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

Your career starts here

Undergraduate Prospectus 2016


Why study with us? Top reasons to choose Cardiff Met …

On Social Media:

Find us on our official channels and join in the #cardiffmet conversation! Our fantastic location - Cardiff A young and vibrant capital, Cardiff has a thriving student population. The city packs all the benefits of a major cosmopolitan destination into a friendly, safe, affordable and easy to navigate space and is a great place to live as a student.

High levels of student satisfaction

Enhancing the student experience

Making our students employable

A leading university for student sport

86% of students at Cardiff Met said they are satisfied with the quality of their course.*

In November 2014, our commitment to enhancing the student experience was recongised at the Times Higher Education Awards, where the university won the 'Most Improved Student Experience Award' - as voted for by students.

Through our work placement programmes, the promotion of student entrepreneurship and a focus on employability, we’ve ensured that 94% of our graduates secure employment or enter further study within six months of graduation.*

The university competes at the highest level in the British Universities & College Sport (BUCS) leagues, regularly winning championships across a wide range of sports.

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See page 182

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

/cardiff.metropolitan.university @cardiffmet /cardiffmet

* National Student Survey 2014

 Cardiff School of Art & Design Cardiff Met, Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/csad

/cardiffmet /cardiffmet

 Cardiff School of Health Sciences Cardiff Met, Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/cshs  Cardiff School of Management Cardiff Met, Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/csm

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 www.cardiffmet.ac.uk for news on exciting new courses and for the most up-todate course information and entry requirements. A warm thank you to all the academic, support staff, and students who helped with the production of this prospectus. Designed by: Cardiff Met Corporate Design Team Photography by: Photodrome, Mal Bennett, Matt Cant & Phill Boorman

*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2013 See page 23

Our Students’ Union UMAX initiative also helps our students gain valuable employability skills and experience.

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

Printed by: Zenith Media

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A reputation for quality

A global community

Overseas study opportunities

Modern student facilities

We pride ourselves on being a strong, student-centred university offering high quality education*, services and facilities.

Through our strong international links, we educate over 16,000 students from more than 140 countries worldwide and been ranked as the top UK university for overall student support* in the International Student Barometer for the past five years!

Students can take advantage of opportunities to study abroad, through the Outward Mobility and ERASMUS schemes.

We have spent over £50million in recent years on upgrading our estates and student facilities with future investment planned. We provide modern, well-equipped buildings with all the facilities you need to succeed as a student.

*The latest Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) report (2014) confirms that Academic standards at the University meet UK expectations for threshold standards; that the quality and enhancement of student learning opportunities at the University meets UK expectations; that the Information about learning opportunities produced by the University meets UK expectations.

*ISB survey taken by new students. 2010- 2014

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Take the Virtual Tour at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ virtualtours

Internationallyexcellent and world-leading research Results of the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) (2014) rank Cardiff Met as the top modern University in the UK, with 80% of the University's overall quality profile rated as 'world leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*). See page 155

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Your career starts here ‌

Course Directory

At Cardiff Met all of our courses are focused on your future. Our academic schools maintain close links with the working world, via work placements, visiting lecturers, research and consultancy. This emphasis on your future career has led to 94% of our graduates securing employment or entering further study within six months of graduation*. So whatever subject area you are interested in, or whatever career you have in mind, it starts here, at Cardiff Metropolitan University!

Accounting BA (Hons)

105

Drama & Contemporary Media BA (Hons)* 57

Accounting & Finance BA (Hons)

106

Drama & Creative Writing BA (Hons)*

57

Architectural Design & Technology BSc (Hons)

35

Drama & Literacy BA (Hons)*

57

Artist Designer: Maker BA (Hons)

37

E Early Childhood Studies & Literacy BA (Hons)*

57

Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

73

Economics BSc (Hons)

113

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

109

Education Studies & Drama BA (Hons)

57

107

Education Studies & Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons)

57

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

111

Education Studies & English BA (Hons)

57

Education Studies & Literacy BA (Hons)

57

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Dance BA (Hons)

135

Dental Technology BSc (Hons)

77

*

Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2013.

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

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C Ceramics BA (Hons)

39

Education Studies & Sport & Physical Activity BA (Hons)

57

Complementary Healthcare (with Practitioner Status) BSc (Hons)

75

Education Studies & Welsh BA (Hons)

57

Computing BSc (Hons)

112

English & Creative Writing BA (Hons)

57

Creative Writing & Contemporary Media BA (Hons)*

57

English & Drama BA (Hons)

57

English & Contemporary Media BA (Hons) 57 Environmental Health BSc (Hons)

57

Events Management BA (Hons)

114


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

123

83

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

124

Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences

82

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Foundation Programme: Cardiff School of Management

115

Fine Art BA (Hons)

41

Food Science & Technology BSc (Hons)

81

Foundation leading to BA/BSc Social Sciences

Literacy (Joint Honours)

Graphic Communication BA (Hons)

43

H Health & Social Care HND/BSc (Hons)

M Marketing Management BA (Hons)

G 84

Healthcare Science BSc (Hons)

85

Hospitality Management (with specialist pathways) BA (Hons)

123

Housing: Policy & Practice BSc (Hons)

86

Housing: Supported Housing BSc (Hons)

87

Human Nutrition & Dietetics BSc (Hons)

89

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Sport Coaching BSc (Hons)

143

Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation & Massage BSc (Hons)

145

Sport Development BSc (Hons)

147

Sport Management BSc (Hons)

149

Sport Performance Analysis BSc (Hons)

151

Sports Biomedicine & Nutrition BSc (Hons) 97 Sports Studies BSc (Hons)

153

Podiatry BSc (Hons)

90

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Product Design BA/BSc (Hons)

47

TESOL & Education Studies BA (Hons)*

57

Psychology BSc (Hons)

91

TESOL & English BA (Hons)*

57

Public Health Nutrition BSc (Hons)

93

TESOL & Literacy BA (Hons)*

57

Textiles BA (Hons)

49 124

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Sport & Physical Education BSc (Hons)

Secondary Education: Music (leading to QTS) BA (Hons)

64

Tourism Management (with specialist pathways) BA (Hons)

Secondary Education: Welsh (leading to QTS) BA (Hons)

64

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Social Work BSc (Hons)

94

Software Engineering (with specialist pathways) BSc (Hons)

127

Welsh (Joint Honours)

Illustration BA (Hons)

45

International Business Administration (Top Up) BA (Hons)

119

Speech & Language Therapy BSc (Hons)

95

International Business Management BA (Hons)

121

Sport & Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

137

International Economics & Finance BSc/BScEcon (Hons)

117

Sport & Exercise Science (Intercalated) BSc (Hons)

139

57

Y Youth & Community WorK BA (Hons)

65

*Subject to validation

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Contents  About us

6

 Research

155

 150 years of nurturing talent

9

157

 Our campuses

11

 Welsh Language Provision Darpariaeth Gymraeg

 Cardiff - About the city

13

 Accommodation

159

 Travelling to Cardiff

19

 Admissions and how to apply

161

 Open Days

21

 Widening Access

164

 Employability and Careers

23

 Tuition fees and finance

166

 Student Entrepreneurship

25

 Library & Learning Centres

168

 Study abroad (Outward Student Mobility & Erasmus)

27

 Student Services

170

 International Students

175

 Students’ Union

177

 Student Life

180

 Sport for all

182

 Alumni network and postgraduate study

186

Academics schools and course entries:  Cardiff School of Art & Design

28

 Cardiff School of Education

50

 Partnerships

189

 Cardiff School of Health Sciences

66

 Index

190

 Cardiff School of Management

98 128

 Contact us & Cardiff Met on Social Media

192

 Cardiff School of Sport

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

It is our objective to develop creative, resilient and sought-after graduates with aptitudes, skills and experiences that enable them to make an impact in their chosen profession or pathway. Five academic schools:  Cardiff School of Art & Design

28

 Cardiff School of Education

50

 Cardiff School of Health Sciences

66

 Cardiff School of Management

98

 Cardiff School of Sport

128

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

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


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Llandaff Campus c. 1954

Students’ Union c. 1968

Cyncoed Campus c. 1970

Art School c. 1982

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The Old Free Library c. 1865


In 2015 we celebrate our 150th anniversary. Cardiff Metropolitan University started life in 1865 with the formation of Cardiff's first School of Art and now, in 2015, we offer over 100 different degree programmes, across five academic schools and two campuses, with over 16,000 students. We are a truly global community, with connections stretching around the world. During this year of celebration, there will be a whole host of exciting events taking place. To stay up to date with our events calendar, or to take a look at our interactive timeline and explore how Cardiff Met has evolved and grown over the years, you can visit our dedicated website at: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ cardiffmet150 You can also join in the celebrations and find out what’s happening on Social Media:

1865

The first classes began at the Cardiff School of Art, located in the Old Free Library.

1954

Llandaff Technical College opens on Western Avenue, providing first and second year National Certificate courses in building, engineering and science.

1962

Cardiff Training College moves to new buildings at Cyncoed to increase the numbers of teachers in training.

1976

The Cardiff College of Education, School of Art and Design, Llandaff College of Technology and the College of Food and Commerce merged. The Institute was subsequently renamed, becoming Cardiff Institute of Higher Education in 1990.

1996

The Institute was granted University College Status within the University of Wales, awarding University of Wales degrees and changes name to University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC).

2011

The University makes the decision to adopt a new name Cardiff Metropolitan University. The change marks the University’s departure from the University of Wales and emphasises its links with the City and the Region.

2015

The University celebrates the 150th Anniversary.

@cardiffmet (#cardiffmet150)

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

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Our campuses Over the last few years’ considerable investment has been made across the whole of the university, with over £50 million of investment in estate developments to enhance your student experience.

Cyncoed Campus Cyncoed is home to the Cardiff School of Education and the Cardiff School of Sport. It is a busy campus that offers on-site accommodation and a purpose-built Campus Centre. The campus offers extensive sporting facilities, on-site shop, coffee bars and refectory. The campus also acts as the head office for the Students’ and Athletics Union. Recent developments:  ‘Centro’ - A purpose built Campus Centre for students  A £250,000 refit of the Fitness Centres  A newly refurbished Learning Centre  2013 saw the beginning of the redevelopment of current sports facilities, including a new 3G outdoor pitch, which opened in late 2013, an extension to the indoor running track in the National Indoor Athletics Centre (NIAC) and a new Astroturf in 2014.

Llandaff Campus Llandaff is home to the Cardiff School of Art & Design, Cardiff School of Health Sciences and Cardiff School of Management. This is a busy and bustling campus. With millions of pounds of recent investment, it offers state-of-the art facilities for our students. The campus offers excellent sporting facilities, on-site shop, and coffee bars, including Costa and Starbucks, and refectory. The campus is located approximately two miles from the city centre, surrounded by numerous parks, playing fields and the historic village of Llandaff. Recent developments:

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 campus buildings by creating an environment fit for 21st century higher education. For further information and to explore our campuses and facilities: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/virtualtours

 The Cardiff School of Art & Design opened a brand new facility in autumn 2014, as part of a £14 million redevelopment. See page 28.  The award winning, £21 million, state-of-art management building.  A newly refurbished Learning Centre  The £4.9 million Food Industry Centre  The i-zone - an innovative and integrated service hub for current and potential students.  A refit of the Llandaff Fitness Centres  A redevelopment of the Students Union bar at Llandaff.

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Cardiff Cardiff is an exciting, modern European capital city, which punches well above its weight for its size. The city was recently described as the ‘epitome of cool’ in the renowned Lonely Planet travel guide and as a top travel destination by National Geographic Magazine. Research by MoneySuperMarket.com in 2014 also shows that Cardiff is the best UK city for quality of life. Its big city attitude combined with small city benefits that make Cardiff the ideal place to study.

About the city As the Welsh capital, Cardiff boasts an excellent, year-round calendar of events and culture; from theatre, comedy and concerts to music, food festivals and major sporting events. Cardiff has an impressive civic centre with wonderful buildings, including the National Museum of Wales. The city is surrounded by acres of parkland, a thriving city centre, a brand new shopping and entertainment centre, Victorian boutique shopping arcades, worldclass sporting stadiums, and a lively cafe quarter - all of which stretch down to a stunning waterfront area with bars and restaurants at Cardiff Bay.

“I loved being a student in Cardiff. There was so much to do. It’s such an easy city to get around and so friendly.” Rachel Hellier BSc (Hons) Psychology Graduate

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

In the city centre, pubs and bars sit alongside superclubs, which all host weekly student nights and drinks offers. Mill Lane is popular for its stylish late-night bar and restaurant scene. For music lovers, Cardiff has a thriving scene and is home to worlds oldest record store - Spillers. The Motorpoint Arena and Millennium Stadium host all the big-name tours, while smaller independent venues like Clwb Ifor Bach and the Students’ Union bars are home to more intimate music nights. The renowned Swn Festival takes place every October, promoting new music coming in and out of Wales. St David’s Hall in the city centre and the Glee Club in Cardiff Bay are both great venues for live comedy, and if film is your thing, Cardiff is home to 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.

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

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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 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. The city is also home to a major international food festival every summer in Cardiff Bay.

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

To find out more about Student Life in Cardiff: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/studentlife www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/behindthescenes www.visitcardiff.com www.buzzmag.co.uk See page 11

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“Cardiff is such a cultural city with arts, music, nightlife. It’s been a brilliant three years and I can’t see any reason why you wouldn’t want to be here.” Cory Shipp BA (Hons) English & Drama.

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Travelling to Cardi

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

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

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.

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

Cardiff Met Rider 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 the 1st September until 30th June). Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/metrider

Cyncoed Campus Home to the Cardiff School of Education and the Cardiff School of Sport. Postcode for GPS: CF23 6XD From the A48 Eastern Avenue, travel via Llanedeyrn Road to Cyncoed Road. Llandaff Campus Home to the Cardiff School of Art & Design, the Cardiff School of Health Sciences and the Cardiff School of Management. Postcode for GPS: CF5 2YB The campus is located on Western Avenue (A48). More detailed directions can be found at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ďŹ ndus Undergraduate Prospectus Entry 2016 | cardiffmet.ac.uk 19


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Open Days Come and visit us

Sport Applicant Days

Whether you’ve already made your mind up that Cardiff Met is the place for you; or whether you’re still deciding, attending one of our Open Days is essential.

For those who apply for a Sport degree at the university, we also run a series of Sport Applicant Days from November until May.

It’s the perfect chance for you to find out more about the course you're interested in, speak to staff and students first-hand and tour our facilities, accommodation and campuses. It also gives you the perfect opportunity to visit Cardiff and explore the city.

We run academic school Open Days throughout the year, which are relevant to your course and your area of interest. We run these events for the following areas:  Cardiff School of Art & Design  Cardiff School of Education  Cardiff School of Health Sciences  Cardiff School of Management  Cardiff School of Sport

You cannot book onto one of these events; you have to be specifically invited. In order to receive an invitation you will need to meet, or be predicted to meet, the entry requirements of the course you wish to apply to. Please refer to the individual course descriptions in this prospectus and on our website for entry requirements. Applicants are also expected to have a strong sporting profile, which should be detailed in your Personal Statement on your UCAS form if you intend to apply.

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

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

Please Note: It is essential that you book to attend any of our Open Days. You can do this by registering online at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/opendays Contact our Open Day Officer on 029 2041 6042 or email us at opendays@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Get involved and join in the #cardiffmetopenday conversation!

For a full list of dates and areas covered, visit our website at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/opendays

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Our focus on employability and careers has ensured that 94% of our graduates enter employment or further study within six months of graduation.* *

Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2013.

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

It is our aim to provide you with employability skills that will help support your future career. These skills will be developed throughout your time at university, in all aspects of university life. We can offer a wide range of work experience and volunteering opportunities including placements, sandwich years, work tasters and the opportunity to study abroad as part of our Outward Mobility and Erasmus scheme

(see page 26). Alongside your course, we also provide opportunities for extra-curricular activities and roles that can help develop your employability, and professional and personal skills. These include opportunities to participate in employability specific activities in addition to your course, to maximise your potential. The promotion of student entrepreneurship is also key and aids you in business practice to develop and set up your own business while you are a university student. (See page 25). Career Development Services (see page 171) provide face-to-face and online careers support for students and graduates, and impartial, professional career guidance centered around your individual needs. All of this helps you to identify and work towards your chosen career path and to practise the skills necessary to get that graduate level job. Support includes work experience, an online database of vacation, part-time, volunteering and graduate vacancies and lots of opportunities to meet employers.

Finally, all courses have Personal Development Planning systems adapted to the subject, helping you identify your development needs, reflect on your experiences and record your achievements in a progress file or e-portfolio. Visit the following pages within this prospectus to hear from some of our graduates and how studying with us helped get their careers off to a great start.

 Daniel Marshall Cardiff School of Art & Design

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 Miv Hipkiss Cardiff School of Education

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 Hayley Dodd Cardiff School of Health Sciences

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 Ffion Cripps Cardiff School of Management

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 Arthur Milroy Cardiff School of Sport

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A comprehensive programme of careers education is provided so you can learn how to plan your career and reach your goals - online, through your course and through a series of lunchtime workshops.

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“My meetings with the Centre for Student Entrepreneurship helped me to map out and understand a future pathway for my business. Having a clear understanding of where I’m going and how I can get there has really helped me drive the business forward.” Josh Barnett Cardiff School of Sport Graduate, Cardiff Met Students’ Union President (2014/5) and Owner/Director of Treatment Clothing www.treatmentclothing.co.uk

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Student Entrepreneurship Whether you’re looking to secure your dream job after university or you’d prefer to work for yourself, the Centre for Student Entrepreneurship can help. Being entrepreneurial doesn’t mean you have to be an ‘Alan Sugar’ or ‘Dragons’ Den’ type! We work with a variety of students from a wide range of courses including Psychology, Sport, Art and Design and Business and Management.

“The centre is a great place to share your business idea and gain the help and understanding of how to get your ideas off the ground before graduating so that you can hit the ground running after university.”

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

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

Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/entrepreneurship On Social Media:

We also offer one-to-one support for student and graduate start-up businesses. Our dedicated Business Start-up Manager is available for oneto-one meetings and can guide you through the steps you need to take in starting your business.

www.facebook.com/ centreforstudententrepreneurship @CardiffMetEnt

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“I went to India with an open mind. I knew I was going to see extreme poverty and things that were completely different to anything we have in the UK. Going abroad for your study broadens your mind and ideas that extra bit more as you get to observe others working and see what inspires them. I would definitely recommend going abroad for your studies to other students as you get to meet new people as well as soaking up information that can help with your practice.” Emma Holt BA (Hons) Fine Art

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Outward Mobility is the opportunity for Cardiff Met students to embark on a unique study experience abroad. From France to Fiji, Finance to Food Science, there is a fantastic range of destinations and subject areas available to you.


Study abroad with Outward Mobility The world is yours to explore! Transnational Education

Why study overseas? The invaluable opportunity to study abroad as part of your course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed in the global market place. If you want to broaden your horizons, develop your skills, gain new experiences and look to improve your future employability, then Outward Mobility is definitely for you!

Through the current Erasmus Mundus programme, we are supported by approximately €27 million of funding with a portfolio of six coordinated projects and 12 partner projects. These provide study/research opportunities to all levels from 6 to 36 months.

Santander Scholarships With opportunities in Europe, America, North Africa, Latin America, Asia, the South Pacific and much more, read on to discover how you can get involved.

Erasmus+ Erasmus+ is the new European Union funding programme for education and training, youth and sport. Take part in a study exchange (3 to 12 months) at a partner higher education institution or work placement (2 to 12 months) within the EU and beyond the borders of Europe, and experience studying/working in a new environment.

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

Short Term Mobility Funding

It is even possible to study exactly the same degree course, but in a new educational and cultural environment at one of our overseas partners. This is a unique opportunity to study part of your degree overseas on a Cardiff Met approved degree programme. By participating in any of these activities, you are also a step closer to being eligible for the Cardiff Met Global Award, a Student Union initiative to enhance your employability.

Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/outwardmobility E: outwardmobility@cardiffmet.ac.uk T: 029 20 41 6027 On Social Media: Search: ‘Cardiff Met Outward Mobility’

Cardiff Met are also investing in bursaries to support Short Term Mobilities embedded in the curricula, like a field visit or a summer school. These are arranged by your school and will enhance your studies in your chosen field.

@CardiffMetOM

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Cardi School of Art & Design

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A place at Cardiff School of Art & Design (CSAD) gives you the opportunity to study in an art and design school that puts your ambitions and potential at the heart of the curriculum. Our courses have been designed to enable you to make choices about how you want your talent to develop. You can elect a business focus in your work, concentrate on exploring the cutting edge of your subject, or challenge yourself to take your work to new heights and in completely new directions: any and all of these. We give you the chance to learn advanced level technical skills. We see no reason why a textile student shouldn’t learn how to weld, or a fine art student shouldn’t learn digital stitch. You also get to choose the bigger ideas you would like to examine, in ways that will inform your creative practice. In your second and third years with us, you can shape the direction in which you would like your work to go. You can undertake a work placement, carry out research with one of our professors, spend time abroad examining non-Western creative traditions, or learn more about how to set up your own business, amongst other things. In your third year, you can choose to work on either a dissertation or a business plan. At CSAD, we aim to be a community. You will have plenty of opportunity not just to engage with people in your year from all of our courses, but also to work alongside students in other years or on

postgraduate and research programmes. Our studios are open spaces, where you can work as an individual, but come across all kinds of work being developed. The community is at its most vibrant in our Heart Space, where you can share ideas, really get to know people and take part in a range of activities. You will feel part of an art and design school, because that’s what we are. We look forward to you joining us. Our Home: We are located on the University’s Llandaff Campus in a complex that includes a brand new building that opened in 2014, as well as refurbished studios and teaching spaces. The design of these facilities has drawn on our approach to our courses. The facilities promote deep engagement in creative practices, the sharing of specialist expertise and the fostering of a real art school community. This is a truly contemporary facility, yet one that maintains all the best traditions of art school practices. Most of our workshops are on the ground floor and cover a very wide range of technologies: from founding nonferrous metals to recording studios, and from lithography to plaster work. The upper floors house a variety of different types of studios, with space allocated on the basis of the type of creative work being undertaken. Take a Virtual Tour of our new home and all CSAD facilities at: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/virtualtours

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Our Courses Architectural Design Technology BSc (Hons)

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Artist Designer: Maker BA (Hons)

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Ceramics BA (Hons)

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Fine Art BA (Hons)

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Graphic Communication BA (Hons)

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Illustration BA (Hons)

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Product Design BA/BSc (Hons)

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Textiles BA (Hons)

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“The development of our fantastic new building has been designed around the research and teaching requirements of CSAD. As a result, it is sensitive to the ways we work through making and critical thinking.” “The design fully recognizes that CSAD represents higher education at its most unconventional, intellectually challenging and creatively dynamic. The design allows for the fact that we are messy, noisy, technology-driven, craft-based, talkative, hugely hard working, and resource-intensive: not to mention, inventive, pragmatic, constantly developing and generally maverick.” Professor Gaynor Kavanagh, CSAD Dean 30 cardiffmet.ac.uk | Undergraduate Prospectus Entry 2016


Further information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/csad cardiffschoolofartanddesign @csadnews ickr.com/cardiffschoolofartanddesign youtube.com/csadvideos

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“Throughout the course I had some great experiences working with others on various projects, but it was the final year project which really stood out for me. I enjoyed the opportunity to invent and develop a product purely from my own concepts and research.” Daniel Marshall BA (Hons) Product Design Graduate and Rising Star New Engineer of the Year 2014.

