

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Executive MBA

Course length: 2 years part-time There are 8 start points throughout the programme making the Executive MBA exceptionally flexible for the working professional. The start points are: September, October, January, March, April, May, June and July. 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. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Mark Goode mgoode@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/execmba

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This Executive MBA has been designed to be very flexible and to link into the existing executive courses within the Cardiff School of Management. Credits achieved on these other executive courses can be transferred to the Executive MBA.

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Finance & Information Management MSc

COURSE OVERVIEW

Place of study: Cardiff School of Management Llandaff Campus

Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Entry requirements: An undergraduate degree (normally 2:1 or above) or its equivalent; five years relevant work experience, or suitable professional qualifications from bodies such as ACCA, CII, CFA, IFS, BCS. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Dr Simon Thorne sthorne@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

Finance and information management are closely related in practice. Financial decisions and predictions need to be based upon information, information that needs effective management. Often such information is contained in an information system. Finance has been the domain of – and inspiration for - many advances in information management, such as Function Point Analysis and Structured Systems Analysis and Design Method. The MSc Finance and Information Management has seven core modules: three concerned with finance; three concerned with information management; and one in preparation for the self-managed elements. Whichever of the self-managed elements the student chooses; it must be focused on the interconnection of finance and information management rather than purely finance or information management. Taught Modules: → Quantitative Finance → Capital Markets & Derivatives → Corporate Finance & Risk → End User Computing Risk Management → Business Analysis → Information Management Software Tools → Research Methods Self-managed elements will include a Dissertation, Enterprise Project or Consultancy Project.

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS

Aspiring Information Systems Project Managers, Business Analysts and, especially, Information Auditors need an appreciation of both finance and information management.

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MSc

COURSE OVERVIEW

The MSc Finance has four core modules in common with the MSc Financial Management programme with an additional two core modules. The MSc Finance focuses primarily on the theoretical aspects of finance and students undertake the six taught core modules and a substantial self managed element. Core Modules: → Quantitative Finance → Capital Markets & Derivatives → Corporate Finance & Risk → Management of Finance → Behavioural Finance → Management of Finance → Research Methods Self-Managed Elements: → Dissertation, or: → Enterprise Project, or: → Consultancy Project. In some instances those with higher-level professional qualifications from bodies such as ACCA, CII, CFA, IFS, may be exempt from several taught modules. Such exemptions would be discussed on a case-by-case basis with the programme director.

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS

The demand for highly skilled and knowledgeable finance professionals is likely to be maintained over the coming years – and in the view of some may well increase. This Masters programme is geared towards developing the knowledge, skills and understanding of students seeking serious careers in the finance industry.

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Finance

Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Entry requirements: Degree (normally 2:1 or above) or its equivalent in a relevant area e.g. Accounting, Finance or Business Studies with a substantive finance element. Nongraduates with five years relevant work experience in the field of finance also considered. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Chris Parry cparry@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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Financial Management MSc

COURSE OVERVIEW

Place of study: Cardiff School of Management Llandaff Campus

Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Entry requirements: Degree (normally 2:1 or above) or its equivalent in a relevant area e.g. Accounting, Finance or Business Studies with a substantive finance element. Non-graduates with five years relevant work experience in the field of finance also considered. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Chris Parry cparry@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

The MSc Financial Management has four core modules in common with the MSc Finance but supplements these with elective modules that focus on specific managerial/operational aspects. Students are advised that the self-managed elements must be focused on financial management aspects rather than purely finance or management. Core modules: → Quantitative Finance → Capital Markets & Derivatives → Corporate Finance & Risk → Management of Finance → Research Methods Option modules: → Principles of Islamic Finance → Islamic Investment Banking → Finance of International Business → Mania, Panics & Crashes → Bailouts, Basel & Development Banks → Contemporary Issues in Finance, Economics & Accounting → The Legal Aspects of International Finance → The Legal Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions → Industrial Work Experience Self-Managed Elements: → Dissertation, or: → Enterprise Project, or: → Consultancy Project. In some instances those with higher-level professional qualifications from bodies such as ACCA, CII, CFA, IFS, may be exempt from several taught modules. Such exemptions would be discussed on a case-by-case basis with the programme director.

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The demand for highly skilled and knowledgeable finance professionals is likely to be maintained over the coming years – and in the view of some may well increase. This Masters programme is geared towards developing the knowledge, skills and understanding of students seeking serious careers in the finance industry.


MSc*

COURSE OVERVIEW

This new programme critically explores the theoretical and practical implications of delivering Human Resource Management at a strategic and operational level in organisations. In this way, the latest business concepts and theories are applied to ‘real world’ settings.

Place of study: Cardiff School of Management Llandaff Campus

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.

Course length: 1 year full-time or 2-3 years part-time

Note: This programme is pending Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) approval. This will enable students completing the MSc to achieve the knowledge required for progression towards a level of professional membership. Modules will include: → Contemporary Issues in HRM → Leading, Managing & Developing People → Recruiting & Retaining Employees → Employee Relations or International Human Resource Management → Managing Change & Organisational Learning → Research Skills → Research Based Dissertation or Action Research Project

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Human Resource Management

Entry requirements: A relevant first degree or equivalent (2:1 or above). Whilst experience is not essential, it is desirable. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Dr David Collier dcollier@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

The knowledge and skills gained from undertaking this programme provides a strong foundation for entry into, or enhancement of, a career in HRM. The MSc 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

Place of study: Cardiff School of Management Llandaff Campus

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 taught modules:

Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Entry requirements: Applicants should have an honours degree at least 2:2 (or equivalent) in a relevant area e.g. Information Systems or Business Studies with a substantial technology element, or five years relevant work experience. Other applicants considered on an individual basis. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Dr Simon Thorne sthorne@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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 → 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. 120 credits from these may result in the award of PgD; 60 credits from these may result in the award of PgC. The MSc requires all nine modules and completion of a 40 credit dissertation. Modules are delivered through lectures, tutorials, practical workshops and invited speakers.

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.

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MSc

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Masters in International Business Management is a new programme replacing our highly successful Masters in Management. The demands of the international economy and the increasing globalisation of business and management practice has led us to re-launch our programme with a new and 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.

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International Business Management

Course length: 1 year full-time Entry requirements: A degree (or equivalent) with a minimum 2:2 award. Management experience desirable but not essential. Nongraduates will be interviewed to determine suitability for the programme. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Mark Sutcliffe msutcliffe@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

This Masters 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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Leadership for Collaboration PgC

COURSE OVERVIEW

Place of study: Cardiff School of Management Llandaff Campus

Course length: The programme is structured into 3 two-day modules. Start dates to be confirmed with programme team Entry requirements: Applicants should normally hold an undergraduate degree or equivalent, or have over five years significant management experience. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Dr Catherine Wilson cwilson@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

This programme is designed specifically for managers and leaders within public service and third sector organisations in Wales. The programme supports participants to demonstrate effective and values-driven public service leadership which reflects the public policy agenda in Wales and delivers value to service users and tax payers in the current challenging economic environment. Leadership for Collaboration is unique in focussing learning around a substantial ‘Strategic Project’. This provides participants with the opportunity to design and implement genuine improvement in their workplace delivering a measurable return on investment, providing unprecedented value for the employer as well as making a real difference to public service in Wales. Each group of participants partake in a series of workshops, action learning sets, master-classes, business mentoring and executive coaching, focusing on key areas such as: → → → → → → →

Leadership & Team Building Managing Change Innovation & Performance Improvement Coaching & Mentoring Management Performance Effective Delivery through Collaboration Public Service Governance

The learning content is delivered in a highly participative manner, drawing on and developing the existing skills and experience of participants. Modules are supported through guided reading and research and the submission of focused and highly practical assignments.

