Cardiff Metropolitan University

Introduction

Located in an exciting, modern European capital city, Cardiff Metropolitan University is a global university. We are continually investing in our students' future and provide education and training opportunities that are accessible, flexible and of the highest quality to students from over 140 countries worldwide.​​​​

The university has been integral to the City of Cardiff since 1865 and we pride ourselves on being a strong, sustainable and student-centered university, focused on the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of Cardiff and southeast Wales; promoting student employability, applied research and knowledge transfer.

Focus on employability

All our schools specialise in courses that are career orientated and have been designed in conjunction with business and industry. Through work placement programmes, professional accreditations and opportunities to study abroad, our focus on employability has ensured that 95.6% of our graduates enter employment or further study within six months of graduation.

Learning and teaching

Our approach to learning, teaching and assessment is underpinned by high quality academic standards, working in partnership with students, the development and embedding of technology-enhanced learning and assessment, and research informed teaching.

Our objective is to develop creative, resilient and sought-after graduates with aptitudes, skills and experiences that enable them to make an impact in their chosen profession or pathway. Learning and teaching will always be at the heart of what we do at Cardiff Metropolitan University and we hope you fully experience our efforts to maintain a personal touch within a friendly and supportive learning environment.​

A global university

Cardiff Metropolitan University is proud to be associated with a number of high-calibre partners in the UK and internationally. The University's close alliance with its Associate College, the London School of Commerce and overseas partnerships offering our programmes in Egypt, Korea, Lebanon, Morocco, Sri Lanka and Singapore means that students from over 140 countries are able to study Cardiff Metropolitan University degrees and MBA programmes.

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Programs

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Master

Health and Social Science Research Methods - MRes

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

The course is suitable for students with a varied background in research methods. There is a choice of two research methods modules, one for those with little or no background experience of research and one for people who already have some experience of research, perhaps at undergraduate level​. [+]

This course covers research methods, statistics and broader research skills and will enable students to design, conduct and write up robust research studies. Students will conduct two substantial research studies in a topic of their choice, supervised by experienced members of academic staff. The course is suitable for students with a varied background in research methods. There is a choice of two research methods modules, one for those with little or no background experience of research and one for people who already have some experience of research, perhaps at undergraduate level​. Employability & Careers​ A postgraduate qualification in health or social science research provides an excellent foundation for a career in research, as a health professional who carries out and publishes research in their field, or for anyone planning to go on to complete a PhD. Evidence based practice means that a knowledge and understanding of research is essential in all health related domains so that health care providers are able to interpret previous research findings, as well as contributing to the process of designing and carrying out research projects. Entry Requirements​ A good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in a health or social science subject is normally required. However, applicants with relevant professional experience or qualifications are welcomed and will be considered individually. [-]

Master of Design (MDes)

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

The programme is intended for design graduates from any discipline who aspire to become leaders in their field, to establish their own practice or to develop an idea into a sustainable and realistic entity by working with our School’s own specialist art & design incubation unit. [+]

Our new Master of Design programme focuses on professional design approaches to the anticipation of how the world will change and develop and how designers can imagine, drive and respond to those changes. On the programme you will s​​trengthen your existing practice by situating it in a strategic context and to generate new work within a negotiated programme of learning supported by experienced academic staff and technicians. The programme is intended for design graduates from any discipline who aspire to become leaders in their field, to establish their own practice or to develop an idea into a sustainable and realistic entity by working with our School’s own specialist art & design incubation unit. We welcome applications from recent graduates as well as those who are already employed in design and related career fields. The programme runs in full -time mode. With emphasis on strategic thinking and practice, the programme is intended for design graduates from any discipline who aspire to become leaders in their field, to establish their own practice or to develop an idea into a sustainable and realistic entity with the School’s own specialist art & design incubation unit. The MDes provides an opportunity for advanced design study set in a discursive and intellectually generous but robust setting. Its specialism in helping designers to set their career trajectory in an anticipatory and professional context and will be attractive to: - Recent or established graduates who wish to refine and develop their ideas - Those seeking a step towards a doctoral degree - Employers who are seeking a means to develop their staff - Design entrepreneurs seeking intellectual support in the development of a design idea. SADI MDES We offer a specialised Master of Design programme in Experience Design together with the Samsung Art and Design Institute (SADI) in Seoul, South Korea. The programme aims to cultivate creative leaders in design. Through this programme, students will learn skills in the fields of brand experience, communication experience and user experience design. The first term is based at Cardiff Metropolitan University and the second two terms at SADI in South Korea. Students will have opportunities to interact with recent technologies and trends through industry projects with global multinational companies, such as Samsung Electronics. [-]

MSc

Accounting & Finance - MSc / Banking & Finance - MSc / Economics & Finance - MSc

Online & Campus Combined Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

​In 2008 cataclysmic events shattered the world of Finance and caused shockwaves through the rest of the global economy. Some realised that change would be needed but none forecast that less than a decade on the sector would be so radically and irrevocably changed. [+]

​In 2008 cataclysmic events shattered the world of Finance and caused shockwaves through the rest of the global economy. Some realised that change would be needed but none forecast that less than a decade on the sector would be so radically and irrevocably changed. These new postgra​duate programmes in Accounting and Finance; Banking and Finance; Economics and Finance have been designed to develop postgraduate students who are equipped academically to succeed in an increasingly complicated and challenging global workplace. ​ Employability & Careers The demand for highly skilled and knowledgeable finance professionals is now more global than ever before. No longer are London and New York the only homes for large multi-national international financial businesses and institutions. These potential employers are now additionally located in the Middle and Far- East and a postgraduate student is almost as likely to find their first job in Dubai, Bahrain or Shanghai as in the traditional centres. This demand has been instrumental in designing this challenging suite of programmes. In order to maximise employability the programme learning outcomes are geared towards supplying students with the knowledge, skills and understanding that the finance industry requires. A key component of this is the module “Current Issues in Accounting, Economics & Finance”. The programmes seek to meet individual and industry needs by developing students with higher-level cognitive skills and abilities who also possess an excellent practical understanding of "how to apply" rather than just "why it happens". All the programmes have a 20 credit optional Professional Work Experience module which involves a minimum 4 week work placement to take place outside the teaching semesters. Students are expected to organise their own placement and all such placements must be substantive and at an appropriate level. These placements will involve “employer” input and must be approved by the Programme Director prior to commencement. Alternatively students with appropriate managerial level experience within an appropriate field can apply for “Recognition of this Prior Experiential Learning”. The School of Management has opportunities for successful graduates to apply for M.Phil./ PhD study within the School. Entry Requirements & How to Apply Applicants should meet one of the following: Possess, or expect to obtain, an undergraduate degree or equivalent, in a relevant area (Accounting, Economics or Finance) with a minimum of a 2:2 classification. Students with a general Business Studies degree with a relevant pathway or substantive appropriate module coverage will be considered on a case by case basis; Have a minimum of five years relevant work experience in the field of finance; Hold a suitable professional qualification from an appropriate professional body. In some instances those with higher level professional qualifications may be exempt from specific taught modules. Such exemptions would be discussed on a case by case basis with the Programme Director. In general terms graduates from non-financial disciplines will not normally have the pre-existing skills set to succeed on the programme BUT such students are welcome to apply and such applications will be viewed on an individual basis. International Students: Students whose first language is NOT English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard. [-]