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Rising star Daniel has design for life A final year design project to help children with autism has led to industry-wide recognition for CSAD graduate Daniel Marshall.

candidate, but I was accepted to the course and my tutor said that my passion for design really shone through during the interview.

Daniel, who graduated from the BA (Hons) Product Design course at the Cardiff School of Art and Design with a 2:1 in 2014, was named as ‘Rising Star New Engineer of the Year 2014’ at the prestigious Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards, which recognises technical innovative and business success in the electronics industry across Europe.

Daniel added: “I have always felt passionate about the power of communication and I also enjoy designing products which simplify difficult tasks, and products which aid people with disorders and disabilities, which is how Empathy came about. It’s satisfying to express my creativity through design while providing products which can help improve the quality of life of others.”

The judges were impressed with Daniel’s design and creation of an educational toy ‘Empathy’; made to help children on the autistic spectrum develop their communication skills and relationships through sensory and interactive play.

Speaking about his success at the national awards ceremony, Daniel said: “To be nominated as an undergraduate alongside other finalists with PhDs in design was a fantastic recognition and I made some really interesting and useful industry contacts. I think it proves that hard work and particularly passion for your subject goes a long way.”

Daniel developed Empathy as his final year project with support from CARIAD – the Centre for Applied Research in Art and Design, based at Cardiff Met. Speaking about his decision to study Product Design at Cardiff Met, Daniel, who is originally from Devon, said: “The product design course was recommended to me by my A-Level teacher, who studied the same course at Cardiff Met. When I looked into it, I saw that the course is one of the best in the country and I decided to apply. “To be honest, at first, I felt that I was quite a weak

Since graduating, Daniel has secured a role with a highend kitchen manufacturer, based on another of his university designs – a space saving kitchen for first time buyers.

Under the spotlight 2010 A Levels in Product Design and English Language and a BTEC in ICT. 2010 Enrolled on BA (Hons) Product Design at the Cardiff School of Art and Design. 2014 Graduated with a 2:1 and named Rising Star New Engineer of the Year 2014.’ 2014 Began working as a Product Developer at Sigma 3 Kitchens Ltd.

Further information: CARIAD www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/cariad

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Architectural Design & Technology BSc (Hons) Course Overview

Employability & Careers

Key Facts

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

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

Accredited by: The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

There will be a strong emphasis on detailed design and on skills development in technical architectural drawing, both manually and through use of specialist computer-aided-design software. You will also develop an appreciation of the historical context of architectural design; will learn the values of environmentally responsive building design; and study innovative building techniques. For those undertaking the BSc, the focus of the final year is on two major design-based projects, one of which will concentrate on refurbishment and/or conversion work to an existing building. You will also complete a dissertation and a project designed to further prepare you for working in a professional design practice.

UCAS code: W290

Most qualified architectural technologists work in private practice, although there are opportunities to work in other organisations that have their own design teams, such as building contractors or large corporate companies. Graduates can also pursue careers in related areas, such as project management or architectural conservation. The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists accredits this course and graduates will be eligible, after a period of relevant experience, to apply for full membership of the Institute to become Chartered Architectural Technologists.

Place of study: Cardiff School of Art & Design, Llandaff Campus. Course length: HND: Two years full-time BSc: Three years full-time This degree is also offered as a four-year award, with a year out in industry. Entry requirements: 260 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent). Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/W290

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Artist Designer: Maker BA (Hons) Course Overview

Key Facts

A contemporary maker can be engaged with the handcrafting of furniture, musical instruments, jewellery, accessories, flatware and tableware, timepieces and much more. They can produce work for batch production or bespoke, whilst at the same time create one-off studio pieces. The role of a maker, who can design and produce for specific markets, whilst also developing one-off artworks and products of distinction, is significant and lies at the core of this subject.

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

UCAS code: W291

This course operates across a broad range of materials and processes, including textiles, ceramics, glass, wood, metals, plastics, and ’smart’ materials. It brings together ideas, traditions, processes, materials and approaches.

Employability & Careers

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

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

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

Place of study: Cardiff School of Art & Design, Llandaff Campus. Course length: Three years full-time.

Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/W291

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

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Ceramics BA (Hons) Course Overview

Employability & Careers

Key Facts

The Cardiff School of Art & Design (CSAD) has the largest ceramics centre in Europe, with a reputation for research and teaching that attracts students, practitioners and academics from all over the world. Ceramics at CSAD has a long-standing reputation for excellence, based on an approach that is dynamic and progressive.

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

UCAS code: W232

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

Course length: Three years full-time.

Throughout this course you will have the opportunity to work across a broad range of processes, exploring the full potential of ceramic applications. You will create your own route through the programme, working in both traditional materials and, where appropriate, digital media. We are a specialist programme and we welcome students who are keen to work with other materials including glass, textiles, metal and ‘smart’ materials. You will have access to excellently equipped workshops and have a dedicated personal studio space.

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

Entry requirements: 300 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent), plus portfolio. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/W232

A dynamic team of technician demonstrators, all first-rate ceramicists in their own right, will support you throughout the course. You can also acquire advanced skills in a range of technologies that might be new to you. We are really keen for you to explore materials and their alchemy. The structure of the course enables you to gather good business experience, carry out research with one of our professors, and undertake a work placement or travel to study ceramics in countries where the traditions are very different. The choice will be yours and there will be a lot of it. In the third year, ceramics students can elect to undertake a business plan or a dissertation, preparing the way for your career on graduation. Undergraduate Prospectus Entry 2016 | cardiffmet.ac.uk 39


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Fine Art BA (Hons) Course Overview

Employability & Careers

Key Facts

Fine Art at CSAD is a place where initiative is taken. Throughout the degree you will have the opportunity to engage with drawing, painting, book arts and print, photography, performance and installation; as well as art history and the links between art, science and philosophy; finally arriving at your own position and practice.

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

UCAS code: W100

You begin by exploring the materials of the contemporary fine artist, from paint, wood and metal, to photography, videoinstallation, performance or print and all points in between. You can also elect to study techniques employed within other disciplines, such as digital design methods and have access to our music studio. Equipped with a range of valuable skills and access to your own studio space, you will work with the academic staff in specific studio areas, in the defining and development of your interests and practices.

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

Place of study: Cardiff School of Art & Design, Llandaff Campus. Course length: Three years full-time. Entry requirements: 300 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent), plus portfolio. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/W100

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

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Graphic Communication BA (Hons) Course Overview Graphic communicators make visual ideas that engage people. They can inform, provoke, explain, record, represent or entertain. This requires a range of human qualities, hand-based and digital skills, a keen intellect and a fluency in visual languages and the ability to understand human behavior - Hand, Head and Heart.

Key Facts In the third year, graphic communication students can elect to undertake a business plan or a dissertation, preparing the way for their careers on graduation.

UCAS code: W210 Place of study: Cardiff School of Art & Design, Llandaff Campus.

Employability & Careers Designers at CSAD learn how to use words, images, schematics, colour, form, metaphors, symbols and stories to bring ideas and information to life. They can create many different things, branding for example, an interactive game, an integrated media campaign (print and digital) or an online newspaper. They can design packaging, infographics or any kind of visualisation needed by industry to express complex ideas. They can also design for the service sector, bringing about behavior change or enabling the communication of significant information to the marginalised or vulnerable.

Our graduates are equipped to work for established companies or set up their own businesses as designer-illustrators, graphic communicators, or author-illustrators. They also find employment as designers in publishing, theatre, film, new media, and animation industries. Some of our graduates take a PGCE course and progress as teachers, or work in areas such as journalism or art therapy. With their broad range of skills, they can find employment in a variety of fields, including science and education.

Course length: Three years full-time. Entry requirements: 300 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent), plus portfolio. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/W210

Our programme enables you to explore all kinds of visual languages, as well as the technologies that link them to different client groups. We encourage you to use as wide a range of materials and technologies as possible and to give considerable thought to how systems of communication have to be adapted to reach people of different ages and cultures. We work closely with the design industry in Wales and beyond. You will work on live projects with genuine clients and get to know people in the industry, even before you graduate. The structure of the course enables you to gather good business experience, undertake a work placement or travel to look at graphics in countries where the traditions are very different. The choice will be yours and there will be a lot of it.

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Illustration BA (Hons) Course Overview

Key Facts

Illustration is about communication, producing active lively imaginative outcomes from a vast array of sources. Illustrators often work to a specific brief and for an audience one may never meet. The art of illustrating well is to enable images to ‘speak’ coherently and engage the audience.

Year two offers the challenge of communicating complex information, using a variety of voices and perspectives. All second year work is underpinned by discourse, reading and writing, helping you explore new knowledge. In the final year you will work towards the final exhibition, dissertation and portfolio.

UCAS code: W220

At their most poignant illustrations can act as a catalyst to stories and poems, where the illustration ‘happens’ in the mind of the viewer. Illustration is widely used in magazines, advertisements and by the creative industries, not least the film industry and its context is constantly expanding. Illustration is used extensively in scientific, medical and natural history fields, bringing life and understanding to complex ideas and theories.

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

Course length: Three years full-time.

Our programme gives you every opportunity to become the illustrator you want to be, but also to explore beyond that the realms of illustration which have not yet been imagined. Illustration at CSAD will enable you to develop the skills and ideas needed to fulfill your potential. In your first year, you concentrate on unlocking ideas that can be translated into illustrative material. The emphasis is on illustrative perspectives, including those of the inventor and interpreter. Later, you will explore applied narrative, drawing, making and collaborative processes. You can experiment with familiar and unfamiliar technical skills, according to your emerging needs, interests and strengths.

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

Entry requirements: 300 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent), plus portfolio. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/W220

Employability & Careers Our graduates are equipped to work for established companies or set up their own businesses as designer-illustrators, graphic communicators, or author-illustrators. Graduates also find employment as designers in publishing, theatre, film, new media, and animation industries. Some of our graduates take a PGCE course and progress as teachers, or work in areas such as journalism or art therapy. With their broad range of skills, they can find employment in a variety of fields, including science and education.

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Product Design BA/BSc (Hons) Course Overview Product Designers conceptualise ideas and, through a systematic process of testing and invention, take them forward to a fully realised product suitable for manufacture. To do this, a product designer needs many talents including a heightened analytic ability, an inquisitive engagement with form and function, and a deep knowledge of materials and technologies. In BA Product Design, you will learn the intellectual and creative skills required to develop objects of purpose, beauty and social relevance. You will be positioned to understand the user, not least in relation to the forms and functions of objects in social groups and diverse cultural situations. In the BSc Product Design, you will learn about technical and engineering advances and be concerned with efficient manufacture and assembly. You will have the chance to develop your logistical and intellectual skills, especially those needed for problem solving and product development. On both the BA and the BSc courses, you will learn the product development process, from concept to production. We take a user-centered approach to design, through observing, listening and testing user-response to products. You will have access to a very wide range of workshop facilities and can develop skills in both traditional and unusual technologies. We are keen that you have a working knowledge of a wide range of materials. You will work in specialist design studios. As a product design student you will have the opportunity to work with genuine commercial clients, undertake a work placement, and gather valuable business experience before you graduate. You will also have opportunities to research with one of

Key Facts our professors, or travel to study product design in countries where the traditions are very different. The choice will be yours and there will be a lot of it. In the third year, product design students can elect to undertake a dissertation, business plan or technical report, preparing the way for your career on graduation. Whether you apply to either the BA or BSc Product Design, you can easily swap from one to other at the end of year one, once you are certain where your interests lie.

Accredited by: The Institute of Engineering Designers. UCAS codes: BA: W240 BSc: W241 Place of study: Cardiff School of Art & Design, Llandaff Campus.

Employability & Careers We seek to enable you to become a highly skilled, socially responsible designer and problem solver, capable of making a real impact in the design profession. Graduates from the programme are well placed to join design consultancies, work as designers in large organisations, or set up their own businesses. Some take further training, for example a PGCE. Many elect to take their studies further by studying for an MDes or the MSc in Advanced Product Design. We also offer a Professional Doctorate in Design.

Course length: Three years full-time. Entry requirements: 300 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent), plus portfolio. Full course proďŹ le: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/W240

The Institute of Engineering Designers accredit the BA and BSc programmes and students are actively encouraged to become members (membership of the iED is free whilst you are a student with us).

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Textiles BA (Hons) Course Overview Textile design is concerned with the development of all kinds of fabrics for use in a wide variety of ways, from fashion to upholstery, and from bed linen to all kinds of furnishings and decorative products. It can also encompass designs for paperbased products, anything from wallpapers to greetings cards. A textile designer will have a creative vision of what a finished textile will look like and will take this through, from raw material to finished product. We aim to develop graduates with the flair and purpose needed to make a difference to the future of textile design.

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

Employability & Careers Our course offers specialisations in print and stitch, both handbased and digital. Core subjects including drawing, colour workshops, understanding materials and digital media. These will be underpinned by self-reflection, critical analysis and theory, which will help you develop a personal language of textile design. Commercial and industrial awareness, as well as an understanding of business practice, will form an integral part of your experience.

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

UCAS code: W231 Place of study: Cardiff School of Art & Design, Llandaff Campus. Course length: Three years full-time. Entry requirements: 300 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent), plus portfolio Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/W231

You will learn about the prediction of trends and, from this, shape your own practices, enabling you to be in advance of trends, rather than simply responding to them. The emphasis here is on the development of individual and creative flair, coupled with a greater understanding of the commercial and professional textiles industry. You will gain insight into identifying the diversity of professional pathways through external consultants, designers and makers who contribute to the course, plus exposure to International Trade and Craft Fairs and possible placements in industry.

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Cardi School of Education

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Located on the Cyncoed Campus, the Cardiff School of Education (CSE) has been providing initial teacher education and training (ITET) for over 60 years and forms part of the South East Wales Centre for Teacher Education and Training. This expertise in ITET is complemented by a new undergraduate joint honours programme in Humanities and Education, offering a combination of specialist subject pathways in: Creative Writing, Drama, Early Childhood Studies, Education Studies, English, Literacy, Contemporary Media, Sport & Physical Activity, TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Welsh. Secondary Education Teaching in Music or Welsh and a professionally endorsed programme in Youth and Community Work complete the School’s portfolio of programmes.

Why choose the Cardiff School of Education?  Employability and career development is central

to CSE, with 96% of our graduates entering employment or further study within six months of graduation1.  We have high levels of student satisfaction across

the school. 88% of CSE students agree or strongly agree that overall, they are satisfied with the quality of their course2.

 Through our excellent links with industry, such as

Literature Wales and Fresh Ties, we encourage our English students to participate in cultural events and work experience, which are both relevant to your degree and which open up potential career opportunities.  Studying in Cardiff offers our English students the

opportunity to study creative and cultural practices in a vibrant capital city; the largest UK creative industry sector outside London.  Our Education Studies academic team offers an

innovative programme that provides an excellent route into teaching, with many graduates choosing to progress to PGCE teacher training programmes within the School upon graduation. Other graduates have chosen to go into a diverse range of careers, with job titles such as training and development officer, project manager, educational liaison officer, pupil support officer, play project worker, family support worker, youth offending team worker and outdoor education officer.  Education Studies students also have the opportunity to

volunteer within our Forest School, located within our on-site outdoor learning centre. Students gain valuable practical experience working with children and young adults from local schools and voluntary organisations in this bespoke centre, providing quality experiences critical to assisting applications for jobs within the education sector. The school also provides opportunities to gain accredited Forest School levels one and three qualifications. Undergraduate Prospectus Entry 2016 | cardiffmet.ac.uk 51


Our Courses BA Humanities & Education Joint Honours Programmes: Creative Writing & Contemporary Media BA (Hons)* Drama & Contemporary Media BA (Hons) * Drama & Creative Writing BA (Hons)* Drama & Literacy BA (Hons)* Early Childhood Studies & Literacy BA (Hons)* Education Studies & Drama BA (Hons) Education Studies & Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons) Education Studies & English BA (Hons) Education Studies & Literacy BA (Hons) Education Studies & Sport & Physical Activity BA (Hons) Education Studies & Welsh BA (Hons) English & Contemporary Media BA (Hons) English & Creative Writing BA (Hons) English & Drama BA (Hons) TESOL & Education Studies BA (Hons)* TESOL & English BA (Hons)* TESOL & Literacy BA (Hons)*

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 Graduates from our Secondary Education

programme in Music or Welsh become equipped with the skills to respond to present and future challenges in education. Students of this course are registered for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) allowing entry to the teaching profession at secondary level.  Our Youth and Community Work course is

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

Further information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/cse cardiffschoolofeducation @cardiffmetcse Take a Virtual Tour of our facilities: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/virtualtours 1 2

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“Cardiff Met was one of a few universities that offered this joint course. I had spent a lot of time in Cardiff and loved the city; the university was growing and developing and seemed ideal for me.” Miv Hipkiss BA (Hons) Education Studies & Early Childhood Studies Graduate. Family Support Worker at Children’s Centre.

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Rewarding work with children and families for graduate Miv A lifelong desire to work with children has come to fruition for Miv Hipkiss, who secured a rewarding career in family support after graduating with a first class honours degree from Cardiff Met. The 26 year-old from Gloucester took three years out to work as bookseller after completing her ALevels at school, and used the time to decide on her chosen dream career working with children. Miv said: “I always wanted to work with children but wasn't sure exactly what profession I wanted to go into, so I didn’t want to go down the route of a teaching degree. I chose the Education and Early Childhood Studies course as I knew this would give me flexibility for future professions. I also knew that the course could set me up for a PGCE if I wanted to teach in the future, but I could also use the degree for a variety of other careers.” Miv cited work placements during the course at Cardiff Met as inspiration for her future career in family support. She said: “The placements catered for me as an individual and I was able to explore different settings such as a children's hospice and a school specialising in teaching children with additional emotional and behaviour needs.

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The opportunity to work in a hospice opened my eyes to potential career paths in supporting families and is an experience I won't forget. The course as a whole involved a great balance between written assignments, group work and even fun assignments where we designed and made our own children's toys.” Three months after finishing her degree, Miv applied for an early years assistant position in a children's centre in Gloucester, and after just two months was promoted to a the role of family support worker. The role of family support worker involves working with vulnerable families in deprived and disadvantaged areas. Speaking about how her role has developed, Miv said: “I train parents to follow healthy lifestyles for them and their children. I’ve also created a bespoke weaning course for parents of young babies in order to support them to introduce solid foods.”

2006 Completed A levels in Psychology, History, Politics and General Studies, as well as AS Level English Literature. 2009 Began BA (Hons) in Education Studies and Early Childhood Studies. 2012 Graduate with First Class Honours from Cardiff Met. 2012 Secured a role with a children’s centre in Gloucester and promoted after two months.

“The most enjoyable part of my job is the feeling of making a difference to a family's life. Seeing families move on from trauma, making positive changes in their lives or even getting back into work is an amazing feeling. Seeing the positive effect this has on children is just brilliant. I hope to continue working with and supporting families in order to make small differences to their lives.” Undergraduate Prospectus Entry 2016 | cardiffmet.ac.uk 55


“The focus on employability throughout the modules and teaching methods prepared me for the next step in my professional development.” Watch our English video to find out more about our range of English courses.

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Danny Donovan, BA (Hons) English & Contemporary Media Graduate.


BA Humanities and Education Joint Honours Programmes Course Overview Our joint honours programme within the Cardiff School of Education offers you the unique opportunity to combine subjects from the following Humanities and Education subject areas: • • • • • • • • • •

Creative Writing Drama Contemporary Media Early Childhood Studies Education Studies English Literacy Sport & Physical Activity TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Welsh

The following descriptions will provide an introduction to each of the subject pathways and further information about each subject, including modules, can be found on our website.

Creative Writing Taught by published authors who have hands-on experience of writing for publication, the Creative Writing element of your degree will develop your thinking through textual and practical exploration, and equip you with a wide variety of writing skills and methodologies in relation to different genres (fiction, poetry, scriptwriting and non-fiction). You will be encouraged to consider textual influence and experiment with different styles. At the core of the subject is your development as a writer and the honing of skills that you can use to find jobs in a variety of creative industries such as publishing, journalism and marketing. You'll cultivate your individual voice and writing style through revision and editing, whilst sharing your writing and thinking with your fellow students in a supportive and evaluative environment. We encourage and support our students to seek publication and to develop a writing portfolio for prospective employers.

Please refer to the Key Facts section for how these subjects can be combined and how to apply. Contemporary Media This part of the degree combines theoretical analysis of contemporary media, such as film, TV and digital media with practical skills in digital media, media writing and journalism. Particular focus is given to 'specialist journalism', such as film, music, fashion and sport journalism. You will be taught by academic staff who are current industry-based practitioners and active researchers.

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

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“The employability module and assignments like making lesson plans and preparing spoken presentations have proved so helpful - it made me feel more confident about job interviews and going into the classroom.” Kelly Turner, BA (Hons) Education Studies & Early Childhood Studies Graduate.