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The programme is targeted at middle to senior managers in all areas of public service strategy and delivery. Previous participants have found that completion of the programme has enabled them to provide the evidence necessary to achieve senior positions in the Welsh Public Service. Following successful completion of the PgC, 60 Master-level credits will be obtained and these credits can be used towards achieving the Executive MBA (see page 89).


Master of Laws

COURSE OVERVIEW

To understand the global interconnectedness of economies, markets and industries within which transnational corporations compete, an individual would require a high degree of knowledge and understanding of the municipal, regional and international customs, practices and laws. This programme provides such knowledge and understanding through an advanced study of laws within subject areas and issues that are rooted in the international business and management environment. Compulsory modules: → Introduction to International Business → Transnational Commercial Law → Business and Crime → The Role of Business in Society → Legal Research Skills and Reasoning → Dissertation Options/Pathways: LLM International Business (Finance): → Legal Aspects of International Finance → Legal Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions LLM International Business (Information Technology & Intellectual Property): → E-Commerce & Security → Legal Applications & Intellectual Property in Technology LLM International Business (Entrepreneurship): → Entrepreneurship & Law → Mutual & Social Entrepreneurship

Place of study: Cardiff School of Management Llandaff Campus

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LLM International Business

Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Entry requirements: A UK honours degree (or the equivalent) in a subject appropriate to postgraduate study in law. Appropriate professional qualification or experience also considered. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Mayo Win-Pe mwin-pe@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

LLM International Business (Employment & Human Resource): → International Human Resource Management → Employment Law & Practice

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The programme will equip individuals 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.

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Marketing MSc/PgD/PgC

COURSE OVERVIEW

Place of study: Cardiff School of Management Llandaff Campus

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 course is suitable for graduates motivated by the desire to launch a career or develop an existing one in the marketing field.

Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

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.

Entry requirements: A relevant first degree or equivalent (2:1 or above) or relevant experience. Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Dr Robert Thomas rjthomas@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

The MSc Marketing will provide this opportunity in a number of ways, from case studies and projects through to the final thesis orientated assessment. Modules will include: → 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

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. Additionally the course is excellent preparation for continuing your study at MPhil or PhD level at Cardiff Met.

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Master of Business Administration

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 teaching 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. Core modules: → Strategic Management → Operations Management → Accounting for Decision-Makers → People and Organisations → Marketing Elective modules: → Management of Finance → Capital Markets & Derivatives → Principles of Islamic Finance → Islamic Investment Banking → Health informatics → Health Sector Project Management → Managing People in a Global Context → Developing People for Leadership and Management → Buyer Behaviour → Strategic Global Marketing → Product Development Management → Managing the Product Development Process → Project Management Theory & Practice → Delivering Successful Projects → Research Methods

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS

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

Place of study: Cardiff School of Management Llandaff Campus

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MBA

Course length: 12-16 months, depending on start date. October, February and July intakes. Entry requirements: A degree from a recognised university (2:2 classification or above); two years relevant management experience; or hold a professional or other qualification which is deemed as acceptable for admission. The MBA programme is conducted in English, and thus candidates are expected to have an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score if they have not undertaken their previous studies in the language. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: MBA Course Team mba@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/mba 99


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MBA Advanced Entry

COURSE OVERVIEW

Place of study: Cardiff School of Management Llandaff Campus

Course length: 6 months part-time Entry requirements: A degree from a recognised university (2:2 classification or above); Have obtained 120 credits (e.g. PgDiploma) in a management related discipline; two years relevant management experience; or hold a professional or other qualification which is deemed as acceptable for admission. The MBA programme is conducted in English, and thus candidates are expected to have an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score if they have not undertaken their previous studies in the language.

The Advanced Entry MBA programme allows students who have gained 120 credits in a Management-related discipline (e.g. a postgraduate diploma) to complete the final 60 credits at Cardiff Metropolitan University. This involves the completion of 20 credits of the Research Methods module and a Dissertation worth 40 credits, to gain the 180 credits required for the award of Masters. The programme is a combination of face-to-face, flexible, blended and on-line learning. All students attend a face-to-face induction in Cardiff and are then divided according to their needs. There is flexibility in the management of self-study using the resources provided but the distinction is in either face to face/blended (what is called campusbased) or on-line (called distance learning). This includes either the allocation of an individual tutor for the distancelearning student or the allocation of a group for the campus based option. All students are required to prepare a proposal for the Research Methods module, the passing of which is a prerequisite for continuing onto the dissertation. Students are required to attend a minimum of three face-to-face study meetings with their individual supervisors on campus, and in the distance learning option regular points of contact are expected with the majority of communication taking place via email. This model allows flexibility for students who could negotiate their studying with their individual supervisors.

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: MBA Course Team mba@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/mba 100

The highest percentage of former students have progressed to a managerial role, with over 70 per cent of graduates working in a specialist field which requires the individual to draw on knowledge they will have obtained during the MBA course, either in core or optional modules.


(Product Development Management)

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One important aspect of business management that is sometimes overlooked by inexperienced managers is the understanding of the vital role designers and engineers perform in a company and how their interplay with other aspects of a company, such as marketing, sales and finance is critical for ongoing business success and growth. This specialist MBA pathway equips students with the knowledge, skills and expertise necessary to plan, implement and manage successful product development projects. In addition, the pathway will provide students with a sound overview of the development of new products by contextualising the product development process by linking market and technical research, commercial and social drivers, concept development, design for manufacture, production, marketing and sales. Product Development Management students receive the following two specialist modules in addition to the common shared or “core� modules that all our MBA students undertake (see page 99) Product Development Management: This provides students with a sound overview of the product design & development process by contextualising the product design activity within the broader commercial business environment. Managing the Product Development Process This equips students with the knowledge, skills and expertise necessary to plan, implement and manage successful product development projects. Students are taught by staff with substantial expertise in the delivery of postgraduate courses plus professional management experience that covers the all aspects of design management including design consultancy, concept and detailed design, ergonomics, CAD, prototyping, tooling, batch and mass manufacture.

Place of study: Cardiff School of Management Llandaff Campus

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MBA

Course length: 12-16 months, depending on start date. October, February and July intakes. Entry requirements: A relevant degree from a recognised university (2:2 classification or above); two years relevant management experience; or hold a professional or other qualification which is deemed as acceptable for admission. The MBA programme is conducted in English, and thus candidates are expected to have an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score if they have not undertaken their previous studies in the language Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Paul Wilgeroth pwilgeroth@cardiffmet.ac.uk

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For business students who wish to become managers in the product development and manufacturing sectors, it is critical that they have an understanding of the product development process and the different technological options available for rapid product development. This specialist pathway directly addresses these issues and highlights their impact on managerial strategy.

Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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Mobile Technologies MSc/PgD/PgC

COURSE OVERVIEW

Place of study: Cardiff School of Management Llandaff Campus

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:

Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Entry requirements: Applicants should have an honours degree at least 2:2 (or equivalent) in a relevant area e.g. Information Systems or Business Studies, or five years relevant work experience. Other applicants considered on an individual basis. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Dr Simon Thorne sthorne@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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. 120 credits from these may result in the award of PgD; 60 credits from these may result in the award of PgC. The MSc requires all nine modules and completion of a 40 credit dissertation. Modules are delivered through lectures, tutorials, practical workshops and invited speakers.

