Cardiff University

Introduction

About us

We are an ambitious and innovative university with a bold and strategic vision located in a beautiful and thriving capital city. Our world-leading research was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for quality and 2nd for impact. We provide an educationally outstanding experience for our students.

Driven by creativity and curiosity, we strive to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.

Who we are

We excel in producing high quality, innovative research which translates into benefits both locally and worldwide.

We have a diverse student population with students coming from more than 100 countries and with a range of backgrounds. Our academic staff are driven by creativity and curiosity and many are leaders in their fields, creating a stimulating environment for learning.

Education

Our students benefit from research-led teaching that develops their individual intellectual abilities.

Research

We use our knowledge to develop innovative research that will have an impact on the world.

Innovation

We excel in connecting industry, business, government and NGOs with our academics.

International

Cardiff is an international university - from worldwide collaborations to the students we welcome from over 100 different countries.

A Welsh university

The Welsh language is integral not only to our culture and society, but in fostering the economic development of Wales.

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MSc

MSc Computing & IT Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

Designed for graduates who want to move into computing from another discipline, this one-year programme provides you with a broad technical knowledge and a sound business context for managing IT systems. [+]

MSc Computing & IT Management MSc Computing & IT Management with placement Designed for graduates who want to move into computing from another discipline, this one-year programme provides you with a broad technical knowledge and a sound business context for managing IT systems. These are required to meet fundamental IT sector needs such as designing major projects or enhancing business strategy, and are essential for those with aspirations of a management role in the IT sector. To enhance your CV further you can opt for a two-year programme and apply for a paid 10-month work placement (year in industry). The course Through this programme you will get a fundamental understanding of software development and supporting technology relating to programming and database management. You will understand the professional skills required to lead software engineers, individually or as a part of a team, when developing a software solution. With an emphasis on how computational systems can support business operation and the role of e-commerce, you will understand in detail the dependency between business operations and IT systems. You will be made aware of the challenges in IT management and develop a holistic appreciation of the many factors on which successful IT projects depend. In addition to being taught how to use industry standard products like Oracle™, you will have the option of learning about new and emerging technologies, such as cloud computing, that are radically changing the opportunities and threats for the provision of IT systems. You may also opt to specialize further concerning business strategy and the role of technology in providing a competitive advantage in all areas of business, from small-scale projects to large organizations. Finally 60 credits of the 180 credit programme concern a dissertation with individual supervision. The programme is delivered using our cutting edge learning resources, which have been voted as the best in the UK by our students in 2010-11. This degree programme follows a modular pattern based on two semesters of taught material, followed by an individual project. To achieve the MSc degree you will need 180 credits; 120 credits will come from taught modules and 60 credits from your project. Full time, part time or with placement Study for one-year full time or part time over three years (60 credits per year with the dissertation in year 3). Full time students may choose to apply for a paid 10-month work placement to be undertaken on completion of Spring semester and before completing the MSc programme with a 60 credit dissertation. Subject to satisfactory progress we will support you with our professional and experienced work placement consultants who aim to satisfy your individual preferences. Admissions criteria We welcome applications from computer literate graduates who have a good honours degree (normally 2:2 or above), or equivalent professional qualification in a subject other than computing. We are always pleased to consider suitably qualified international applicants. If your first language is not English you must provide evidence of competence in English. Our standard requirement is an overall IELTS result of at least 6.5 with no area less than 6 (other English Language qualifications are accepted by the University), the University offers English language courses which can help you achieve this. We are committed to providing equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community. How to apply The course starts in September each year but applications are considered as they arrive throughout the year. Full details of the university application process, and the Online Application Service are available from the University's pages for prospective students. Please feel free to supplement your application with a detailed CV or any other supporting material you may consider to be appropriate. Your future Recent graduates from the previous IT management stream in the MSc Computing programme have gained employment in roles such as systems analysts, business analysts and IT consultants. Graduates are employed by organisations of all sizes locally, nationally and internationally. For example recent graduates have taken up positions with local NHS Trusts, Logica, Sun Microsystems, BT, and the National Library of Medicine in the USA. Key facts Duration: 1 year, full-time, 2 years full-time with a maximum 10 month industrial placement or 3 year, part-time study. Typical entry requirements: A good honours degree (normally 2:2 or above), or equivalent professional qualification in a subject other than computing. If your first language is not English you must provide evidence of competence in the language. Our standard requirement is an overall IELTS result of at least 6.5 with no area less than 6. Other qualifications are accepted. [-]

MSc Econ in International Relations

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

This programme of study is designed to provide a comprehensive grounding in the disciplinary and academic skills central to the study of International Relations. [+]

MSc Econ in International Relations 1 year (Full-time) / 2 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning) Course Aims To offer knowledge and expertise in International Law, Human Rights, Security, Foreign Policy Studies, International Political Economy,Global Governance, Ethics & International Affairs and Area Studies, as well as research skills. Special Features A thorough grounding in generic and transferable skills that will equip students for careers in a wide variety of occupations which require competence in computer and information retrieval. Course Description This programme of study is designed to provide a comprehensive grounding in the disciplinary and academic skills central to the study of International Relations. The course consists of two elements, both of which allow a degree of specialisation in the student’s chosen field. Part one consists of research-led taught modules, including core courses in Issues in International Relations and Research Methods and Skills, and a choice of specialist option courses, in areas such as: EU Foreign Policy; Human Rights; US Foreign Policy; International Political Economy; Ethics and International Affairs; Security, Popular Culture and World Politics; International law; Diplomacy and French Foreign Policy. Part two requires the researching and writing of a dissertation supervised by an expert in the field. Available areas for dissertation supervision include: International Theory; European Security and Foreign Policy; International Security; Development; Political Economy; French Foreign Policy; American Foreign Policy; Anglo-American Relations; Humanitarian Intervention; Human Rights; International Law and United Nations Studies. Throughout the programme, students will be introduced to the nature of research at this demanding level, primarily through the taught course in research methods and skills, and subsequently in their relationship with an academic supervisor who will help them bring their chosen programme of research to fruition. Available Modules American Foreign Policy Anglo-American Relations European Economic Governance And Policies European Political Economy European Security European Union External Relations Global Climate Governance Human Rights & Global Justice International Legal & Political Affairs International Security & Transnational Threats Issues in International Relations Just War and Humanitarian Intervention Public International Law Research Methods: Approaches To Knowledge State Crisis – Changing Governance In Italy Popular Culture and World Politics Skills Acquired Research and generic skills Presentation skills Data collection and analysis Career Prospects Graduates from this programme have found employment in a variety of fields, including government and diplomatic service, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), media and international organisations. A number of our graduates have gone on to pursue PhDs and further research. The course is also useful as a general qualification for careers such as teaching, banking, and commerce. Entry Requirements Suitable for graduates in Politics, International Relations, Philosophy and in disciplines broadly conceived to have a social sciences or humanities focus with a minimum 2.1 degree classification or equivalent qualification. In addition, applicants whose first language is not English must obtain an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other components, or an equivalent English language qualification. Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person. Cardiff University Masters Excellence Scheme This course is included in the Masters Excellence Scholarship 2015 (Pathway to PhD) scheme. If you are looking at applying for a Masters degree with the intention of going on to study at PhD level then you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The application will ask you to consider your research area and future sources of funding. It is recognised, however, that in making this application there is not a commitment to undertake further study, or to undertake further studies at Cardiff University. Similarly, in making an award, Cardiff University is not committing to making an offer for further study or for a further award. Tuition Fees: UK & EU Full Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below). £5,850.00 UK & EU Part Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below). £2,925.00 International Full Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below). £14,000.00 International Part Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below). £7,000.00 Next intake: eptember each year [-]

MSc in Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MSc in Accounting and Finance was designed by one of the UK’s leading accounting and finance sections to provide students with an advanced programme of study in the major aspects of accounting and finance. [+]