Accounting & Finance - MSc / Banking & Finance - MSc / Economics & Finance - MSc

Online & Campus Combined Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

In 2008 cataclysmic events shattered the world of Finance and caused shockwaves through the rest of the global economy. Some realised that change would be needed but none forecast that less than a decade on the sector would be so radically and irrevocably changed. [+]

In 2008 cataclysmic events shattered the world of Finance and caused shockwaves through the rest of the global economy. Some realised that change would be needed but none forecast that less than a decade on the sector would be so radically and irrevocably changed. These new postgra​duate programmes in Accounting and Finance; Banking and Finance; Economics and Finance have been designed to develop postgraduate students who are equipped academically to succeed in an increasingly complicated and challenging global workplace. ​ Learning & Teaching The teaching philosophy of these programmes is to deliver wherever possible each module with a multi-disciplinary teaching team, providing a more effective framework to encourage and promote an integrated understanding of the field. The role of the module leader will be to co-ordinate, and in effect oversee the delivery of content by the modular team, ensuring that learning outcomes are met. Module teaching teams will be drawn from the course teaching team. This will not only enhance student learning but provide teaching staff with the opportunity to develop their own knowledge and understanding of other business and management disciplines. This approach to teaching will shape and direct content in a complementary and mutually reinforcing way, allowing for the development of multi-disciplinary assignments and projects and students could be exposed to integrated formative assessments. Increasing use is being made of the “Moodle” Virtual Learning Environment and, whilst individual lecturers have individual styles, students will be expected to engage in webinars, on-line discussion forums etc. Prospective students should note that the availability of a VLE is not considered a substitute for regular attendance and in a normal week they will be expected to attend a mixture of lectures and seminars for up to 12 hours per week. Please note that is possible that teaching time is between 9.00 am and 9.00 pm. Employability & Careers The demand for highly skilled and knowledgeable finance professionals is now more global than ever before. No longer are London and New York the only homes for large multi-national international financial businesses and institutions. These potential employers are now additionally located in the Middle and Far- East and a postgraduate student is almost as likely to find their first job in Dubai, Bahrain or Shanghai as in the traditional centres. This demand has been instrumental in designing this challenging suite of programmes. In order to maximise employability the programme learning outcomes are geared towards supplying students with the knowledge, skills and understanding that the finance industry requires. A key component of this is the module “Current Issues in Accounting, Economics & Finance”. The programmes seek to meet individual and industry needs by developing students with higher-level cognitive skills and abilities who also possess an excellent practical understanding of "how to apply" rather than just "why it happens". All the programmes have a 20 credit optional Professional Work Experience module which involves a minimum 4 week work placement to take place outside the teaching semesters. Students are expected to organise their own placement and all such placements must be substantive and at an appropriate level. These placements will involve “employer” input and must be approved by the Programme Director prior to commencement. Alternatively students with appropriate managerial level experience within an appropriate field can apply for “Recognition of this Prior Experiential Learning”. The School of Management has opportunities for successful graduates to apply for M.Phil./ PhD study within the School. Entry Requirements & How to Apply Applicants should meet one of the following: Possess, or expect to obtain, an undergraduate degree or equivalent, in a relevant area (Accounting, Economics or Finance) with a minimum of a 2:2 classification. Students with a general Business Studies degree with a relevant pathway or substantive appropriate module coverage will be considered on a case by case basis; Have a minimum of five years relevant work experience in the field of finance; Hold a suitable professional qualification from an appropriate professional body. In some instances those with higher level professional qualifications may be exempt from specific taught modules. Such exemptions would be discussed on a case by case basis with the Programme Director. In general terms graduates from non-financial disciplines will not normally have the pre-existing skills set to succeed on the programme BUT such students are welcome to apply and such applications will be viewed on an individual basis. International Students: Students whose first language is NOT English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard. [-]

Accounting & Finance - MSc / Banking & Finance - MSc / Economics & Finance - MSc​

Online & Campus Combined Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

​In 2008 cataclysmic events shattered the world of Finance and caused shockwaves through the rest of the global economy. Some realised that change would be needed but none forecast that less than a decade on the sector would be so radically and irrevocably changed. [+]

​In 2008 cataclysmic events shattered the world of Finance and caused shockwaves through the rest of the global economy. Some realised that change would be needed but none forecast that less than a decade on the sector would be so radically and irrevocably changed. These new postgra​duate programmes in Accounting and Finance; Banking and Finance; Economics and Finance have been designed to develop postgraduate students who are equipped academically to succeed in an increasingly complicated and challenging global workplace. ​ Employability & Careers The demand for highly skilled and knowledgeable finance professionals is now more global than ever before. No longer are London and New York the only homes for large multi-national international financial businesses and institutions. These potential employers are now additionally located in the Middle and Far- East and a postgraduate student is almost as likely to find their first job in Dubai, Bahrain or Shanghai as in the traditional centres. This demand has been instrumental in designing this challenging suite of programmes. In order to maximise employability the programme learning outcomes are geared towards supplying students with the knowledge, skills and understanding that the finance industry requires. A key component of this is the module “Current Issues in Accounting, Economics & Finance”. The programmes seek to meet individual and industry needs by developing students with higher-level cognitive skills and abilities who also possess an excellent practical understanding of "how to apply" rather than just "why it happens". All the programmes have a 20 credit optional Professional Work Experience module which involves a minimum 4 week work placement to take place outside the teaching semesters. Students are expected to organise their own placement and all such placements must be substantive and at an appropriate level. These placements will involve “employer” input and must be approved by the Programme Director prior to commencement. Alternatively students with appropriate managerial level experience within an appropriate field can apply for “Recognition of this Prior Experiential Learning”. The School of Management has opportunities for successful graduates to apply for M.Phil./ PhD study within the School. Entry Requirements & How to Apply Applicants should meet one of the following: Possess, or expect to obtain, an undergraduate degree or equivalent, in a relevant area (Accounting, Economics or Finance) with a minimum of a 2:2 classification. Students with a general Business Studies degree with a relevant pathway or substantive appropriate module coverage will be considered on a case by case basis; Have a minimum of five years relevant work experience in the field of finance; Hold a suitable professional qualification from an appropriate professional body. In some instances those with higher level professional qualifications may be exempt from specific taught modules. Such exemptions would be discussed on a case by case basis with the Programme Director. In general terms graduates from non-financial disciplines will not normally have the pre-existing skills set to succeed on the programme BUT such students are welcome to apply and such applications will be viewed on an individual basis. International Students: Students whose first language is NOT English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard. [-]

Computing - MSc/PgD/PgC

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

This broad programme enables students to develop their skills in a range of computing areas. Graduates of this programme will have detailed knowledge of the state of the art in computing ranging from requirements engineering and programming through to developments in computer architecture and operating systems.​ [+]

This broad programme enables students to develop their skills in a range of computing areas. Graduates of this programme will have detailed knowledge of the state of the art in computing ranging from requirements engineering and programming through to developments in computer architecture and operating systems.​ Employability & Careers​ This programme is broad in scope, enabling a student to enhance their existing skills in anticipation of meeting the increasing commercial demand for advanced computing graduates.​​​ Entry Requirements​ Applicants should have a Honours degree at least 2:2 or its equivalent in a relevant area e.g. Computing, Information Systems or an appropriate Engineering specialism. [-]