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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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The 20Twenty Leadership Programme, supported by funding from the European Social Fund (ESF), is designed specifically for small and medium sized enterprises. The overall aim of the programme is to promote sustainable business growth by developing the critical leadership and business skills that employees need to meet the formidable expansion challenges facing businesses in Wales. The first half of the programme is designed to acknowledge and develop your own leadership style through a series of practical workshops and individual executive coaching. In the second half of the programme, a series of master-classes are provided on innovation and new thinking on a variety of business themes - including, lean processes, creating a brand, maximising sales and making the business ‘investor ready’. The practical elements introduced throughout the programme are supported by opportunities to achieve a range of qualifications from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) including a CMI level 7 Certificate in Leadership together with a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) in Sustainable Leadership. Following successful completion of the PgC, 60 Master-level credits are obtained and these credits can be used towards the Executive MBA. Students also have the option of continuing their studies to achieve the designation Chartered Manager or ‘CMgr’. Each group of participants partake in a series of workshops, action learning sets, master-classes, business mentoring and executive coaching, focusing on key areas such as: → → → → → → →

Leadership and Team Building Lean Thinking Innovation Financial Planning Coaching & Mentoring Management Performance Marketing & Sales

Place of study: Cardiff School of Management Llandaff Campus

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Accredited by: The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Course length: 10 months (six workshops each lasting two days) Fees: £1,850. (At the time of print). Bursaries may be available to social enterprises. Contact us to find out more. Course contact: Dr Catherine Wilson cwilson@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate www.20twentyleadership.org

Towards the end of the programme, students are required to develop a strategic growth plan for their business.

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Technology Project Management MSc/PgD/PgC

COURSE OVERVIEW

Place of study: Cardiff School of Management Llandaff Campus

Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Entry requirements: Applicants should have an honours degree at least 2:2 (or equivalent) in a relevant area e.g. Information Systems or Business Studies, or five years relevant work experience. Other applicants considered on an individual basis. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Dr Simon Thorne sthorne@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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 & 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. 120 credits from these may result in the award of PgD; 60 credits from these may result in the award of PgC. The MSc requires all nine modules and completion of a 40 credit dissertation. Modules are delivered through lectures, tutorials, practical workshops and invited speakers.

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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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COURSE OVERVIEW

These cohesive programmes are designed to enable students to develop concepts and theories relating to tourism management, hospitality management or events management; stimulate critical thinking and use multidisciplinary perspectives to transform management problems into opportunities by the provision of an industry-relevant, research-led and student-driven programme designed to develop the next generation of self-reflexive managers. The core modules will provide you with strategic business skills and an essential knowledge of the tourism or hospitality or events sector, whilst optional modules and different types of independent research projects enable you to have more control and flexibility over your learning and allow you to tailor the MSc programme to your individual career development needs. Teaching input is drawn from subject specialists, industry contacts and field visits. Research and transferable skills are a strong feature of the programme and you will be encouraged to develop these skills throughout the programme. The ‘Tourism, Hospitality & Events’ integrated project module embraces our industry links by facilitating groupwork on real industry projects. The programme also provides you with the opportunity to further develop managerial and entrepreneurial skills. A study skills package is also incorporated to support student learning. A full module list can be found on our website.

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Tourism/Hospitality/Events

Course length: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Entry requirements: An appropriate initial degree (2.2 or above) or a non-graduate qualification which has been deemed to be of a satisfactory standard. Significant work experience in a relevant area will also be considered. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Emma Bettinson ebettinson@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

Tourism, hospitality and events has assumed a critical role in the global economy accounting for about 10 per cent of jobs worldwide. One way to stand out from the crowd is a Masters in Tourism, Hospitality or Events Management. Our programmes have many distinct features that will directly benefit students and give a competitive edge. For example, our cutting-edge Business Stewardship modules promote business ethics, responsible management and the legacy of the tourism, hospitality and event industries. The programmes are designed to promote and encourage the development of advanced management knowledge and skills. The course is also designed to meet the career and personal development needs of professionals from the public, private or voluntary sectors.

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With over 40 members of research-active staff producing ‘international quality’ research outputs, the School has well-established research groups in Physiology and Health, Sociology and Philosophy of Sport, Sport Biomechanics, Sport Psychology, and Sports Coaching, together with the pockets of research excellence in Performance Analysis, Sports Development and Management, and Sports Pedagogy. Furthermore, there are over 50 research degree projects currently being supervised. The School has sector-leading facilities for its research activities in biomechanics and physiology. At the heart of the Cyncoed Campus is a dedicated research house where research degree students are based. Some of our research students have won awards for their work from learned and professional associations, and many go on to secure posts as lecturers in higher education. The following awards are available: → → → →

MPhil PhD PhD by Published Works Professional Doctorate (SportD)

See www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/research or visit page 13 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 Cardiff School of Sport is one of the leading providers of sport and exercise research in the UK. Listed by Research Fortnight as 6th in its ‘power ranking’ following the most recent last Research Assessment Exercise in 2008, the School will be making a return to the Research Excellence Framework in 2014. For informal enquiries, please contact: Dr Steve Cooper, Graduate Studies Co-ordinator Cardiff School of Sport smcooper@cardiffmet.ac.uk

TAUGHT PROGRAMME DEGREES

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 programmes 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 in the wider sporting landscape. 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 secured positions in a wide variety of sports organisations 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.

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“I wish I knew then what I know now, it would have made a massive impact on my game.”

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT  BSc and MSc in Sport Psychology from Cardiff Met  PhD in Sport Psychology from Swansea University  British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) accredited  British Psychology Society (BPS) member - division of Sport & Exercise Psychology  Health and Care Professionals Council registered psychologist (PYL28840)  Discipline Director of Research Methods

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Dr Rich Neil has been a Senior Lecturer in Sport Psychology at Cardiff Met’s renowned School of Sport since 2006. Having struggled to manage his own emotions during sports performance, Dr Neil became curious as to why other players reacted differently to the stresses of the game and his passion for sport psychology was sparked. Dr Neil said: “I wish I knew then what I know now, it would have made a massive impact on my game.” He says the Cardiff School of Sport is such a leading institution in its field because of the winning combination of its excellent research profile and the high quality learning and teaching staff. Dr Neil commented: “The staff all work to emphasise the vocational skills and real-world relevance of what’s being taught, which helps prepare students for the working world and get into their dream career. “The School of Sport invests in the highest quality research facilities, which helps students to become the best possible people; when I oversee research projects or supervise new practitioners, I’m working with future leading sports scientists.”

Dr Neil is well-known for his involvement in cutting-edge sport psychology research, such as the ‘Passport for Life’ project with Carmarthen Golf Club and the ‘Live Smart’ project with the Golf Union of Wales, to measure the impact of golf-related resiliency training on adolescents’ mental and physiological health. He said: “As part of these and other projects, we have seen that sport can be used as an outlet for developing skills which can be transferred to help people deal with the stresses of day-to-day life.” Other high-profile research projects Dr Neil has been involved in have collaborated with the Football Association of Wales and Marylebone Cricket Club, and featured numerous elite sports performers.

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Dr Neil believes vocational focus makes Cardiff Met superior

Dr Neil is British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) accredited in Sport Psychology Research and Scientific Support, is a British Psychology Society (BPS) chartered psychologist, and a Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) accredited Sport Psychologist. This allows him to supervise future sport psychologists in a variety of research contexts. He has recently been working with applied sport psychologist Dr Kylie Wilson and Cardiff Met colleagues Pro Vice-Chancellor of Research, Professor Sheldon Hanton and University Director of Research and Graduate Studies, Professor Scott Fleming, compiling a series of case studies in a book entitled The Research Process in Sport, Exercise and Health.