MSc in Accounting and Finance The MSc in Accounting and Finance was designed by one of the UK’s leading accounting and finance sections to provide students with an advanced programme of study in the major aspects of accounting and finance. The programme will prepare students for a career in the accounting profession or in the finance sector, in fields such as financial analysis, asset management or investment banking. Why study the MSc in Accounting and Finance? Aspects of accounting and finance are rarely out of the news. In the global accounting area, serious questions of accounting, auditing and corporate governance have been posed following the banking crisis. Innovations in financial securities are also creating significant challenges for preparers and users of accounting information alike. Technological developments, the globalisation of capital markets, financial engineering and changes in regulation have transformed the financial sector so that many areas of finance are now highly sophisticated. Collectively, these changes and trends have created an increase in demand for analytical ability and specialist knowledge in both accounting and finance. About the MSc in Accounting and Finance programme The programme covers the financial and managerial aspects of accounting together with the essential principles of finance. Students build on these foundations by studying contemporary research in accounting and finance and by selecting specialist elective modules. The taught component covers two academic semesters. The first contains four core modules, and the second, two core modules plus two options. During this time students attend lectures, tutorials and seminars, coupled with directed reading and other assignments. Following this, students carry out project work during the summer culminating in the submission of a dissertation. The knowledge and skills obtained in the taught component are applied to a dissertation in accounting or finance, which may cover areas such as auditing, corporate governance, financial markets, financial management, financial reporting, management accounting or public sector accounting. Programme Structure The programme is designed so that the foundations of advanced accounting and finance are covered in the autumn semester of the taught component, while the specialist topics are studied in the spring semester. In the spring semester, students augment the accounting and finance research modules by selecting two modules from six options. Autumn Semester Advanced Financial Reporting Management Accounting and Control Principles of Finance Research Methods Spring Semester Research Topics in Accounting Research Topics in Finance Choose two modules from: Accounting and Capital Markets Accounting and Finance in China Advanced Management Accounting Asset Pricing Financial Derivatives International Accounting International Corporate Finance Dissertation The dissertation is a 20,000-word research-based study, typically comprising a review of the literature and an empirical study of a chosen area of accounting and finance. Career Prospects Although this is a specialist programme, students will have a wide range of employment options to choose from, including professional accountancy, the financial services sector, management consultancy or a specialist position in the public sector. Key facts Starts 21st September 2015 Lasts for 12 months We require at least an upper second class Honours degree or equivalent IELTS: 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each category Tuition fees: £6,345 (UK/EU), £17,300 (Rest of the world) [-]

MSc in Advanced Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2016 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

The MSc Advanced Computer Science offers students exposure to state-of-the-art topics that are driving key technological developments and trends. [+]

MSc in Advanced Computer Science 1 year (Full-time) / 3 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning) The MSc Advanced Computer Science offers students exposure to state-of-the-art topics that are driving key technological developments and trends. Course Aims Designed for computing graduates who wish to differentiate themselves further through an advanced mastery of the discipline, this flagship programme offers exposure to state-of-the-art topics that are driving key technological developments and trends. Special Features An advanced computer science course for computing graduates. In addition to coverage of core advanced computer science topics, students further differentiate themselves by selecting from up to two of three cutting-edge research topics to specialise in: Informatics Visual Computing Distributed and Scientific Computing. Course Description Computer Science is one of the fastest moving academic disciplines and the outcomes of research and innovation in this field have a massive social impact. The subject spans all aspects of modern life, and this programme offers you the opportunity to apply new skills and advanced techniques to the area of your choice, whilst allowing you to demonstrate that you are at the forefront of your discipline. Core to this programme is the opportunity to further develop the scope of your problem solving skills by studying advanced programming languages and new programming paradigms. You will choose to study optional, research-led modules that allow the freedom to build a distinctive personal portfolio of skills and knowledge. These are structured around advanced topics in the School's three core research areas: Informatics Visual Computing Distributed and Scientific Computing A module in e-commerce and innovation will enhance your transferable skills and employment prospects. In 2014-15, optional topics will include Web and Social Computing and Forensics, Trust and Identity (which includes the opportunity to gain external accreditation for use of forensic tools including the market-leading Micro Systemation XRY forensic software). During the summer months you will undertake an individual research project and complete a dissertation under the supervision of a member of academic research staff. The topic for this will be driven by your own interests. Successful graduates will be able to demonstrate to employers both a deep understanding and broad knowledge concerning state-of-the-art computer science from a research and development perspective. 60 credits of the 180 credit programme concern the dissertation and individual supervision. Course Structure Full time students will take two compulsory modules per term with an additional two optional modules. Part-time students take one compulsory module per term with an additional optional module. Core Modules Dissertation E-Commerce and Innovation Programming Paradigms Option Modules Computational Operational Research Distributed and Cloud Computing Forensics, Trust and Identity High Performance Computing Human Centric Computing Informatics Information, Network and Cyber Security Pattern Recognition & Data Mining Visual Computing Web and Social Computing Skills Acquired Successful graduates will be able to demonstrate to employers both a deep understanding and broad knowledge concerning state-of-the-art computer science from a research and development perspective. Career Prospects Graduates from this course will be ideally placed to pursue a number of careers, such as systems architects, programmers and software developers, and could also pursue a research career via doctoral studies. Testimonials "The world needs the next generation of leaders in the field of computer science. Innovation depends upon people who have the knowledge and skills to make a difference; the opportunities out there for qualified and talented people are enormous. Our ethos on this programme is for research-led teaching so students are exposed to the state-of-the-art from our internationally recognised subject specialists." Professor Stephen Hurley, Head of the School of Computer Science and Informatics. Entry Requirements Applicants will possess a 2:2 honours degree in computer science, computing or a cognate subject. Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to meet the minimum University requirements (e.g. 6.5 IELTS, with at least 6.0 in each area). Tuition Fees: UK & EU Full Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below). £7,560.00 UK & EU Part Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below). £3,780.00. Project fee: £945 International Full Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below). £17,500.00 International Part Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below). £8,750.00. Project fee: £2187 Next intake September each year [-]

MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

The course will provide the opportunity for graduate mechanical engineers to both widen and deepen their knowledge across a spectrum of important topics. [+]

MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering Joining this course will provide the opportunity to develop a wide range of intellectual, practical and transferable skills that will allow students to follow careers in research, industry and other professional areas of the economy. Course graduates will have an awareness of the state of the art practice of mechanical engineering and will be equipped to assume leading roles as professional engineers across a wide range of the mechanical engineering industry. Course Description: The course will provide the opportunity for graduate mechanical engineers to both widen and deepen their knowledge across a spectrum of important topics. It is a broadly based programme which will allow participants to further their understanding of traditional mechanical engineering subjects whilst expanding the boundaries of their expertise into subjects that reflect Cardiff School of Engineering’s specialist research interests. The mode of study will be full-time only. Applicants seeking part-time study are directed to the School’s Professional Engineering programme which has been specifically established to meet such requirements. The programme will prepare students for entry into a research-based or engineering-based career. It is intended that the programme will be submitted to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers to be approved as Further Learning, and be an exemplifying academic award for Chartered Engineering status. In addition to technical skills, students will acquire professional skills such as effective communication to technical, management and non-technical audiences, project planning, evaluation and prioritisation. Mechanical Engineering at Cardiff: The programme will allow graduate engineers to join the Cardiff School of Engineering which is ranked among the top ten combined engineering schools in the UK. They will be integrated into an environment where research is seen as a collaborative and innovative enterprise involving students, industrial partners, research organisations and other universities. Within the School, multidisciplinary research institutes provide a strong framework to sustain our dynamic leading-edge research culture. This reflects the needs of a modern society where artificial boundaries between engineering disciplines are unimportant and what is needed are engineers with the vision and skills necessary to tackle problems and provide solutions. Mechanical engineering research in Cardiff is focussed on the development of innovative, advanced and environmentally friendly technology, together with its effective and sustainable implementation. Research areas currently develop hardware, software or management systems for applications within the transport, energy generation and manufacturing industries. A close involvement with industry ensures that research has both relevance and meaning, working with some of the world’s most renowned engineering companies. Partners include Airbus, BAe Systems, Bosch, Tata Steel, Daimler, EADS, Fiat, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Messier-Dowty, Mitutoyo, Network Rail TWI, Parametric Technology, Physical Acoustics, Renault, Rolls-Royce, SAP, Siemens, Silicon Graphics, Stile Bertone, The Highways Agency, TRL, Microchip, and WS Atkins. This research has benefited from major strategic investment, including £2.4M into the Cardiff University Structural Performance (CUSP) laboratory and collaborative industrial partnerships. This forms part of the very impressive research and teaching facilities available within the School which will be the focus of key elements in this course. Participants in this programme will be offered the opportunity to become part of this exciting and relevant research that will be presented during the conduct of the course modules and will be extended through the completion of a master’s level project that will be conducted within a research area of their choosing. This will provide an excellent basis for a future career in research as well as preparation for successful roles in industry. Entry Requirements: The normal minimum requirement will be an upper second class Honours degree (or equivalent) BEng in Mechanical Engineering or related subject areas from a British or recognised overseas university. Other applicants with relevant industrial experience will be considered on an individual basis. For overseas students, the minimum requirements for English language are an IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL iBT 90 (see University Entrance Requirements). [-]

MSc in Applied Environmental Geology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Cardiff

The Cardiff MSc in Applied Environmental Geology is focused on providing geoscience graduates with the advanced skills appropriate to a career with geoengineering and geoenvironmental consultancies. [+]