Data Science - MSc/PgD/PgC

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

​The MSc in Data Science aims to provide a high quality and professionally relevant postgraduate programme, developing in students a critical appreciation of data science and the use of software to analyse and synthesise data. [+]

​The MSc in Data Science aims to provide a high quality and professionally relevant postgraduate programme, developing in students a critical appreciation of data science and the use of software to analyse and synthesise data. Graduates will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop high quality systems and to manage all aspects of data science, thus enabling a student to enhance their existing skills in anticipation of meeting the increasing commercial demand in this area. The encouragement of students to function as autonomous learners should result in graduates who will have developed the foundations for future and continuing professional development.​ Employability & Careers Graduates will typically pursue careers as data analysts, IT consultants and managers in the business in addition to a range of posts involving the analysis of data. The programme also gives students a range of computing skills that could be applied to any role within the fields of business and computing. Entry Requirements & How to Apply Applicants should meet one of the following: Possess, or expect to obtain, an undergraduate degree or equivalent, in a relevant area with a minimum of a 2:2 classification; Have a minimum of five years relevant work experience; Hold a suitable professional qualification from an appropriate professional body. International Students: Students whose first language is NOT English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard.​ [-]

Events Project Management - MSc

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

The Industry Project Management module, which involves students undertaking a live consultancy project as a group. In addition, students will have the opportunity to gain an additional professionally accredited award (Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), accredited by the Project Management Institute) as part of this module. [+]

​This new programme replaces our popular MSc in Events Management.​ Distinguishing features of the programme include: - The Industry Project Management module, which involves students undertaking a live consultancy project as a group. In addition, students will have the opportunity to gain an additional professionally accredited award (Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), accredited by the Project Management Institute) as part of this module. - An optional Internship module, which will enhance students’ employability. - An option for the final project is an Individual Consultancy Project, which give students an opportunity to engage with an industry practitioner. - Students also have the opportunity to pursue a language module as an elective, potentially enhancing their employability. - Students can also engage with the opportunity to achieve additional professional certificates, e.g. Wine and Spirit Educational Trust, First Aid and Royal Society for Public Health Food Hygiene Awards, as these professional certificates provide added value and can enhance student CVs. [-]

Finance & Information Management - MSc

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

Finance and information management are closely related in practice. Financial decisions and predictions need to be based upon information, information that needs effective management. Often such information is contained in an information system. [+]

Finance and information management are closely related in practice. Financial decisions and predictions need to be based upon information, information that needs effective management. Often such information is contained in an information system. Finance has been the domain of – and inspiration for - many advances in information management, such as Function Point Analysis and Structured Systems Analysis and Design Method. ​Course Content​ The MSc Finance and Information Management has seven core modules: three more concerned with finance; three more concerned with information management; and one in preparation for the self managed elements. Whichever of the self managed elements the student chooses, it must be focused on the interconnection of finance and information management rather than purely finance or information management. Employability & Careers​ Aspiring Information Systems Project Managers, Business Analysts and, especially, Information Auditors need an appreciation of both finance and information management. [-]

Finance - MSc

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

The MSc Finance focuses primarily on the theoretical aspects of finance and students undertake the six taught core modules detailed below and a substantial self managed element.​ [+]

The MSc Finance has four core modules in common with the MSc Financial Mangement programme with an additional two core modules. The MSc Finance focuses primarily on the theoretical aspects of finance and students undertake the six taught core modules detailed below and a substantial self managed element.​ Employability & Careers​ The demand for highly skilled and knowledgeable finance professionals is likely to be maintained over the coming years – and in the view of some may well increase. In the light of this the Department of Accounting, Finance & Economics is pleased to offer a Masters programme geared towards developing the knowledge, skills and understanding of students seeking serious careers in the Finance Industry. The programme seeks to meet individual and industry needs by developing students with higher level cognitive skills and abilities who also possess an excellent practical understanding of "how to apply" rather than just "why it happens". Employability & Careers​ The demand for highly skilled and knowledgeable finance professionals is likely to be maintained over the coming years – and in the view of some may well increase. In the light of this the Department of Accounting, Finance & Economics is pleased to offer a Masters programme geared towards developing the knowledge, skills and understanding of students seeking serious careers in the Finance Industry. The programme seeks to meet individual and industry needs by developing students with higher level cognitive skills and abilities who also possess an excellent practical understanding of "how to apply" rather than just "why it happens". [-]

Financial Management - MSc

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

The MSc Financial Management has four core modules in common with the MSc Finance but supplements these with elective modules that focus of specific managerial/operational aspects. [+]

The MSc Financial Management has four core modules in common with the MSc Finance but supplements these with elective modules that focus of specific managerial/operational aspects. Students are advised that the self managed elements must be focused on Financial Management aspects rather than purely finance or management. Employability & Careers​ The demand for highly skilled and knowledgeable finance professionals is likely to be maintained over the coming years – and in the view of some may well increase. In the light of this the Department of Accounting, Finance & Economics is pleased to offer this Masters programme geared towards developing the knowledge, skills and understanding of students seeking serious careers in the Finance Industry. The programme seeks to meet individual and industry needs by developing students with higher level cognitive skills and abilities who also possess an excellent practical understanding of "how to apply" rather than just "why it happens". [-]

Food Safety Management - MSc/PgD

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

The programme utilises theoretical frameworks and practical case studies to enable students to identify potential hazards, assess risk and to develop and monitor risk management strategies. [+]

The safety and quality of food is a major concern to consumers, retailers, manufactures and regulators. High profile incidents have highlighted the need for the effective management systems and regulatory frameworks for food safety at the local, national and international levels. Increasingly, professionals within this field require specialised knowledge and skills to help them identify and effectively manage risks. In response to these challenges, this PgDip/MSc has been designed to meet the development needs of UK andinternational food safety specialists working in commerce and industry and enforcement agencies. ​Course Content​ The programme utilises theoretical frameworks and practical case studies to enable students to identify potential hazards, assess risk and to develop and monitor risk management strategies. The teaching team has many years experience in policy development, research and consultancy working in industry and the enforcement of legislation. The team operates at the international level and this is reflected in the teaching sessions. The taught component of the programme comprises the equivalent of six modules of 20 credit points each at level M (comprising four half modules and four full modules). Employability & Careers​ The programme is seen to be of particular relevance to those wishing to further their expertise in food safety management. The programme is also of relevance to students with a general enforcement background or food industry background who wish to specialise in food safety.​ [-]

Food Science & Technology - MSc/PgD

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

​The programme is designed to meet the needs of professionals and practitioners in a range of sectors. [+]

​The programme is designed to meet the needs of professionals and practitioners in a range of sectors. The programme combines theoretical studies and practical elements, which can be applied in the modern food and nutrition environment. Course Content​ There are two main streams for this MSc, one focuses on Food Safety & Technology, the other on Nutrition & Policy Studies. The structure of the assessment programme will allow students to focus on issues relevant to their interest. The Cardiff School of Health Sciences, which teaches this course, also houses The Food Industry Centre. This is both a research and practice based centre supporting the activities of the food industry throughout the UK, especially in Wales. Employability & Careers​ The programme provides the potential for graduates to progress within the food industry, undertake research in food science and technology or nutrition, or to work in other areas of nutrition such as health promotion and policy studies. Entry Requirements​ BSc in Food Science/Technology or relevant honours degree in science. Mature students who do not possess a first degree, but who can demonstrate relevant industrial/professional experience will also be considered. [-]