Dr Neil commented: “The DVLA Wellbeing Project is really interesting, as it applies principles and knowledge from sport psychology research to a whole new context. Hopefully, our research will help the DVLA to introduce proper workplace support and have a real, positive impact on employees’ mental and physical health.” 111


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Hannah’s handstand research may prevent back injuries School of Sport graduate Hannah Wyatt credits her time at Cardiff Metropolitan University with sparking the interest in natural sciences which drove her to undertake a three-year research project. When Hannah moved from Swansea to Cardiff in 2008 to start her undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science, she was so impressed with the research taking place in the Biomechanics department that she didn’t want to continue her studies anywhere else.

Speaking about her research, Hannah said: “It’s been going really well so far I’ve identified factors which seem to increase the potential for female gymnasts to develop back pain and spinal injuries, so I’m hoping that my research can help to inform a preventative strategy.”

Hannah said: “When I started my BSc, I had heard great things from previous Cardiff Met students, but was primarily attracted to the broad spectrum of study programmes as I was still undecided about my main discipline of interest.”

Hannah is currently running three separate studies and writing a literature review as part of the research for her thesis, entitled ‘Age-related spinal biomechanics of female gymnasts’.

Having competed in the world hip-hop championships, 23-yearold Hannah is passionate about dance and related exercises, which led her to focus her postgraduate research on gymnastics. Hannah began work on her PhD thesis in 2011 and has already spent thousands of hours in the biomechanics lab, studying the effects of ageing on the movement and forces in play when gymnasts perform handstands and forward walkovers. 112

She was initially funding her own postgraduate study, but in 2012 Hannah applied for an external studentship and now receives full financial support from Cardiff Met and Sport Wales to allow her to continue her ground-breaking research until 2015. Hannah said of Cardiff Met: “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.

“My supervisor throughout my undergraduate dissertation, Dr Marianne Gittoes, also inspired me to further my research, as I was eager to continue working under her supervision and benefiting from her expert support.”


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“I’m hoping that my research can help to inform a preventative strategy.” UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT 2006  Studied A Levels in Biology, Psychology and Physical Education 2008  Began BSc Sport & Exercise Science at Cardiff Met 2011  Completed BSc and started self-funded PhD study 2012  Applied for PhD funding from Sports Wales and Cardiff Met 2013-15  Continuing research into spinal biomechanics of female gymnasts

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“I’ve definitely thrived at Cardiff Met, particularly in the postgraduate environment, and I’d love to stay UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT 2006  Studied A Levels in Psychology, History and Physical Education 2008  Started at Cardiff Met studying BSc Sport & Physical Education 2011  Graduated with First Class BSc and started MSc in Applied Sports Psychology 2013  Completed MSc with Distinction and received awards for dissertation 114

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Cardiff Met inspired Laura to undertake award-winning research Studying for her undergraduate degree in Sport and Physical Education at Cardiff Metropolitan University led Laura Green to uncover a passion for academic research and rethink her career plan. 23-year-old Laura began her BSc in 2008 with the intention of becoming a PE teacher, but soon discovered she had far more academic flair than she had realised and was eager to continue her studies when she graduated with a First Class honours degree. Laura said: “I really enjoyed my undergraduate degree, especially the research element. Dr Rich Neil, one of the senior lecturers, recommended that I apply to study at Master’s level and I’m so glad I took his advice.” In 2011, Laura started her MSc in Applied Sports Psychology, carrying out a longitudinal examination of stress and emotion processes experienced by female footballers. Having played football every week since she was ten-years-old and competed in the South West premier division, it was no surprise that Laura’s passion for the topic shone through in her work and she graduated with a Distinction.

Speaking about her MSc, Laura said: “I’m really driven to understand what makes people tick, and female football is becoming quite a popular research context in sports psychology.” Laura’s postgraduate dissertation has since won the Cardiff Met Dean’s Award and the Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group’s (PsyPag) ‘Best Masters Research’ award.

“The School of Sport lecturers are so down to earth, and take a very hands-on approach to help you develop all the skills you need to get the best degree possible.” Laura is currently saving up and applying for PhD funding, hoping to continue researching the role of emotions in elite sports performance.

The accolade from PsyPag also included a £250 prize, and Laura was invited to formally present her research in the group’s quarterly journal and at a national conference. When Laura left her hometown of Gloucester to go to university, it was the unrivalled reputation of the research and facilities at the School of Sport which made Cardiff Met her first choice. Laura said: “I’ve definitely thrived at Cardiff Met, particularly in the postgraduate environment, and I’d love to stay and do a PhD.

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Performance Analysis MSc/PgD/PgC

COURSE OVERVIEW

Place of study: Cardiff School of Sport Cyncoed Campus

Course length: 1-2 years full-time or 2-5 years part-time

Entry requirements: Applicants should have an upper second degree (2.1) and evidence of having studied Performance Analysis. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Lucy Holmes lholmes@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

The course develops analysts who can comprehensively investigate actual sports performance or performance in training. The course promotes a balance of vocationally-specific, applied process skills and a theoretical research awareness that can be applied to tactical evaluation and technique analysis. Students will develop problem-solving skills that support the decision making necessary to improve performance, and in doing so provide performance analysis solutions that meet the needs of the coach, athlete and multi-disciplinary support team. Students are able to develop their understanding of the theory behind the workflows and analysis systems that inform elite performance and skills in a variety of contexts. This programme is unique in its combination of theoretical ideas, practical experience and exposure to the spectrum of commercial hardware and software. Core modules: → Research Methods for Sport Studies → Understanding the Coaching Environment → Research Issues in Performance Analysis → Computerised Match Analysis → Analysis of Technique → Dissertation Project One module from: → Independent Study → Modelling, Profiling & Statistics → Theoretical & Experimental Sport Biomechanics → Work Experience

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS

Due to the demands of National Governing Bodies, satellite and terrestrial TV companies, soccer clubs, rugby clubs, Sport Wales and 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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COURSE OVERVIEW

The MSc Physical Activity & 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 their understanding of the link between physical activity and health. With its multidisciplinary perspective, it is one of the few programmes in the UK to focus particularly on the association between health and activity. Throughout the programme, students are able to develop a greater appreciation for the complex and dynamic issues of health and physical activity, which may be applied to their chosen career path. This programme may also be used as a stepping stone for students to further their specific research interests generated from their undergraduate studies. Previous students have gone on to various careers including 5x60 officers, work in leisure providers or continue their studies to PhD level. Compulsory modules: → Research Methods for Sports Studies → Physical Activity in Health & Disease → Paediatric Exercise Science & Health → Health & Exercise Psychology → Dissertation Project. Two option modules chosen from: → Nutrition & Health → Independent Study → Exercise Testing & Interpretation → Organisational Strategy

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Physical Activity & Health

Place of study: Cardiff School of Sport Cyncoed

Course length: 1-2 years full-time or 2-5 years part-time Entry requirements: An honours degree (normally 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 profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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 related subjects, have 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.

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Sport/Applied Sport Psychology MSc/PgD/PgC

COURSE OVERVIEW

Place of study: Cardiff School of Sport Cyncoed Campus

Accredited by: British Psychological Society (BPS) (MSc Sport Psychology) Course length: 1-2 years full-time or 2-5 years part-time Entry requirements: For Sport Psychology, a BPS accredited degree in psychology (2.1 or above). For Applied Sport Psychology, an undergraduate degree in sport psychology or sports science with a significant sport psychology component.