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BA Humanities and Education Joint Honours Programmes (continued) Drama Drama will introduce you to a range of theatre genres, playwrights and practitioners using both textual and practical exploration. You will be encouraged to consider the influences from which theatre is made, experiment with performance styles and analyse theatre practice. In addition, you have the opportunity to develop your own skills as a theatre maker, as both performer and director. You will also explore how drama can be applied to a range of community and educational settings, which will complement your work-based placement in year two. Early Childhood Studies The focus is on the 0-8 years age range and you will examine key issues such as child development, inclusive practice and observational practice in an early years' setting (which incorporates a work–based placement). Practical workshops link theory and practice together and are an integral part of the course. In particular, you will engage with the outdoor environment as an educational setting for young children. Education Studies Education Studies is the study of psychological, sociological, historical and political issues that shape education. The focus of this subject is on learning throughout life and explores education across the age ranges, from early childhood into adulthood. We critically examine key educational research and policy and how these impact on education. The course blends theory with practice and will extend your knowledge and understanding of education provision in a range of context, both at home and abroad.

We are delighted to announce that we have received funding from Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol to enable us to teach Education Studies modules through the medium of Welsh. This is a great opportunity for both first and second language Welsh medium students to continue to develop their written and spoken Welsh in a supportive environment. English The study of English engages with your enthusiasm for reading and literature, and introduces you to advanced critical thinking in the form of theoretical practice. This subject pathway combines a thematic and chronological approach to English literature and considers the teaching of English with various age groups. Our emphasis on your own research enables you to develop your interests in the discipline. Literacy This focuses on literacy, linking closely with the National Literacy Programme for Wales (Welsh Government, 2012). You will develop knowledge and understanding of significant themes in the promotion of oracy, reading and writing. Key issues explored include defining literacy, the use of technologies, adult literacy and bilingualism. Practical placements are embedded throughout the course with a view to developing employability skills in a range of different learning environments. Sport and Physical Activity This subject explores current issues associated with Physical Education, Youth Sport, Sport Coaching and Sport Pedagogy. It offers both a theoretical and practical focus throughout. As part of the Sport Principles and Techniques module, you will

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BA Humanities and Education Joint Honours Programmes (continued) Employability & Careers be able to choose specific sports to specialise in from a wide range of National Curriculum-based sports. TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) The first year will cover an introduction to TESOL, English language awareness, as well as lesson planning and delivery. The second year of the programme is based on the Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) course and, once completed, will provide students with the most widely accepted English language teaching qualification in the world. Students who successfully achieve the CELTA qualification would be eligible to work both in the UK and overseas in work placements. The third year will provide you with knowledge of materials development and syllabus design, as well as practical experience of teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Welsh/Cymraeg The study of Welsh investigates Welsh identity through the exploration of language, literature, culture and society. You will examine modern Welsh identity in a national and international context. You will have the opportunity to attend a Welsh workbased placement in the second year to enable you to develop your practical use of Welsh in the workplace. Mae'r astudiaeth o'r Gymraeg yn ymchwilio i hunaniaeth Gymreig drwy astudio iaith, llenyddiaeth, diwylliant a chymdeithas. Byddwch yn archwilio hunaniaeth Gymreig gyfoes mewn cyddestun cenedlaethol a rhyngwladol. Bydd cyfle i chi fynd ar brofiad gwaith mewn cyd-destun Cymraeg yn yr ail flwyddyn er mwyn hybu eich sgiliau ymarferol yn y gweithle Cymraeg.

Education Studies, Early Childhood Studies, Welsh and Literacy Graduates: Employability skills are generated both through experience in work-based settings and also in the teaching and learning within the university environment. Our graduates access a range of jobs and employment opportunities including further study in education via the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or Graduate Teacher Programme and have also pursued careers in nursery management, educational welfare and worked as local education officers for local education authorities. Guaranteed entry is offered to the selection process for PGCE Primary at Cardiff Met for all graduates of Education Studies with a 2:2 degree classification or above. Grade B in GCSE English and Maths and grade C in Science are also required. English, Creative Writing, Contemporary Media and Drama Graduates: Cardiff has one of the largest media and creative-industry sectors outside London, including BBC Wales, ITV Wales, S4C, BBC Radio Wales and Media Wales (walesonline.co.uk, the Western Mail and Echo). You will be well situated to draw upon a range of opportunities to combine theory with 'applied practice' and be supported and encouraged to develop a portfolio of highly valued skills and practices, putting you in a strong position when it comes to moving towards a career.

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BA Humanities and Education Joint Honours Programmes (continued) Key Facts Our graduates pursue careers in professions such as writing (fiction, poetry, script), journalism, publishing, editing, media production, teaching, lecturing, PR, copywriting, advertising, video game production, web content generation, research, and the Civil Service. There is also significant scope to go on to further study at PGCE, Master's or PhD level. TESOL Graduates: There are a number of career paths for graduates of the TESOL programme. Many graduates prefer to use their qualification for extended overseas travel, teaching in language schools in countries as diverse as Vietnam, China, Oman, Spain, Greece or Australia. Others graduates prefer to work within the UK in private language schools, summer schools or in community based schools. The TESOL degree gives students the advantage of looking for work with the industry standard CELTA certificate, as well as practical experience in areas that would assist them finding managerial posts in private schools, examination training or working on university English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.

UCAS codes: This programme offers the following named degrees and subject combinations. The relevant UCAS code, shown below, should be used on your application: D3K2: 8GF3: J42W: 6G72: 41HR: XW34: X300: XQ33:

BA (Hons) Creative Writing &Contemporary Media* BA (Hons) Drama & Contemporary Media* BA (Hons) Drama & Creative Writing* BA (Hons) Drama & Literacy* BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies & Literacy* BA (Hons) Education Studies & Drama BA (Hons) Education Studies & Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons) Education Studies & English

XQ34: XB39: XQ35: QP33: QW38: QW34: 56D2: 853R: TYC3:

BA (Hons) Education Studies & Literacy BA (Hons) Education Studies & Sport & Physical Activity BA (Hons) Education Studies & Welsh BA (Hons) English & Contemporary Media BA (Hons) English & Creative Writing BA (Hons) English & Drama BA (Hons) TESOL & Education Studies* BA (Hons) TESOL & English* BA (Hons) TESOL & Literacy* *Subject to validation

Sport and Physical Activity Graduates: This pathway provides a solid foundation for a range of future careers. For example, our graduates have gone on to Secondary PE or primary teaching, coaching, the leisure industry, community sports development, and recreation management. We offer guaranteed entry to the selection process for PGCE Primary and PGCE Secondary (Physical Education) at Cardiff Met for all graduates of this subject, with at 2:2 degree classification or above. Grade B in GCSE English and Maths and grade C in Science are also required.

Place of study: Cardiff School of Education, Cyncoed Campus. Course length: Three years full-time. Entry requirements: 260 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) - to include a B grade. Entry is also subject to an enhanced level disclosure and barring service (DBS) check for all Education Studies, Early Childhood Studies, Drama & Literacy, TESOL & English applicants. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/cse-matrix

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Secondary Education: Music or Welsh 11-16 (Leading to Qualified Teacher Status) BA (Hons) Course Overview This programme is designed to produce competent and confident secondary school teachers of Music or Welsh as a second language. Subject knowledge is delivered in parallel with education studies and students will be able to place all academic work in the school context through regular school placements. The overall aim of the programme is to train new Welsh and Music secondary teachers who can contribute to the raising of standards in schools by engaging in high quality and effective teaching. The programme will enable you to become effective classroom teachers in specialist curriculum areas. You will be placed in Partnership Schools in the South Wales area. The first year will contain subject-based studies, education modules and an observation placement in school. Year two and three will then develop subject knowledge, pedagogy, and education. Both years will contain a block placement, which will involve observation of good practice, team teaching and lesson delivery.

“Yn bendant y ffordd orau i mewn i Addysgu yn y 21 ganrif. Llawer o ymarfer a chymorth! Definitely the best way into 21st century teaching! Plenty of practice and support.” Rhys Stephens, BA (Hons) Secondary Education: Welsh

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

Key Facts UCAS codes: XW33: Music XQ3M: Welsh Place of study: Cardiff School of Education, Cyncoed Campus. Course length: Two years full-time (fast-track) or three years full-time. Entry requirements: 260 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC, with one subject in Music or Welsh.

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

All applicants must have GCSE (or equivalent) English Language and Mathematics at grade B. Those who meet the essential criteria will also be required to sit pre-entry tests in Literacy and Numeracy. Entry also subject to a disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

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

Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/XW33

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Youth & Community Work BA (Hons) Course Overview

Employability & Careers

Key Facts

This course, professionally endorsed by ETS Wales and recognised by the JNC for Youth & Community Workers, is designed for youth and community workers who wish to extend their understanding, skills and competence as informal educators and gain a nationally recognised professional qualification in youth and community work.

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

UCAS code: X320 Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website*. * Foundation year at Llandaff Campus (if taken).

The course content is split between fieldwork placements (40%) in a wide range of community and/or youth work agencies and university-based study (60%). Lectures are modular in structure, comprising modules in the field of applied social sciences with core modules in youth and community work and professional practice. All our lectures are undertaken in small cohorts and delivered by qualified staff who have significant experience in youth and community work. You will be on placement throughout the course in a wide variety of youth and community settings.

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

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

“Not only am I now a professionally qualified Youth Worker after studying the degree, but I met some amazing people in a welcoming, friendly environment and had the most inspiring tutors.” Kayleigh Cattell BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work Graduate and Basic Skills Learning Support Officer.

Place of study: Cardiff School of Education, Cyncoed Campus. Course length: Three years full-time. Entry requirements: 200 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC; or Foundation leading to BA/BSc Social Sciences. Applicants should have experience in an aspect of youth & community work (equivalent to 100 hours to be completed prior to commencing the course). Entry also subject to a disclosure and barring service (DBS) check. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/X320

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Cardi School of Health Sciences

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At the Cardiff School of Health Sciences (CSHS) we are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of individuals through the delivery of high quality education and research. Our exciting portfolio of interdisciplinary programmes across Health Sciences and Social Care areas provide you with the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills, gain practical experience and utilise cutting edge equipment and facilities, in preparation for your chosen career. Why choose the Cardiff School of Health Sciences?  Work placements are integral to most of our

degrees, maximising practical experience and ensuring excellent career opportunities upon graduation.  93% of CSHS graduates enter employment or

further study within six months of graduation1.  Many of our programmes are professionally

accredited to meet the requirements of healthcare professions, and a number are unique within Wales, allowing direct entry into your chosen profession and forming an excellent springboard for your career.

 Our staff are research active and regularly speak at

national and international conferences. They act as advisors to national and international funding and decision-making bodies across all subject areas. This means our courses are delivered by staff with extensive experience within their respective fields.  We have high levels of student satisfaction across

the school. 88% of CSHS students agree or strongly agree that overall, they are satisfied with the quality of their course2.  We offer excellent facilities to enhance the learning

experience of our students. These include the £4.9 million Food Industry Centre for Food Science and Nutrition students. We have dedicated microbiology, chemical analysis, dental technology and sports physiology laboratories. There are working clinics for Podiatry and Complementary Healthcare, as well as dedicated spaces for Psychology and Speech Therapy students.  Our personal tutor scheme will support you in your

personal, academic and professional development; enhance your student experience and support you through every step of your learning journey and life at university.  Progression to postgraduate and research study is

available across a wide range of subjects within the school.

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Our Courses Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

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Complementary Healthcare (with Practitioner Status) BSc (Hons)

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Dental Technology BSc (Hons)

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Environmental Health BSc (Hons)

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Food Science & Technology BSc (Hons)

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Foundation leading to BA/BSc Social Sciences

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Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences

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Health & Social Care HND/BSc (Hons)

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Healthcare Science BSc (Hons)

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Housing: Policy & Practice - Diploma BSc (Hons)

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Housing: Supported Housing - Diploma BSc (Hons)

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Human Nutrition & Dietetics BSc (Hons)

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Podiatry BSc (Hons)

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Psychology BSc (Hons)

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Public Health Nutrition BSc (Hons)

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Social Work BSc (Hons)

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“The provision of work placements during the course meant we had professional references from the NHS when applying for jobs after graduation, which was so helpful.� Hayley Dodd BSc (Hons) Podiatry Graduate. NHS Community Podiatrist and Private Practitioner.

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Podiatry graduate Hayley steps straight into successful career

Under the spotlight 2003 BTEC qualification in Sport.

Gaining two specialist degrees from the Cardiff School of Health Sciences helped graduate Hayley Dodd step straight into a podiatry career in the NHS. After gaining a BSc (Hons) in Podiatry in 2012, Hayley now works as a community podiatrist with Aneurin Bevan Health Board and also runs her own private podiatry clinic from home.

Hayley, who is originally from Bishop’s Stortford, applied for a BSc (Hons) Podiatry degree at the Cardiff School of Health Sciences and was accepted with an unconditional offer.

Athlete Hayley, who previously spent three years competing as a 400m and 800m runner, was originally attracted to Cardiff Met for its excellent reputation in sport, and secured a place studying for at Sports Biomedicine and Nutrition degree in 2006. She also represented England in athletics events throughout her three-year degree course.

She was impressed with the focus on workplace learning, commenting: “The course offered a great balance between learning about podiatry systems within the NHS, as well as within private practice with the clinic based on site at the School of Health Sciences.”

Speaking about her decision to pursue a career in podiatry, Hayley said: “Towards the end of my first degree, my tutor Sarah Curran suggested I might be interested in podiatry. At that point, I had considered going on to study physiotherapy, but I didn’t really know anything about podiatry as a specialism. Sarah explained areas and elements of podiatry like gait analysis, which was something I was already interested in and had studied during my original course.”

During the course, Hayley found her previous qualification gave her a head start in many topics and modules and helped her to progress quickly.

Hayley is now studying part-time for an MSc in Musculoskeletal Studies at the Cardiff School of Health Sciences; an area of podiatry she hopes to continue to specialise in as part of her continued professional development.

2003-2006 Full-time Athlete. 2006-2009 BSc (Hons) Sports Biomedicine and Nutrition, Cardiff School of Health Sciences, 2:1. 2009-2012 BSc (Hons) Podiatry, Cardiff School of Healthcare Sciences, First Class Honours. 2012 Working as an NHS Community Podiatrist as well as running a private Podiatry clinic. 2013 Part time MSc in Musculoskeletal Studies at the Cardiff School of Health Sciences.

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“I chose Biomedical Science because it covers sciences such as Immunology, microbiology, cell biology and medical biochemistry. It offers a lot of pathways on graduation, from practising a biomedical scientist to medicine, research and even teaching.� Stefan Navaratnam BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science Student. 72 cardiffmet.ac.uk | Undergraduate Prospectus Entry 2016


Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) Course Overview Professionally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, this course is designed to enable you to develop, integrate and apply scientific knowledge, understanding and skills to the multidisciplinary investigation of human disease and disorders such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. In year one you will gain an understanding of human physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, microbiology and immunology. Laboratory and teaching sessions will provide you with the scientific knowledge and technical skills that will prepare them for years two and three. In year two you will gain more understanding of molecular biology and acquire expertise in a range of specialist investigative techniques, epidemiology and data analysis, and research methods. Coverage of areas such as medical biochemistry, cellular pathology, haematology, transfusion science, medical microbiology, immunology, pharmacology and toxicology will explore the nature, importance and treatment of disease processes. In addition, a professional development module will help develop key transferable skills that will assist in your preparation for future employment.

Key Facts The final year focuses on the integration of previously acquired knowledge to provide you with an appreciation of the multidisciplinary approach to research, diagnosis and management of disorder and disease. Subjects covered will include the laboratory investigation of disease, bioinformatic analysis, translational research and a selection of topics of current relevance to biomedical science. The final year research project will further encourage independent learning, the continued development of technical research skills, scientific writing and critical analysis.

Accredited by: The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). UCAS code: B900 Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Llandaff Campus.

Employability & Careers Graduates may use their expert scientific knowledge and analytical skills to investigate diseases such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. They are able to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment and support the research and development of new diagnostic tests or pharmaceutical products. Graduates will also be equipped to find employment in a variety of contexts, including pathology laboratories, research laboratories, the food industry, forensic science, pharmaceuticals, health and safety, commerce and teaching. In addition, many of our graduates have gone on to study for higher degrees, such as the MSc Biomedical Science at Cardiff Met, as well as graduate entry medicine and dentistry degrees.

Course length: Three years full-time; Four years full-time (inc. Foundation). Entry requirements: 260 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC in Biology and Chemistry; or 280 Points if grade C in Biology plus another Science at A-level and grade C in Chemistry at AS-level; or Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/B900

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“I’d definitely recommend the course. The staff are great. There’s a good balance between the practical and scientific theory. I’m really enjoying it.” Alana Douglas Jones BSc (Hons) Complementary Healthcare (with Practitioner Status) Student.

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Complementary Healthcare (with Practitioner Status) BSc (Hons) Course Overview

Key Facts

No other undergraduate programme in the UK offers students the opportunity to study at degree level and to gain three professional qualifications, at the highest level, in massage (MTI Massage Training Institute); aromatherapy (IFPA - International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists), and reflexology (AoR - Association of Reflexologists).

student clinic open to the general public. You will continue to develop your bodywork skills, increase your knowledge of the differential diagnosis of common diseases, and examine the influence of psychological and sociological factors on health. You will also undertake a research project.

You will learn to combine complementary and conventional approaches to health care. The training provided in the skills of holistic massage, reflexology and clinical aromatherapy is supported by the biological and behavioural sciences and the development of research skills. An integrated approach to health care is emphasised throughout the programme and you will be expected to communicate effectively and therapeutically with clients.

Employability & Careers

The first year provides foundation skills and knowledge by developing a range of holistic massage skills and techniques to a professional standard. Reflexology is also introduced in the first year. Biomedical learning in anatomy, physiology and nutrition supports the bodywork therapies. In year two you will learn the skills of aromatherapy and complete your training in reflexology, both to a professional standard. The biomedical theme will continue by developing your understanding of patho-physiology and mechanisms of disease. You will further develop your communication and listening skills and develop skills in quantitative research methods. In your final year, you will undertake a work placement in a health or social care setting and participate in the running of a

The programme helps to prepare students for employment in a number of ways. Through work placements in clinics and by undertaking employment focused business modules. Most of our graduates are working in private practice as selfemployed practitioners, who have set up their own businesses, for example:  Cinnabar Health (Newport)  Hi Therapies (Bournemouth)  Therapease (Cardiff)  Cotswold Therapies (Gloucestershire) Other graduates have pursued careers in the management of the complementary therapy provision at hospices or in the community. Some of our graduates have gone on to further study at Masters level, or become involved in research, whilst others have gone on to employment within the NHS. * Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website.

Accredited by: MTI, IFPA and AoR. UCAS codes: B301: Complementary Healthcare (CertHE) B302: Complementary Healthcare (DipHE) B390: Complementary Healthcare - BSc (Hons)* Course length: Up to four years full-time. Entry requirements: 280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC, one to be in a Biological Science; or Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences. Entry is also subject to an enhanced level disclosure barring service (DBS) check and completion of an Occupational Health Screening. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/B390

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

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Dental Technology BSc (Hons) Course Overview Professionally accredited by the General Dental Council, this course aims to produce dental technologists able to fabricate dental restorations, prostheses and appliances (such as unique, individually made crowns and bridges or orthodontic appliances) to a high standard of precision. The course also seeks to enlarge understanding of new and developing areas of dental technology and to enhance relationships within the Dental Team.

Key Facts During years two and three, you will undertake periods of work placements normally at the University of Wales Dental Hospital Trust. The placement periods will enable you to gain the necessary experience in producing appliances, restorations and prostheses for patients.

Over the there years you will study modules that include:  Advanced Dental Assignments  Applied Dental Materials  Bonded Restorations  CAD/CAM in Dentistry  Cast Restorations  Ceramic Restorations  Clinical Observation  Complete Dentures  Dental Anatomy & Physiology  Introductory techniques  Orthodontics  Professional Practice  Prosthodontics  Removable Partial Dentures  Research Methods  Research Project  Work Placement

UCAS code: B840 Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Llandaff Campus.

Employability & Careers This course is operated in close collaboration with the University of Wales Dental Hospital Trust, which will deliver, assess and be responsible for one third of the course. As a dental technology undergraduate you will work with trainee dentists and consultants in the second and third years of the course.

Accredited by: The General Dental Council.

Our graduates have excellent career prospects. Dental technologists are employed in the NHS, commercial laboratories, private practices and dental schools. Within the Health Service there is a clear career structure ranging through Senior, Chief and Senior Chief Grades. Within the commercial sector, after some years of experience, it would be possible to become a commercial laboratory owner or manager. Employment schemes are also available to successful graduates, for a period of one or two years, at University Dental Schools within the region, providing excellent opportunities to specialise. The Cardiff and Bristol Dental Hospitals offer this to dental technology graduates.

Course length: Three years full-time. Entry requirements: 240 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC, one to be in a relevant subject, preferably in a Science. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/B840

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“Cardiff Met really encouraged us to seek out opportunities for work-based learning, and that practical focus definitely gave me an advantage in the graduate job hunt.” Ali Mason BSc (Hons) Environmental Health Graduate & CIEH Gold Medal winner. Now working for Public Health England. 78 cardiffmet.ac.uk | Undergraduate Prospectus Entry 2016


Environmental Health BSc (Hons) Course Overview

Employability & Careers

Key Facts

Environmental Health includes occupational health, safety and wellbeing, environmental protection, housing, food safety and public health. If you want to be a highly regarded professional in a career that will enable you to play an important role within society then Environmental Health is the programme for you.

Graduates from the course have a very high rate of employment. Within local government, the profession of the environmental health practitioner is highly regarded and all local authorities throughout Britain employ them. The armed forces and public health bodies also offer strong career options for environmental health practitioners.

Accredited by: The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

Throughout the course you will study core areas, comprising: Food Safety; Housing; Health & Safety in the Workplace; Environmental Protection and the underpinning themes of Public Health; Epidemiology and Risk Assessment. To assist in your training you will be actively encouraged to seek placements both within the public sector and in the private sector. The university has an excellent reputation for finding placements for students and we will endeavour to help in matching placements to your needs via the Student Training Directory and work based learning module. For those students who may not undertake any practical work experience, modules include significant utilisation of scenarios taken directly from the working environment. These include visits, practical sessions and problem based learning, case studies and role-play exercises. A full module list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

Within the private sector career opportunities include consultancy, auditing and regulatory compliance roles within medium to large companies both in the UK and abroad. Our graduates have found work in the following areas: Local Authority Environmental Health Departments; Central government and its agencies: e.g. Food Standards Agency, Public Health Wales/England; Environment Agency; Health and Safety Executive; Military service (Army, Navy and RAF); Holiday & Travel companies; Large Retailers such as Tesco and Sainsbury’s; Private Consultancy; Housing Associations; Academia; International Health Development. Opportunities for further study include the MSc Occupational Health Safety and Wellbeing and Masters of Applied Public Health, as well as a number of research studentships.