Forensic Psychology - MSc

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

​The MSc Forensic Psychology is the only BPS accredited programme in Wales, offering a unique opportunity for students to study Forensic Psychology in Wales. [+]

​The MSc Forensic Psychology is the only BPS accredited programme in Wales, offering a unique opportunity for students to study Forensic Psychology in Wales. Working collaboratively with NOMS Cymru (National Offender Management Services, Wales), helps keep the programme up to date with strategy development and policy decisions. Regular contributions from practitioners within the Principality enable students to understand more about services within Wales and their impact on our society locally. We also have many national contributors who share their extensive knowledge and experience. ​Course Content​ Forensic Psychology is the practice and application of psychological research relevant to crime, policing, the courts, the criminal and civil justice system, offenders, prison, secure settings, offender management, health and academic settings as well as private practice. It looks at the role of environmental, psychosocial, and socio-cultural factors that may contribute to crime or its prevention. The primary aim of Forensic Psychology as an academic discipline is to develop understanding of the processes underlying criminal behaviour and for this improved understanding to impact on the effective management and rehabilitation of different groups of offenders in all settings within the criminal justice system. The first aim of the programme is to provide students with a thorough and critical academic grounding in the evidence relating to environmental, cultural, cognitive and biological factors that may contribute to a wide variety of forms of offending. The programme will encourage students to consider the role and limitations of causal explanations for offending in the development of offender treatments, services and policy. The second aim of the programme is to introduce students to the basic professional competencies for working in the many settings where forensic psychology is practiced, including skills related to inter-disciplinary working, risk assessment, ethics, continuing professional development, report writing and differences in practice when working with offenders, victims, the courts and the police. The programme aims to produce Masters degree graduates with the ability to understand the limitations of the conceptual underpinnings of interventions and assessments used in forensic psychology and who are able therefore to engage in critical evaluation of the evidence base upon which their own practice will eventually be based. Because the programme will specifically avoid providing any formal supervised practice, its aim is to produce reflective scientist-practitioners who will be ready to engage with the final element (stage 2) of the training requirements for becoming a Chartered Psychologist in the practice of Forensic Psychology. Employability & Careers​ An MSc in Forensic Psychology is the first step (stage one) in gaining Chartered Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Registered Practitioner status with the Health Professionals Council (HPC). The MSc in Forensic Psychology will provide the knowledge base and applied research skills that will provide the foundation for stage two of the chartered process that requires two years of full-time supervised practice with an appropriate client group. [-]

Human Resource Management - MSc

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

The programme critically explores the theoretical and practical implications of delivering HRM at a strategic and operational level in organisations. In this way, the latest business concepts and theories are applied to 'real world' settings. [+]

The Masters in Human Resource Management (HRM) is a new programme* which is designed to provide a solid foundation for successful participants to develop careers in HRM. The work environment has become more complex with significant changes in the organisation of work, an increasingly diverse labour force, new patterns of working and contractual arrangements. This is set against the background of a highly competitive global market. The attraction, retention and development of high-calibre people are sources of competitive advantage for organisations, and this places the role of HRM at the centre of high business performance and success. The programme critically explores the theoretical and practical implications of delivering HRM at a strategic and operational level in organisations. In this way, the latest business concepts and theories are applied to 'real world' settings. The programme modules involve participants engaging with the key debates and themes that reflect contemporary issues faced by organisations. They further critically examine the implications for HRM strategies and policies, line managers, employees and the HRM professional. Note: This programme is "pending Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) approval'. This will enable students completing the MSc in HRM to achieve the knowledge required for progression towards a level of professional membership. Employability & Careers​ The knowledge and skills gained from undertaking this Masters programme provides a strong foundation for entry into, or enhancement of, a career in HRM. The MSc HRM is also a valuable qualification to equip students for other managerial and leadership roles in organisations which value strong people management. [-]

Information & Communication Technology Management - MSc/PgD/PgC

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

This programme explores how information and communication technologies may be managed, and how they may serve the purposes of management. Graduates of this programme will have knowledge of contemporary Information communications technology management issues and state of the art solutions and management strategies. [+]

This programme explores how information and communication technologies may be managed, and how they may serve the purposes of management. Graduates of this programme will have knowledge of contemporary Information communications technology management issues and state of the art solutions and management strategies. Employability & Careers​ This programme explores how information and communication technologies may be managed, and how they may serve the purposes of management. Graduates have gained employment as: ICT managers, project mangers and consultants; business and systems analysts; teachers and lecturers. Entry Requirements​ Applicants should have one of the following: - An Honours degree at least 2:2 or its equivalent in a relevant area e.g. Information Systems or Business Studies with a substantive technology element - Five years relevant work experience - Applicants from other backgrounds will be considered on an individual basis [-]

International Business Management - MSc

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

This Masters programme offers students a wide variety of business and management career opportunities, both in domestic and international markets. [+]

The Masters in International Business Management is a new programme replacing our highly successful Masters in Management. The demands of the international economy, and the increasing globalisation of business and management practice, has led us to re-launch our programme with a new and exciting international focus and curriculum. Drawing on established business disciplines we have produced a series of creative and challenging modules that reflect current themes and debates in international business and management. In addition we are able to offer an established programme in professional development, with mentoring, support, and a vibrant student community creating a stimulating and progressive learning environment. Employability & Careers​ This Masters programme offers students a wide variety of business and management career opportunities, both in domestic and international markets. Businesses are increasingly looking for international business knowledge and skills, the focus of this programme. Past students have found employment as management consultants, project managers, and entered on to a variety of graduate employment schemes within many top firms both in the UK and overseas. [-]

International Hospitality and Tourism Management - MSc

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

​This programme replaces our popular Masters programmes in MSc Hospitality Management and MSc in Tourism Management. [+]

​This programme replaces our popular Masters programmes in MSc Hospitality Management and MSc in Tourism Management. Distinguishing features of the programme include: - The Exploring Hospitality and Tourism Landscapes module where the students and staff will undertake the module overseas. This module will be hosted by one of our partner institutions e.g. in Greece or Bulgaria, and, in time, students and staff from that institution will join Cardiff Metropolitan students on the module. This is included in the programme fees but requires students to be available for a week to travel. - The Industry Project Management module, which involves students undertaking a live consultancy project as a group. - An optional Internship module which will enhance students’ employability. - An option for the final project is an Individual Consultancy Project, which give students an opportunity to engage with an industry practitioner. - Students also have the opportunity to pursue a language module as an elective, potentially enhancing their employability. - Students can also engage with the opportunity to achieve additional professional certificates, e.g. Wine and Spirit Educational Trust, First Aid and Royal Society for Public Health Food Hygiene Awards, as these professional certificates provide added value and can enhance student CVs. [-]

Marketing - MSc/PgD/PgC

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

The broad aim of the programme is to produce marketers and marketing managers who can run and successfully integrate at a managerial level in a broad range of organisational and marketing environments. [+]