The Masters in Sport Psychology and Applied Sport Psychology provide students with the opportunity to extend their 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 their 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 & Practice in Sport Psychology → Counselling Skills for Sport Psychologists → Dissertation Project Sport Psychology students study one additional core module in Lifespan Development: Considerations for Sport Psychology. Applied Sport Psychology students choose one option from: Understanding the Coaching Environment; Working with Elite Performers or Independent Study.

Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS Course contact: Dr Lynne Evans levans@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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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 spring board for students wishing to progress to MPhil/PhD study.


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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 postgraduate programme provides students with a wide breadth of knowledge across sport and exercise medicine and the necessary skills to apply theory into practice. 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 students to gain experience and insight into working within a multidisciplinary team in a high-level sporting environment.

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Sport & Exercise Medicine

Place of study: Cardiff School of Sport Cyncoed

Course length: 1 year full-time or up to 3 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

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS

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.

Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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Sport & Exercise Science MSc/PgD/PgC

COURSE OVERVIEW

Place of study: Cardiff School of Sport Cyncoed Campus

Course length: 1-2 years full-time or 2-5 years part-time Entry requirements: An honours degree (2.1 or above) in a sport or exercise related area appropriate to the programme. Candidates with exceptional and extensive work experience in sport science or exercise science will also be considered for entry. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Dr Marianne Gittoes magittoes@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

This flexible programme is centred on research-informed professional practice to develop an understanding of contemporary issues in sport and exercise through multi- and independent discipline (biomechanics, psychology & physiology) perspectives. The programme assists students in exploring internship opportunities within applied sport science and clinical practice, and further supports student engagement within professional bodies (for example the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences: BASES). Core modules are centred on enhancing awareness of the professional issues and research applications associated with being a sport and exercise scientist in alignment with the informed practice of BASES. Option modules are structured to allow students to tailor their programme based on personal interests within the respective disciplines. Core modules: → Research Methods (Quantitative route) → Professional Issues in the Sport & Exercise Science → Dissertation Project Option modules: 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

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Many graduates of the programme are currently studying for a research degree (MPhil/PhD) in a related subject at Cardiff Met and at other UK institutions. Graduates have pursued careers as clinical and applied science consultants, lecturers (further and higher education) and in the fitness and training industry. Recent graduates have explicitly 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.


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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 degree takes a focused approach to recent developments in the field, distinguishing this from other sociology of sport programmes. The course content is informed by current and innovative research and has been praised for its scope and flexibility in assessment that allows students 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 & Society → Research Methods (Qualitative pathway) → Sporting Bodies & Social Identities → Sport and Socio-cultural Change → Ethics in Sport → Independent Study → Dissertation In order to qualify for the MA, students are required to successfully complete a 15,000-word dissertation project.

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Sport, Body & Society

Place of study: Cardiff School of Sport Cyncoed

Course length: 1-2 years full-time or 2-5 years part-time Entry requirements: An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in a sport related or appropriate subject. Nongraduates with relevant experience in 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 profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

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. Further, this programme is ideal for those with aspirations of a research career or continued study at PhD level and fosters a range of transferable skills.

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Sport Coaching MSc/PgD/PgC

COURSE OVERVIEW

Place of study: Cardiff School of Sport Cyncoed Campus

Course length: 1-2 years full-time or 2-5 years part-time Entry requirements: An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in a related subject area together with appropriate experience. Non-graduates with relevant experience will also be considered. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Dr Kevin Morgan kmorgan@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

This course is aimed at practicing coaches who wish to further their career and enhance their personal and professional development. The primary aim is to develop reflective practitioners by engaging them in the process of applying theory to their practice and finding solutions to their coaching problems. The course focuses on experiential and applied learning and an interdisciplinary and holistic approach to sport coaching. Student centred teaching approaches of action research and problem based learning are utilised in the core modules and a broad range of options allows the students to meet their specific learning needs. Students and external examiners have, described the teaching and assessment methods as ‘innovative and at the cutting edge of teaching and learning in coaching science’. Core modules: → Sports Coaching: Theory and Practice → Managing Coaching Problems → Developing Coaching Practice → Research Methods for Sport Studies → Dissertation Project Two option modules chosen from: → Working with Elite Performers → Paediatric Exercise Science & Health → Physiology of Sports Performance → Theoretical and Experimental Sport Biomechanics → Sport Psychology: Theory to Practice → Independent Study → Organisational Strategy → Sporting Bodies & Social Identity The programme also involves a 12,000 word independent dissertation project.

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COURSE OVERVIEW

This is an exciting, contemporary programme targeted at 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. Drawing on management and leadership perspectives, the programme critically examines the sport and leisure industry, its environment and current challenges. There is a clear focus on applied and experiential learning. This is achieved by drawing extensively on sports organisations operating across all sectors of the industry and on using external speakers who are experts in their field to bring real life issues and challenges into the classroom. A high quality experience is provided with teaching undertaken in small groups and an emphasis on interaction and group work. Core modules: → Principles for Management & Leadership → Leadership & Entrepreneurship → Organisational Strategy → Personal Skill & Leadership Development → Research Skills for Management & Leadership Option modules: → Improving Business Performance → Independent Study

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Sport Management & Leadership

Place of study: Cardiff School of Sport Cyncoed

Course length: Available full-time and part-time Entry requirements: An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in a related subject. Non-graduates with relevant experience will also be considered. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Dr Nicola Bolton njbolton@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

On completion of the taught modules students can undertake the final project, which leads to the award of an MA.

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. 123


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Strength & Conditioning MSc/PgD/PgC

COURSE OVERVIEW

Place of study: Cardiff School of Sport Cyncoed Campus

Course length: 1-2 years full-time or 2-5 years part-time Entry requirements: An honours degree (2.1 or above) in a sport or exercise related area; or in an area appropriate to the programme director. Exceptional and extensive work experience in a relevant area will also be considered. Fees: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees Course contact: Dr Jeremy Moody jmoody@cardiffmet.ac.uk Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ postgraduate

The academic and applied coaching expertise within the discipline of Sports Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage offers an MSc in Strength and Conditioning. The world class sports facilities, applied focus of producing the strength and conditioning coaches of tomorrow and unique internship module makes it an attractive academic experience for practitioners, sports specific coaches, personal trainers and other fitness industry professions. The flexible programme is centred on research-informed, applied professional practice and adopts a student-centred approach to develop an understanding of the ‘science and application’ and ‘theory to practice’ requirements in strength and conditioning. This is delivered by school staff and a range of current industry-based professionals. Compulsory modules: → Strength & Conditioning: Science & Application → Strength & Conditioning: Theory to Practice → Physiology of Sport Conditioning → Research Methods for Sport Studies → Dissertation Project Option modules: → Internship → Independent Study → Theoretical & Experimental Sports Biomechanics → Analysis of Technique → Sport Psychology: Theory to Practice → Computerised Match Analysis → Understanding the Coaching Environment → Working with Elite Performers → Managing Coaching Problems → Sport Coaching: Theory to Practice In order to qualify for the MSc, students are required to successfully complete a 15,000-word dissertation project. EMPLOYABILITY & CAREERS

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Graduates of the programme can continue their studies and register for a research degree (MPhil/PhD) in a related subject. Other graduates can 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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Admissions and Entry Requirements The university has an admissions policy which seeks to accept all people who would benefit from higher education. Applications are considered on their individual merit and we will take into account formal qualifications as well as any work experience you may have. Further information on the university’s admissions policy can be found by visiting: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/admissions

How to Apply HOME STUDENTS

Entry Requirements 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

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.