MSc in Applied Environmental Geology 1 year (Full-time) / n/a (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning) Course Aims Upon completion of the MSc students will be equipped to: Describe and explain the core scientific principles and concepts of soil/rock mechanics, water flow, and the pollution of soil, water and air Identify the standards, regulations, policies and legal frameworks required for the professional practice of applied environmental geology Research and write a Stage I professional desk study site report of a geo-environmental hazard using primary sources and GIS techniques Design and execute a Stage II geotechnical, geophysical, hydrogeological and geoenvironmental site and laboratory investigation, analyse the data and develop remedial solutions for geoenvironmental problems Communicate effectively (both written and orally) in multi-disciplinary teams, act ethically and in conformity with health and safety regulations, and assess the sustainability of policies and projects Special Features Seven months taught course in Cardiff followed by five months professional project, usually as part of an industry placement Vocational training, providing in-demand skills in geotechnical and environmental geology Strong links with industry and government agencies through invited lecturers and industrial projects In 2010-2011 and 2011-2012, over 95% of the students secured employment by the end of their MSc course National recognition of academic standards with four consecutive MSc dissertations (2008/2009/2010/2011) being awarded the Curry Prize by the Geologists’ Association Course Description The Cardiff MSc in Applied Environmental Geology is focused on providing geoscience graduates with the advanced skills appropriate to a career with geoengineering and geoenvironmental consultancies, regulatory authorities and government agencies. The initial 7-month taught course component (Stage I) includes significant contributions from industrial collaborators. In the Stage II component (the professional project) we endeavour wherever possible to offer students a summer industrial placement to undertake their project work in all areas of the UK and overseas. At the end of 12 months our Masters graduates enjoy excellent employment prospects. Teaching Methods & Resources The course is taught through a combination of lectures, practicals and fieldwork. We also have a series of invited lectures as well as strong links with the Geological Society. The course is assessed via a range of means including exams, presentations, practical assessment, industrial placement and a Dissertation of 20,000 words. Students on the programme benefit from a dedicated lecture room, study room, soil and hydrogeology laboratories. Skills Acquired South Wales provides a wide range of highly relevant geoenvironmental and geotechnical case studies and site visits. These include site visits to the Cardiff Bay Barrage, acid mine drainage from abandoned mines and active landslides in the south Wales Valleys. Field work includes surveying skills, rock engineering to the Rhondda Valley and Cardigan, site investigation visits to the Mumbles, Bournville landslide, as well as contaminated land studies at Barry Docks and Bryn Pica landfill site. Students are also involved in hands-on laboratory work covering several modules. This includes standard laboratory tests covering the physical and mechanical properties of soils and water flow experiments to learn hydrologic and hydrogeologic concepts. The School has excellent geochemistry, geotechnical, analytical and IT laboratories plus a wide range of geophysical and GPS based field surveying equipment. As a student you will learn to use numerical tools to model real world geotechnical problems. Application software such as CorelDraw, Surfer, ArcGIS as well as professional geoengineering software such as Rockscience and Landsim are all used throughout the course. Career Prospects In 2010-2011 and 2011-2012, over 95% of the students secured employment by the end of their MSc course. Employers for 2008-2012 include: AMEC Amey Arup Blaenau Gwent Council Buro Happold Cardiff University (PhD) Centrica Energy Upstream CMS UK Coffey International Ltd Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Earth Science Partnership Ltd Environment Agency Geotechnology Hafren Water Hydrock IHS Imperial College London (PhD) Miller Argent MLM Environmental Norfolk County Council RAW group Remedx Limited (RSK Group) Sanctus Ltd SLR Consulting Statens Vegvesen Tata Steel TerraDat Tweedie Evans Consulting University of Manchester (PhD) URS Vertase F.L.I Ltd Viridor Waste Management Western Coal Corp. WSP WSP Environmental WYG Environment Entry Requirements 1st or 2nd class UK Honours degree or equivalent. Suitable for graduates in Earth sciences and related subjects; environmental science and related subjects; mining, civil, processing and environmental engineering and related subjects. Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person. Tuition Fees: UK & EU Full Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below). £7,560.00 International Full Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below). £17,500.00 Next intake September each year [-]

MSc in Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MSc in Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship provides students with the skills required to develop and grow new ventures both in a startup and corporate context. [+]

MSc in Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship The MSc in Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship provides students with the skills required to develop and grow new ventures both in a startup and corporate context. The programme is designed for graduates seeking a rigorous foundation prior to launching their own company or entering an existing corporation in a role focused on business development and growth. It provides students with the required skills via a combination of teaching methods covering knowledge about best business practices, as well as the fundamental principles behind them. Building on these skills, students will also have the opportunity to create a new venture. The development of this new venture will be supported by academic faculty as well as a corporate sponsor or entrepreneur. Why study the MSc in Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship? The MSc provides a unique mix of business strategy and entrepreneurship content that combines both leading academic research and the opportunity to apply this in a real world context. It is delivered by internationally recognised scholars in the field, in combination with leading practitioners. It comprises of a highly selective student cohort. Programme Structure The programme consists of nine subjects completed over one year of study. Semester 1 Economics and the Business Environment Entrepreneurial Finance New Venture Creation Reflective Perspectives and Practices Semester 2 Entrepreneurial Marketing Innovation Management Leadership and Personal Development Venture Growth and Development Semester 3 - New Venture Plan This module aims to integrate and apply core course concepts, skills and techniques in order to construct and present a new venture plan for either a startup company or an existing organisation based on a defined brief. We recognise that students value the opportunity to apply their learning in practice. We have therefore replaced the traditional dissertation with a practical New Venture Plan. For the New Venture Plan, you will work in a project team comprising three to five members, supervised by an academic expert. The plan will focus on either the development of a start-up business or the development of a new venture for an external organisation. In the case of developing a new venture for an external organisation, the project team will spend two months learning about the participating organisation’s operating environment, analysing the opportunity for the new venture, designing and developing the business model for the venture, and presenting the proposed solution to their management board at a formal presentation. Participating organisations could be small start-ups or established organisations, in various industries such as financial services, fashion retail, healthcare, IT services, hospitality, leisure and sports, charities and local council services. In the case of developing a start-up business, the project team will develop the business model for the business under the supervision of an external entrepreneur. The culmination of the project will be a presentation of the start-up business model to a panel of venture capitalists. Key facts Starts 21st September 2015 Lasts for 12 months We require at least an upper second class Honours degree or equivalent IELTS: 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any individual component Tuition fees: £10,785 (UK/EU) £18,000 (Rest of the world) [-]

MSc in Civil Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MSc in Civil Engineering is designed to provide specialised, postgraduate training across the whole range of Civil Engineering. [+]

MSc in Civil Engineering The MSc in Civil Engineering is designed to provide specialised, postgraduate training across the whole range of Civil Engineering. The overall aim of the course is to enhance the engineering skills of its graduates, and an extended project within one of the Civil Engineering fields forms a major part of the course. The development of any progressive society is largely dependent upon the skill, imagination and dedication of its civil engineers. They are concerned with the planning, design, construction, maintenance and decommissioning of highways, railways, airports, docks, harbours, canals, coastal defences, irrigation systems, essential municipal services (such as water supply, drainage and sewage disposal), and structural work including buildings, bridges, dams, reservoirs and power stations. A civil engineering career offers many different challenges and opportunities in all parts of the world. Scheme Structure The MSc in Civil Engineering is a full time course lasting twelve months, comprising two semesters of lectures and coursework followed by a further dedicated project period of four months for research and the preparation of a dissertation. All staff involved are research active in practical areas of the discipline, and this provides scope for interesting and up to date MSc research projects. The level of commitment of all staff to teaching and learning is high and the courses are taught by staff who are expert in the fields in which they lecture. Employment The record of employment of graduates of the Cardiff University MSc in Civil Engineering is excellent, with the majority of graduates joining engineering consultants. A small number of graduates (about 5 to 10% each year) go on to further study, typically a PhD. Accreditation This programme has been accredited by the ICE, IStructE, IHT and IHIE, as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer under the provisions of UK-SPEC for intakes 2009-2013 inclusive, for candidates that have already acquired a CEng accredited BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree or an IEng accredited BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. Entry Requirements Admission to the MSc in Civil Engineering requires a good first degree in civil, architectural or structural engineering, or in a cognate numerate scientific discipline, or appropriate professional experience. Currently, a good first degree is taken to mean one that would be equivalent in attainment to a 2(i) honours classification from a UK university. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to obtain a satisfactory standard in an approved English language qualification before being accepted unconditionally on to a postgraduate course of study. The University's English Language Service for International Students provides English language support and advice on academic study skills to full-time overseas students studying - or intending to study - at Cardiff University. Funding Opportunities A limited number of Cardiff School of Engineering International Scholarships are available for international students applying for this MSc course. There is no need to apply for these, eligible applicants will be considered on the basis of their application form for the MSc. General Aims To provide advanced study which will be at, or informed by, the forefront of both the academic and professional elements of the civil engineering discipline. To provide a sound scientific, technical and commercial understanding of civil engineering issues and practice. To advance recognition of the broad nature of civil engineering through the integration of knowledge from structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering and water engineering. To advance and enhance engineering theory and practice in the context of the management of civil engineering challenges, through the development of new skills at a high level. To promote originality in the application of knowledge and an understanding of how the boundaries of knowledge are advanced through research. To provide training in engineering research methods and to develop a range of related transferable skills. To provide training in the direct application of knowledge to the assessment and solution of civil engineering challenges, encouraging students to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively and to show originality in tackling both familiar and unfamiliar problems. To produce professional and highly proficient engineers to work in the field of civil engineering. Educational aims To introduce the principles of transport infrastructure planning and design. To develop an understanding of free surface flow hydraulics and associated water supply issues. To promote awareness of advanced techniques and analysis methods in the design and assessment of structures. To promote awareness of the role of numerical modelling in examining, understanding and predicting the behaviour of civil engineering systems, drawing on an understanding of the underlying processes and a knowledge of the characteristics of particular systems. To provide opportunities for additional masters level study in selected specialist areas across the broad range of civil engineering. To provide opportunities to develop an appreciation of the principles and activities involved in the day to day management of engineering business units, typical of those within which civil engineering is practiced. [-]