The broad aim of the programme is to produce marketers and marketing managers who can run and successfully integrate at a managerial level in a broad range of organisational and marketing environments. The course will be suitable for graduates motivated by the desire to launch a career or develop an existing one in the marketing field. This means that you will not be content to merely be presented with sets of theories and principles of marketing, but also expect to be given ample opportunity to critically evaluate the usefulness of these theories and principles in practice, especially in relation to your own particular needs. The MSc Marketing will provide this opportunity in a number of ways, from case studies, projects through to the final thesis orientated assessment. We believe this programme gives its students the best chance to do well in a jobs market that will expect leaders and managers of the future to be equipped with the insights, education and skills needed to operate in what will be increasingly knowledge-intensive and complex environments. ​Course Content​ The programme comprises of three distinct stages, Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) Marketing, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDIP) Marketing, and MSc Marketing, with a range of compulsory taught modules (120 credits), and a non-taught element (60 credits). The MSc will be awarded on successful completion of 180 credits. Employability & Careers​ The Msc Marketing programme has been designed for people wanting a successful and rewarding career in marketing generally, but also in the following, specific areas: - Advertising/ Communications, - Consumer behaviour - Branding - Digital and E marketing - Market Research - Media integration - International Marketing Additionally the course is excellent preparation for continuing your study at MPhil or PhD at Cardiff Metropolitan University. [-]

Mobile Technologies - MSc/PgD/PgC

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

Mobile technologies are a complex blend of hardware, software, network architecture and human consideration. This programme helps to unravel this complexity. Graduates of this programme will have state of the art knowledge and skills in the fields of mobile interaction, software development and network architecture. [+]

Mobile technologies are a complex blend of hardware, software, network architecture and human consideration. This programme helps to unravel this complexity. Graduates of this programme will have state of the art knowledge and skills in the fields of mobile interaction, software development and network architecture. Employability & Careers​ This programme provides for a variety of careers concerned with mobile technologies, from network infrastructure and operation through to the creation of devices themselves and the systems and apps that run on them. Entry Requirements​ Applicants should have a Honours degree at least 2:2 or its equivalent in a relevant area e.g. Computing, Information Systems or an appropriate Engineering specialism. [-]

MSc Advanced Product Design

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

This one-year taught course is primarily aimed at design graduates who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge of cutting edge product design practice. [+]

This one-year taught course is primarily aimed at design graduates who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge of cutting edge product design practice. It aims to produce successful individuals who can: - Understand the whole of the professional design development process and how the initial phases flow to inform the latter stages. - Appreciate commercial realities and the designer’s role in business. - Design desirable products for bespoke, batch or mass manufacture. - Understand sustainability, inclusively, and other important ethical and social issues that must be considered by today’s designers. - Have traditional design skills such as sketching, dealing with form, communication and innovation. - Are able to use design tools such as 3D CAD, CAM and rapid prototyping in order to optimise the design and reduce time to market. [-]

Performance Analysis - MSc/PgD/PgC

Campus Full time Part time 24 - 60 months August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

This programme, the first postgraduate degree in Performance Analysis in the world, is designed to meet the growing demand for performance analysis. The programme prepares skilled and experienced analysts with sound scientific principles on which to base their work. [+]

​The university has a unique Centre of Performance Analysis and leads the world in this field. This programme, the first postgraduate degree in Performance Analysis in the world, is designed to meet the growing demand for performance analysis. The programme prepares skilled and experienced analysts with sound scientific principles on which to base their work. The programme offers students the opportunity to develop their understanding of the theory behind their analyses, to gain experience of elite performance and the coaching process and feedback to enable them to apply their knowledge and skills to a variety of contexts. This programme is unique in its combination of theoretical ideas, practical experience and exposure to the growing spectrum of commercial hardware and software. Opportunities for work experience are also offered and contribute towards the degree. Employability & Careers Due to the demands of National Governing Bodies, satellite and terrestrial TV companies, soccer clubs, rugby clubs, Welsh Institute of Sport, the English Institutes (regional centres) of Sport there has been an increase in the range of career opportunities in the field of performance analysis. This programme prepares students for a range of analysis careers in the sports industry, particularly work which takes place with elite performers. Assessment: The assessment is a rich mixture of practical evidence of absorbing the content, embracing presentations, edited video, experimental essays, reports, and critical reviews. Selection Procedure: Students are normally selected on the basis of their formal application, curriculum vitae, on occasion an interview may be required. [-]

Physical Activity and Health - MSc/PgD/PgC

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

The MSc Physical Activity and Health offers an excellent opportunity for individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including sport and exercise graduates, those working in the health and leisure industry and other health practitioners, to develop their understanding of the link between physical activity and health. [+]

The MSc Physical Activity and Health offers an excellent opportunity for individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including sport and exercise graduates, those working in the health and leisure industry and other health practitioners, to develop their understanding of the link between physical activity and health. With its multi disciplinary perspective it is one of the few programmes in the UK to focus particularly on the association between health and activity. Due to the popularity of the postgraduate sport programmes, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible. Programmes will be closed over the summer when full capacity is reached.​ Course Content Through the programme, students are able to develop a greater appreciation for the complex and dynamic issues of health and physical activity which may be applied to their chosen career path. This programme may also be used as a stepping stone for students to further their specific research interests generated from their undergraduate studies. Previous students have gone on to various careers including 5x60 officers, work in leisure providers or continue their studies to PhD. Employability & Careers This course is of particular relevance to experienced professionals such as occupational therapists, health promotion workers, physiotherapists, and others involved in the health and leisure industry and recent graduates, who wish to develop their skills in the provision of physical activity programmes in a health context. In addition, some graduates of the programme have progressed to studying for a research degree (MPhil/PhD) in a related subject, become lecturers in further and higher education while others are working abroad. Opportunities for professional development in the light of the new occupational standards implemented in many professions are encouraged.​ [-]

Sport & Exercise Medicine - MSc/PgD/PgC

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

The postgraduate programme provides students with a wide breadth of knowledge across sport and exercise medicine and the necessary skills to apply theory into practice. [+]

This unique postgraduate programme seeks to educate medical doctors, chartered physiotherapists and osteopaths in the field of sport and exercise medicine. During the programme you will be lectured by highly qualified experts in sport and exercise medicine and sport and exercise science on the latest academic and practical developments in the field. The postgraduate programme provides students with a wide breadth of knowledge across sport and exercise medicine and the necessary skills to apply theory into practice. Course Content The programme provides doctors, physiotherapists and osteopaths interested in sport and exercise medicine with: - The necessary scientific background knowledge to appreciate the issues arising in the field of sport and exercise medicine. - Up-to-date training in modern methods of diagnosing and treating sports injuries, including emergency care. - The necessary skills and knowledge to provide advice on the prevention of sports injuries. - An introduction to research appropriate to the field of sport and exercise medicine. - Opportunities to learn about the theory and application of sport and exercise science in a sporting context - The opportunity to build upon previous research experience. - An opportunity to undertake a piece of discipline related research activity as exemplified by the dissertation project. - The full time course will include attachments to sporting teams for the student to gain experience and insight into working within a multidisciplinary team in a high-level sporting environment. MSc Students successfully progressing through the taught course onto MSc will be expected to conduct an original piece of research (15,000 words or equivalent) on an aspect of applied sport and exercise medicine. They will be assigned a tutor to support them in their research.​ Employability & Careers This programme is for medical doctors, chartered physiotherapists and osteopaths who want to develop their expertise in sport and exercise medicine. It offers unique opportunities to work in multidisciplinary teams to gain improved understanding of all other disciplines within sport and exercise medicine. [-]