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 selfservice system enables you to submit an application immediately and allows you to attach relevant supporting documents (e.g. qualifications, references, transcripts etc.) You can save your application and return to finish it at a later date. Once submitted, you can login and check the status of your application and see when a decision has been made. However, if you would like to apply using a hard copy application form, you may request one by contacting the Admissions Unit on: Tel: +44 (0) 29 2041 6044 Email: askadmissions@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

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

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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/apply/teacher-training. Applications can be made from the November in the year before the programme begins, up until the start date (as long as there are places still available at that time). Full details of the teacher training application process can be found on the UCAS website.

Application Deadlines The following courses will usually have application deadlines:

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.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL AND EU STUDENTS

MSc Dietetics The deadline is usually the January prior to the September intake. Check our website for confirmation of date.

All of our postgraduate programmes also have specific criteria in terms of English language requirements e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or Pearson scores. Detailed information about these requirements and the relevant scores required can be found on the international pages of our website.

PgD Forensic Psychology (Practitioner) Deadline will depend on course intake date. Check our website for confirmation of date.

Students also have access to our English Language Training Centre should language and study skills support be required.

All other postgraduate programmes do not have formal closing dates to receive applications. 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 PGCE Primary and Secondary programmes which can fill very quickly.

Contacting Applicants Once you have made your application, you can monitor the status of this online via self-service and see when a decision has been made. However, we will also be in touch throughout the application cycle with important information relating to your application by email when relevant; therefore please ensure that the email address you supply is up-todate and that you check it regularly.

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: khowells@cardiffmet.ac.uk or jjones@cardiffmet.ac.uk

WITHHOLDING DEGREE CERTIFICATES

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Part of the contract students enter into when they enrol at the university is the payment of tuition fees, or any fees policy which the university adopts. In the case of outstanding tuition fees, the university reserves all rights to withhold your degree certificate.


TUITION FEES

TEACHER TRAINING GRANTS

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.

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 the October and May in the year of your study.

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

For further information and for a breakdown of the funding and applicable subjects, visit: http://teachertrainingcymru.org/node/16

There is 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.

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

STUDENT FINANCIAL ADVISORY SERVICE

RESEARCH FUNDING

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.

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.

FUNDING

For further information visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/studentservices or refer to page 130. Other useful websites and resources for postgraduate students looking for funding opportunities include: www.findamasters.com www.hotcourses.com www.postgraduatestudentships.co.uk www.targetcourses.co.uk www.prospects.ac.uk www.postgrad.com www.studentfinancewales.co.uk www.ukpass.ac.uk/students/postgraduatefinance

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Tuition Fees & Financial Support

POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

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

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The Service comprises of six main areas: ⊲

Disability Service

Career Development Services

Finance & Welfare Advisory Service

Counselling Service

Health Service

The Chaplaincy

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Student Services

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 disability-related 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-allowances-dsas/overview If you are thinking of studying with us, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss support options as it can take a while to put support in place. For more information visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/disability Email: disability@cardiffmet.ac.uk Tel: 029 2041 6170 to speak to a Disability Advisor.

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DISABILITY ASSESSMENT CENTRE

FINANCE & WELFARE ADVISORY SERVICE

The university has its own Disability Assessment Centre situated on the Llandaff campus. Students can have their study skills and technology assessment here as part of the DSA process to ensure that the strategies recommended are appropriate for the chosen programme. For more information go to the Disability Service website or telephone us on the number listed on the previous page.

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.

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

CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Whether you need help choosing or changing a course as you make decisions about further study, Career Development Services can provide advice and guidance to help you to review your career progression and develop strategies for your future. Experienced Career Advisers are happy to speak to you on any career-related matter whatever your current situation and level of progress. Our website, updated regularly, has a wealth of advice and careers information, together with carefully selected links that you may find helpful. It features current vacancies, comprising jobs, work experience and voluntary opportunities and our GO Wales team arranges paid work placements and unpaid work ‘tasters’. We work closely with your programme staff and offer a wide range of workshops, careers fairs and other activities. Every student is registered to access our interactive e-learning module, ‘Your Career’, featuring practical exercises, film clips and guidance, designed to support your ongoing career development needs. Find more at: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/careers and like ‘Cardiff Metropolitan University Careers’ on Facebook for regular updates.

The finance team is also responsible for administering the Financial Contingency Fund which is a sum of money given to the university by the Welsh Government to help students who are experiencing extreme financial hardship. For more information on postgraduate funding and the Financial Contingency Fund, check out our website: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/financewelfare or email: financeadvice@cardiffmet.ac.uk or welfareadvice@cardiffmet.ac.uk if you want advice that is specific to you.

COUNSELLING SERVICE

If you feel anxious, upset or distressed because of personal difficulties during your time at university, counselling can help you explore your difficulties in a safe and supportive environment with someone who is trained to listen and offer honest feedback. Free, confidential counselling is available during term-time via an appointment system. We can offer e-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 has recently launched hypnotherapy sessions for academic-related issues such as exam stress, anxiety with presentations and public speaking, and panic attacks. If you would like any more information about the Counselling Service, visit our website at: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/counselling, or phone: 029 2041 6170 to make an appointment.

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I-ZONE

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

Part of Student & Registry Services and based at the Llandaff Campus, the i-zone is one of the UK’s ‘Outstanding Student Services Teams’* offering a one-stop-shop service to all current and potential students.

In addition, a local GP practice provides regular surgeries at the Cyncoed campus for students registered with that practice. For opening times and more information, visit our website: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/health

MULTI-FAITH CHAPLAINCY

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 over 140 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 and Human Rights within the university and his team runs the emergency ‘out of hours’ service.

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HEALTH SERVICE

Services include: → The collection of qualifications and completed DBS (formerly CRB) forms for Admissions → Accommodation enquiries → Student Loan enquiries (payment dates etc.) → Hosting financial health checks with a Finance & Welfare Adviser → Tuition fee payments → Student ID card collection and replacement → Collection of Cardiff Met Rider passes → Initial support for international students → Hosting drop-in appointments with a Careers Adviser → IT/Blackboard enquiries → Timetable enquiries → Council Tax enquiries → Assignment hand-ins The i-zone team welcomes any questions and is always happy to help and, if it can’t answer your question, it can signpost you to other specialist services within the university. * Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award Finalist 2011.

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STUDENT PROFILE: Name: Akin Oladokun From: Nigeria Studying: MBA (Project Management)

“Being a student in Cardiff Met offers the opportunity to be part of a great university, and the opportunity to learn in a very modern institution.”

”The support from the lecturers has been tremendous. They are always very eager to assist the students with their studies and are actively involved in the different activities related to the course. The staff have contributed a lot in developing me both in character and learning.”

“The university offers a great opportunity to study in a rich multicultural environment, by bringing together students from different nationalities and fostering diversity in learning, while helping the students to make friends and build networks from different parts of the world.”

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INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

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International Students Choosing the right university for your UK degree studies is an important choice. It is important to us that you get the most out of your time as a student in the UK. As a result, Cardiff Metropolitan University prides itself on the high level of individual support, which is given to each and every one of our international students. In choosing to study at our university, you have the opportunity to graduate from one of the UK's most respected modern universities. As a graduate of one of our many vocationallyfocused postgraduate courses, you will help secure success in your chosen career and will join a global network of Cardiff Met alumni.