MSc in Human Resource Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MSc in Human Resource Management provides you with the theory and the practical skills to recruit, train and develop employees, and to reward them for their performance. [+]

MSc in Human Resource Management Attracting the very best employees and helping them perform to the best of their ability is crucial to the success of every organisation. The MSc in Human Resource Management provides you with the theory and the practical skills to recruit, train and develop employees, and to reward them for their performance. You’ll understand how employees shape an organisation’s culture as members of a productive and motivated workforce. Why study the MSc in Human Resource Management? The human resource management profession is predicted to grow considerably over the next 10 years, as businesses invest in the people that help them succeed. Whereas traditionally HR was seen as a support function in a business, its strategic importance is now more widely recognised. Talented and committed employees have been identified as a key source of competitive advantage and knowledgeable HR professionals have a key role to play in ensuring that the most effective strategies are adopted. All professions have their fads and fashions and HR professionals need to have the skills to evaluate new ideas, identify which new practices will have the greatest impact on their organisations and have the confidence to disregard others. HR professionals need to question, be critical and make effective judgments. The MSc in Human Resource Management will provide you with this critical insight into HR practice. Human Resources is a field of management that offers promising careers. An average graduate earns £24,000 and salaries extend to £100,000 for HR Directors and £200,000 for Group HR Directors. About the MSc in Human Resource Management programme CIPD Accreditation The Cardiff Business School MSc in HRM is approved at advanced level by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and meets its requirements for professional qualification. This means that you are eligible to become a Student Member of the CIPD when you arrive at Cardiff, and on completion of your course, you will have fully met the knowledge elements required for Chartered Membership of the CIPD. This qualification is increasingly important for those who wish to pursue a career within the HR profession. Small Group Teaching Teaching is undertaken in small groups, with an emphasis on the use of case studies. Assessment methods include conventional essays or reports and group assessments which require students to create posters, for which students develop their visual presentation skills, work with local organisations and receive training in design software such as Adobe Photoshop. The course attracts students from across the globe, with a diverse range of experience; many students have previous work experience in the HR arena whereas others have recently completed undergraduate studies. This diversity provides a forum for lively debate and an opportunity to understand how HR works in different cultures. A Residential Programme A residential programme is provided as an integral element of the programme, with no additional charge. Students spend three days at Gregynog Hall, a converted stately home in Mid-Wales. During the trip, guest lecturers give insights into their business experiences and a series of case-based practical sessions give students the opportunity to practice their negotiating and conflict resolution skills. Developing Your Practical Skills Along with the theory of human resource management, you are taught the practical skills that you will need as an HR professional. Sessions are provided on topics such as, interview skills, psychometric assessment, negotiation, arbitration and team skills. Students have the opportunity to work in small groups to practice these skills in an informal and safe environment. Guest Speakers Cardiff Business School attracts many high profile guest speakers ever year. Students are actively encouraged to attend these sessions. Recent guest speakers have included: Peter Harwood, Chief Conciliator, ACAS Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress Will Hutton, Chair of the Work Foundation Mark Serwotka, General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union Tracy Killen, Group HR Director, John Lewis Partnership Lord Adair Turner, former Chairman of the Low Pay Commission Programme Structure Students study the following compulsory modules and complete a project. Autumn Semester Employment Relations Human Resource Management in Context Reward Management The Management of Human Resources Spring Semester Contemporary Issues in HR Research Employment Law Leadership, Work and Organisation The Practice of HR in the Modern Workplace The Human Resource Management Project The purpose of the project is to provide students with the opportunity to test the applicability of the knowledge, understanding, methodologies and skills learnt in the taught modules in a piece of independent research with the benefit of individual academic supervision. It introduces the student to the methodology of research, the systematic analysis of ideas, the problems of data collection and the presentation of ideas in a clear way. It also requires reflection on the implications for professional practice from an ethical, professional and continuous professional development standpoint. Key facts Starts 21st September 2015 Lasts for 12 months We require at least an upper second class Honours degree or equivalent IELTS: 7.0 with at least 6.0 in each category Tuition fees: £6,345 (UK/EU), £16,470 (Rest of the world) [-]

MSc in Information Security & Privacy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2016 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

Students taking the Information Security & Privacy degree are given the opportunity to gain external accreditation in Microsystemation XRY, an industry-leading mobile phone forensics tool. [+]

MSc in Information Security & Privacy 1 year (Full-time) / 3 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning) Students taking the Information Security & Privacy degree are given the opportunity to gain external accreditation in Microsystemation XRY, an industry-leading mobile phone forensics tool. The School is one of only five universities in the UK to offer this training Course Aims Appropriate security measures are an essential part of any modern enterprise. A detailed understanding of the key threats and the essential techniques for ensuring security, privacy and trust are fundamental requirements for successful information systems.Emerging software deployment and use, through the use of data outsourcing such as in Cloud computing and with the increasing use of social media platforms, opens up significant security and privacy issues which future IT professionals need to be aware of. Professionals in this field are well placed for a wide variety of employment opportunities. Special Features Opportunity to gain external accreditation in Microsystemation XRY, an industry-leading mobile phone forensics tool. A systemic view of the relationship between business needs and security solutions is emphasised. Practitioner-led modules integrate the latest research ideas with current best practice. Flexible choice of project topic reflecting your own interests. Course Description This programme addresses the key security issues that are faced by global communications and information systems. The programme provides a mix of business context with core security, trust and privacy issues that challenge the IT sector. As well as studying themes such as trust and identity and forensic investigation, security techniques and network and cyber security, the programme provides an understanding of the e-Commerce and business environment. This combined business/security approach provides valuable training for interacting with organisations, and understanding their business functions in a deeper context. Using case based analysis the programme also gives you the opportunity to learn about forensic approaches to investigation across multiple platforms. On a practical level, you have the opportunity to gain external accreditation for use of market leading forensic software, as taught in our dedicated network security lab. The School is one of only five universities in the UK to offer training in Microsystemation XRY, an industry-leading mobile phone forensics tool used by more than 85 percent of police forces and all major forensic laboratories in the UK and Ireland. Course Structure Full time students study four compulsory modules each semester. Part-time students study two compulsory modules each semester. Core Modules Business and IT Management Dissertation E-Commerce and Innovation Forensics, Trust and Identity Information, Network and Cyber Security Security Techniques Optional Modules Distributed and Cloud Computing Information Modelling and Database Systems Skills Acquired Understanding of security theory and practice Use of security techniques for network-based systems Influence of security on business practice and e-commerce Hands-on experience of using security audit, monitoring and assessment tools Career Prospects Graduates are well prepared for a career in industrial, commercial, or governmental organisations with particular responsibility for information and process security. Career destinations include: Information security manager, risk manager, technical security roles in computer forensics, identity management roles, secure systems developer, industrial and university research. Entry Requirements Applicants will possess a 2:2 Honours degree in computer science, computing or a cognate subject. Graduates of other disciplines will demonstrate awareness of the broad scope of information systems and their context. Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to meet the minimum University requirements (e.g. 6.5 IELTS, with at least 6.0 in each area). Tuition Fees: UK & EU Full Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below). £7,560.00 UK & EU Part Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below). £3,780.00. Project fee: £945 International Full Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below). £17,500.00 International Part Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below). £8,750.00. Project fee: £2187 Next intake September each year [-]

MSc in International Economics, Banking and Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Cardiff

The programme provides a rigorous training in modern economic and financial methods as they are applied to monetary, banking, financial and international economic problems in the real world. [+]