Sport & Exercise Science - MSc/PgD/PgC

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

The programme assists students in exploring internship opportunities within applied sport science and clinical practice, and further supports student engagement within professional bodies (e.g. British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences: BASES). [+]

The internationally recognised research expertise in the Cardiff School of Sport is uniquely combined with one of the leading centres for student sport in the UK to provide a popular MSc programme in Sport and Exercise Science. The programme is a modular pathway within the Cardiff School of Sport's Postgraduate Scheme in Sport . The flexible programme is centred on research-informed professional practice and adopts a student-centred approach to develop understanding of contemporary issues in sport and exercise through multi- and independent discipline (biomechanics, psychology & physiology) perspectives. The programme assists students in exploring internship opportunities within applied sport science and clinical practice, and further supports student engagement within professional bodies (e.g. British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences: BASES). Employability & Careers Many graduates of the programme are currently studying for a research degree (MPhil/PhD) in a related subject within Cardiff Metropolitan and at other UK institutions. Graduates have typically pursued careers as clinical and applied science consultants, lecturers (further and higher education) and, in the fitness and training industry. Recent graduates have explicitly secured employment as applied sport scientists in the National Institutes of Sport (e.g. English Institute of Sport, Sport Wales), within UK academic departments (e.g. at the University of Bedfordshire) and within clinical practices. [-]

Sport Coaching - MSc/PgD/PgC

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

​This programme engages coaches in the process of applying theory to their practice and aims to develop reflective practitioners with the ability to effectively manage coaching problems. [+]

​This programme engages coaches in the process of applying theory to their practice and aims to develop reflective practitioners with the ability to effectively manage coaching problems. It offers a unique opportunity for professional and career development, focusing on applied and experiential learning within a community of practice, which meets on a weekly basis to share and develop practice. Due to the popularity of the postgraduate sport programmes, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible. Programmes will be closed over the summer when full capacity is reached​ Employability & Careers Students from this course have developed careers in sport coaching, teaching, sport science support, further and higher education, and sports development. The programme also provides an excellent spring board for students wishing to progress to MPhil/PhD study. [-]

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

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

The MSc in Sport Psychology and Applied Sport Psychology provide students with the opportunity to extend their theoretical and applied knowledge and understanding of sport psychology within a supportive student centred environment. [+]

The MSc in Sport Psychology and Applied Sport Psychology provide students with the opportunity to extend their theoretical and applied knowledge and understanding of sport psychology within a supportive student centred environment. The programmes are designed to be flexible, meet students' needs and develop a range of transferable skills that will enhance their employability. The programmes are delivered by a team of dedicated sport psychology staff, many of whom are at the forefront of international research and professional practice developments in their respective fields. The application of theory to professional practice is a key strength of the programmes. Employability & Careers The MSc in Sport Psychology (BPS accredited) and MSc in Applied Sport Psychology are ideally suited to those aspiring to become practicing sport psychologists, as well as teachers, lecturers and coaches. Successful completion of the MSc Sport Psychology forms Stage 1 training towards BPS Chartered Status and will enable students to progress onto Stage 2 training. The MSc in Applied Sport Psychology provides a platform from which students can pursue Supervised Experience through the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). Both programmes provide an excellent spring board for students wishing to progress to MPhil/PhD study​ [-]

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

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

The MSc in Sport Psychology and Applied Sport Psychology provide students with the opportunity to extend their theoretical and applied knowledge and understanding of sport psychology within a supportive student centred environment. [+]

The MSc in Sport Psychology and Applied Sport Psychology provide students with the opportunity to extend their theoretical and applied knowledge and understanding of sport psychology within a supportive student centred environment. The programmes are designed to be flexible, meet students' needs and develop a range of transferable skills that will enhance their employability. The programmes are delivered by a team of dedicated sport psychology staff, many of whom are at the forefront of international research and professional practice developments in their respective fields. The application of theory to professional practice is a key strength of the programmes. ​Due to the popularity of this programme you should submit your application at the earliest opportunity, and at the very latest by 30th June. Due to demand we cannot guarantee consideration. Applications received after this date will only be considered if the programme has not reached full capacity. Employability & Careers The MSc in Sport Psychology (BPS accredited) and MSc in Applied Sport Psychology are ideally suited to those aspiring to become practicing sport psychologists, as well as teachers, lecturers and coaches. Successful completion of the MSc Sport Psychology forms Stage 1 training towards BPS Chartered Status and will enable students to progress onto Stage 2 training. The MSc in Applied Sport Psychology provides a platform from which students can pursue Supervised Experience through the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). Both programmes provide an excellent spring board for students wishing to progress to MPhil/PhD study [-]

Strength & Conditioning - MSc/PgD/PgC

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

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

This is the first programme of its kind to offer a dedicated internship module through which students can gain academic credits while undertaking work experience in a club structure, professional organisation or National Governing Body. The programme offers the following course specific compulsory modules: - Strength and Conditioning: Science and Application. - Strength and Conditioning: Theory to Practice. Course Content Visiting lecturers, drawn from the UK's most experienced strength and conditioning practitioners, complement the lectures given by the Cardiff School of Sport's specialist staff in strength and conditioning and associated discipline areas. The specialist modules are accompanied by a range of compulsory and option modules which are shared with other programmes in the School's Postgraduate Scheme in Sport Studies. Students are afforded the opportunity to develop the academic skills of critical appraisal and reflection alongside the practical skills and competencies that are required to work within this rapidly developing field. The programme's multi-disciplinary content is underpinned by the scientific knowledge that supports the practice of strength and conditioning. A key aim of the programme is to support students in line with the UKSCA competency framework and in preparation for UKSCA accreditation (ASCC: Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach). In order to qualify for the MSc, students are required to successfully complete a 15,000 word dissertation project. Employability & Careers Graduates of the programme can continue their studies and register for a research degree (MPhil/PhD) in a related subject. Other graduates will pursued careers as professional strength and conditioning coaches working for the Home Country Sports Institutes, professional sports teams and National Governing Bodies, technical coaches, work within the health and fitness industry, act as consultants and lecture (further and higher education). [-]

Technology Project Management - MSc/PgD/PgC

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

This programme enables a student to explore issues from conception of a technology via its implementation to eventual adoption. The course considers the state of the art in technology delivery and covers a range of contemporary technology project management [+]

​Technological innovations are typically managed through the medium of a project. This programme enables a student to explore issues from conception of a technology via its implementation to eventual adoption. The course considers the state of the art in technology delivery and covers a range of contemporary technology project management themes.​ Employability & Careers​ The blend of more generic project management competencies with specific technological awareness will provide a solid foundation for a future career as a manager of technological projects. Entry Requirements​ Applicants should have one of the following: - A Honours degree at least 2:2 or its equivalent in a relevant area e.g. Information Systems or Business Studies - Five years relevant work experience - Applicants from other backgrounds will be considered on an individual basis [-]

MA

Creative Writing - MA/PgD/PgC

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

​Our Creative Writing MA is a rewarding taught degree, exploring a variety of techniques and approaches, including short story writing, novel writing, new and urban writing. The modules are specifically designed to develop you as a writer of fiction. [+]