Our international students benefit from a dedicated, first-rate Student Welfare Team; with an excellent reputation for the invaluable support it offers. Services offered include: → Accommodation information → Airport welcome service → Orientation programme → Advice on finding part-time employment → Advice on money and finances → Advice on registering with a doctor → Information on places of worship → Study skills and English language support → Visa and immigration advice All of these services are free and are intended to help students adjust to British culture and settle into their new home in Cardiff quickly. The team employs student helpers throughout the arrival periods. The helpers are all current international students so are well placed to offer advice and provide support to you. 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. The social and cultural programme helps ensure that international students have an enjoyable experience throughout their studies and make the most of their time in the UK. We are home to approximately 11,000 students, with over 1,200 international students from more than 140 countries. Our international students are valued and respected for the unique experiences and perspectives that they contribute to university life, enriching the study experience for all students.

The International Office team is dedicated to the happiness and wellbeing of all our international students. In making the choice to study at our university you will automatically become part of the Cardiff Met community. With the highest proportion of international students at any university in Wales, our reputation as one of the UK's leading modern universities is a reflection of our high quality teaching and research, as well as the committed and enthusiastic academic staff in all of our academic schools. Extensive library and computing provisions, sports facilities and student services ensure that our students enjoy studying in a world class environment. To find out more about life as an international student at Cardiff Met visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international or contact us by email at: international@cardiffmet.ac.uk For further information about Cardiff, please see page 6 or visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/studentlife

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Outward Mobility

Did you know that by joining Cardiff Met you get the chance to take part in something truly amazing? With Outward Mobility the world is yours to explore. You will have the invaluable opportunity to study abroad as part of your course, equipping you with the knowledge and skills needed in the global market place. You will also have the chance to work, intern and volunteer abroad on a variety of projects. With circa £27 million of funding and a portfolio of six coordinated Erasmus Mundus projects, 12 partner Erasmus Mundus projects and two coordinated Tempus projects – a world away from any of its UK counterparts – the opportunities are endless! Outward Mobility offers a wide range of studying prospects, from a fully funded year abroad, to scholarship awards giving you the chance to do a huge range of activities, whether in term-time or during the holiday periods. It is even possible to study exactly the same degree course, but in a new educational and cultural environment at one of our overseas partners. You can visit one (or more!) of over 1000 universities across five different continents. Countries include France, Germany, Greece, Jordan, South Korea, Singapore, Ghana, Brazil, Morocco and the USA! 134

A recent report reveals that students undertaking a mobility period (working, volunteering or studying overseas) are more likely to be in employment or further study six months after qualifying. Also, their average salaries tend to be higher than other graduates.* More importantly, it is an amazing experience that you will never forget. If you want to broaden your horizons, develop your skills and experiences and look to improve your future employability, why not get in touch to find out more!

FURTHER INFORMATION:

www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/outwardmobility email: outwardmobility@cardiffmet.ac.uk Tel: 029 20 41 6027

Search: Cardiff Met Outward Mobility

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


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Learning Centres & Facilities Library & Information Services (L&IS) are at the heart of the learning, teaching and research experience for students and staff at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Our campus-wide Learning Centres are the physical hub of library and IT provision. The Learning Centres provide a variety of Wi-Fi enabled group and quiet study spaces, available to you across extensive evening and weekend opening hours. All Learning Centres have extensive PC and Apple Mac open-access computers offering a wide range of assistive, cutting edge and industry standard software, to ensure that you gain experience of software used in your chosen field. The Learning Centres are also equipped with a technology support desk, with L&IS staff providing expert support, advice and guidance. Open Access computer facilities are also available 24 hours a day at the Cyncoed and Llandaff campuses. Our collections are tailored and developed to enhance your learning and research experience, and consist of a wide-range of resources providing access to extensive academic journals, newspaper articles and books in both print and digital formats, as well as digital images, sound clips, documentary programmes and feature films. To support your research activity, you will be able to request additional materials through us from the British Library direct to your desktop, as well as being able to access thesis and specialist collections. Library staff can assist you in sourcing information from our comprehensive print and electronic collections and are happy to work with you in both individual and group sessions to help develop your research skills. Staffed help desks providing support for your research enquiries are available at each campus Learning Centre. The online student ‘Learning Portal’ is the web-based central point of information for all students, accessible via any Internet browser and the Cardiff Met app*. Accessible via the Learning Portal, the Electronic Library delivers straight to your desktop quality, online academic resources such as specialist research databases, e-journals and e-books, as well as providing information and guidance on our wider services and resources. Both are online available to you 24/7 whether our doors are open or closed.

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The IT training team delivers courses in a range of IT skills required for studying at the university. Facilities also exist to allow connection of personal Wi-Fi devices to internet resources using the university wireless network. For further information please contact: ITHelpdesk@cardiffmet.ac.uk Or you can visit our website at: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/lis

*Available to download at: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/mycardiffmet

ACADEMIC SKILLS

Adapting to higher education means learning to work independently, think objectively and write clearly. Any time and attention you give to developing these abilities will increase your chances of success during your degree and beyond. Whatever your starting point, the academic skills team can teach you approaches, knowledge and habits to raise your academic performance. We have a webspace covering 18 areas of skills including assignment-writing, critical thinking and referencing. Each is packed with resources such as guides, e-lessons and worksheets, as well as links to books and online material. If you’re keen to develop your writing, we also offer a facility where you can email a sample of your work to us and get feedback and solutions for improvement. You will see members of our team out and about as we teach modules and sessions in all Cardiff Met’s academic schools. Our sessions are activity-focused and constantly updated to ensure you have the best opportunity for academic progression and development of employability skills. We contribute substantial amounts of online learning, and some assessments, to various personal development planning and research skills modules, particularly in the schools of Sport, Health Sciences and Management. 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.

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 to 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.00pm Friday.

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Accommodation

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Home 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 postgraduate students who wish to live off campus, the Accommodation Service can help with finding private accommodation. 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.

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 be 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 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: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international For further information and any enquiries relating to accommodation for international students, please contact: internationalarrival@cardiffmet.ac.uk

CARDIFF MET RIDER

Landlords on our register 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. 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. All agreements and responsibilities when renting are between the landlord and the student (not Cardiff Met). For full details of our accommodation options, policies and procedures, including virtual tours of the accommodation, please visit our website at: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/accommodation

The Cardiff Met Rider is the largest student bus service in Wales and offers transport between all campuses and all main student halls and private accommodation areas. It runs from Monday to Friday from 8am to 10pm throughout the academic year and allows students to travel safely through the city day and night. The service also provides unlimited access to the entire Cardiff Bus network for the full academic year (from 1 September to 30 June). Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/metrider

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

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Sport for All

SPORTING FACILITIES

Cyncoed Campus The university offers a comprehensive range of sporting facilities, all built and equipped to the highest standards including: → National Indoor Athletics Centre: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/niac → An outdoor athletics facility → A brand new Inclusion Fitness Centre equipped for able bodied and disabled users → Floodlit artificial hockey and football pitches → National league pitches for rugby and soccer → Gymnasia for gymnastics and trampolining → Dance studio → Lawn Tennis Association regional indoor and floodlit outdoor tennis complex → Multi-sports Centre with specialist cricket provision, swimming pool and squash courts → Strength and conditioning facilities → Sports science teaching and research laboratories 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. Recreational Sport Students who wish to participate for recreation or leisure can do so by joining the Sports & Fitness Membership scheme, or by using the facilities on a pay as you go basis. A dedicated team organises various activities for all levels including the complete beginner who just wants to keep fit and have some fun. Activities include aerobics, circuit training, lane/recreational swimming, tennis, badminton, squash, athletics and table tennis

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Intramural Sport Cardiff Met Students’ Union provides a programme of intramural sport for students who wish to play sport for competitive fun. The sports currently offered are tennis, netball, 7-a-side football, atomic rugby and squash.