MSc in International Economics, Banking and Finance The MSc in International Economics, Banking and Finance provides a rigorous training in modern economic and financial methods as they are applied to monetary, banking, financial and international economic problems in the real world. Why study the MSc in International Economics, Banking and Finance? The programme is designed for recent graduates with solid quantitative skills, who want to specialise in the money and banking field. It is also of interest to those who graduated less recently and who are currently working in a financial institution or other private or public sector body, such as a central bank or national treasury. The challenging mixture of theoretical and applied elements will equip you for a responsible post in the financial and commercial worlds. About the MSc in International Economics, Banking and Finance programme This programme was one of the first finance oriented degrees to be offered in the UK and Cardiff Business School has over 20 years of experience in producing first class graduates from the programme. The programme: prepares students to work as analysts in the banking and financial industry exposes students who do not necessarily have an undergraduate specialism in economics to the 'big picture' of the macro economy, monetary policy and the international economy, in which the banking and financial sector operates trains students in the tools of analysis used to understand banking behaviour, decision making under uncertainty and risk management Benefits of studying the MSc in International Economics, Banking and Finance Graduates have a good employment rate with alumni working in the European Commission, Eurobank, Bank of England and Chinese financial institutions amongst many others Candidates make extensive use of the Business School's Trading Room as part of the programme Students benefit from a residential workshop in Gregynog Hall, to prepare them fully for the dissertation phase The programme features faculty who are leading experts in their field, with seminars given by both academics and industry experts The programme is designed for students both from developed and developing countries. Approximately 50% of the cohort have significant work experience in the financial industry, creating a diverse experience A Residential Programme A residential programme is provided as an integral element of the programme, with no additional charge. Students spend three days at Gregynog Hall, a converted stately home in Mid-Wales. During the trip, guest lecturers give insights into their business experiences and a series of case-based practical sessions give students the opportunity to practice their negotiating and conflict resolution skills. Programme Structure Students follow four core modules in the first semester and three core modules and one elective module in the second semester. Semester 1 Macroeconomics Microeconomics: Economics of Uncertainty Principles of Finance Quantitative Methods Semester 2 International Banking Issues in Money and Banking Principles of Money and Banking and one optional module from Development Finance Economic Forecasting International Finance International Trade Investment and Electronic Trading Marketing of Financial Services Students must achieve a satisfactory standard in assessed work and examinations covering the taught component in order to move on to the dissertation stage. Dissertation This requires students to produce a 15,000 - 20,000 word dissertation. Career Prospects Graduates from this degree have gone on to work as bank risk managers, financial analysts, central bankers, bank regulators and to undertake further research at PhD level. Key facts We require at least an upper second class Honours degree or equivalent IELTS: 6.5 Tuition fees: £6,345 (UK/EU), £16,470 (Rest of the world) [-]

MSc in International Planning and Development

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MSc International Planning and Development tackles the challenges of urbanisation in the 21st century. Since 2008, more than half the world's population has lived in cities. [+]

MSc in International Planning and Development "Meeting the challenges of change and development in an urbanising world, promoting excellence in professional practice." The MSc International Planning and Development tackles the challenges of urbanisation in the 21st century. Since 2008, more than half the world's population has lived in cities. Cities are crucibles of culture, knowledge and innovation, but also harbour poverty and exclusion; globalisation, environmental pollution, and climate change all threaten the well-being of urban residents. This course spans the disciplines of spatial planning and development studies, enabling students to acquire the knowledge and critical awareness to make significant contributions to the design and management of cities. Core teaching focuses on issues of development and underdevelopment, city futures in a globalising world, and creation of space and place within different political, cultural, economic and environmental contexts. Options enable students to follow specialisms in urban design, real estate and housing – or a general route with options in planning, environment, transport, real estate, site planning, regeneration and housing. The dissertation is an opportunity for students to develop their specialist interests. International Studies The School has research and teaching links with countries throughout Europe and the world. Staff have experience in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, and the School has long-standing academic and professional links in countries as diverse as USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Italy, France, China, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Tanzania, Kenya, Senegal and many other countries. Course Recognition The MSc is a combined planning course, accredited by both the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) (for RICS, specific options are required). To obtain direct membership entry after successful completion of the MSc, each institute require students to follow a period of practice and complete an Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). For further details visit the Royal Town Planning Institute and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors websites. Course Structure The MSc is a 1-year intensive programme starting at the end of September. The course is divided into two parts: Part 1 includes the taught programme of core and option modules, allowing students to develop specialist skills and knowledge to support a range of career paths. Cutting-edge techniques in planning and international development are taught where relevant. Part 2 is the individual dissertation which allows students to develop advanced post-graduate research skills. The following list relates to the modules for the academic year 2014/15. Please note that these may be subject to change. Core Modules Development and Urbanisation Processes Planning City Futures Researching Spatial Planning and International Development Space and Place: International Planning Practice Specialisms Urban Design - International Real Estate Housing General Route The General Route includes a choice of options in planning, environment, transport, real estate, site planning, regeneration and housing. The programme is assessed through a range of individual coursework and joint project work. Students are encouraged to bring to Cardiff material related to planning/development issues and problems in their own countries and to use this in coursework. Where appropriate there is room for flexibility in setting alternative, comparable assessments. Study Visits There is a compulsory UK Field Study Visit (FSV) for all students. The School normally supports 33% of the cost of the UK FSV and students must pay the remaining 67% prior to departure; the cost to each student is approximately £120. Employability The course offers the knowledge and expertise for a career in academia, government and the private sector, in a wide variety of organisations including international agencies, central or local government, consultancy and NGOs. Our Alumni collectively represent the variety of potential careers and jobs that our current (and future) students may embark on. Suitability This MSc is suitable for graduates in planning, geography, sociology, architecture, engineering, property management, law or other relevant disciplines, or mid-career professionals working in planning, development or similar fields. The course is appropriate for both international students, and UK students interested in international planning. Entry Requirements Applicants should normally hold a first or second class Honours degree in an appropriate subject. A minimum standard in English language of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent will be required for students whose first language is not English. The UK Border Agency requires minimum sub-scores of IELTS 5.5 across the four competencies of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The University’s English language centre offers 10 and 8-week Pre-sessional Courses and a longer Bridge Programme and provides on-going support for international students. [-]

MSc in International Transport

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MSc in International Transport is a business oriented degree for those in, or wishing to enter, the international shipping, transport and logistics sectors. [+]

MSc in International Transport The MSc in International Transport is a business oriented degree for those in, or wishing to enter, the international shipping, transport and logistics sectors. Cardiff Business School has over 40 years of experience of researching and teaching international transport, and the programme has a very good reputation in the industry. Today’s transport industry needs well-educated and adaptable managers at all levels, whether at policy making or operational levels. Transport is essential to every society and accounts for a significant proportion of the cost of most activities. It is a large and complex industry, which includes a wide diversity of firms and organisations in the shipping ports and logistics sectors, as well as supply chains and support services. It is an industry at the forefront of technological development. It provides new business opportunities in the areas of logistics and ecommerce. About the MSc in International Transport programme The study of shipping, transport and logistics explores issues ranging from the management of local transport operations and individual enterprises, to the provision of global transport infrastructure and its impact on the environment. The programme develops students' capacity to make an effective contribution at the highest level to the planning and management of international transport undertakings. It is particularly suitable for those who are, or intend to be, managers in firms involved in transport/shipping operations, or in a central government position. The programme of study for each student is selected from a wide range of options, so that a programme can be tailored to previous or current work experience, or may be designed to widen the student’s range of expertise. Programme Structure Between September and June, in Semesters 1 and 2, you will undertake the taught component of the programme. During this period, you will attend lectures and tutorials coupled with directed reading and, in some modules, case study exercises. Students must achieve a satisfactory standard in assessed work and examinations covering the taught component. Students must undertake one compulsory module: International Transport Operations Plus three optional modules from: E-Commerce and Information Technology International Logistics International Trade and Transportation Law International Transport and Sustainable Business Law of Carriage of Goods by Sea Logistics Modelling Port Policy and Management Shipping Economics Strategic Supply Chain Management Students then undertake a dissertation between June – September. Assessment Teaching on this programme embraces a range of methods including traditional class work, group seminars, interactive problem-solving and continuous assessment. In the first stage taught component, assessment involves examinations, essays and project work. Students who are successful in the taught component proceed to stage two of the programme and prepare a dissertation, due for submission in September. Candidates who achieve an appropriately high standard in the examination and dissertation stages are eligible for the award of the degree with distinction and merit. Key facts Starts 21st September 2015 Lasts for 12 months We require at least an upper second class Honours degree or equivalent IELTS: 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each category Tuition fees: £6,345 (UK/EU), £17,490 (Rest of the world) [-]

MSc in Logistics and Operations Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Cardiff

The programme develops students’ academic and technical skills, providing the breadth of understanding that is vital for successful careers in logistics, supply chain management and operations management. [+]

MSc in Logistics and Operations Management The MSc in Logistics and Operations Management develops students’ academic and technical skills, providing the breadth of understanding that is vital for successful careers in logistics, supply chain management and operations management. ISG's Logistics and Operations Management Scholarship ISG plc is pleased to be able to offer a studentship of £5,000 to one student who has received an offer to study MSc Logistics and Operations Management for 2015/16. Programme Structure Students must undertake one compulsory module: Operations Management and at least one module from International Logistics Logistics Modelling Strategic Supply Chain Management Plus one or two modules (to make up a total of four modules) from: E-Commerce and Information Technology International Transport and Sustainable Business Lean Operations Operations Analytics Followed by a 15,000 word dissertation. Assessment Teaching on this programme embraces a range of methods including traditional class work, group seminars, interactive problem-solving and continuous assessment. In the first stage taught component, assessment involves examinations, essays and project work. Students who are successful in the taught component proceed to stage two of the programme and prepare a dissertation, due for submission in September. Candidates who achieve an appropriately high standard in the examination and dissertation stages are eligible for the award of the degree with distinction and merit. Key facts Starts 21st September 2015 Lasts for 12 months We require at least an upper second class Honours degree or equivalent IELTS: 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each category Tuition fees: £6,345 (UK/EU), £17,490 (Rest of the world) [-]