​Our Creative Writing MA is a rewarding taught degree, exploring a variety of techniques and approaches, including short story writing, novel writing, new and urban writing. The modules are specifically designed to develop you as a writer of fiction. A critical but supportive environment is achieved through a combination of workshops, research seminars and e-learning. You will be introduced to the practicalities of preparing and submitting your work for publication. ​Course Content​ Typical Modules: - Short Story Writing - Novel Writing - Writing the City - New and Experimental Writing - Critical Practice - Researching Humanities Employability and Careers This degree will encourage you to develop the valuable skills of autonomy, effective collaboration, self-direction, organisation, initiative and adaptability that are highly regarded in the workplace. It is also perfect for anyone who wishes to develop their own writing for possible publication. Entry Requirements​ Applicants should usually have a first or upper second-class honours degree, in a relevant subject. Students that meet the criteria will be invited for interviews. [-]

Education (with pathways) - MA/PgD/PgC

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

The programme team aims to play a key role in supporting the continuing professional development of teachers and education professionals [+]

Pathways: - Education - MA/PgD/PgC - Leadership and Management - MA - Managing Community Practice – MA - Educational Research and Practice - MA These awards have been developed after extensive consultation with employers, teachers, education professionals and students. The programme team aims to play a key role in supporting the continuing professional development of teachers and education professionals. Employability and Careers Graduates from the programme have gone on to promotion in school management and leadership, curriculum leadership, positions within the schools' advisory services, lecturing and research posts in higher education, and work with government education departments across the world. [-]

Education: TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) - MA

Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

This new course covers the fundamentals of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at Masters level. [+]

This new course covers the fundamentals of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at Masters level. Students will examine key issues in the field including teaching methods in English Language Teaching, teaching English to Young Leaners and English for Specific Purposes, including English for Academic Purposes. Employability & Careers​ ​Graduates from the MA Education TESOL course will be able to apply for teaching posts in a variety of contexts that teach English to speakers of other languages. These include private language schools, training departments in professional contexts and university based English language departments. Opportunities for further study for graduates from the programme are to progress on to PhD level study within the Cardiff School of Education or in other universities. Entry Requirements​ & How to Apply Entry requirements for the course are a good honours degree or equivalent and an IELTS score of 6.5 with no lower than a score of 6.0 in writing. [-]

English - MA/PgD/PgC

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

The degree focuses on historic and contemporary textual representations of place, theorising cultural representations and practices of location, space, history and textuality, and the effect of these on constructions of identity. [+]

MA English is a rewarding taught degree offering an exhilarating analysis of English using texts from the 'long nineteenth century' to the present day. The degree focuses on historic and contemporary textual representations of place, theorising cultural representations and practices of location, space, history and textuality, and the effect of these on constructions of identity. Where possible, the modules encourage you to explore interdisciplinary boundaries and texts. Employability and Careers MA English encourages you to develop the valuable skills of autonomy, effective collaboration, self-direction, organisation, initiative and adaptability that are highly regarded in the workplace. These transferable skills are crucial to career development and enhancement, and form the basis for further study. A Master's degree in English may lead to a variety of careers which include the particularly relevant areas of teaching, research, journalism, public relations, the Civil Service, publishing, the media, and employment in the public or voluntary sectors. Entry Requirements​ Applicants should usually have a first or upper second-class honours degree, in a relevant subject. Students that meet the criteria may be invited for interview. [-]

English and Creative Writing - MA/PgD/PgC

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

MA English & Creative Writing is a rewarding taught degree, combining the study of English with the theoretical and practical component of fiction writing. [+]

MA English & Creative Writing is a rewarding taught degree, combining the study of English with the theoretical and practical component of fiction writing. The English part of the degree analyses historic and contemporary textual representations of place, theorising cultural practices of location and space. The Creative Writing modules are specifically designed to develop you as a writer of fiction. A critical but supportive environment is achieved through a combination of workshops, research seminars and e-learning. You will be introduced to the practicalities of preparing and submitting your work for possible publication.​ Employability and Careers Cardiff has one of the largest media and creative-industry sectors outside London, including BBC Wales, ITV Wales, S4C, BBC Cymru Wales, the Western Mail and Wales on Sunday. MA English & Creative Writing is perfectly situated to draw on this experience. This degree will encourage you to develop the valuable skills of autonomy, effective collaboration, self-direction, organisation, initiative and adaptability that are highly regarded in the workplace. In October 2011, the School published The C Word, an anthology of student writing, edited by Dr Kate North and published by Cinnamon Press. Emre Karatoprak (MA Creative Writing) had his first novel published on Amazon, Türbülans (2013). Alex Sambrook (MA Creative Writing) had a short story shortlisted in the prestigious Bridport Short Story Competition (2012). Stacey Taylor, MA English & Creative Writing (full time), won the It Started With a Kiss competition run by Authonomy in November 2011 with a 416 word flash fiction. [-]

MA Art & Design with pathways

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MA in Art and Design programme as a whole is designed for students who wish to develop their academic and research knowledge from within the practical disciplines and wider academic fields of Art and Design. [+]

The MA in Art and Design programme as a whole is designed for students who wish to develop their academic and research knowledge from within the practical disciplines and wider academic fields of Art and Design. In the MA you will submit a written dissertation, and, if wished, a practical piece of work. You choose the balance between these theoretical and practical interests. Typically students might include teachers, aspiring artists, aspiring academics, or recent graduates in Art and/or Design who wish to further their professional practice. The MA encourages you to develop your practice in a critical yet supportive environment. Our aim is to enable you to sustain your practice and to succeed at the highest level. In order to help to work towards this, you will be allocated a personal tutor and subject-specialist member of academic staff. However you will also have access to and guidance from other specialists in each area. We offer our MA in a number of specialist pathways. Specialist Pathways - Art and Science The Art and Science pathway is part of our MA Art and Design programme. It is intended for art and design graduates who wish to develop their practice in a dialogue with scientific enquiry, and for science graduates who wish to explore how art and design theory and practice can inform the visual and aesthetic dimensions of science. It is also intended for graduates from any background who wish to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of the nature of interdisciplinarity. Most importantly, it is designed for graduates who want to wrestle with the practical and philosophical issues which arise when subjects collide, and arrive at an understanding of what it means to fall in between. - Death and Visual Culture This postgraduate programme will analyse representations of death and dying through an investigation of theoretical concepts and debates applied to all aspects of visual culture, including fine art, film, fashion, material culture, photography, television and gaming. Students will be encouraged to analyse case studies in relation to sociological, psychoanalytic and philosophical theoretical disciplines on death. - Ecologies The Ecologies pathway is part of our MA Art and Design programme. It is intended for art and design graduates who wish to develop the ecological dimension of their practice, and for humanities or science graduates who are interested in how ecology, aesthetic experience, and visual practice can challenge and expand one another. It is a research-preparation Masters programme which can be taken either as a theory–practice or a purely theoretical route. - Philosophy The Philosophy pathway is part of our MA Art and Design programme. It is intended for art and design graduates who wish to explore philosophical themes arising from their work, or to develop their practice in response to philosophical ideas and questions. It is also designed for humanities or science graduates who are interested in how thought is affected when it has to confront the demands of aesthetic experience and art and design practice. Most especially, it is intended for graduates who want to confront the tensions between visual theory and practice, and to work through the demands which thinking and aesthetic experience make on each other. The course is a research-preparation programme which can be taken either as a theory–practice or a purely theoretical route. Some familiarity with philosophy is desirable but not essential. [-]