UCAS code: B910 Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Llandaff Campus. Course length: Three years full-time; Four years full-time (inc. Foundation). Entry requirements: 260 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC; or Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/B910

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

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Food Science & Technology BSc (Hons) Course Overview Professionally accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology, the course aims to provide you with a broad understanding of modern food industries. The course combines theoretical studies and practical work, which may be applied in the modern industrial food environment. The modular structure of the course is designed to allow you to develop your own career path according to the selections chosen. In year one you are introduced to the underpinning skills and knowledge required to progress into the food industry. These fields include food microbiology, raw material technology, food chemistry, human nutrition, biochemistry and foundation law. In year two you will apply your knowledge of food science and technology directly to food manufacture, covering areas of interest such as processing technology, food quality and legislation, biochemistry and food analysis. You will also select from a choice of food commodity technology modules that deal with the various sectors of the food industry, as well as studies in new product development. You are actively encouraged to consider work placements during your course of study as undertaking work placements will contribute towards your credit accumulation. A twelve week placement during the summer break between years two and three or a twelve month placement between years two and three are available. Help with placements is given by a designated IWE (Industrial Work Experience) tutor.

Key Facts In the final year you will develop skills in areas of food safety, auditing and risk assessment, quality management and applied food chemistry and biochemistry as well as undertake a final year supervised research project. Throughout the course you will have access to the state-of-theart facilities located within Food Industry Centre located on campus.

Employability & Careers A career in the food industry will put you in the middle of the largest and most important economic activity in the world. Independent food experts have stated that the long-term prosperity of our food industry depends upon a continuing supply of trained food scientists and technologists. The food industry today is in desperate need of these technically trained staff and this course is providing graduates to fill that gap. With an almost one hundred per cent employment rate, graduates can gain employment within many areas, including research and development, quality control, hygiene, packaging, food microbiology and food analysis. Most graduates will achieve starting salaries of £18,000 - £23,000.

Accredited by: The Institute of Food Science & Technology. UCAS code: D616 Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Llandaff Campus. Course length: Three to five years full-time. Entry requirements: 280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC, one to be in a Science/ Food subject; or Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/D616

For further in depth information about specific jobs available in the industry please visit www.ifst.org.

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Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences Course Overview

Key Facts

The foundation programme is intended to cater for those who aspire to enrol on a health science based honours degree within the Cardiff School of Health Sciences at Cardiff Metropolitan University, who have not achieved the required number of A-level points (A2 or their equivalent). It is also suitable for those who have studied A-level subjects (or their equivalent) in areas that do not provide the necessary background within the scientific disciplines required for the chosen honours degree programme.

UCAS codes: The programme will form an integral part of the following honours degree programmes delivered within the Cardiff School of Health Sciences. Undertaking the foundation year will mean that the relevant full-time honours degree will take one extra year to complete. The foundation year will act as a year 0 and students wishing to undertake the foundation will apply for the relevant degree programme, using the relevant UCAS code for that programme and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website.

The foundation programme will develop your confidence and competence in acquiring the study skills required to embark upon a health science-based Honours degree, whilst introducing you to a basic bank of knowledge on which you can build, either by the process of self-study or in, further programmes of directed study. The programme is modular in structure comprising a set of core modules: Key Kills Core Module, worth 40 credits, covering:  Study Skills  Information Technology  Numerical Skills  Study Skills & Research Methods In addition, core Science modules worth 80 credits covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science......................................................................................................................................... Page 73 BSc (Hons) Complementary Healthcare ...................................................................................................... Page 75 BSc (Hons) Environmental Health................................................................................................................................ Page 79 BSc (Hons) Food Science & Technology........................................................................................................ Page 81 BSc (Hons) Public Health Nutrition .......................................................................................................................... Page 93 BSc (Hons) Sports Biomedicine & Nutrition ................................................................................ Page 97 Students can also undertake the foundation year if they wish to be considered for entry onto one of the following degree programmes. In this case, students should apply on UCAS using code B901: BSc (Hons) Dental Technology.......................................................................................................................................... Page 77 BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science..........................................................................................................................................Page 88 BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition & Dietetics............................................................................................ Page 89 BSc (Hons) Podiatry......................................................................................................................................................................................Page 90 However, please note, there is no automatic progression from the foundation course to these four degrees. You will need to re-apply via UCAS to be considered upon successful competition of the foundation course.

Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Llandaff Campus. Course length: One year full-time, with an additional three or four years full-time to complete chosen degree programme. Entry requirements: 140 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) at an appropriate standard for entry into Higher Education. Prospective students who do not meet the above criteria may be considered on an individual basis and may be called for interview. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/B901

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Foundation leading to BA/BSc Social Sciences Course Overview

Key Facts

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

UCAS codes: The programme will form an integral part of certain honours degree programmes delivered within the Cardiff School of Health Sciences or Education. Undertaking the foundation year will mean that the relevant full-time honours degree or HND will take one extra year to complete. The foundation year will act as a year 0 and students wishing to undertake the foundation will apply for their chosen pathway, using the relevant UCAS code for that pathway and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website.

The course is modular in structure comprising a set of core modules, combined with a set of further modules specific to the various pathways of study. Core Modules in:  Key Skills in Social Sciences (Numeracy, Research, IT & Study Skills)  "Critical Analysis in the Social Sciences" which includes the completion of an independent study in an area related to your chosen progression pathway.

HND/BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care ............................................................................................................Page 84 BSc (Hons) Psychology ....................................................................................................................................................................... Page 91 BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work ................................................................................................................ Page 65 Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Llandaff Campus. Course length: One year full-time, with an additional three or four years full-time to complete chosen degree programme. Entry requirements: 120 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) at an appropriate standard for entry into Higher Education. Prospective students who do not meet the above criteria may be considered on an individual basis and may be called for interview. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/foundation-ss

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Health & Social Care HND/BSc (Hons) Course Overview

Employability & Careers

Key Facts

The course aims to provide inter professional learning for those intending to follow a career in Health and Social Care. It would particularly interest those who are not yet committed to one particular career but want a generic course; or who want to use the course as an excellent basis for more specific vocational training, such as social work or occupational therapy.

Our graduates usually find work in the health and social care field in the public, independent and voluntary sector, including the following areas: project management, probation, addictions, mental health, and residential care.

UCAS codes: HND: 015L BSc: L511

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Working with People Values Ethics and Anti Oppressive Practice Personal and Professional Change Law Regulation and Guidance.

You will undertake core modules in year one, but be able to choose from eight optional modules in both years two and three (degree students) according to your career needs and aspirations. You are strongly recommended to complete sixty hours minimum per year, voluntary or paid work in the sector, in order to apply learning to practice and to enhance your employability. You will complete six reflections on your work experience, which you will discuss with your tutor. For a future employer this will demonstrate your ability to integrate theory with practice. A full modules list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

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Graduates may also choose to pursue a postgraduate qualification, for example in Social Work or Teaching in further/higher education. There are also other graduate opportunities outside health and social care, for example with the police. For those students undertaking the HND, you can progress to year three of the Degree upon successful completion.

“I thoroughly enjoyed all three years of the course. Since graduating I have been working as a Support Worker for women with drug and alcohol dependency.” Hayley Curzon, BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care Graduate.

Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Llandaff Campus. Course length: Two to four years full-time. Entry requirements: HND: 160 UCAS Tariff Points from at least one A-level (or equivalent) to include grade C; or Foundation leading to BA/BSc Social Sciences. BSc: 240 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC; or Foundation leading to BA/BSc Social Sciences. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/L511


Healthcare Science BSc (Hons) Course Overview

Key Facts

Our professionally accredited programme is specifically designed to enable students to develop, integrate and apply scientific knowledge and skills to the multi-disciplinary investigation of human health and disease and offers specialist strands in Blood Science, Cellular Science, Genetics Science and Infection Science. With elements of work-based training incorporated into every year of the programme, it is carefully tailored to prepare graduates for a career in the NHS.

management of disorder and disease. Subjects covered will emphasise the multidisciplinary approach to laboratory investigation of disease, and patient management. You will undertake specialism specific modules and complete a 25-week period of work-based training in a clinical laboratory environment. The final year research project, which will be undertaken as part of your work based training, will further encourage independent enquiry and critical analysis.

In year one you will cover fundamental biochemistry, cell biology and genetics, microbiology, immunology, and human physiology, providing the necessary scientific knowledge for further study. In addition, you will be able to develop relevant analytical, communication and professional skills as well as undergoing a period of generic work-based training.

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

In year two you will acquire expertise in a comprehensive range of specialist investigative techniques, epidemiology & data analysis and research methods, as well as be introduced to the disciplines of blood science, cellular science, genetic science and infection science. You will explore the nature and importance of disease processes and their clinical investigation and embark upon a specialist 15-week work-based training period in a clinical laboratory environment.

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

The final year focuses on integrating your learning to support a multidisciplinary approach to research, diagnosis and

Accredited by: The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and Health Education England (HEE). UCAS code: B130 Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Llandaff Campus. Course length: Three years full-time.

Employability & Careers

Challenging and rewarding career opportunities within many other organisations including the Health Protection Agency, National Blood Authority and Medical Research Council also exist. Further information about careers: www.nhscareers.nhs.uk.

Entry requirements: 300 UCAS Tariff Points from at least three A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades BB in Biology and Chemistry. Entry is also subject to an enhanced level disclosure barring service (DBS) check and completion of an Occupational Health Screening. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/B130

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Housing: Policy & Practice BSc (Hons) Course Overview

Employability & Careers

Key Facts

Professionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing, this is a comprehensive programme of study incorporating all the essential core skills and experiences required for the competent housing professional.

Housing continues to grow as a priority at local, regional and national government levels. As a result, housing employers are expanding and diversifying into partnership working and community regeneration, which has created a great employment potential both at service delivery and strategic levels. Housing professionals are involved in many different activities and have many areas of work, including:

Accredited by: Chartered Institute of Housing.

The teaching involves a number of guest lectures and field trips conducted by representatives of the housing profession in Wales. You will undertake a practice placement which will enable you to gain experience of the housing workplace and to reflect on issues and practices within the workplace. Students who are able to complete 400 hours of work will be eligible for corporate membership of the Chartered Institute of Housing on completion of the degree. You will learn about all aspects of housing: how policies are developed; finance for housing and supported housing; legislation; housing management; regeneration; managing performance; planning and development; design; working with vulnerable people and many other aspects of the profession. In addition to the more academic subjects you are also supported in the development of personal and professional skills. This provides you with an opportunity to develop and apply a range of professional and transferable skills, which will equip you as a student and practitioner and are designed to improve your employability and career progression. In year one all the subjects are compulsory, but there are a number of options in years two and three that will allow you to follow particular interests. A full module list and year breakdown can be found on our website. 86 cardiffmet.ac.uk | Undergraduate Prospectus Entry 2016

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

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

UCAS code: K491 Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Llandaff Campus. Course length: Three years full-time. Entry requirements: 180 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/K491 Entry is also subject to an enhanced level disclosure barring service (DBS) check.


Housing: Supported Housing BSc (Hons) Course Overview

Key Facts

Professionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing, this is a comprehensive programme of study incorporating all the essential core skills and experiences required for the competent housing professional and incorporates elements of social care, and housing management.

In year one all the subjects are compulsory, but there are a number of options in years, two and three which will allow you to follow particular interests. A full module list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

The teaching programme incorporates a number of guest lectures conducted by representatives of the supported housing profession in Wales. You will undertake a practice placement which will enable you to gain experience of the housing workplace and to reflect on issues and practices within the workplace. Students who are able to complete 400 hours of work will be eligible for corporate membership of the Chartered Institute of Housing on completion of the degree.

Employability & Careers

Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Llandaff Campus.

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

Course length: Three years full-time.

The course places great emphasis on the quality of teaching and the importance of a student centred learning experience. Over the period of the course you are encouraged to develop the confidence and skills to be an increasingly independent learner. The courses are delivered by a course team, which consists of academics who all come from practice backgrounds who ensure that the teaching is relevant to current and future practice needs. Practitioners contribute as guest lecturers to many of the modules and ensure that the teaching remains in touch with the external environment. You will also be given opportunities to attend study visits, as well as professional conferences and seminars.

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

Accredited by: Chartered Institute of Housing. UCAS code: K450

Entry requirements: 180 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/K450 Entry is also subject to an enhanced level disclosure barring service (DBS) check.

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

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Human Nutrition & Dietetics BSc (Hons) Course Overview Professionally approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and British Dietetic Association, the course contains two major elements. The academic component based on campus and clinical training, which occurs in three separate places within the course. Both elements are essential for the achievement of the course objectives and award of the degree with eligibility to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration as a dietitian. The course requires completing and passing three clinical placements:  Placement one will take place for six weeks during year two of the programme (May - June)  Placement two will take place for eight weeks at the start of year three of the programme (September - October)  Placement three will take place for 14 weeks during year three (Jan - April). All placements require students to show competencies in specific dietetics skills. Placements two and three have assessed elements that contribute to the final degree classification. Throughout the there years you will study modules that include:     

Biochemistry Clinical Science for Dietitians Communication for Dietitians Current Issues in Nutrition and Dietetics Dissertation Project

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Food Studies Health Psychology Health Sociology Nutrition Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology Physiology Principles of Dietetics Professional Skills & Studies Public Health Nutrition Public Health Within Populations Research Skills Specialist Dietetics

Accredited by: Health and Care Professions Council and British Dietetic Association. UCAS code: B402 Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Llandaff Campus. Course length: Three years full-time.

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

Entry requirements: 300 UCAS Tariff Points from at least three A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades BB in Biology and Chemistry.

Employability & Careers Dietitians normally begin their career in the National Health Service where they progress to the main clinical grades. The opportunity exists for specialisation in various aspects of dietetics by means of post-registration education. In addition there are opportunities for dietitians to be involved in health education/promotion, education, research and journalism.

Entry is also subject to an enhanced level disclosure barring service (DBS) check and completion of an Occupational Health Screening. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/B402

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Podiatry BSc (Hons) Course Overview This professionally approved programme offers integrated theoretical and clinical studies, which is dependant on the completion of 1,000 clinical hours across the three years of the programme. This requirement enables new graduates to demonstrate that they have met the Standards of Proficiency necessary for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – the UK regulator for the Health Professions. The course offers a wide range of learning opportunities that will enable you to experience most of the therapeutic modalities available in podiatric practice. We have a large clinical facility with a gait laboratory, orthosis manufacturing laboratories and a recently established Simulation Suite where a variety of preclinical diagnostic and treatment skills can be developed. The practice of podiatry is delivered both within the NHS and in the independent sector and a significant number of practitioners are either fully or partly engaged within Private Practice. The programme therefore aims to expose you to both areas of practice within your clinical learning experiences. Private practitioners, NHS staff and podiatry academic staff all work within the clinical environment with you. In addition the course hosts NHS clinics in which NHS patients are treated by podiatry students under the supervision of NHS podiatrists. You will also visit clinics within the NHS and the independent sector thus providing the best opportunity to integrate theory with practice and come into contact with an extensive range of patients.

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Key Facts Throughout the three years you will study modules that includes:          

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

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

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

Approved by: Health and Care Professions Council. UCAS code: B985 Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Llandaff Campus. Course length: Three years full-time. Entry requirements: 280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC, one to be in a Science subject. Entry is also subject to an enhanced level disclosure barring service (DBS) check and completion of an Occupational Health Screening. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/B985


Psychology BSc (Hons) Course Overview Professionally accredited by the British Psychological Society, the course confers Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC), an essential requirement for admission to postgraduate psychology training. The course is delivered by a student-centred team that cares about employability and will give you the skills and knowledge to make the most of your degree and your career. Core modules throughout three years will include:  Brain and Cognition  Cognitive Neuroscience  Cognitive Psychology  Developmental Psychology  Final year project  Individual Differences  Introduction to Research Methods  Introduction to Statistics  Project proposal  Psychological Literacy: Skills for Learning and Work  Research and Statistics  Social Psychology Optional modules in year two and three may include:  An Introduction to Counselling Psychology  Applied Psychological Testing  Applied Psychological Therapies  Clinical Psychology  Contemporary Issues in Psychology  Evolutionary Psychology  Exercise Psychology  Forensic Psychology  Health Psychology  Human Error  Human Genetics and Healthcare

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Language & Social Psychology Media Psychology Occupational Psychology Positive Psychology Work, Volunteering and Applied Psychology

Accredited by: The British Psychological Society.

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

Employability & Careers The course is an ideal foundation for further study in postgraduate psychology courses leading to a qualification as an occupational, educational, clinical, and forensic or health psychologist. It also leads to other postgraduate courses such as a PGCE. Graduates will also be able to enter careers in personnel management, advertising, health promotion and many areas of industry. For further information on careers: www.bps.org.uk From the start of the degree students are encouraged to think about career, work and skills. The second year offers opportunities to develop with a volunteering and work-based learning module. This encourages the application of psychological knowledge to real-world situations. In the final year, optional modules integrate skills development and applied psychology to help prepare graduates for their next steps.

UCAS code: C800 Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Llandaff Campus. Course length: Three years full-time; Four years full-time (inc. Foundation). Entry requirements: 280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least three A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades BC in; or Foundation leading to BA/BSc Social Sciences. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/C800

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“The communication lectures are very informative. They’re very practical and give you the confidence to go out and work with the public and within the community.” Watch our Public Health Nutrition Video to find out more. 92 cardiffmet.ac.uk | Undergraduate Prospectus Entry 2016

Nicola Draper BSc (Hons) Public Health Nutrition Student.


Public Health Nutrition BSc (Hons) Course Overview We are proud to be the only degree programme in Wales to be accredited by the Association for Nutrition professional body. This means graduates are eligible for direct entry to become Associate Nutritionists (AssocNutr). After a few years of relevant employment can become a fully Registered Nutritionist (RNutr). This prestigious quality marker enables graduates to be recognised as professionally trained and regulated Nutritionists. Throughout the course you will study modules that may include:  Communication  Contemporary Nutrition  Dissertation  Food Preservation and Sensory Analysis  Food Quality and Legislation (Recommended for Employment in the Food Industry)  Food Studies  Global Nutrition  Health Promotion  Health Psychology  Health Sociology  Human Anatomy and Physiology  Independent Study  Introduction to Public Health Nutrition  Introductory Biochemistry  New Product Development  Nutrition (Macro and micronutrients)  Nutrition and the Consumer  Nutrition in Sport and Exercise  Nutritional Assessment  Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology  Professional Skills and Studies  Public Health Nutrition  Research Methods

Key Facts  Sports and Exercise Physiology  Sustainable Food Issues.

Accredited by: Association for Nutrition.

You will also be encouraged to undertake a period of relevant work experience between year two and three. Recent students have undertaken a paid 12 month placement with Waitrose, nutritional analysis for Sports Wales, volunteer teaching assistant (GSCE Food and Nutrition), lay facilitator for the Childhood obesity programme MEND and delivering weekly sessions with local families on physical activity and nutrition.

UCAS code: B490 Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Llandaff Campus. Course length: Three years full-time; Four years full-time (inc. Foundation).

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

Entry requirements: 280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least three A-levels (or equivalent) to include grade C in Biology/Human Biology; of Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences.

Our graduates have gone onto deliver nutrition interventions in public health teams and for local councils. Others have used their skills of nutritional analysis to improve the provision of school meals.

Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/B490

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Social Work BSc (Hons) Course Overview The course is based on the National Occupational Standards for social work practice and is a partnership with local social work agencies and service user groups. It combines and integrates professional training in social work with academic study to degree level. Before undertaking direct practice with service users in a practice learning setting, you must undertake 20 days of assessed practice learning through which you must demonstrate that you have the basic interpersonal skills and values to be suitable and safe to work with service users. Study will focus on core values and skills as well as broader social, cultural and institutional processes that frame the role and task of social work. In years two and three, you will spend 180 days in assessed practice learning settings (80 days year two and 100 days year three). This will involve a minimum of two practice settings. This will provide you with a range of learning opportunities to demonstrate competence in relation to National Occupational Standards for Social Work and the Care Council for Wales' Code of Practice. There will be a focus on disadvantage, oppression and deprivation; leading to an emphasis on social work intervention and the contexts within which social work is practised.

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Key Facts Each year you will focus on six key roles in working with individuals, families, carers, groups and communities:      

Role and context of social work Communication & Empowerment Assessment and Intervention Management of Risk Work within organisations Personal & Professional Development

This course is also available at Bridgend College (UCAS Code L501B). For further information please see: www.bridged.ac.uk

Employability & Careers Graduates will be able to access a wide range of employment opportunities within social work in both statutory, voluntary and independent sector employment. Graduates are able to work with a range of services users and address complex social issues. Graduates may also choose to pursue Continued Professional Education and Learning within their Social Work career, or a postgraduate qualification, for example in teaching in further/higher education or a Masters or Doctorate in Social Work. There are also other graduate opportunities outside health and social care.

UCAS code: L501 Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Llandaff Campus. Course length: Three years full-time. Entry requirements: 240 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC. Applicants are also expected to hold a minimum of twelve weeks (minimum 420hrs), supervised (paid or unpaid) work experience in a social care setting. Entry is also subject to an enhanced level disclosure barring service (DBS) check. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/L501


Speech & Language Therapy BSc (Hons) Course Overview

Clinical Placements

Key Facts

Professionally accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council, speech and language therapy requires the integration of knowledge from several disciplines. Linguistics and phonetics are core components of the programme. You will learn to apply knowledge from these disciplines, together with psychology and biological sciences, to developmental and acquired speech, language, communication and swallowing difficulties.

You will experience a wide range of client groups on placement, with all students undertaking a minimum of 150 clinical sessions across the duration of the course. These sessions will include observation placements in year two, and on-going treatment clinics in years three and four working with adult and paediatric clients in a variety of settings. You also have a placement in a nursery in year one.

Accredited by: The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Throughout the fours years you will study modules that include:

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

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Acquired Disorders Audiology Bilingual and Bicultural Studies Biological Sciences Clinical Foundations Clinical Practice Communication Science and Technology Lifespan Psychology & Language Development Linguistics Medical Sciences Phonetic and Phonological Theory Phonetic Transcription Phonetics & Linguistics Professional Practice and Adult Learning Disability Project Psycholinguistics and Cognitive Neuropsychology Speech & Language Pathology

UCAS code: B620 Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Llandaff Campus. Course length: Four years full-time.