MSc in Operational Research and Applied Statistics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2016 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

Our innovative MSc programme will equip you with the necessary analytical skills, methods and ways of thinking to tackle and analyse complex organisational problems. [+]

MSc in Operational Research and Applied Statistics 1 year (Full-time) / 2-3 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning) Course Aims Our innovative MSc programme will equip you with the necessary analytical skills, methods and ways of thinking to tackle and analyse complex organisational problems, help make better decisions, and to become confident statistical analysts. This is ideal training and experience for those looking for career opportunities in areas such as Operational Research, Management Science, Statistics, Management Consultancy, Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management, Government OR/Statistics etc. Special Features Course is delivered by experts in the fields of Operational Research and Statistics Skills learned are highly transferable for use within industry, business and the public sector Close collaboration with a number of organisations who employ Operational Researchers, Statisticians and Financial/Risk Modellers Course Description You will study a variety of problem-solving techniques, allowing you to build and use mathematical and statistical models, alongside skills to develop your abilities to communicate effectively to others. This programme will prepare you with essential techniques in Operational Research and Applied Statistics, and allow you to then select from a number of interesting and varied optional courses in topics such as supply chain modelling, healthcare, financial modelling, and Statistics and Operational Research for Government (delivered with input from the Office for National Statistics and Welsh Assembly Government). Critical to our programmes is the opportunity for you to put the theory into practice, through case studies and project work in the ‘real-world’. An important feature of the MSc is the project dissertation, allowing you to work with an external company. Studying our MSc programmes offers the possibility of exciting and rewarding career opportunities and progression. Course Structure We have designed and structured the programmes with both full and part-time students in mind. By adopting an efficient modular approach to teaching, part-time students will typically only need to be in the University for lectures and workshops for the equivalent of one day per week over 24 weeks each year, and complete the taught component of the programme over two years with up to a further year to complete the project dissertation. Full-time students will complete the programme in 12 months, which includes a 3 month period working with a company on a real problem of importance to that company. Available Modules The modules available as part of the MSc programme include: OR Methods Statistical Methods Communication and Research Skills Computational Methods Time Series and Forecasting Supply Chain Modelling Statistics and OR for Government Advanced Use of Statistical Packages Healthcare Modelling Business and Risk Strategy Financial Maths and Actuarial Risk Credit Risk Scoring Career Prospects Cardiff School of Mathematics has well established and strong links with many employers of Operational Researchers and Applied Statisticians, who regularly offer projects and/or recruit our students. Funding The School has a number of scholarships on offer for full-time UK/EU students which will pay the entire fees and in some cases additional support towards living costs. These are highly competitive so we suggest you apply early. Entry Requirements Applications are welcome from people with: A first degree (minimum second class honours) from a recognised university in a numerate subject such as Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics, Management Science, Economics, Engineering, Computer Science, Geography or a suitable Science degree. A good level of English language, both written and oral (applicants whose first language is not English will normally require an IELTS score of 6.5). Willingness to engage with staff and students for mutual benefits. Motivation to establish or accelerate a career in Operational Research and Statistics. Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person. Tuition Fees: UK & EU Full Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below).£7,560.00 UK & EU Part Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below).£5,019.00 (Part-time fees are payable in years 1 and 2 only.) International Full Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below). £17,500.00 International Part Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below). £11,922.00 (Part-time fees are payable in years 1 and 2 only.) Next intake September each year [-]

MSc in Strategic Marketing

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MSc in Strategic Marketing programme is a one-year, full-time programme designed to extend the knowledge of those wishing to develop a successful career in marketing. [+]

MSc in Strategic Marketing The MSc in Strategic Marketing programme is a one-year, full-time programme designed to extend the knowledge of those wishing to develop a successful career in marketing. The programme allows students to explore the dynamic role and value of marketing in a variety of consumer, industrial and international markets. Why study the MSc in Strategic Marketing? The MSc in Strategic Marketing provides you with the knowledge you need to succeed as a marketing professional. You will explore the dynamic role of marketing in a wide range of consumer, industrial and international markets. You will be given the latest information on the evolving methods and technologies that are used to promote products and services. You will gain a solid understanding of the increasingly demanding business environment, and will develop an enhanced ability to adapt swiftly to challenging marketing situations. About the MSc in Strategic Marketing programme The programme: is triple accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Federation of European Direct and Interactive Marketing, and the Marketing Research Society. includes an ideal opportunity to put theory into practice: as part of the Marketing Project, you will work with a real organisation on one of their marketing challenges. is taught in small groups which maximizes the opportunity for discussion and for interaction with faculty members. includes a residential programme which further develops your practical skills. A Residential Programme A residential programme is provided as an integral element of the programme, with no additional charge. Students spend three days at Gregynog Hall, a converted stately home in Mid-Wales. During the trip, guest lecturers give insights into their business experiences and a series of case-based practical sessions give students the opportunity to practice their negotiating and conflict resolution skills. Programme Structure MSc in Strategic Marketing consists of two stages: the taught component and the marketing project. Stage 1: The Taught Component The taught programme is taught through a combination of formal lectures, student-led seminars, discussion of key texts and video material, case study analyses and group problem-solving exercises. Semester 1 Behavioural Aspects of Marketing Integrated Marketing Communications Research in Strategic Marketing Strategic Marketing Management Semester 2 Digital Media Marketing International Marketing Marketing and Society Measuring Marketing Effectiveness Stage 2: The Marketing Project The Marketing Project enables you to work on a real-life marketing problem in a business, public sector or non-profit organisation. You will work in a team of three to five members, supervised by an academic. You'll spend two months learning about the organisation’s operating environment, analysing their marketing challenges, designing a marketing plan for the organisation and presenting the proposed solution to their management board at a formal presentation. Participating organisations have included: Equinox Communications Consumer Intelligence Cynnal Cymru-Sustain Wales Monmouthshire County Council Pera Cymru South Wales Police Welsh Music-SWN Festival IQED JP Executive Lettings and Property Management S.A. Brain and Company V12 Retail Finance Year of the Tiger Health Spa Body Clinic Box UK Holiday Inn Leadership and Management Wales National Childbirth Trust Rhondda Heritage Park Assessment Most modules are assessed by the equivalent of one 3000 word assignment and one two-hour examination. Some modules are assessed by continual assessment (individual assessment and a group presentation). Key facts Starts 21st September 2015 Lasts for 12 months We require at least an upper second class Honours degree or equivalent IELTS: 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any individual component Tuition fees: £10,785 (UK/EU) £18,540 (Rest of the world) [-]

MSc in Structural Engineering

Campus Full time 12 months August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MSc in Structural Engineering is designed to provide specialised, postgraduate training across selected aspects of Structural Engineering. [+]

MSc in Structural Engineering The MSc in Structural Engineering is designed to provide specialised, postgraduate training across selected aspects of Structural Engineering. The overall aim of the course is to enhance the engineering skills of its graduates, and an extended project within one of the Structural Engineering fields forms a major part of the course. The creation of modern buildings is a complex operation requiring professional skills from many disciplines. This course offers advanced training in the analysis, design and construction of structures in a variety of materials. It is founded on theoretical and applied research into the behaviour of real structures undertaken in the Cardiff School of Engineering, which has established an international reputation for its work on composite structures, plate girders, large scale testing, site monitoring, and exact calculation of the buckling and vibration of structures. Scheme Structure The MSc in Structural Engineering is a full time course lasting twelve months, comprising of two semesters of lectures and coursework followed by a further dedicated project period of four months for research and the preparation of a dissertation. All staff involved are research active in practical areas of the discipline, and this provides scope for interesting and up to date MSc research projects. The level of commitment of all staff to teaching and learning is high and the courses are taught by staff who are expert in the fields in which they lecture. Employment The record of employment of graduates of the Cardiff University MSc in Structural Engineering is excellent, with the majority of graduates joining engineering consultants. A small number of graduates (about 5 to 10% each year) go on to further study, typically a PhD. Accreditation This programme has been accredited by the ICE, IStructE, IHT and IHIE, as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer under the provisions of UK-SPEC for intakes 2009-2013 inclusive, for candidates that have already acquired a CEng accredited BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree or an IEng accredited BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. Entry Requirements Admission to the MSc in Structural Engineering requires a good first degree in civil, architectural or structural engineering, or in a cognate numerate scientific discipline, or appropriate professional experience. Currently, a good first degree is taken to mean one that would be equivalent in attainment to a 2(i) honours classification from a UK university. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to obtain a satisfactory standard in an approved English language qualification before being accepted unconditionally on to a postgraduate course of study. The University's English Language Service for International Students provides English language support and advice on academic study skills to full-time overseas students studying - or intending to study - at Cardiff University. Funding Opportunities A limited number of Cardiff School of Engineering International Scholarships are available for international students applying for this MSc course. There is no need to apply for these, eligible applicants will be considered on the basis of their application form for the MSc. [-]