Sports Scholarships A very successful scholarship programme operates at the university supporting the development of elite performers in a range of sports. Offering up to £1,000 per annum specialist coaching, free physiotherapy and Sports & Fitness Membership. For full details please visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/scholarships or email: Kate Butters at kbutters@cardiffmet.ac.uk

PERFORMANCE SPORT Sporting Excellence The pursuit of sporting excellence requires time, commitment, expert coaching and access to high quality training and competition facilities, all of which are offered at the university. The Athletic Union supports over 30 different sports clubs with many teams and individuals competing in national league and cup competitions. The university has been British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) champions in rugby union, indoor athletics, basketball, trampolining, football, gymnastics and indoor cricket. Cardiff/South Wales Centre of Cricket Excellence University Centre of Cricket Excellence Scheme (UCCE Scheme). This scheme is supported by the MCC who have provided significant funding to develop the six centres: → → → → → →

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

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

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Please note that no formal application for a sport scholarship will be considered unless the applicant has also applied for, and been offered a place on a course at the university. Focus Sport Support Students who play for one of the university’s ‘focus sports’ (currently athletics, men’s cricket, tennis, women’s basketball, women’s football, men’s football, women’s hockey, men’s hockey, netball, women’s rugby, and men’s rugby) may be selected to receive free access to facilities, strength and conditioning and sports science support and a discounted physiotherapy rate. Details of sport and recreation activities for students can be found at: www.cardiffmetsu.co.uk/sport/au and www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/sportsfacilities

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Alumni Network “We have a thriving network of graduates around the world, helping you to benefit from a lifetime of opportunities that your chosen course will open up for you...” Though graduation may seem like a long way away, when you 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. 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 after-work gatherings, or more formal KTP opportunities, we are creating a truly active network of hardworking, focused, 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!

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About us ....................................................................3 Academic Skills ......................................................136 Accommodation ......................................................137 Advanced Dietetic Practice - MSc ................................65 Advanced Product Design - MSc ..................................32 Alumni ....................................................................141 Applied Public Health - MSc/PgD ................................66 Applied Sport Psychology - MSc/PgD/PgC..................118 Art & Design (with pathways) - MA ..............................29

Education - MA/PgD/PgC ..........................................48 English - MA/PgD/PgC ..............................................50 English & Creative Writing - MA/PgD/PgC....................49 Entry Requirements ..................................................125 Events Management - MSc/PgD/PgC ........................105 Executive MBA ..........................................................89

B Biomedical Sciences - MSc/PgD/PgC ..........................67

C Campuses ..................................................................9 Cardiff ........................................................................6 Cardiff School of Art & Design ....................................17 Cardiff School of Education ........................................37 Cardiff School of Health Sciences ................................55 Cardiff School of Management ....................................79 Cardiff School of Sport ..............................................107 Career Development Services ..................................130 Ceramics - MA ..........................................................33 Centre for Personal & Professional Development ............16 Centre for Work Based Learning (CWBL) ......................16 Chaplaincy ..............................................................131 Clinical Research Methods - MRes................................75 Contact Us ..............................................................144 Computing - MSc/PgD/PgC ........................................88 Counselling Service ..................................................130 Course Directory........................................................10 Creative Writing - MA/PgD/PgC..................................47

D Dental Technology - MSc/PgD/PgC ............................68 Dietetics - MSc/PgD ..................................................69 Disability Service ......................................................129 142

F Finance & Welfare Advisory Service ............................130 Finance - MSc ............................................................91 Finance & Information Management - MSc ....................90 Financial Management - MSc ......................................92 Food Safety Management - MSc/PgD ..........................70 Food Science & Technology - MSc/PgD ........................71 Food Technology for Industry - MSc/PgD/PgC ..............72 Forensic Psychology - MSc ..........................................74 Forensic Psychology (Practitioner Programme) - PgD ......73 Funding and Financial Support ..................................127

H Health Service..........................................................131 Health and Social Science Research - MSc/MRes ..........75 Health Psychology - MSc ............................................76 Hospitality Management - MSc/PgD/PgC ..................105 How to apply ..........................................................125 Human Resource Management - MSc ..........................93

I Information & Communication Technology ....................94 Management - MSc/PgD/PgC International Business Management - MSc ....................95 International Students ..............................................132 Investing in your future ................................................5 IT Facilities ..............................................................135


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Leadership for Collaboration - PgC................................96 Learning Centres ......................................................135 Library ....................................................................135 LLM International Business (Masters in Laws) ................97

Scholarships ............................................................127 Sports Facilities ........................................................139 Sports Participation ..................................................140 Sport & Exercise Medicine - MSc/PgD/PgC ................119 Sport & Exercise Science - MSc/PgD/PgC ..................120 Sport Coaching - MSc/PgD/PGC................................122 Sport Management & Leadership - MA/PgD/PgC ........123 Sport Psychology - MSc/PgD/PgC ............................118 Sport, Body & Society - MA/PgD/PgC ........................121 Strength & Conditioning - MSc/PgD/PgC....................124 Student Support Services ..........................................129 Sustainable Leadership (20Twenty Leadership) - PgC ....103

M Managing Community Practice - MA ............................54 Marketing - MSc/PgD/PgC ........................................98 Master of Design - MDes ............................................34 Master of Fine Art - MFA ............................................35 MBA (Advanced Entry) ............................................100 MBA (Executive) ........................................................89 MBA (Master of Business Administration)......................99 MBA (Product Development Management) ................101 Mobile Technologies - MSc/PgD/PgC ........................102 MPhil Opportunities ..................................................15 Musculoskeletal Studies (Lower Limb) MSc/PgD/PgC ..........................................................77

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T Teacher Training Grants ............................................127 Technology Project Management - MSc/PgD/PgC........104 Tourism Management - MSc/PgD/PgC ......................105 Travelling to Cardiff ......................................................8 Tuition Fees ............................................................127

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Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing - MSc/PgD ......78 UCAS Teacher Training..............................................126

P Performance Analysis - MSc/PgD/PgC........................116 PGCE Primary ............................................................52 PGCE Secondary........................................................53 PhD Opportunities ....................................................14 Physical Activity & Health - MSc/PgD/PgC ..................117 Post Compulsory Education & Training (PCET) - PGCE/PCE....................................................51 Postgraduate Certificate in Professional & Research Skills: Art & Design ....................................36 Professional Doctorates ..............................................14

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V Vice-Chancellor’s Welcome Message ............................1

W Widening Access......................................................126

Y Youth & Community Work - PgD ..................................54

Research Degrees ......................................................14 Research Opportunities (MPhil & PhD)..........................12 Research Skills ..........................................................15

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Contact us Contact details for specific departments can be found on individual pages throughout this prospectus. The main contact details can be found below.

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

ACADEMIC SCHOOLS

Tel: +44 (0) 29 2041 6070 Fax: +44 (0) 29 2041 6286 Email: courses@cardiffmet.ac.uk www.cardiffmet.ac.uk

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

Cardiff Met, Howard Gardens, Cardiff, CF24 0SP Cardiff Met, Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/csad Cardiff School of Education

Cardiff Met, Cyncoed Campus, Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, CF23 6XD www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/cse Cardiff School of Health Sciences

Cardiff Met, Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/cshs

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Cardiff School of Management

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

Cardiff Met, Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/csm Cardiff School of Sport

Cardiff Met, Cyncoed Campus, Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, CF23 6XD www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/css

STUDENT SERVICES Find us on our official social media channels: Student Services, The Student Centre, Cardiff Met, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB Tel: +44 (0) 29 2041 6170 Fax: +44 (0) 29 2041 6950 www.caridffmet.ac.uk/studentservices

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