Employability & Careers Graduates from the programme are qualified to practise as Speech and Language Therapists (subject to registration with the Health and Care Professions Council after graduation). The course has a good reputation throughout the UK and our graduates have been successful in obtaining employment. There is a demand for Speech and Language Therapists both in the NHS and in the Education Service. Opportunities exist for Speech and Language Therapists in hospitals, health centres, schools and specialist units. Graduates may also choose to progress to postgraduate study and/or research. Some clinicians are employed by charitable organisations or undertake private practice. There are also opportunities to work abroad.

Entry requirements: ABB at A-levels (or equivalent), preferably to include a Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths). Entry is also subject to an enhanced level disclosure barring service (DBS) check and completion of an Occupational Health Screening. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/B620

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

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Sports Biomedicine & Nutrition BSc (Hons) Course Overview This course focuses on the scientific study of all aspects of lifestyle and the strategies that can be employed to improve health. Emphasis is placed on the role that exercise, health promotion and nutrition contribute to this end. The course includes a series of fundamental science-based modules in human physiology, nutrition, biochemistry and psychology. Modules are designed to allow you to understand the interactions between our bodies and minds and the environment in which we live. These are complemented with exercise-based modules in, sport and exercise physiology, psychology of sport and exercise, health related exercise and public health nutrition. These modules will allow you to understand and predict how the body responds and adapts to exercise, and to consider the strategies that can be employed to improve health, fitness and performance. A major theme throughout the course will be to consider the impact that lifestyle has on health. You will learn how appropriate changes to lifestyle, such as exercise and a healthy diet, may be effective in preventing diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and strokes. Innovative approaches to sports medicine will also allow you to gain experience in the rapidly expanding area of ‘exercise prescription’. Opportunities also exist for our students to apply for a professional training year during the third year of the programme and then return to complete their final year studies during year four. You will have access to well-equipped, recently refurbished laboratories and sports facilities at the Llandaff campus, including the recently developed Health Assessment Suite.

Key Facts In addition, you will have full access to the extensive facilities at the Cyncoed campus, which include human performance laboratories and the National Indoor Athletics Centre. A full year breakdown can be found on our website.

UCAS code: CB64 Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website.

Employability & Careers

Place of study: Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Llandaff Campus.

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

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

Course length: Three years full-time; Four years full-time (inc. Foundation). Entry requirements: 280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC, one to be in a Science subject (Biology or Chemistry); or Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/CB64

Thomas Maynard, BSc (Hons) Sports Biomedicine & Nutrition Graduate

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Cardi School of Management

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At the Cardiff School of Management (CSM) we offer a wide range of programmes carefully designed to help you become what employers prize: someone who can think for themselves with the knowledge and skills to make the right things happen. Why choose the Cardiff School of Management?

 Our award winning, state-of-the-art, £21 million

management building at the Llandaff Campus provides an excellent social and learning environment for our students.  Opportunities exist for you to continue your study at

postgraduate level within the School, by undertaking the MBA or one of our well established and internationally recognised postgraduate programmes.

 Many of our courses offer a choice of pathways

allowing you to specialise in a particular area.

 We have strong links with professional bodies2 and the

 Our work placement programme is designed to

business community, ensuring our programmes offer cutting edge content and are delivered by staff extensive experience in their respective fields.

enhance your future employability prospects.  91% of CSM graduates enter employment or further

study within 6 months of graduation1

 A personal tutoring team dedicated to supporting you in

your personal, academic and professional development; to enhance your student experience and support you through every step of your learning journey and life at university.

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Our Courses Accounting BA (Hons)

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Accounting & Finance BA (Hons)

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

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Business Economics BA (Hons)

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

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Computing BSc (Hons)

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Economics BSc (Hons)

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Events Management BA (Hons)

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Foundation Programme: Cardiff School of Management

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

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International Business Management BA (Hons)

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International Economics & Finance BSc/BScEcon (Hons)

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

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International Tourism Management (with specialist pathways) BSc (Hons)

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Marketing Management BA (Hons)

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Software Engineering (with specialist pathways) BSc (Hons)

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Further information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/csm CardiffSchoolOfManagement @CardiffMetCSM Take a Virtual Tour of our Management Building: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/virtualtours 1 2

Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2013 Examples include: ACCA (Association of Chartered CertiďŹ ed Accountants), CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), BCS (British Computing Society), CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing), TMI (Tourism Management Institute), IoH (Institute of Hospitality).

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“I am really enjoying my new role; I never thought I would be working with such a range of well-known clients so early on in my career.” Ffion Cripps BA (Hons) Marketing Management Graduate and Account Executive at Effective Communication.

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Vibrant PR career for Marketing Management graduate Ffion After completing a degree in Marketing Management at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Ffion Cripps found herself straight in to in fulltime employment with a vibrant city-based PR agency - before her graduation ceremony was even over. Cardiff Met was Ffion’s first choice of university; drawn by the energy of the capital city, the strength of the course and the quality of facilities, she didn’t feel the need to move far from her home town of Pontypool. As a Student Representative for the Marketing Management course, Ffion said she felt confident that the management team really cared about the students’ views, and she relished the opportunity to give feedback and be to be involved with the course’s progress.

Under the spotlight 2008 Studied A-levels in English, Economics and Psychology.

“I thoroughly enjoyed regular guest lectures from industry experts; it provided such a great insight in to the real world of work and allowed us to make some really useful contacts.” Ffion secured a position as an Account Executive with award-winning Cardiff-based PR agency Effective Communication, having been suggested for the position by her course leader during her final term at university. Her role involves implementing and devising social media and digital strategies and PR campaigns for a range of high profile clients, as well as working on the agency’s own marketing campaigns.

2011 Started BA (Hons) Marketing Management at Cardiff Met. 2014 Graduated from Cardiff Met with a 2:1 and started work at Effective Communication.

Ffion said: “I couldn’t believe how quickly I found employment; the staff at the university really do continue their role even after you leave, always suggesting positions and offering help and advice to those still searching for employment.”

“The degree structure really enabled me to cover all aspects of marketing and gain practical knowledge as well as theoretical. The world of marketing is evolving quickly, and I always found the lectures up to date and completely relevant to the industry as it stands,” said Ffion.

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

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Accounting BA (Hons) Course Overview Professionally accredited by the ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA and ICAEW, the course will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to all areas of accounting and prepares you for further study at the final stages of professional accounting qualifications. As such, you may obtain the maximum number of exemptions from these bodies’ professional examinations.

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Strategic Management Tax planning Taxation Work Placement

Employability & Careers In addition, we have a strategic partnership with Graham Paul Chartered Accountants, which provides for paid student placements with a view to graduate training contracts. Students taking the sandwich option will also undertake a year-long work placement between the second and third year.

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

Core and option modules may include:                 

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

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

Accredited by: The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA); The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA); The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). UCAS code: N400 Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Course length: Three to five years full-time. Dependant upon undertaking foundation and/or sandwich year. Entry requirements: 280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC; or Management foundation programme. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/N400

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Accounting & Finance BA (Hons) Course Overview Professionally accredited by the ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW, the course will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to all areas of accounting and finance and prepares you for further study at the final stages of professional accounting qualifications. As such, you may obtain a substantial number of exemptions from these bodies’ professional examinations. In addition, we have a strategic partnership with Graham Paul Chartered Accountants, which provides for paid student placements with a view to graduate training contracts. Students taking the sandwich option will also undertake a year-long work placement between the second and third year. Core and option modules may include:                 

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

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Islamic Finance IT Management Accounting Research Skills Statistics Strategic Management Taxation Work Placement

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

Accredited by: The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA); The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). UCAS code: NN43 Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Place of study: Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff Campus. Course length: Three to five years full-time. Dependant upon undertaking foundation and/or sandwich year. Entry requirements: 280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC; or Management foundation programme. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/NN43


Business Economics BA (Hons) Course Overview

Employability & Careers

Key Facts

The unique strength of our course is the clear emphasis on application and critical understanding. As the emphasis is on business you will also be taught management techniques to give you the edge in the business world.

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

UCAS code: L101 Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website.

Our Economics tutors work with organisations such as the Government Economics Service, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in Ireland, Roubini Global Economics, The Economist Intelligence Unit and the International Monetary Fund. These links ensure our curriculum is cutting edge and relevant. In the first year you will get an introduction into micro and macroeconomics, as well as being equipped with the necessary quantitative and academic skills to succeed not only in your studies, but also in your future career. Furthermore, you will get a wider perspective with an introduction to accounting and the theory and practice of entrepreneurship. In the second year you study economics at a more advanced level. You learn how to undertake financial planning in a business and how to carry out research. You also find out how to develop a business. Furthermore, you will learn how to act strategically and how to undertake data research. A workplace module is also included in the second year of study to prepare you for your career after completing your studies.

Research shows that Economics graduates have higher average earnings than most other graduates, including those studying a general business degree. The average starting salary for Economics graduates is £25,000. The provision of work-placements as an assessed part of your academic programme of learning is so important that we provide you with the opportunity to undertake placement as part of your second year studies. We have strong links with the business community and the work-placement programme is designed to enhance your future employability prospects.

Place of study: Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff Campus. Course length: Three years full-time; Four years full-time (inc. Foundation). Entry requirements: 280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC; or Management foundation programme. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/L101

The third year focuses on applying economics, but also explores strategic management. Again there will be the opportunity to specialise in areas like public economics and monetary economics, as well as various management topics.

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

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

Employability & Careers

Key Facts

This highly popular and vibrant programme allows you to either specialise in a particular area of business through our wide choice of pathways, or to undertake a broad-based business and management degree.

Employability is an important aspect of your degree programme. We hold careers fairs and networking events with employers and provide a compulsory work experience module in year two. We support Entrepreneurship through our Centre for Entrepreneurship (see page 25), which aids you in business practice to develop your business ideas while you are a university student.

UCAS codes: NN12* Business & Management Studies

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Finance Human Resource Management Information Systems Management International Business Management Law Marketing

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

The course aims to develop graduates who have both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to make an immediate and valuable contribution to organisations operating in a dynamic business environment. Our graduates work in a wide range of organisations in both the public and private sector. There are opportunities to continue your study at postgraduate level at the Cardiff School of Management, such as the MSc International Business Management, MSc Human Resource Management, MSc Marketing, LLM International Business and the MBA. In addition graduates will be well prepared to undertake professional qualifications or courses. *Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website.

Pathways: N1N3: Finance N1NP: Human Resource Management N1GM: Information Systems Management N191: International Business Management N1M1: Law N1NM: Marketing Course length: Three to five years full-time. Dependant upon undertaking foundation and/or sandwich year. Entry requirements: 280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC and one relevant subject; or Management foundation programme. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/NN12

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“Undertaking a yearlong placement working as part of the Computing Service at the European University Institute in Fiesole, Florence was an unforgettable experience.” Luke Price BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems Graduate. Technical Analyst at CGI Group.

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

Employability & Careers

Key Facts

Professionally accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, this course is designed to develop your knowledge and expertise in the use of socio-technical systems and the importance of computing and information technology in modern business environments and the Digital Economy.

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

Accredited by: BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.

Graduates will find a wide variety of career opportunities in management and information technology-related areas, with the demand for technically-skilled employees in both the private and public sector continuing to rise.

UCAS codes: G5N1*: Business Information Systems

You will also be exposed to state-of-the art processes, systems and research that will shape and transform the business computing and IT industry over the next decade. The degree course offers specialist pathways in Multimedia, Networks and Data Security and you will study a range of modules that includes:          

Systems Analysis and Design Techniques Introduction to Databases Introduction to Multimedia and the Internet Fundamentals of Computer Technology Introduction to Information Systems Programming Fundamentals Event-Driven Programming Business Applications Academic Skills for Business Management Theory & Practice

Detailed module information can be found on our website.

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

“My passion has always been information communication technology and I want to run my own business in the future. My course allows me to see how technology and business fit together.” Michael Bailey BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems Graduate.

Pathways: G5N2: Data Security G450: Multimedia G420: Networks * Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Course length: Three to five years full-time. Dependant upon undertaking foundation and/or sandwich year. Entry requirements: 240 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC and one relevant subject; or Management foundation programme. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/GN51

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Computing BSc (Hons) Course Overview

Employability & Careers

Key Facts

This course is designed to develop a grasp of the key concepts of computing, software and modern computer systems. It provides a deep understanding of the underpinning theoretical foundations of computing and computation, along with showcasing the importance of software and technology in the Digital Economy.

Graduates will find a wide variety of career opportunities in computing and information technology-related areas, such as software development, systems analysis and design and IT consultancy, with the demand for technically-skilled employees in both the private and public sector continuing to rise.

UCAS code: G400 Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website.

The School has strong links with industry and key technology companies throughout the UK and Europe. All students have the opportunity to participate in research, student exchange and internship programmes.

Place of study: Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff Campus.

You will also be exposed to the state-of-the art tools, methodologies and research that will shape and transform the computing and IT industry over the next decade. You will study modules across the three years that include:            

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

The provision of work placements as an assessed part of your academic programme of learning is so important that we provide you with the opportunity to undertake a placement as part of your second year studies.

Entry requirements: 240 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC and one relevant subject; or Management foundation programme. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/G400

Detailed module information can be found on our website.

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Course length: Three to five years full-time. Dependant upon undertaking foundation and/or sandwich year.


Economics BSc (Hons) Course Overview

Employability & Careers

Key Facts

The strength of our course is a strong emphasis on critical understanding and application. Our Economics tutors work with organisations such as the Government Economics Service, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in Ireland, Roubini Global Economics, The Economist Intelligence Unit and the International Monetary Fund: these links ensure our curriculum is cutting edge and relevant.

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

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

In the ďŹ rst year you will get an introduction into both micro and macroeconomics, as well as being equipped with the necessary quantitative and academic skills to succeed not only in your studies, but also in your future career. Furthermore, you will get a wider perspective with an introduction to related subjects, like accounting.

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

The second year concentrates on the more advanced study of micro and macroeconomics. You will learn how to act strategically, how to use statistical analysis and how to research. To get a broader perspective, you will be introduced to the history of economic thought, and cover the great debates in economics. A workplace module is also included in the second year of study to prepare you for your career upon graduation.

Research shows that Economics graduates have higher average earnings than most other graduates. The average starting salary for Economics graduates is ÂŁ25,000.

Place of study: Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff Campus. Course length: Three years full-time; Four years full-time (inc. Foundation). Entry requirements: 280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC; or Management foundation programme. Full course proďŹ le: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/L100

The third year focuses on applying economics, but also explores further important areas of economics, which are health and monetary economics (why money is important, how a credit crunch happens), as well as public economics, which is all about the economic tools important for governments. The dissertation will be an opportunity to apply your acquired knowledge and skills. This will further prepare you for your future professional or academic career. Undergraduate Prospectus Entry 2016 | cardiffmet.ac.uk 113


Events Management BA (Hons) Course Overview

Employability & Careers

Key Facts

From festivals, cultural events and global sporting events, to conferences, exhibitions, corporate events, charity and fundraising events, studying this course will equip you with the knowledge and skill set required to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the challenging and dynamic events industry.

Graduates will gain a management qualification that will provide excellent career and employment prospects in all fields of the events industry, which includes festivals, conferences, exhibitions, corporate hospitality, sports, fundraising, experiential marketing and more.

Accredited by: The Institute of Hospitality.

Professionally accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, our programme combines cutting edge theory, with practical hands on experience and a rigorous management underpinning. In the first and second years of the course you will be involved in the design and delivery of your own event projects, working within the university in your first year and with our charity partners in the second. Our programme combines essential skills and knowledge in terms of our compulsory modules with a broad range of optional modules to facilitate flexibility and employability in specific career areas. Indeed we place employability at the centre of all we do, with a range of guest lecturers from industry contributing to our programme, venue visits, field trips, practical modules and mandatory work placements as part of our programmes. Through completing our programme you will become familiar with the techniques, specialisms and issues involved in staging a wide range of events, in addition to receiving a strong management education and excellent transferrable skills. A full module list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

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For example, an increasing number of local authorities have events management teams and most hotels of note also have events departments. Within the corporate sector the use of events as a marketing and communication tool has also led to rapid growth and demand for qualified graduates. Additionally with stadiums, indoor arenas, arts, music and sports facilities identifying the need to develop event programmes in order to survive in an increasingly competitive marketplace, excellent employment opportunities exist in the field of events management.

UCAS code: N820 Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Place of study: Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff Campus. Course length: Three years full-time; Four years full-time (inc. Foundation). Entry requirements: 240 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC and one relevant subject; or Management foundation programme. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/N820


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

Key Facts Business, Management and Marketing: Business & Management Studies (with specialist pathways) - BA (Hons).................................................................................. Page 109 International Business Management - BA (Hons) ................................ Page 121 Marketing Management - BA (Hons) ......................................................................................... Page 125 Accounting, Economics and Finance: Accounting - BA (Hons) ................................................................................................................................................ Page 105 Accounting & Finance - BA (Hons) ................................................................................................. Page 106 Business Economics - BA (Hons) ....................................................................................................... Page 107 Economics - BSc (Hons) ................................................................................................................................................ Page 113 International Economics & Finance BSc/BScEcon (Hons) ............................................................................................................................................................. Page 117 Computing and Information Systems: Business Information Systems (with specialist pathways) - BSc (Hons) ............................................................................ Page 111 Computing - BSc (Hons) ............................................................................................................................................... Page 112 Software Engineering (with specialist pathways) - BSc (Hons) ............................................................................ Page 127 Tourism, Hospitality and Events: Events Management - BA (Hons) ......................................................................................................... Page 114 International Hospitality Management (with specialist pathways) - BA (Hons)................................................................................... Page 123 International Tourism Management (with specialist pathways) - BA (Hons) ................................................................................. Page 124

UCAS code: Please refer to the relevant degree programmes for the UCAS code. Place of study: Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff Campus. Course length: One year full-time, with an additional three or four years full-time to complete chosen degree programme. Entry requirements: 80 UCAS Tariff Points from at least one A-levels (or equivalent) and a minimum of five GCSE passes, grade A-C including English Language and Maths (or equivalent). Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ csmfoundation

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International Economics & Finance BSc/BScEcon (Hons) Course Overview The course seeks to provide an appropriate mixture of economics and finance modules to provide you with a combination of economics and finance analytical skills as well as a strong understanding of UK and international financial markets. The unique strength of our course is the clear emphasis on application and critical understanding and aims to create highly skilled individuals that are able to undertake analytical tasks, rather than just knowing about finance and economics. In the first year you will get an introduction into microeconomics and macroeconomics, as well as being equipped with the necessary quantitative and academic skills to succeed not only in your studies, but also in your future career. You will be introduced to the field of finance both in terms of managerial use of accounts to make financial decisions, and also the wider financial services sector, in particular the regulatory and ethical framework adopted in the UK. The economics component of the second year concentrates on the more advanced study of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Whilst in the finance modules you will consider the impact of risk and uncertainty on investment portfolios, as well as studying the UK and international investment institutions in greater depth. To further develop your analytical skills you will be shown how to use statistical and empirical work within your own research. As workplace module is also included in the second year to prepare you for your career upon graduation.

Key Facts The third year concentrates on applying the knowledge of microeconomic, macroeconomic and finance theory that you will have acquired throughout your first two years of study. In addition, you may choose from a number of alternative finance and economic modules, allowing you to specialise. Options will include topics such as: monetary economics, behavioural finance, derivatives markets and management of investments. You will also undertake your own research, in an area of economics or finance that interests you in the form of a dissertation.

UCAS code: LN13 Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Place of study: Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff Campus. Course length: Three years full-time; Four years full-time (inc. Foundation).

Employability & Careers The course provides a combination of the analytical skills possessed by economists that are demanded in the private and public sector as well as comprehensive specialist knowledge of financial markets. This will provide graduates with a wide variety of career options, but will be particularly useful to those wishing to work as analysts within the financial services industry. We have strong links with the business community and the workplacement programme is designed to enhance your future employability prospects.

Entry requirements: 280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC; or Management foundation programme. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/LN13

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“The tutors are very approachable. My academic tutor is the best and always there to help. The staff in the international Office are also very helpful.� Manli Gong BA (Hons) International Business Administration Student.

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

Employability & Careers

Key Facts

This is a popular fast-track 'top up' programme that offers students the opportunity to obtain an honours degree in one academic year through full-time attendance.

Successful graduates have found positions at supervisory and management level not only within the traditional business and commerce sectors but also small and medium enterprises, public sector and the voluntary sectors.

UCAS code: N120

The course aims to ensure that you receive a broad vocationally focussed management education through encouragement and support in developing a range of management skills and core competencies relevant to any career in management. The programme consists of core modules, which offer a range of subjects including strategy, cultural diversity, human resource management, marketing and ďŹ nance: While the range of modules develop knowledge and understanding across a range of key management areas, you are encouraged and supported to develop higher level problem solving, conceptual analysis and key skills through directed reading and research that consolidates your learning achieved through formal lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. You are required to undertake 120 credits of taught modules within one academic year. * Applicants with less than the required language competency will need to attend and successfully complete the 8 weeks intensive CSM International Summer Programme.

A number of graduates have started their own businesses capitalising on the skills and knowledge gained within a dynamic Management School environment. Other graduates have continued their studies and have moved on to Masters level programmes such as the MSc International Business Management and MBA at the Cardiff School of Management.

Place of study: Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff Campus. Course length: One year full-time. CSM International Summer Programme (July- September prior to entry). Entry requirements: HND (or equivalent) in a Business, Management and/or Finance area. Alternatively an appropriate Foundation degree or an equivalent (NARIC) qualiďŹ cation. IELTS overall score of 6.0 or TOEFL equivalent is required.* Full course proďŹ le: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/N120

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International Business Management BA (Hons) Course Overview This course is aimed at students wishing to pursue a career in the arena of international business management and who would like to gain a competitive edge in today’s global job market. The course will provide you with all-round knowledge and skills in international business management and cross-cultural management. Furthermore, you are required to study one foreign language as a core module (either at beginners/post GCSE level or Post A-level) over the duration of the course. The course combines core and option modules from the disciplines of business and management, intercultural studies and languages. The compulsory modules represent the essential core knowledge and skills required for each field of study. Year one modules concentrate on fundamental areas of business and management, laying the foundation upon which later modules are based. Years two and three/four modules add greater academic depth to the subjects, and are more applied, practical, investigative and analytical in nature. It is compulsory to undertake a work-based learning module in year two to strengthen student employability. For those who wish to gain further work experience, you have the opportunity to undertake a year long placement between year two and the final year.