MSc in Sustainable Energy and Environment

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

Climate change is claimed by many authoritative figures, including the UK Chief Scientific Adviser, to be the greatest threat to our planet this century. [+]

MSc in Sustainable Energy and Environment Climate change is claimed by many authoritative figures, including the UK Chief Scientific Adviser, to be the greatest threat to our planet this century. There is a considerable body of evidence that now relates climate change to the global consumption of energy, and in particular, the use of fossil fuels to provide heat, power and transportation. Moreover, as supplies of fossil fuels reduce and become concentrated in fewer global regions, security of supply worldwide becomes increasingly challenging, particularly given the current growth in world population. The threat of international terrorism exacerbates fuel supply issues, and the introduction of new technologies presents new risks, real and perceived, technical and financial, which require careful management. The nuclear debate continues, clean coal technology presents new opportunities for a traditional fuel, and what proportion of supply can we anticipate from renewables? It is clear that a cross-disciplinary, international, systems approach to developing solutions to these long-term problems is required, to ensure the sustainability of our planet. This will require graduates who are capable of thinking and working across and on the interface of traditional disciplines, and working effectively in multi-disciplinary project teams; Training such graduates is the primary aim of this new, research-led, multi-disciplinary MSc course. There are possibilities to integrate or develop the learning experience through existing and developing international collaborations (e.g. Ecole de Mines, Nantes; ENEL, Pisa,). Accreditation This MSc is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineering and the Institute of Energy. Employment In several areas of the field there is predicted to be an employment shortage developing, and hence a demand for graduates from this type of course. Previous experience has shown that Masters graduates in the field of energy gain employment in large energy-focussed companies such as TATA and Ford, the public sector (Energy agencies, Carbon Trust, etc), research and development, consultancies, or set up their own companies. About a third gain PhDs after completing the MSc. Entry Requirements Admission to the MSc in Sustainable Energy and Environment requires a good first degree in engineering, environmental engineering, earth sciences or pure sciences, or in a cognate numerate scientific discipline, or appropriate professional experience. Currently, a good first degree is taken to mean one that would be equivalent in attainment to a 2(i) honours classification from a UK university. Applicants without an engineering or applied science background should bear in mind that there are significant numerical / computational elements to this MSc. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to obtain a satisfactory standard in an approved English language qualification before being accepted unconditionally on to a postgraduate course of study. The University's English Language Service for International Students provides English language support and advice on academic study skills to full-time overseas students studying - or intending to study - at Cardiff University. The most common English language qualifications accepted are: IELTS - 6.5 TOEFL - 90 (Internet Based Test) Other English language qualifications may be acceptable. Please see Cardiff University English Language requirements. Funding Opportunities A limited number of Cardiff School of Engineering International Scholarships may be available for high quality international students applying for this MSc course. There is no need to apply for these, eligible applicants will be considered on the basis of their application form for the MSc. [-]

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MA/PgDip in Applied Linguistics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

Offers knowledge and expertise to take you onto a role in any profession requiring specialised language awareness, including language teaching. [+]

MA/PgDip in Applied Linguistics 1 year (Full-time) / 2 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning) Course Aims Offers knowledge and expertise to take you onto a role in any profession requiring specialised language awareness, including language teaching. Special Features The Centre for Language and Communication Research has an international reputation as a field leader in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, multimodal communication, systemic functional linguistics, forensic linguistics, and formulaic language. Course Description The MA/Diploma in Applied Linguistics is a full time programme with modules taught over two semesters (leading to the PG Diploma or Stage 1 of the MA), followed by a supervised dissertation of between 14,000 and 20,000 words between May and September (for Stage 2 of the MA). Assessment of the taught component is by coursework only. The part-time modular programme involves following the same modules over two years and four months. Course Structure The modular programme incorporates three broad areas of study: research methodology; language description and comparison; and specialised topics in language and social life, foreign language teaching and multimodality. Students may select from the range of options, as specified below, after consultation with tutors. In certain cases, students may be asked to take a particular module, in the light of their previous academic background and experience and in view of their future careers. There are three compulsory modules in the MA/Diploma programmes (Research Foundations, Language Description and Phonology) and students select three further modules from the a pool which currently includes those listed below: Discourse and Social Interaction Forensic Linguistics Current Issues in Sociolinguistics Lexis Qualitative Research Methods Multimodality Quantitative Research Methods Second Language and Pedagogy Language, Genre and Ideology Text and Social Context Skills Acquired Analytical and critical skills, language skills, writing and presentation skills Career Prospects Postgraduate study in the School is a gateway to many careers within and beyond academia. Many overseas postgraduates return to lectureships with much enhanced career prospects. Example employers in the UK include Cardiff University, HMRC, Mencap, Poetry Wales Magazine, Teach First, and Welsh Government, with jobs that include Crime Intelligence Analyst, Creative Writing Lecturer, Librarian, Poet, Recruitment Consultant, Teacher, and Writer. Entry Requirements First or upper Second class UK Honours degree, or equivalent. Suitable for graduates in language-related disciplines, or with relevant language-related experience, including language teaching. Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to have a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 overall. Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person. Cardiff University Masters Excellence Scheme This course is included in the Masters Excellence Scholarship 2015 (Pathway to PhD) scheme. If you are looking at applying for a Masters degree with the intention of going on to study at PhD level then you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The application will ask you to consider your research area and future sources of funding. It is recognised, however, that in making this application there is not a commitment to undertake further study, or to undertake further studies at Cardiff University. Similarly, in making an award, Cardiff University is not committing to making an offer for further study or for a further award. Tuition Fees: UK & EU Full Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below).£5,850.00 UK & EU Part Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below). £2,925.00 International Full Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below). £14,000.00 International Part Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below). £7,000.00 Next intake September each year [-]

MA in International Journalism

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Cardiff

MA International Journalism at Cardiff aims to enable aspiring journalists and mid-career practitioners to understand these changes and their consequences for international journalists. [+]

MA in International Journalism Journalists today confront rapid change, as technologies make the media more accessible across frontiers and new concentrations of global media power shape them to commercial or political ends. The scale, scope and speed of today’s multimedia journalism sets it apart from that of any previous period. MA International Journalism at Cardiff aims to enable aspiring journalists and mid-career practitioners to understand these changes and their consequences for international journalists. International Journalism offers a mix of practice and theory; journalistic techniques and advanced academic study. This is particularly suited to any student with an international outlook. Students come from all over the world for this one-year course, which offers an exceptional opportunity to gain a perspective on journalistic possibilities on various media platforms and in different countries. Cardiff University Masters Excellence Scheme This course is included in the Masters Excellence Scholarship 2015 (Pathway to PhD) scheme. If you are looking at applying for a Masters degree with the intention of going on to study at PhD level then you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The application will ask you to consider your research area and future sources of funding. It is recognised, however, that in making this application there is not a commitment to undertake further study, or to undertake further studies at Cardiff University. Similarly, in making an award, Cardiff University is not committing to making an offer for further study or for a further award. PRINCIPAL AIMS OF THE COURSE Deepen student understanding of issues in international journalism Develop students’ professional skills and knowledge Equip students with journalistic investigative and production skills Assist students to master rigorous analytical work, so they are able to produce well-researched journalistic assignments and dissertations to deadline Enhance understanding of the effect of interactive technologies on the practice of journalism Explore the role and function of multimedia journalists in different cultures PROGRAMME STRUCTURE Timetable The MA International Journalism is taught across two semesters (Autumn and Spring) from the end of September to the beginning of June. In the first semester, students take three core modules: Information Gathering and Analysis I, International News Production I and Foreign News Reporting. In the second semester, there are two core modules: Information Gathering and Analysis II and International News Production II and the chance to choose two optional modules from a wide variety of academic and practical subjects. Students are then required to submit a dissertation of between 15 and 20,000 words by the end of August. Dissertation The required dissertation of between 15 - 20,000 words may take the form of a scholarly assessment of a topic in international journalism. Alternatively, a student may, at comparable length, offer a journalistic treatment of a topic within an academic framework. The student may provide the journalism component in text or in selected instances, in documentary format. Students plan the dissertation and develop a research proposal during a first-semester research retreat in rural Wales. Individual dissertation supervisors are allocated after this retreat. Research skills are developed through the core modules and through regular meetings with a dissertation supervisor. Assessment Students are required to produce written work, journalistic assignments and a dissertation throughout the academic year. Staff Those teaching this course bring to bear a wide range of practical and scholarly knowledge. This course is taught by people with experience in journalistic detective work, as well as by scholars familiar with contemporary research methods. Students should apply for their course using the Online Application Service. [-]