Key Facts The programme offers a strong vocational emphasis that will enable you to develop analytical and decision-making skills through the application of knowledge to practical business and management related scenarios and case studies. You will also have the opportunity to develop your academic and entrepreneurial skills in the form of a dissertation or enterprise project in the final year. A full module list, including options and year breakdown can be found on our website.

Employability & Careers As businesses continue to operate across borders, job market demand is high for graduates who have attained a multidisciplinary international business education and who are able to communicate in a foreign language. Foreign language skills are considered a valuable asset in most business and management sectors. Career prospects are excellent with local, national and international opportunities existing in all areas of business, management and commerce. Successful graduates have found positions at supervisory/management level in a variety of private and public sector organisations. The fields of work include international HRM, international marketing, business consultancy and planning, financial management and international trading. Graduates have also gone on to set up their own businesses.

UCAS code: N110 Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Place of study: Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff Campus. Course length: Three to five years full-time. Dependent upon undertaking foundation and/or sandwich year. Entry requirements: 280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC and one relevant subject; or Management foundation programme. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/N110

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

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

Course Overview Professionally accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, this course offers the following pathways of study:  International Hospitality Management – BA (Hons)  International Hospitality & Events Management – BA (Hons)  International Hospitality & Tourism Management – BA (Hons) The programmes encompass a range of core and optional modules, which will develop the skills you need for specialist roles within the Tourism, Hospitality and Events (THE) industries, particularly hospitality. Industrial work experience is a core part of the programme allowing industrial input into these programmes in which vocational and academic themes are integrated throughout. The work placement usually takes place between the end of year one and beginning of year two. It usually comprises either a 15week or a 48-week option. The placements may be undertaken in the UK or abroad. In some circumstances, a further placement period may also be undertaken at year three. Compulsory modules for all pathways:          

Hospitality in Practice International Hospitality Operations Managing People and Organisations Finance for Managers Personal Development Planning Business Applications Global Hospitality Management Today Marketing for THE Human Resource Management for THE Research Skills

 Industrial Work Experience  International Food and Beverage Management or Venue Design and Project Management  Strategic Management for THE  Dissertation or Enterprise Project or Independent Study  Employability and Career Development

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

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

Accredited by: The Institute of Hospitality. UCAS codes: N220* International Hospitality Management (&) NN28: Events Management N892: Tourism Management * Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. Course length: Three to five years full-time. Dependent upon undertaking foundation and/or sandwich year. Entry requirements: 240 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC and one relevant subject; or Management foundation programme. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/N220

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International Tourism Management (with specialist pathways) BA (Hons) Course Overview

Employability & Careers

Key Facts

Professionally accredited by the Tourism Management Institute* this course offers the following pathways of study:

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

Accredited by: The Tourism Management Institute.

 BA (Hons) International Tourism Management*  BA (Hons) International Tourism & Events Management  BA (Hons) Sports Tourism Management In order to help you explore and prepare for a career in this diverse industry, the course provides a blend of core knowledge that reflects the economic, environmental and social context and practice of tourism, with rigorous management underpinning throughout the course. It is mandatory to undertake a workbased learning module to strengthen your employability at the end of the course. To date students have undertaken placements both overseas and within the UK. Overseas placements have included Universal Studios, Disney and a range of Country Clubs within the USA, as well as European placements with Tour Operators including Thomas Cook. Within the UK, students have worked for a range of organisations such as the National Trust, the Youth Hostel Association, airlines and tourist information centres.

Opportunities exist in the fields of destination marketing and planning, airport and airline operations, travel and tour operations, events management, sports management and marketing national and local tourism organisations, visitor attractions management, hospitality provision, and small business development (possibly leading to self-employment). Due to the management focus of the course graduates opportunities also exist in wider business areas. Progression to postgraduate study within the Cardiff School of Management is also an option with the MSc International Hospitality & Tourism Management.

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

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

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

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

Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/N801

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Marketing Management BA (Hons) Course Overview

Key Facts

Developed in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), our marketing degree is one of only 25 universities in the country to have been awarded the CIM ‘Graduate Gateway’ status.

You will also be given the option of taking a language as an extracurricular activity and to study abroad for a semester to broaden your experience and skills - all an advantage in achieving success in Marketing Management.

From a compulsory first year, consisting of seven modules, to only three compulsory modules in the final year of study you will be able to gain the academic knowledge and practical skills to gain employment in a marketing capacity once you have successfully completed the programme.

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

As well as studying the compulsory modules you will be able to study a number of marketing and business related option modules of your choice. Our CIM accreditation will provide you with an opportunity to gain exemptions from both the CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing and Diploma in Professional Marketing. You can also engage in our CIM Student chapter and participate in CIM based creative and entrepreneurial activities.

The aim of the course is that study and practical experience give the best prospect of employability upon graduation. By studying this course, you have the opportunity to graduate with a wide base of marketing knowledge and the potential to be a specialist in the strategic use of marketing, digital marketing, integrated marketing communications, branding and global marketing.

You will undertake a compulsory work placement module in the second year as this is considered an essential requirement for all marketing students. For those who wish, there is the additional opportunity to take a sandwich degree in which the third year could be spent undertaking an appropriate marketing industrial placement. Cardiff School of Management has a dedicated work placement team to help you.

Accredited by: The Chartered Institute of Marketing. UCAS code: N500 Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website.

Employability & Careers

You will have the skills to gain a position in marketing management, putting your skills to use in positions in advertising, marketing research, sales management, product management, customer service, public relations, and business management.

Place of study: Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff Campus. Course length: Three to five years full-time. Dependent upon undertaking foundation and/or sandwich year. Entry requirements: 280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC and one relevant subject; or Management foundation programme. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/N500

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“My Summer work placement helped massively when applying for jobs. I’ve recently started a new job working for the NHS as a Software Developer with great career prospects”” Watch our video and find out more about our Computing and Information Systems courses 126 cardiffmet.ac.uk | Undergraduate Prospectus Entry 2016

Marty Sainty BSc (Hons) Software Engineering Graduate. Software Developer for the NHS.


Software Engineering (with specialist pathways) BSc (Hons) Course Overview

Employability & Careers

Key Facts

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

The aim of this degree course is to equip you with the knowledge and skills you will need to take part in industrial software development. Graduates will find a wide variety of career opportunities in computing and information technology related areas with the demand for technically-skilled employees in both the private and public sector continuing to rise.

Accredited by: BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.

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

The School has strong links with industry and key technology companies throughout the UK and Europe. All students have the opportunity to participate in research, student exchange and internship programmes.

Pathways: G6G5: Data Security G6G4: Multimedia G6GK: Networking G691: Web Programming

The degree course offers subject pathway specialisms in Data Security, Multimedia, Networking and Web Programming. You will study a range of modules across the three years that will include:           

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

The provision of work placements as an assessed part of your academic programme of learning is so important that we provide you with the opportunity to undertake a placement as part of your second year studies. *Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website.

UCAS codes: G600* Software Engineering

Course length: Three to five years full-time. Dependant upon undertaking foundation and/or sandwich year. Entry requirements: 240 UCAS Tariff Points from at least two A-levels (or equivalent) to include grades CC and one relevant subject; or Management foundation programme. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/G600

Detailed module information can be found on our website.

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Cardi School of Sport

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The Cardiff School of Sport (CSS) has an international reputation for the quality of its academic, professional and extracurricular work. The School offers some of the best and most popular sport related courses in the UK, all designed to meet current market needs. The curricula are formulated around a balance of theoretical studies; laboratory based work and practical teaching.

 Students can gain NGB coaching awards.  Opportunities exist for students to continue their studies at postgraduate level within the School.  Staff in the School are involved in coaching, advising international sports teams and contributing to UK boards of governance in sport; many are actively involved on advisory panels that shape the future of the British sport, physical education and leisure industries.

Why choose the Cardiff School of Sport?  Most of our courses offer option modules allowing you to specialise in a particular area.  In the Research Excellence Framework 2014 Cardiff Met was ranked top post 1992 university and 7th in the UK in the area of Sport and Exercise Science, Leisure and Tourism.  We have strong links with local authority sport and recreation departments, National Governing Bodies (NGB), UK Sports Councils and a range of professional sports clubs. These relationships ensure our programmes offer cutting edge content and are delivered by staff with extensive experience in their respective fields.  All students have the opportunity to undertake a work placement. This focus on employability has led to 98% of CSS students entering employment or further study within six months of graduation1.  90% of CSS students agree or strongly agree that overall, they are satisfied with the quality of their course2.

 The School is committed to continued expansion as a research and enterprise centre. The research activities of the School staff further enhance the curriculum and the student experience.  A personal tutoring team dedicated to supporting students in their personal, academic and professional development helps to enhance the student experience and support them through every step of their learning and life at university.  The university is major force in UK University sport and the school supports students in participation at all levels. Comprehensive support services are available to help performers reach and maintain their potential.  The School’s excellent facilities include the impressive National Indoor Athletics Centre, a tennis centre, a fitness gym, new third-generation football pitch, and a new sand-dressed hockey artificial pitch. New builds on the Cyncoed Campus include, strength and conditioning facilities for theory and practical lectures, physiology research laboratories and performance analysis laboratories.

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Our Courses Dance BA (Hons)

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Sport & Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

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Sport & Exercise Science (Intercalated) BSc (Hons)

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Sport & Physical Education BSc (Hons)

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Sport Coaching BSc (Hons)

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Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage BSc (Hons)

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Sport Development BSc (Hons)

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Sport Management BSc (Hons)

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Sport Performance Analysis BSc (Hons)

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Sport Studies BSc (Hons)

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Further information www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/css CardiffSchoolOfSport @CardiffMetCSS Take a Virtual Tour of our Sport and Academic Facilities: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/virtualtours 1 2

Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2013 National Student Survey 2014

NIAC, and the new sand-dressed astro-turf pitch.

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“I knew I wanted to work in the business side of sport and the course at Cardiff Met offered a chance to study management from a sporting perspective, with clear transferable skills and benefits.” Arthur Milroy BSc (Hons) Sport Management Graduate. TUI Travel - Sports Division.

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Dream career in global sports travel for first class graduate Arthur Trips to New York, Holland and Brazil have all been part of the day job since Arthur Milroy graduated from the Cardiff School of Sport with a first class honours degree in Sport Management. Arthur works for one of the world’s leading travel leisure groups, TUI Travel PLC and is currently based in London launching a new specialist cycling travel division for the brand. He secured the exciting role after spending a summer internship placement with the company during his second year at university. Originally from Stroud in Gloucester, Arthur applied to study at Cardiff Metropolitan University after hearing about the Cardiff School of Sport’s excellent reputation from his Cirencester Football Academy coach, ex-Welsh football player and Cardiff Met alumnus, Steve Lowndes.

and my course tutors were very accommodating in allowing me to take time out to travel to Russia. My experiences at both Games formed part of my final dissertation on volunteering at major sporting events.” “My role at the moment involves product proposals, website development and sourcing the operations for the company’s pilot event taking place in Nice, France. It’s a busy and exciting role and I’m liaising with elite sporting organisations on a day-to-day basis. The job also has its perks, including complimentary England tickets, VIP hospitality at the NFL and access to worldwide sporting events such as the World Cup.”

Under the spotlight 2010 Completed A-Levels in History and Psychology and a BTEC in Sport Development and Fitness. 2011 Began BSc (Hons) Sport Management at Cardiff Met. 2012 Games Maker at London 2012. 2014 Graduated with first class honours and secured a role with TUI Travel.

Arthur singles out Marketing and Finance as two of his modules which have been particularly useful in his new role with TUI. He said: “The whole course was great preparation for the workplace, but those elements are really aligned to the work I’m currently doing.”

Speaking about the appeal of his course, Arthur said: “During my time at university, I volunteered as Royal Venues Team Leader at the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as working at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014. Both were fantastic opportunities

He hopes to continue his academic studies alongside his career by studying for a Master’s in Sport Management & Leadership at Cardiff Met in the future.

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“This exciting Dance programme is designed to meet the increased demand for dance engagement and participation in a variety of settings, by preparing skilled dance practitioners of the future.� 134 cardiffmet.ac.uk | Undergraduate Prospectus Entry 2016


Dance BA (Hons) Course Overview Our BA (Hons) Dance degree is the first single honours degree in Wales and focuses on developing creative and reflective independent dance practitioners, equipped to work across performance, community and education contexts. Contemporary dance is the main focus and is explored through three core strands:

Key Facts Performance Techniques form a core part of the studies across all three years and draws on a range of current dance techniques, styles and approaches to practice. A full module list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

The Healthier Dancer – Physically training the body & mind Modules within this strand include:  Performance Techniques  Healthy Dance Practice Dance Contexts: Choreography & Performance – Creative approaches to performance Modules within this strand include:  Research in Performance Practice  Choreographic Research Project  Analytical & Contextual Studies Professional Practice – Preparation for the profession Modules within this strand include:  Dance Pedagogy & Leadership  Professional Placement  Managing Professional Dance Practice  Research Process (embedded within all three strands)

Place of study: Cardiff School of Sport Cyncoed Campus. Course length: Three years full-time.

Employability & Careers  The Healthier Dancer  Dance Contexts: Choreography & Performance  Professional Practice.

UCAS code: W500

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

Entry requirements: 280 UCAS Tariff Points from at least three A-levels (or equivalent) including grades BB and a relevant subject. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/W500

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

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Sport & Exercise Science BSc (Hons) Course Overview Professionally endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, the course focuses on the scientific basis of performance in sport and participation in exercise.

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

Professionally Endorsed by: British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

Employability & Careers The main thrust of the course is based on the disciplines of physiology, biomechanics and psychology with optional focus on performance analysis, sports coaching, and strength and conditioning. You will follow a dedicated pathway throughout the three levels that focuses on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary aspects of Sport and Exercise Science with a high level of vocational relevance and experience. You will be given many opportunities to develop your practical contextual knowledge in exercise settings, training, coaching and performance. In addition to the comprehensive theoretical and practical academic framework, you are encouraged to build up a portfolio of UKCC coaching qualifications.

“I chose to study at Cardiff Met and the School of Sport because of its reputation for sporting and academic excellence. I was also really encouraged that the course was professionally endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science.”

UCAS code: C600

This course prepares our graduates to follow careers in sport and exercise science, fitness testing, instruction and health promotion, teaching and lecturing in primary, secondary and higher education, coaching, and in performance analysis within high performance and community levels of sport. In addition, graduates obtain roles in national governing bodies, sports institutes, and non-sporting areas (e.g., business and health). For example, past graduates have gone on to study physiotherapy, medicine, chiropractic and nursing, while others have obtained employment as scientific support personnel (e.g., in fitness, biomechanics, physiology, psychology and performance analysis) for regional and international rugby teams, golf unions, professional football teams, the English Institute of Sport, Sport Wales, or are lecturing globally in sport and exercise science related areas. The subjects studied and skills learnt give graduates the opportunity to continue their education to Master and Doctorate level or undertake a PGCE.

Place of study: Cardiff School of Sport Cyncoed Campus. Course length: Three years full-time. Entry requirements: 320 UCAS Tariff Points (including BB from A-levels) or a distinction profile from a BTEC Extended Diploma. At least one A-level should be in a science subject. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/C600

Vicki Meah, BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science Graduate

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Sport & Exercise Science (Intercalated) BSc (Hons) Course Overview

Employability & Careers

Key Facts

This course is only open to medical students in the UK who have passed their first three years of medical school (intermediate). It is not a ‘top-up’ course.

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

UCAS code: C605

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

Course length: One year full-time.

By undertaking this degree, you will integrate with students on the final year of the ‘BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science’ degree and have the opportunity to work in the challenging sports and exercise environment, within first class sports science laboratories and sports facilities. You will study:    

Sport and Exercise Physiology Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise A choice of either Exercise Psychology or Sport Psychology An Independent Project in one or more of these three subject areas.

The delivery of modules is achieved using a range of techniques. Specifically students will experience lectures, practicals and seminars for taught modules and one-to-one tutorials and seminars for their Independent Project.

Place of study: Cardiff School of Sport Cyncoed Campus.

Entry requirements: Applicants must have passed, at their first attempt all of the modules in the Intermediate stage of their medical studies. Applicants must also have the approval of their current Medical School. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/C605

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Sport & Physical Education BSc (Hons) Course Overview

Key Facts

With emphasis on lifelong physical activity across the population there is a need for highly educated practitioners with the skills and knowledge to establish and sustain healthy lifestyles in others. This course allows you to gain in-depth academic and practical knowledge of sport and physical education, and appreciate its issues and operational contexts. The curriculum becomes progressively more focused and specialised across the three years of the programme.

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

In addition to the comprehensive theoretical and practical academic framework, you are encouraged to build up a portfolio of UKCC coaching qualifications, work placement learning and experiences during your time at university. Cardiff Met offers oncampus opportunities for students to engage in and has excellent links with Sport Cardiff and surrounding schools and local authorities. You will have access to a wealth of valuable experiential learning opportunities including National Governing Bodies and community sports initiatives.

Employability & Careers

In year one you will complete compulsory modules that explore the provision of physical education, youth sport and coaching, and provide the context and scope for understanding the fundamental aspects of sport and physical education upon various disparate population groups. In year two students complete compulsory modules that are integral to sport pedagogy, and develop core skills that are key to the student's academic and personal development. A holistic and humanistic knowledge in relation to teaching and coaching within sport and physical education is developed and experienced.

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

Our graduates follow careers in teaching PE, primary teaching, coaching, the leisure industry, sport science, community sports development, in recreation management, and as national and regional coaches. Past graduates have obtained employment as teaching assistants, delivering education programmes at football academies, coaching gymnastics, soccer or trampolining; as fitness consultants and trainers, as sports analysts, sports administrators or joined the Armed Forces or Police Service.

UCAS code: C604 Place of study: Cardiff School of Sport Cyncoed Campus. Course length: Three years full-time. Entry requirements: 300 UCAS Tariff Points (including BB from A-levels) or a distinction profile from a BTEC Extended Diploma. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/C604

Others have undertaken further study in the areas of physiotherapy, sports massage, nursing, teaching and coaching. The subjects studied and skills learnt will give students the opportunity to continue their education to Master and Doctorate level or to undertake a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

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“The practical elements and work placement on my course were really important in terms of personal development preparing me for my career after university.� Matt Thompson BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching Graduate and PGCE Secondary (Physical Education) Student.

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Sport Coaching BSc (Hons) Course Overview

Employability & Careers

Key Facts

The course focuses on the application and dissemination of knowledge in the practical coaching environment. Specifically, it will provide you with the opportunities to gain a better understanding of the socially contested nature of the coaching process.

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

UCAS code: C603

You will engage with a range of theories which inform sports coaching and you will develop a critical insight into the application of this knowledge through work based learning experiences. Furthermore, you will be able to apply your knowledge gained from other key disciplines such as: physiology, biomechanics, psychology, managing high performance sport, performance analysis and adapted physical activity to a variety of applied and contextual issues in sports coaching. In addition to the comprehensive theoretical and practical academic framework, you are encouraged to build up a portfolio of UKCC coaching qualifications.

Past graduates have obtained employment in coaching in the UK and abroad in a variety of sporting contexts some examples of which include football coaching in Adelaide, Australia, and in the USA, Assistant Academy Manager for a championship football club, rugby coaching in Singapore, multi-sport coaching in Shanghai and swimming coaching in Wales. In addition, graduates have found employment working as sport development officers for local authorities and National Governing Bodies, as fitness consultants and trainers. The subjects studied and skills learnt will also give graduates the opportunity to continue their education to Master's or Doctorate level or undertake a Post Graduate Certificate in Education.

Place of study: Cardiff School of Sport Cyncoed Campus. Course length: Three years full-time. Entry requirements: 280 UCAS Tariff Points (including BB from A-levels) or a distinction profile from a BTEC Extended Diploma. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/C603

These elements give the course a unique flavour mixing traditional knowledge and skills with contemporary sociopedagogical approaches. You will be given opportunities to develop your practical and contextual knowledge in training, coaching and performance, which will allow you to evaluate and modify your own behaviour and that of the performers you work with in a range of sports. It will also enable you to appreciate the role of the professional coach and to understand the qualities needed to coach effectively. A full module list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

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“I chose this degree course as I really enjoyed the sport science work I did at Sport Wales before the Commonwealth Games and felt it had a major impact on my result. The course sounded like a perfect mix of the areas I had an interest in.� Frankie Jones BSc (Hons) Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage degree Commonwealth Gold Medallist.

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Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation & Massage BSc (Hons) Course Overview

Employability & Careers

Key Facts

This course is inter-disciplinary in nature building on the university's strengths in sport science, performance sport, strength and conditioning, rehabilitation and sports massage. You are required to complete significant practical experience throughout the course, including practical lectures, independent learning time, clinical practice and work-based learning.

This course provides graduates with the skills and knowledge to work in sport conditioning, rehabilitation, sports massage or sports science settings.

UCAS code: C607

The course comprises modules shared with other sport-related courses within the Cardiff School of Sport and modules specifically designed for the course, including: anatomy, strength and conditioning, sports injuries, sports massage and sports rehabilitation. The learning outcomes for each module across the programme are clearly linked to the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) competencies and role delineations, leaving students well placed to pursue individual membership applications (BASRaT) and accreditation (UKSCA) with these professional bodies. Please note that both of these membership/accreditations require additional work outside of the degree programme structure.

Additional professional qualifications including, strength and conditioning, and exercise instruction/leadership will be available (at additional cost) to assist students who wish to gain entry on to the Register of Exercise Professionals. This will enable graduates to work within health and fitness clubs, in community leisure centres, sports injury/rehabilitation settings, as selfemployed personal trainers, in health promotion and exercise prescription. Employment and internship opportunities also exist in professional sports clubs and national governing bodies, which may have a strength and conditioning, rehabilitation or massage focus. Other graduate opportunities exist within sport science and coaching and graduates will also be able to undertake further study at Masters or PhD level or complete a PGCE.