MA in International Public Relations and Global Communications Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

Public relations is a booming industry - even in a recession as other promotional sectors contract, PR has continued to grow year-on-year. [+]

MA in International Public Relations and Global Communications Management Public relations is a booming industry - even in a recession as other promotional sectors contract, PR has continued to grow year-on-year. The numbers of Public Relations Officers (PROs) now match journalists in the UK and there is a big demand for graduates who have the skills to meet the dynamic changes of this exciting and growing sector. Public relations specialisms are expanding too, and graduates are gaining jobs in a number of areas including crisis management, corporate social responsibility, media relations, corporate communication, sponsorship and internal comms. Public relations, at its heart, is about communication between an organisation and its public(s), but 21st Century public relations - with the advent of new media - is embedded in everything from politics and business to celebrity. Gone are the days when PR was an afterthought - it is now firmly at the heart of strategic organisational planning. The MA at Cardiff is a unique one year course that develops students who have the skills and techniques required to practice public relations at an international level. Aside from gaining valuable practical skills, students are introduced to business, organisational and PR theory so that they can apply critical thinking to professional scenarios to further the effectiveness and quality of public relations that is practiced in industry. This synthesis of theory and practice culminates in a final dissertation of 15,000 to 20,000 words where students have the opportunity to apply what they have learnt to an area of personal PR interest. This piece of advanced academic study would enable students to embark on further research in the field of international public relations they so wish. The Course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, and Cardiff is one of ten institutions that work in partnership with the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA). PRINCIPAL AIMS OF THE COURSE The overall aim of the course is to help students develop international public relations industry experience through study and work placement opportunities,and also for them to explore the profound implications of this new communication era for the media, business, governments, pressure groups, consumers and other public institutions. Our aims are to: Explore the dynamic rise and development of public relations and highlight its inextricable link with international marketing, global media power and new technology; Provide relevant practical experience and develop PR skills and techniques so that students are able to operate effectively at an international level; Teach students the key theories of public relations so that they can critically explore some of the implications for the industry and practice public relations at a strategic level; Equip students with the research skills necessary to carry out the media and business research that is essential for improving the professional accountability and effectiveness of the professions; Enhance students’ confidence, professional skills, employability credentials and knowledge base; Increase ability to undertake rigorous analytical work, ensuring students are capable of producing well-researched essays, assignments and dissertations to deadline - which is essential for future study. WHO SHOULD APPLY? This course is designed for anyone that wants to enter the industry with an advanced academic understanding of the profession and the skills and techniques required to practice, for example: Experienced public relations practitioners looking to reflect on their career to date and develop new ways of looking at communication issues on a global scale; Would-be public relations practitioners interested in understanding more about the world of international public relations; Graduates looking to deepen their understanding of public relations in the practical, social, political and business sense; Students looking to undertake PhD study in the field of international public relations. Students should apply for their course using the Online Application Service. [-]

MA in Journalism, Media And Communications

Campus Full time September 2016 United Kingdom Cardiff

Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies is at the forefront of exciting new developments in journalism, media and communications. [+]

MA in Journalism, Media And Communications Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies is at the forefront of exciting new developments in journalism, media and communications. The MA in Journalism, Media and Communications is the longest established of Cardiff’s MA programmes. It allows students to explore the pressing issues of our media environment – from journalism ethics to internet governance, from community media to global communications, and from crisis reporting to the transformative potential of new technologies. It provides advanced knowledge and a thorough understanding of the role of information and communication in contemporary societies, with a focus on both traditional and new forms of journalism. The programme has an international approach and attracts students from around the globe. It draws on the strength and diversity of Cardiff’s staff, giving students a unique opportunity to work with academics whose research is at the cutting edge of exploring how media are changing in a dynamic global communications environment characterised by technological, political, social, economic and cultural upheaval. The MA equips students with research skills in areas such as content analysis, interviews, surveys, and digital methods, and it allows them to develop their own scholarship. It does not provide practical training in journalism or a professional qualification towards becoming a journalist. Rather, it offers a broad understanding of the field that prepares students for careers in academia, and for employment in a range of businesses, non-profits and institutions, as well as in journalism. PRINCIPAL AIMS OF THE COURSE Work with leading scholars in the field and develop your own original research Study in an exciting international academic environment, where students from all over the world work together and learn from each other Develop an in-depth understanding of how media work across a variety of social, cultural, economic and political contexts Investigate different types of journalism and media – including online, public service broadcasting, local journalism, tabloid journalism, war reporting, citizen media, and science journalism – and their role in society Assess how media are linked to forces of globalisation, political institutions, global responses to war and conflict, and environmental challenges, amongst others, and how they are embedded in social, political and economic contexts Critically evaluate the roles of new information and communication technologies, their opportunities and challenges, their democratic potential and their regulation Acquire and utilize up-to-date research skills to collect, evaluate, synthesise and interpret qualitative and quantitative data and to carry out your own original research for the dissertation and beyond PROGRAMME STRUCTURE Timetable The MA Journalism, Media and Communications is taught across two semesters (Autumn and Spring) from the end of September to the beginning of June. In the first semester, students take three core modules: Putting Research into Practice 1, Introduction to Journalism Studies, and Politics of Global Communication. In the second semester, there are two core modules: Mediatised Conflicts: The Politics of Conflict Reporting and Putting Research into Practice 2. In addition, students choose two optional modules from a wide variety of academic and practical subjects. Students are then required to submit a dissertation of between 15 and 20,000 words by the end of August. Dissertation The MA in Journalism, Media and Communications gives students the opportunity to conduct their own original research, as it requires completion of an academic dissertation of between 15,000 and 20,000 words. Students will plan their dissertation and develop a research proposal during a first semester research retreat in rural Wales. Individual dissertation supervisors will be allocated after this retreat. Students will also develop their research skills through the core module, Putting Research into Practice, and through regular meetings with their dissertation supervisor. Assessment Students are required to produce written work, essays, assignments and a dissertation throughout the academic year. WHO SHOULD APPLY? Graduates interested in an advanced academic study of journalism, media and communications. Students looking to undertake PhD research in this area. Students interested in a career in local, regional, national and international institutions dealing with issues of media and communications (such as regulators, development organisations, NGOs, etc.). Aspiring journalists, media managers, activists and advocates interested in an in-depth understanding of the broader field of media and communications. Experienced journalists and other media practitioners wishing to reflect on their professional practice. Students and practitioners who wish to complement their experience in other fields with a comprehensive education in media and communications. The MA Journalism, Media and Communications provides a thorough understanding of the wider field of media and communications. Students analyse journalism and its practices and challenges, but they are not trained in professional journalist techniques. The course offers some practice-oriented optional modules, but for the most part it is analytical and research-based. The MA opens up a range of possibilities for further employment. Students who graduate from this course work in media-related institutions, in communications departments of companies and in the non-profit sector, they become journalists, or they may start an academic career. Students who wish to become journalists and take this course will seek practical training outside their MA studies to acquire the necessary professional skills. Students who are looking for practical skills training as part of their postgraduate degree should consider one of Cardiff’s other degrees, such as the Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism and the MA International Journalism. Students should apply for their course using the Online Application Service. [-]

MA in Urban Design

Campus Full time September 2016 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MA Urban Design is jointly run by the School and the Welsh School of Architecture and more information about this course is available at MA in Urban Design - Welsh School of Architecture. [+]

MA in Urban Design "Urban Design - the knowledge and skills necessary to design and deliver better urban places." The MA Urban Design is jointly run by the School and the Welsh School of Architecture and more information about this course is available at MA in Urban Design - Welsh School of Architecture. The MA Urban Design uses design practice, theory, development and control practices to inform design processes, and uses studio teaching focused on local development possibilities to develop creative, practical and sustainable solutions to a range of typical urban design problems. The course seeks to produce students who can: Think three-dimensionally and creatively manipulate space at the intermediate scale between architecture and planning; Analyse the qualities of localities and places and respond to complex and often contradictory community aspirations; Critically appraise development (built and proposed) and make suggestions for improvement, and develop improved policy and control practices; Conceptualise and draw development proposals at different scales from the territorial to the block scale; Be able to recognise and add quality in all development situations; Test developments for their sustainability, economic viability and constituency; Understand how to approach implementation through inter-professional and inter-agency collaboration and consensus building. Course Recognition This MA is recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute as a 'specialist' masters for those who have completed at least a three year RTPI recognised undergraduate spatial planning degree, allowing completion of the RTPI's educational requirements for membership. For further details visit the Royal Town Planning Institute website. It is also accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), allowing completion of the educational requirement for RICS membership. For further details visit the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors website. Suitability This MA is suitable for graduates in urban planning, architecture, landscape design and engineering. Graduates from other disciplines will also be considered. All applicants will be required to demonstrate a competency in graphics and design by way of a portfolio. [-]

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