Place of study: Cardiff School of Sport Cyncoed Campus. Course length: Three years full-time. Entry requirements: 320 UCAS Tariff Points (including BB from A-levels) or a distinction profile from a BTEC Extended Diploma. At least one A-level should be in a science subject. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/C607

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

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“I really appreciate all the support I received at university to help prepare me for graduate life, both from academic tutors and the people I worked with.� Jodie Clark BSc (Hons) Sport Development Graduate and Trainee Manager at Parkwood Leisure.

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Sport Development BSc (Hons) Course Overview This course focuses on developing your intellectual knowledge and understanding of sport development within a local, national and international context, with a focus on school, community and elite sport. Course content considers the macro and micro components of effective sport development in relation to sport policy, sport management and marketing and the structure and resourcing of sport. You will complete compulsory problem-based learning and work placement modules, facilitating a better understanding of both the theory and practice of sport development and the relationship between the two. This provides you with a good understanding of how sporting opportunities are developed and their potential impact within the different sport development settings.

Key Facts development industry. You are also encouraged to build up a portfolio of UKCC coaching qualifications. The Sport Development degree has recently been endorsed by CIMSPA (the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity), the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector. The endorsement recognises that the course maps to industry standards and has links to employment. To find out more about CIMSPA, please visit www.cimspa.co.uk. A full module list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

Employability & Careers In addition to the course specific work placement modules, you can pursue a wide range of 'on-campus' and external voluntary opportunities, including coaching and facility management/administration. The university also has excellent links with Sport Cardiff, in addition to surrounding local authorities and National Governing Bodies of sport. This provides students with access to a wealth of valuable experiential learning opportunities, which will facilitate further development of key vocational skills. The curriculum has been designed to become progressively more focused and specialised across the three years of the programme. In addition to the compulsory Sport Development modules, you will have the opportunity to pursue other areas of theoretical interest, such as Sport Coaching, Sociology of Sport and Ethics in Sport, all of which are highly relevant to the sport

Our graduates follow careers in sports development, leisure/sports management, coaching and teaching. Specifically, past graduates have obtained employment in local authorities, national governing bodies, sports councils, sports marketing companies, event management organisations, the adventure activity industry and the university sector.

Professionally Endorsed by: Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). UCAS code: C602 Place of study: Cardiff School of Sport Cyncoed Campus. Course length: Three years full-time. Entry requirements: 280 UCAS Tariff Points (including BB from A-levels) or a distinction profile from a BTEC Extended Diploma. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/C602

Graduates have also been accepted onto management trainee programmes. Others graduates have undertaken further study at master's level or undertaken a PGCE.

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Sport Management BSc (Hons) Course Overview This course will enable you to develop the critical understanding, professional knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to take up a managerial position in the fast expanding sport industry. You will be given the opportunity to challenge your preconceptions and establish guiding principles of what it means to be a manager in the industry today. Notions such as best practice, benchmarking and personal professional development in an industrial context will be investigated and examined. You will be challenged to question the meaning and purpose of sport in contemporary society. The programme provides you with a well-defined, contemporary foundation on which you can build your career, whether you choose to pursue a career in the sport industry or in another industrial sector. Modules allow you to reflect on sport management as an activity, the impact of that activity and the underlying business principles that help to sustain and develop the sport industry. There is a focus on entrepreneurship and strategic thinking, with potential for you to define and develop ideas for sport related products and services. You will be challenged to understand the operational issues that effect sport organisations and the legislative framework within which sport organisations exist. As part of this process you will discover the similarities and differences between commercial and public sector sport interventions and be able to develop your understanding of different industrial contexts. You will investigate management theory and practice and evaluate it in a sport industry setting.

Key Facts You also engage with practical sport as a core component of your studies, reflecting on coaching principles and techniques (communication, planning, motivation, health & safety etc.) that are directly transferable to other aspects of a manager's role. In addition to the comprehensive theoretical and practical academic framework, you are encouraged to build up a portfolio of UKCC coaching qualifications A full module list and year breakdown can be found on our website.

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

UCAS code: CN62 Place of study: Cardiff School of Sport Cyncoed Campus. Course length: Three years full-time. Entry requirements: 280 UCAS Tariff Points (including BB from A-levels) or a distinction profile from a BTEC Extended Diploma. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/CN62

As well as these employment options graduates can undertake postgraduate study including PGCE, MSc and MA.

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Students studying in one of the School’s Performance Analysis Laboratories.

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Sport Performance Analysis BSc (Hons) Course Overview

Employability & Careers

Key Facts

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

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

UCAS code: C690

The core modules in performance analysis are complemented by modules drawn from physiology, biomechanics and sport psychology. These elements give the course a unique flavour that allow you to understand the theoretical principles and applied process skills that underpin performance analysis. You will be given many opportunities to develop your practical and contextual knowledge in training, coaching and performance that will allow you to evaluate and modify your own professional practice as an analyst and that of performers and coaches in a range of sports. It will also enable you to develop the specific, vocational skill set necessary to embark on a career in performance analysis. In addition to the comprehensive theoretical and practical academic framework, you are encouraged to build up a portfolio of UKCC coaching qualifications.

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

Place of study: Cardiff School of Sport Cyncoed Campus. Course length: Three years full-time. Entry requirements: 300 UCAS Tariff Points (including BB from A-levels) or a distinction profile from a BTEC Extended Diploma. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/C690

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

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Aled Davies London 2012 Paralympic Champion, World Record holder (F42 Discus) and British Universities Champion. Cardiff School of Sport Graduate.

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Sport Studies BSc (Hons) Course Overview

Employability & Careers

Key Facts

The Sport Studies degree requires you to critically examine sport in its socio-cultural context. Sports culture is dynamic rather than fixed and requires scholars to develop critical thinking from a range of relevant perspectives. You will continuously challenge your own preconceptions and guiding principles both as to the nature and purposes of modern sports cultures.

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

UCAS code: C601

The course has a strong humanities and social science element and is particularly geared towards those who are interested in the place and role that sports play in contemporary society. The programme draws on historical, sociological and ethical perspectives to examine and understand the global appeal and cultural significance of sport. In addition to the comprehensive theoretical and practical academic framework, you are encouraged to build up a portfolio of UKCC coaching qualifications.

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

Those interested in the study of the social, cultural, historical, political and ethical aspects of sport will find the Sport Studies degree is an excellent opportunity to develop their knowledge base and enhance their critical awareness of the phenomenon of sport in society.

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

Place of study: Cardiff School of Sport Cyncoed Campus. Course length: Three years full-time. Entry requirements: 280 UCAS Tariff Points (including BB from A-levels) or a distinction profile from a BTEC Extended Diploma. Full course profile: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/C601

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

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

“The specialist knowledge we gain from our involvement in international research projects enables staff to deliver cuttingedge thinking, information and technologies in our teaching.” Dr Cathy Treadaway, Cardiff School of Art & Design

“I’ve been very impressed with Cardiff Met in the suport it provides, both personal and financial, to enable staff and students to carry out cutting-edge research.” Dr Barry McDonnell, Cardiff School of Health Sciences

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Research “Results of the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) (2014) rank Cardiff Met as the top modern University in the UK, with 80% of the University's overall quality profile rated as 'world leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*).” Cardiff Metropolitan University has six main centres for research activity – the five academic Schools and the National Centre for Product Design and Development Research (PDR).

 Our senior researchers are Readers and Professors. They contribute to the delivery of our programmes and share both what they have discovered in their research and also their experience of actually doing research.

Much of the research at Cardiff Met is applied and is linked in some way to professional practice. We have strong connections with industry as our research addresses real world problems and attempts to find solutions to them.

 Many of our programmes of study have elements in which students engage in their own problem-based learning and develop their own research skills. Working in excellent facilities and with high specification equipment, students become accomplished researchers and create their own new knowledge. The research skills they develop and the experience they gain help to make them very employable.

Research informs our undergraduate programmes in a number of important ways.  Programmes of study at Cardiff Met are modern, appropriate and underpinned by leading-edge research. Curricula are constantly updated when new research findings become known and this means that when students graduate their knowledge is up-to-date and relevant.  Across our five academic Schools and PDR there are centres of particular research expertise and our researchers are leaders in their respective fields. The knowledge they create helps to make our curricula distinctive.

 The delivery of our programmes is also informed by research about how students study and learn, and how our academic staff facilitate learning.  With a positive experience of research during their undergraduate programmes, some of our students pursue a career in research either through taught postgraduate provision (e.g. MA, MBA, MSc programmes) or through research degrees (e.g. MPhil, PhD) either at Cardiff Met or elsewhere. For further information visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/research Undergraduate Prospectus Entry 2016 | cardiffmet.ac.uk 155


“Mae astudio drwy’r Gymraeg yn hwyl. Mae’r darlithwyr yn gwneud popeth posib i’ch helpu chi ac mae’r dosbarthiadau bach yn rhoi pob cyfle i chi ofyn cwestiynau ac i gymryd rhan. Mae’r darlithwyr hefyd yn hapus i ail-esbonio unrhyw beth sy’n gymhleth ond meant yn ymwybodol iawn o ddigwyddiadau cyfoes, profiad gwaith a chystadlaethau diddorol. Rwy’n credu bod astudio rhan o fy ngradd drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg mynd i fod o fudd go iawn i mi ar ôl i mi raddio.” Iwan James Williams Myfyriwr BA (Anrh) Rheoli Digwyddiadau.

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Darpariaeth Gymraeg Y Gymraeg yng Nghaerdydd Drwy astudio ym Met Caerdydd bydd nifer o gyfleoedd gyda ti i ddefnyddio dy Gymraeg, naill ai yn y brifysgol neu yn y ddinas, yn gymdeithasol neu fel rhan o dy gwrs. Drwy gymryd rhan yn y cyfleoedd Cymraeg sydd yn y brifysgol a’r ddinas, fe fyddi di’n gallu datblygu’r sgiliau angenrheidiol ar gyfer byd gwaith a dod yn rhan o gymuned o Gymry Cymraeg sydd yn byw, yn astudio ac yn gweithio yn y ddinas. Drwy ddatblygu sgiliau yn y Gymraeg byddi di’n gallu mwynhau defnyddio’r iaith a dod i nabod pobl newydd. Byddi di hefyd yn gallu cynnig y sgiliau hyn i gyflogwyr, rhywbeth fydd yn dy wneud yn gystadleuol iawn wrth geisio am swyddi. Astudio drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg Mae’r Brifysgol yn cynnig nifer o gyfleoedd i fyfyrwyr astudio drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg. Mae’n bosib astudio yn y meysydd isod: Maes

Darpariaeth

Celf a Dylunio

Hyd at 40 credyd bob blwyddyn yn y Gymraeg

Addysg

Hyd at 80 credyd bob blwyddyn yn y Gymraeg

Astudiaethau Busnes

Hyd at 80 credyd bob blwyddyn yn y Gymraeg

Chwaraeon

Hyd at 80 credyd bob blwyddyn yn y Gymraeg

Therapi Iaith a Lleferydd

Hyd at 20 credyd bob blwyddyn yn y Gymraeg

Am fwy o wybodaeth ewch i: www.metcaerdydd.ac.uk a chliciwch ar astudio drwy’r Gymraeg. Y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol: Mae bosib cynnig am Brif Ysgoloriaethau’r Coleg Cymraeg sy’n werth hyd at £3,000 am astudio o leiaf 2/3 o’r cyrsiau Astudiaethau Addysg, Astudiaethau Busnes a Chwaraeon drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg. Os nad wyt ti am astudio cymaint â hyn drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg, mae’n bosib cynnig am Ysgoloriaethau Cymhelliant y Coleg, sy’n £500 y flwyddyn am astudio o leiaf 1/3 o dy gwrs drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg. Mae’n bosib cynnig am yr Ysgoloriaethau hyn ar gyrsiau Addysg, Astudiaethau Busnes, Celf, a Chwaraeon. Am fwy o wybodaeth, neu er mwyn ymgeisio am yr Ysgoloriaethau, mae’r manylion ar www.colegcymraeg.ac.uk. Cymdeithasu: Mae’r ddinas a’r Brifysgol yn llawn cyfleoedd i gymdeithasu drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg. Tu mewn i’r Brifysgol mae’n bosib ymuno â Changen y Coleg Cymraeg a Chymdeithas Gymraeg y myfyrwyr. Mae’r ddau yn trefnu pob math o ddigwyddiadau, o gigs gyda bandiau i deithiau i Brifysgolion eraill. Yn ystod wythnos y glas fe fydd hi’n bosib i ti ymuno â’r ddau yma a dechrau mwynhau bywyd Cymraeg yn y ddinas.

“Dwi wrth fy modd yn cael astudio chwaraeon drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg a chael bod yn rhan o Gangen y Met! Drwy astudio yn y Met dwi’n dysgu llu o bethau newydd ac wedi dod i nabod cymaint o fyfyrwyr eraill o Gymru a thu hwnt. Mae’r Gangen yn rhoi’r cyfle i fi ddod i nabod myfyrwyr sy’n siarad Cymraeg a bod yn rhan o gymuned agos a chyfeillgar. Am fy mod yn astudio bron fy ngradd Chwaraeon i gyd yn y Gymraeg dwi wedi llwyddo i dderbyn un o Brif Ysgoloriaethau’r Coleg, sef £3,000. Mae hyn wedi bod yn help anferth i mi wrth astudio.” Naomi Rose Davies, BSc Chwaraeon ac Addysg Gorfforol.

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Plas Gwyn

Cyncoed Campus

What it costs From ÂŁ96.50* a week *Cost example of self-catered, en-suite accommodation at the Plas Gwyn Campus for 2014/15. Fees vary from year to year and from campus to campus, depending on the type of room allocated to you. Up-to-date fees can be found on our website at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/hallfees Cyncoed Campus 158 cardiffmet.ac.uk | Undergraduate Prospectus Entry 2016

Cyncoed Campus


Accommodation Your home away from home For first year students, many of whom will be living away from home for the first time, finding suitable, affordable accommodation can be a particular source of concern. The Accommodation Service provides a comprehensive service allocating places in halls of residence or helping students to find privately rented accommodation off campus near to their place of study. Once you have decided to make us your first or insurance choice, you will need to apply online from the beginning of April on the Accommodation Service web page at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/accommodation. The Service's central office is based in Warwick House on the Cyncoed Campus and is open throughout the year during office hours 8.30am 4.30pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am - 4.00pm Friday if you have any queries. The team can help with the following:       

Halls of Residence Applications Disabled Students’ Applications Allocations of all Halls of Residences How to apply and allocation criteria Hall Fees Private and Rented Accommodation Housing Advice Services

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

If you have any questions about the eligibility criteria or how to apply, please contact us at the Accommodation Office: T: 029 2041 6188 or 6189 E: accomm@cardiffmet.ac.uk www.facebook.com/cardiffmethallshousing Take a look around our Accommodation: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/virtualtours Alternatively by letter to: Accommodation Service, Warwick House, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cyncoed Campus, Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, CF23 6XD.

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

All applications to Cardiff Met for full-time undergraduate courses should be made online via UCAS at www.ucas.com. Your application should normally reach UCAS between September 1st and January 15th, prior to the start of your chosen course in September. However applications are considered beyond this date if there are vacancies. Our Institution code on UCAS is C20. We do not have individual campus codes. Please note: Some Art & Design programmes may have a slightly different deadline date. Please refer to the UCAS website for these.

Full instructions and detailed online help are available at www.ucas.com/apply. Students at school or college should seek advice from their tutor.

Useful telephone numbers: UK: 0371 468 0 468 Non-UK: + 44 330 3330 230 For callers with hearing difficulties: UK: 18001 0371 468 0 468 (Text Relay service) Non-UK: + 44 151 494 1260 (Text Phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0371 468

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

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

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

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English Language requirements for International and EU students All of our undergraduate programmes also have specific criteria in terms of English language requirements e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or Pearson scores. Detailed information about these requirements and the general relevant scores required can be found on the international pages of our website. However, some programmes require a higher score and these can be found on the individual course pages on our website. Students also have access to our English Language Training Centre should language and study skills support be required.

Non-standard entry We welcome applications from applicants who do not necessarily have the required qualifications, as both life and work experience are taken into consideration. Generally, however, if applicants have been out of education for more than five years an Access to Higher Education (AHE) Diploma or A-level is required in a relevant subject. Please contact the admissions team for further information.

How your application is considered Once your application has been received at UCAS it will be sent to the university for consideration. We will endeavor to process your application as soon as possible after receipt. Visit our advice for applicant web pages: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/advice4applicants to read more about how your application is considered.

How and when you will hear about the status of your application You can view the status of your application online at any time by visiting UCAS Track at www.ucas.com/track. However, we will also be in touch via letter, email and by SMS throughout the application cycle - from the moment you apply, through to when an offer is made, right up until you start the course in September. So, it is important to keep checking your emails, as they will include important information about the conditions of your offer and how to meet these. For example, how to provide proof of your qualifications.

Terms and conditions of your offer Disabled students Disabled students should use their UCAS application to inform us of any disabilities so we can ensure you receive any help you may need via our Student Services team.

You must satisfy all general course requirements for entry. In addition to meeting academic requirements, some courses may also require you to complete an ‘Occupational Health Questionnaire’ and a satisfactory ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check, prior to your place being formally confirmed.

Again, we will inform of these requirements should they be relevant to you via email. Additionally, your offer is made on the understanding that, if accepting it, you will agree to observe the University or College’s Charter, Statutes, Ordinances and Resolutions and abide by the rules and regulations for students, which can be found at: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/studentcharter By accepting your offer, you are agreeing to accept these terms and conditions, so please familiarise yourself with these first. If you become a student, the university will take all reasonable steps to provide the educational services described in this prospectus and other promotional material. However, we cannot guarantee that circumstances beyond our control e.g. industrial action, will not interfere with our ability to provide these services. In such circumstances, the university will take all reasonable steps to minimize disruption to your education. For any further information please contact the Admissions Team: T: 029 2041 6010 E: askadmissions@cardiffmet.ac.uk W: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/advice4applicants On Social Media: @CMetAdmissions

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“There are just amazing opportunities so I would say just break it down, take one step at a time, you will definitely fulfil your potential and reach your goals.” Njide Ezechi Lecturer at Cardiff Met.

Learning for everyone... Cardiff Metropolitan University welcomes people of all ages and from all backgrounds. Widening Access at the University

“I did my Access course in College and I was absolutely adamant that I was going because I wanted to be the first one in my family to go to University” Kayleigh Hall Health and Social Care Student.

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Many people think that higher education is beyond their capabilities or they are unsure about what it means to be a student. At Cardiff Met we consider a diverse range of entry qualifications and it is our aim to make studying as accessible and courses as flexible as possible. We will give you information about the financial assistance on offer and support available if you have any problems. We also offer advice and guidance on future career choices as well as practical help with your applications for employment or further study. Whoever you are, regardless of age, race, gender or background we have courses that you will enjoy studying, which are taught in a comfortable and non-threatening environment.


No traditional qualifications? Applications are welcomed from students who have completed Access courses. We run a number of courses that are designed for people who want to return to study but perhaps feel they are not quite ready for direct entry into higher education. Please refer to our website and check entry requirements alongside the course you are interested in. For further information on how to apply, visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply

Courses for Adult Learners The university offers a wide range of free of charge courses for adults throughout the year in local community settings. Our courses are designed to give you a taste of something you can pick up at a higher level and are a great way to find out more about university before committing to a full course. We also run ‘How to apply’ sessions twice a year to enable you to gain advice on how to complete your UCAS application. For further information on our courses for adult learners can be found at: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/wideningaccesscourses

Contact the Widening Access team: T: +44 (0)29 2020 1563 E: wideningaccess@cardiffmet.ac.uk W: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/wideningaccess On Social Media: /wideningaccess @Wideningaccess

First Campus Cardiff Metropolitan University is a partner in HEFCW's Reaching Wider programme, First Campus. The First Campus programme’s Mission and Purpose, is to provide a series of pathways that inspire and capture the imagination of learners from Communities First areas in South East Wales who are traditionally under-represented in higher education. We want to raise aspirations, inspire learners, provide defined progression pathways to higher education as well as promote learning, success and retention. We also strive to promote fair access to the professions and priority sectors including Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM), Creative & Cultural Industries (CCI), Hospitality & Tourism, Business and Sport, as well as flexible part-time learning opportunities.

The First Campus partnership is now in its eleventh year of operation and continues to raise aspirations, improve access and create new study opportunities and learning pathways to higher education through its exciting learning activities programmes. It aslo provides help and support to identified pupils in primary and secondary education through its mentoring programme. For further information, please contact our First Campus Co-ordinators: T: +44 (0)29 2041 6796 E: aedavies@cardiffmet.ac.uk lrheon@cardiffmet.ac.uk nray@cardiffmet.ac.uk www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/firstcampus

Equal Opportunities We recognise that discrimination is unacceptable and are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for staff and students in all aspects of our activities as an educational institution. Our policy is actively to combat direct and indirect discrimination, raise awareness to help minimise the likelihood of intentional or unintentional discrimination and to take steps to ensure that all members of the university comply with the law, equal opportunities legislation and codes of practice. Undergraduate Prospectus Entry 2016 | cardiffmet.ac.uk 165


Tuition Fees and Finance Financing your way through university… Going to university is a considerable financial investment, but you should remember that holding a higher qualification such as a degree will improve your job prospects, making it easier to find a fulfilling job and one that is well paid. During your time at university, you will have two main costs to meet: tuition fees and your living costs. As a full-time undergraduate student, you may be eligible for a package of financial support made up of:  A loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees  A loan to help with your living costs  Various means-tested grants that, dependent on your circumstances, aren’t repayable

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

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Understanding what financial support is available and how you pay back any student loans can be confusing, so we have put together some answers opposite to the questions you may have.


Q. Do I need the funds to pay the tuition fees up front? No, the government will be providing loans for the duration of your three or four-year course and this is only repaid once your salary exceeds £21,000 a year. Q. Is there more than one type of Student Loan available? Yes, you can apply for two types of government loans. The first is a tuition fee loan, which is automatically paid to your university to cover the cost of your course. The second is a maintenance loan, which is there to help with the cost of living (such as accommodation, books, food and other additional costs you may incur). Maintenance loans are paid to you in three installments during the academic year to help you manage your money. Q. Does everyone qualify to receive a Student Loan? Yes Student Loans (both tuition fee and maintenance loans) are available for all students who meet the eligibility criteria. To check your eligibility, visit the relevant website based on your nationality (opposite). Tuition fee loans are available for the full cost of your course, no matter what your personal financial situation. Maintenance loans differ slightly, in that, they are means tested (dependent on your parents combined household salary) and given in conjunction with

maintenance grants (the grants are non-repayable meaning you will never have to pay them back).

Welsh students www.studentfinancewales.co.uk

Q. When and how are the student loans repaid?

English students www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance

You won't be eligible to repay the loan until you graduate and begin earning £21,000. Monthly repayments are then based on 9% of your income. For example, if you earn £22,000 you will pay approximately £7.50 a month, rising to £30.00 a month if you earn £25,000. Loan repayments are taken from your ‘net’ pay through the income tax system. Therefore, like income tax and national insurance, the money never actually makes it into your bank and if your income ever falls below £21,000, you don't get a job or take a career break, your payments will stop.

Northern Irish students www.studentfinanceni.co.uk

Q. When should I apply for these loans and financial support? If you want to make sure that you receive the first installment of your loan (and grants!) when you start university, you must apply for your financial support as soon as you decide to apply to university, don’t wait until you are offered a place. Applications must be renewed each academic year. Q. Where can I find out more information?

Scottish students www.saas.gov.uk

Open Days We also run finance talks at all of our open days. This is a great opportunity for both students and parents to find out more and ask any questions about student finance. Our Student Services also run a Student Finance & Welfare Advisory Service and offer confidential, impartial and non-judgemental advice on all aspects of student finance. www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/studentservices

Cardiff Met Bursaries & Scholarships The university also offers a bursary and scholarship scheme to help students finance their studies. For further information visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/scholarships

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Library & Learning Centres

Wi-Fi enabled Learning Centres

24hr, 7 days a week open access IT facilities and Electronic Library 500 open access computer

42,000 e-journals 56,000 ebooks and 250,000 items on 120 loanable laptops our shelves and 12 bookable study rooms

App Based Learning Portal for current students. Dowload at: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/mycardiffmet

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Library & Information Services are at the heart of the learning, teaching and research experience for students and staff at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Our two Learning Centres are the physical hubs for library and IT provision. With daytime, evening and weekend opening hours, plus a variety of group and quiet spaces and Wi-Fi throughout, our Learning Centres are the ideal place for you to research and study. Both Learning Centres have PC and Apple Mac open-access computers offering a wide range of assistive, cutting edge and industry standard software to help you gain experience of many of the systems used in your chosen field. In terms of access, if we are closed, you can make use of our open access computer facilities that are available 24 hours a day. Our extensive library collections have been specially tailored and developed to enhance your learning and research experience. Both in the Learning Centres and online, you will find a wealth of resources in print and electronic formats - books for core and wider reading, a vast collection of academic journals and a broad range of ebooks. If it’s visual resources you are interested in, then we have an art and design slide collection, as well as an art-house and feature film collection to support your studies and research. We also have thesis and special collections such as Artist’s Books. In addition to our own collections you will be able to freely request other research materials from the British Library.

Support

Academic Skills

In each Learning Centre you will find a technology support desk, with IT staff providing expert support, advice and guidance. Our Library staff will assist you in finding information from our collections, and can work with you to help develop your information literacy and research skills. Library & Information Services staff deliver teaching and training courses in a range of IT and Research Skills required for studying at university. You can also get further help by phoning, emailing or using our new web chat service.

Adapting to higher education means learning to work independently, think critically and write clearly. Developing these abilities will increase your chances of success during your degree and in your professional career after leaving Cardiff Met. Whatever your starting point, the academic skills team can teach you approaches, knowledge and habits to enhance your academic performance.

Our website is our main information point for all students and can be accessed at any time and from any device. At the centre of our online presence is the Electronic Library - this is available 24 hours a day and provides access to thousands of quality, academic resources such as specialist databases, e-journals and ebooks. Also available is the excellent “My Cardiff Met” mobile app which provides not only library and IT information but also campus maps, bus timetables, laundry availability and more download it from your favourite app store, or via www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/mycardiffmet Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/lis On Social Media: @CardiffMetLearn

We have a webspace devoted to the core skills of academic practice, including assignmentwriting, critical thinking and referencing. For each skill, you will find 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 are also able to provide feedback on a sample of your work. We teach modules and sessions in each of Cardiff Met’s academic schools. Our sessions are activity focused and regularly updated to ensure you have the best opportunity for academic progression and development of important skills that you will take into the workplace. We contribute substantial amounts of online learning and assessments to a variety of modules across the university. Further information: academicskills@cardiffmet.ac.uk On Social Media: @CardiffMet_AST Undergraduate Prospectus Entry 2016 | cardiffmet.ac.uk 169


Student Services Student Services are designed to meet the support needs of all students and to offer help and guidance to ensure your time at university is as enjoyable and successful as possible. The service comprises six main areas:      

“The support via Student Services has been great. Everyone is helpful and approachable.” Ben Jones BA (Hons) Events Management.

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


Disability Service

Disability Assessment Centre

Career Development Services

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 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 ensuring that any recommendations are tailored to the specific programme and university. For more information go to the Disability Service website or telephone us.

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-studentsallowances-dsas/overview

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

Whether you need help choosing or changing a course, deciding on your future career, building your CV to make you more employable, or improving your job application skills, you’ll get plenty of information and help from Career Development Services. Our interactive elearning module, ‘Your Career’, is full of practical exercises, film clips and guidance for you to use at any time day or night and we offer guidance interviews, drop-in sessions, workshops and careers fairs on both campuses. Our website has a wealth of advice and carefully selected links for students; you can book online for guidance appointments, workshops and employer presentations, search for jobs, work experience and voluntary opportunities and receive regular updates via our newsletter. Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/careers On Social Media:

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.

/CardiffMetCareersService @CMetCareers

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

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Student Finance & Welfare Advisory Service If you need specialist advice on matters such as sources of financial support, benefits, budgeting, or any other financial problems that may affect your studies, book an appointment with one of our Student Finance and Welfare Advisers who are also the main contacts for students leaving care. The Finance & Welfare team also administers the Cardiff Met Hardship Fund, which is a sum of money given from the university to help students who are experiencing excessive financial hardship or an unexpected financial crisis. Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/financewelfare

Counselling Service If you feel anxious, upset or distressed because of personal difficulties during your time at university, counselling can help you to focus and explore your difficulties in a safe and supportive environment with someone who is trained to listen and offer honest feedback. Free, confidential counselling is available during term-time via an appointment system. We can offer on-line 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. 172 cardiffmet.ac.uk | Undergraduate Prospectus Entry 2016


Additionally, this innovative Service offers hypnotherapy sessions for academic-related issues such as exam stress, anxiety with presentations and public speaking, and panic attacks. Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/counselling

Multi-faith Chaplaincy

i-zone

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 within the university and his team runs the emergency ‘out of hours’ service.

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

Health Service 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 provide a useful front-line service if you are feeling upset or distressed during your time at university. In addition, a local GP practice provides regular surgeries at the Cyncoed Campus for students registered with that practice. Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/health

Further information about any of our Student Service areas can be found on our website at: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/studentservices To make an appointment with one of our advisors: T: 029 2041 6170 (Llandaff) or 029 2041 6133 (Cyncoed)

The team welcomes any questions, is always happy to help and can, if appropriate, signpost you to other specialist services within the university. Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/izone * Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award Finalist 2011.

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“The people in Cardiff are very friendly and it’s easy to make friends everywhere, especially in the university. There are a lot of different students from across the world, so you can talk with them and get to know more about their culture and country.” “I chose Cardiff Met as the international welfare team has continuously been ranked top for student support. The staff provide you with lots of help and suggestions before you arrive in the UK and when you get here. They really help to increase your confidence.” Tina Ho - BSc (Hons) Psychology From China.

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International Students International Perspective

Services offered include:

Over 1200 students from more than 140 countries choose to study at Cardiff Metropolitan University. You will find that the university offers students high quality career focused courses and prides itself on the high level of individual support, which is given to each and every one of our international students.

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In choosing to study at our university, you have the opportunity to graduate from one of the UK's most respected modern universities. As a graduate of one of our many vocationally focused undergraduate courses, you will help secure success in your chosen career and will join a global network of Cardiff Met alumni.

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.

Our international students benefit from a dedicated and very experienced International Office team who will support you from the point of application and throughout your time at the university. Our Student Welfare Team has an excellent reputation for the invaluable support it offers, providing many services that are free and intended to help you to adjust to British culture and settle into your new home in Cardiff quickly.

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

The social and cultural programme helps ensure that as an international student you have an enjoyable experience throughout your studies and make the most of your time in the UK. 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.

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. To find out more about life as an international student at Cardiff Met visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international Alternatively, contact us by email at: international@cardiffmet.ac.uk. For further information about Cardiff, please see page 13 or visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/studentlife On Social Media: @CardiffMet_Int ‘Cardiff-MetropolitanUniversity-International’

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

UMAX

Athletic Union

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

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

Further information: www.cardiffmetsu.co.uk/umax

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

Representation The Students’ Union has two Executive Officers and five academic school representatives who represent the student voice to the university. They attend all official university committees, co-ordinate the year and department representatives and course representatives structure and are there to support students across a range of issues. Information on all student representatives is available via the Students’ Union website www.cardiffmetsu.co.uk/representationhome

Clubs and Societies The SU supports a range of clubs and societies for students, providing a social scene and shared interests away from the demands of study. It’s a great way to integrate with the whole student experience.

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

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

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Campus Sport

Cyncoed Campus Centre: ‘Centro’

Entertainment

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

Centro is a fantastic facility for the use of Cardiff Met students, staff and visitors. The centre offers a great space and relaxing environment for students to enjoy the catering, bar and Starbucks that it houses. The Students’ Union central offices including the SU run Athletic Union are also based there. We also have a retail operation just off main reception.

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

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

Llandaff Campus Centre: ‘Zen’ With a recently refurbished bar area and housing its own catering operation, a SU run Starbucks operation and convenience store Zen is a great social area. We provide a dedicated range of services for the students based on the Llandaff Campus and anyone that want to visit us. At both of our campuses our students are encouraged to use our meeting rooms, break out spaces and welcome to book our venues free of charge to use for social events.

Further information: www.cardiffmetsu.co.uk/events

Contact us T: 029 2041 6190 E: studentunion@cardiffmet.ac.uk W: www.cardiffmetsu.co.uk On Social Media: www.facebook.com/cardiffmetsu www.twitter.com/cardiffmetsu

Website The SU website is your one-stop-shop for all of your Students’ Union associated memberships and activities. You’ll be able to sign up to any of our sports programmes, join Societies, register for our free workshops, browse our JobShop, purchase tickets for our events and more! So make sure you stay in the loop and sign up to our website today. Further information: www.cardiffmetsu.co.uk Undergraduate Prospectus Entry 2016 | cardiffmet.ac.uk 179


#Cardiffmet Making a decision to apply for university isn't just about choosing the most appropriate course. You'll also need to decide where you want to spend the next few years of your life. Whether you choose to live on or off campus, we want your time with us in Cardiff to be an experience you'll never forget. We place our students at the heart of our activities and it is our aim to continually enhance your student experience. Don’t just take our word for it! To find out more visit our dedicated Student Life and Behind the Scenes web pages which bring together live tweets and pictures from Student Life at Cardiff Met. From course activities and nights out to sport, nearby adventure activities and life on campus. Follow people’s university stories through Instagram, Twitter and Storify to see what Student life is really like at Cardiff Met. www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/studentlife www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/behindthescenes www.storify.com/cardiffmet

…And remember, use #cardiffmet to get involved and join in the conversation!

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Loving life at Uni #cardiffmet @alexjohnharding


Been at uni a week and possibly the best week I have ever had! #freshers #cardiffmet @LiamWilliams29

Can't believe freshers is over. Easily the best year ever!! #freshers #cardiffmet @Gemmaa16

Only been in uni two days and its the best decision I've made! #cardiffmet @TomFear1

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Sport for all 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 ďŹ rst-class sports facilities and opportunities for participation in a wide range of sport and recreation activities.

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Cyncoed Campus Facilities

Llandaff Campus Facilities

Campus Sport

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

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

Campus Sport provides participation sport, offering competition with or against other members of the Cardiff Met student body. This successfully promotes the family atmosphere on campus and in the city itself, allowing individuals to extend their friendship network and develop social skills to make friends for life.

 National Indoor Athletics Centre www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/niac  An outdoor athletics facility  A new Inclusion Fitness Centre equipped for able bodied and disabled users  Floodlit artificial hockey and football pitches, including a brand-new 3G pitch opened in 2013 and a new Astroturf laid in 2014.  National league pitches for rugby and soccer  Gymnasia for gymnastics and trampolining  Dance studio  Lawn Tennis Association regional indoor and floodlit outdoor tennis complex  Multi-sports centre with specialist cricket provision  Swimming pool and squash courts  Strength and conditioning facilities  Sports science teaching and research laboratories

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

Campus Sport is your ticket to social, psychological and health benefits while learning something new or improving on your existing love for sport in a safe, secure and fulfilling environment. Social competition is offered for all abilities through a diverse selection of sports that offers something for everyone.

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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 BUCS champions in rugby union, netball, indoor athletics, basketball, trampolining, football, gymnastics and indoor cricket. Further Information: www.cardiffmetsu.co.uk/sport/au

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.

Sports Scholarships The aim of the Cardiff Met Sports Scholarship is to assist students of exceptional sporting ability to develop their academic and sporting talents to their full potential, and therefore to encourage the development of university sport. The scholarship can be worth up to £1,000. Further Information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/scholarships

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 www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/sportsfacilities

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Your Alumni Network

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“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, focussed, talented people.

Further information: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/alumni On Social Media: /cardiffmetalumni @cardiffmetalumni “Cardiff Metropolitan University”

Facilities Next Step? 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

Once you’ve finished your undergraduate degree, you may want to continue your studies with us by undertaking a postgraduate degree, or undertake research before trying to find a job. We offer a wide range of taught postgraduate courses, professional development and research opportunities across our five academic schools To find out more, please visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/postgraduate

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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Partnerships In keeping with its mission to provide services that meet the needs of Wales and wider communities by working in partnership with other bodies, Cardiff Metropolitan university has sought to expand its role in partnership activities, in Wales and internationally. The university works with local Further Education colleges and other providers in Wales and beyond to offer courses at locations that may be more convenient for you. The university has strategic partnerships with Bridgend College and Cardiff and Vale College, which include the university’s programmes being offered at the Colleges. The university also offers its programmes at locations outside Wales, through its Transnational Education (TNE) partnerships. To find out more about the university’s academic partnerships in Wales and internationally, please visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/partnerships

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Equal Opportunities

Careers

171

Erasmus

27

Ceramics BA (Hons)

39

Events Management BA (Hons)

114

Cardiff School of Sport

A About the City

13

About Cardiff Met

6

Academic Skills

169

Accommodation

158

Accounting BA (Hons)

108

Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons)

106

Admissions (Advice for Applicants)

161

Alumni

187

Architectural Design and Technology BSc (Hons)

35

Art and Design

28

D

Artist Designer: Maker BA (Hons)

37

Dance BA (Hons)

135

177

Darpariaeth Gymraeg

157

Dental Technology BSc (Hons)

77

Disability Service

171

Drama (Joint Honours)

57

Athletic Union

B

Chaplaincy

173

Clubs and Societies

177

F

Complementary Healthcare BSc (Hons)

75

Fine Art BA (Hons)

41

Computing BSc (Hons)

112

Finance and Tuition Fees

166

Computing and IT Facilities

168

Finance and Welfare Advisory Service

172

Counselling

172

Food Science & Technology BSc (Hons)

81

Creative Writing (Joint Honours)

57

Foundation Leading to BSc Health Sciences

82

Foundation Leading to BSc/BA Social Sciences

83

Foundation Programme: Cardiff School of Management

115

Beyond the City

15

Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

73

Business Economics BA (Hons)

107

E

Business and Management Studies BA (Hons)

109

Early Childhood Studies (Joint Honours)

57

Economics BSc (Hons)

113

Business Information Systems BSc (Hons) 111

Education (Joint Honours)

57

Bus Service (Met Rider)

Education Studies BA (Hons)

57

Employability

23

19

C 13

English & Contemporary Media BA (Hons)

57

Cardiff Cardiff School of Art & Design

28

English & Creative Writing BA (Hons)

57

Cardiff School of Education

50

English & Drama BA (Hons)

57

Cardiff School of Health Sciences

66

Entrepreneurship

25

Cardiff School of Management

98

Environmental Health BSc (Hons)

79

Entry Requirements

161

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G Graduate ProďŹ les

23

Graduation

186

Graphic Communication BA (Hons)

43

H Healthcare Science BSc (Hons)

85

Health Service

173

Health and Social Care HND/BSc (Hons)

84

History of Cardiff Met

9

Housing: Policy and Practice BSc (Hons)

86

Housing: Supported Housing BSc (Hons)

87

Hospitality Management BA (Hons)

123

How to Apply

161

Human Nutrition and Dietetics BSc (Hons) 89 Humanities (Joint Honours)

59


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Sport & Physical Activity

P

Illustration BA (Hons)

45

Partnerships

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

119

Podiatry BSc (Hons)

90

Postgraduate Study

187

Product Design BA/BSc (Hons)

47

Psychology BSc (Hons)

91

Public Health Nutrition BSc (Hons)

93

International Business Management BA (Hons)

121

International Economics and Finance BSc/BSCEcon (Hons)

117

International Hospitality Management BA (Hons)

123

International Tourism Management BA (Hons)

124

International Students

175

i-zone

173

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R Research and Enterprise

155

S Secondary Education: Music or Welsh BA (Hons)

64

59

Student Finance

166

Student Life

180

Student Support Services

170

Student Union

177

Study Abroad

27

T Teacher Training (Secondary)

64

TESOL (Joint Honours)

59

Textiles BA (Hons)

49

Tourism Management BA (Hons)

124

Travelling to Cardiff

18

Tuition Fees

166

L

Social Work BSc (Hons)

94

Library and Learning Centres

168

Software Engineering BSc (Hons)

127

W

Literacy (Joint Honours)

59

Speech & Language Therapy BSc (Hons)

95

Welsh (Joint Honours)

Loans

166

Sport for all

182

Welsh Language Provision

157

Sport Coaching BSc (Hons)

143

Widening Access

164

Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage BSc (Hons)

145

Why study with us

1

Sport Development BSc (Hons)

147

Y

Sport & Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

137

Youth & Community Work BA (Hons)

Sport & Exercise Science (Intercalated) BSc (Hons)

139

Sport Management BSc (Hons)

149

Sport Performance Analysis BSc (Hons)

151

Sport and Physical Education BSc (Hons)

141

M Marketing Management BA (Hons)

125

N Nightlife (Social Scene)

13

O Open Days

21

Outward Mobility

27

Sport Studies BSc (Hons)

153

Sports Biomedicine & Nutrition BSc (Hons)

97

60

65

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Contact us General Enquiries

Student Services

Students' Union

General enquiries telephone: +44 (0) 29 2041 6070

Student Services, The Student Centre, Cardiff Met, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB

Central Union Offices, Cardiff Met, Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff, CF23 6XD

You can also send us a fax on: +44 (0) 29 2041 6286

T: +44 (0) 29 2041 6170 F: +44 (0) 29 2041 6950 W: www.caridffmet.ac.uk/studentservices

T: F: E: W:

Or contact us via email: courses@cardiffmet.ac.uk

+44 (0) 29 2041 6190 +44 (0) 29 2076 5569 studentunion@cardiffmet.ac.uk www.cardiffmetsu.co.uk

Student Recruitment & Admissions Accommodation Services

W: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/enquiries

Open Days Open Days Team, Cardiff Met, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB T: +44 (0) 29 2041 6042 E: opendays@cardiffmet.ac.uk W: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/opnedays

International Students International Office, Cardiff Met, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB T: F: E: W:

+44 (0) 29 2041 6045 +44 (0) 29 2041 6928 international@cardiffmet.ac.uk www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international

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The Admissions Manager, Cardiff Met, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB

Accommodation Services, Cardiff Met, Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff, CF23 6XD

T: F: E: W:

T: F: E: W:

+44 (0) 29 2041 6044 +44 (0) 29 2041 6286 askadmissions@cardiffmet.ac.uk www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/advice4applicants

+44 (0) 29 2041 6188/6189 +44 (0) 29 2041 6968 accomm@cardiffmet.ac.uk www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/accommodation

Widening Participation

Sports Facilities

T: +44 (0)29 2041 6288 F: +44 (0)29 2041 6715 W: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/wideningaccess

Sports Facilities Office, Cardiff Met, Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff, CF23 6XD T: +44 (0) 29 2041 6777 E: sfm@cardiffmet.ac.uk W: www.cardiffmwet.ac.uk/sportfacilities


Why study with us? Top reasons to choose Cardiff Met …

On Social Media:

Find us on our official channels and join in the #cardiffmet conversation! Our fantastic location - Cardiff A young and vibrant capital, Cardiff has a thriving student population. The city packs all the benefits of a major cosmopolitan destination into a friendly, safe, affordable and easy to navigate space and is a great place to live as a student.

High levels of student satisfaction

Enhancing the student experience

Making our students employable

A leading university for student sport

86% of students at Cardiff Met said they are satisfied with the quality of their course.*

In November 2014, our commitment to enhancing the student experience was recongised at the Times Higher Education Awards, where the university won the 'Most Improved Student Experience Award' - as voted for by students.

Through our work placement programmes, the promotion of student entrepreneurship and a focus on employability, we’ve ensured that 94% of our graduates secure employment or enter further study within six months of graduation.*

The university competes at the highest level in the British Universities & College Sport (BUCS) leagues, regularly winning championships across a wide range of sports.

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

/cardiff.metropolitan.university @cardiffmet /cardiffmet

* National Student Survey 2014

 Cardiff School of Art & Design Cardiff Met, Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/csad

/cardiffmet /cardiffmet

 Cardiff School of Health Sciences Cardiff Met, Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/cshs  Cardiff School of Management Cardiff Met, Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/csm

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 www.cardiffmet.ac.uk for news on exciting new courses and for the most up-todate course information and entry requirements. A warm thank you to all the academic, support staff, and students who helped with the production of this prospectus. Designed by: Cardiff Met Corporate Design Team Photography by: Photodrome, Mal Bennett, Matt Cant & Phill Boorman

*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2013 See page 23

Our Students’ Union UMAX initiative also helps our students gain valuable employability skills and experience.

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

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