MA Ceramics

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MA Ceramics programme is for individuals seeking to extend and develop their practice as well as deepen their knowledge and understandings of the subject, as future practitioners, researchers or academics. [+]

Ceramics is a medium in which the practitioner occupies very different positions and frequently has opposing priorities and values drawn from previous personal experiences, technical competence and tacit knowledge. The MA Ceramics programme is for individuals seeking to extend and develop their practice as well as deepen their knowledge and understandings of the subject, as future practitioners, researchers or academics. The MA programme allows each student to: - develop their authorship of advanced studio work - be analytically rigorous - develop a greater capacity for reflection Students are encouraged to challenge norms and question conventions through fusing materiality and concept. This approach is underpinned by a critical and historical approach discourse – a critical language for the both and fine and applied art and design. At the conclusion of the programme, a very high percentage of MA graduates establish or continue their professional practice, enabled by the links they have made with galleries or organisations associated with the visual arts. Some elect to continue with ceramics at CSAD by undertaking a PhD. [-]

MFA / MPhil Art & Design - Fine Art

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

Each programme focuses on particular aspects of contemporary art practice. [+]

Fine Art Masters at CSAD The Fine Art department at Cardiff School of Art & Design now offers three programmes in Fine Art at Masters level: MFA, MA and MPhil. Each programme focuses on particular aspects of contemporary art practice. Master of Fine Art (MFA) Available full-time and part-time. Entry requirements: a good BA (hons) or BSc (hons) in an appropriate subject. International applicants, whose first language is not English, will need to provide an evidence of an IELTS score that is in excess of 6.00 MPhil Through its research, CSAD aims to generate new knowledge and understanding of art and design, and to contribute to the creative industries, the cultural sector, manufacturing, the professions and the community. Furthermore, the School is a co-founding institution (with Newport School of Art, Media and Design), of Wales Institute of Research in Art and Design (WIRAD), allowing the research experience of its students and supervisors to be enhanced through cross-School collaboration and exchange. CSAD provides opportunities to undertake supervised research that lead to the awards of Master of Philosophy (MPhil; 1-2 years full-time, 2-5 years part-time) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD; 3-4 years full time, 4-7 years part time). The awards of MPhil and PhD are achieved through a sustained piece of original investigative research leading to a thesis that can be theoretical or practice-based. [-]

Sport, Body & Society - MA/PgD/PgC

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 60 months August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

The course content is informed by current and innovative research and has been praised for its scope and flexibility in assessment that allows students to pursue and develop individual interests. In most cases students' crafting of these ideas are applied to future career aspirations. [+]

The body politic has become ever more significant, and has become a focus as an area for investigation to enhance the socio-cultural study of sport. Whilst drawing upon major areas of study within the socio-cultural study of sport, this degree takes a focused approach to recent developments in the field, distinguishing this from other sociology of sport programmes. The course content is informed by current and innovative research and has been praised for its scope and flexibility in assessment that allows students to pursue and develop individual interests. In most cases students' crafting of these ideas are applied to future career aspirations. Due to the popularity of the postgraduate sport programmes, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible. Programmes will be closed over the summer when full capacity is reached.​ Course Content Modules are designed to focus on a range of issues, contexts and approaches to explorations of the body in sport. These include becoming/being disabled, human interface with technology, jock culture, sexuality in sport, female bodies in sport such as boxing, taking risks and cheating in sport. Core Modules: - Sport, Body and Society - Research Methods (Qualitative pathway) - Sporting Bodies and Social Identities - Sport and Socio-cultural Change - Ethics in Sport - Independent Study - Dissertation In order to qualify for the MA, students are required to successfully complete a 15,000 word dissertation project. Employability & Careers Awareness and knowledge of social issues by specialists in the field of sport is increasingly in demand where there is an interest in people. Sports sociologists are sought after in a range of sport related occupations that include; community sports development programmes, management of sport/leisure facilities in the private sector, sports administration roles and sports media. Further, this programme is ideal for those with aspirations of a research career or continued study at PhD level and fosters a range of transferable skills [-]

Sport Management & Leadership - MA/PgD/PgC

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

This is an exciting, contemporary programme targeted a professionals and practitioners working in the sport and leisure industry who are seeking new opportunities. The programme is equally attractive to recent graduates seeking to develop their knowledge and employment potential as well as international students who wish to study at Wales's premier university for sport. [+]

This is an exciting, contemporary programme targeted a professionals and practitioners working in the sport and leisure industry who are seeking new opportunities. The programme is equally attractive to recent graduates seeking to develop their knowledge and employment potential as well as international students who wish to study at Wales's premier university for sport. Due to the popularity of the postgraduate sport programmes, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible. Programmes will be closed over the summer when full capacity is reached. Course Content Drawing on management and leadership perspectives, the programme critically examines the sport and leisure industry, its environment ad current challenges. There is a clear focus on applied and experiential learning. This is achieved by drawing extensively on sports organisations operating across all sectors of the industry and on using external speakers who are experts in their field to bring real life issues and challenges into the classroom. A high quality experience is provided with teaching undertaken in small groups and an emphasis on interaction and group work. All students study five core modules which embrace key management and leadership topics as well as research skills and developing a personal leadership plan. There is one option module and students can decide whether to undertake this or an alternative independent piece of work. Completion of the MA requires students to undertake a sustained project either a traditional dissertation or a Final Project. The 'live' Final Project is a further unique feature available to those with appropriate experience. Employability & Careers The programme is directed towards employability both in terms of developing and enhancing the careers of those already working in the sport sector and preparing immediate graduates and those seeking a change in their career to be competitive in the employment market. There is an emphasis on developing personal management and leadership skills and we encourage students to work together to develop and hone these. [-]

Youth & Community Work - PgD / Managing Community Practice - MA

Campus Part time 2 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

This programme is designed to enhance to enhance the professional practice of experienced practitioners by facilitating a critical and reflective approach to management, staff development, innovation and researching practice. [+]

MA Managing Community Practice: This programme is designed to enhance to enhance the professional practice of experienced practitioners by facilitating a critical and reflective approach to management, staff development, innovation and researching practice. Many of the modules are taught interprofessionally including colleagues from community work, youth work, teaching, PRUs and health in both voluntary and statutory sectors. This provides for rich interprofessional learning and reflects the practice realities of interprofessional working. PgD in Youth and Community Work: This professionally endorsed award is particularly suitable for graduates who have increasingly found themselves working in the field of youth and community work and who wish to gain a professional qualification. The programme requires students to undertake two separate supervised placements in the field of youth and community work. Students attend university on one evening a week where they undertake taught modules and tutorials. Students on this programme tend to develop into a highly supportive, friendly and analytical professional group. Employability and Careers MA in Youth and Community Work The programme is aimed at practitioners and managers in the generic and expanding field of youth and community development work. It aims to enable people to develop their professional understanding and skills through a supportive and challenging learning environment. The programme will be of particular interest to experienced practitioners who manage aspects of youth or community development provision and who wish to develop their analytical and professional capabilities. It is one of the pathways on the Master's CPD framework. PgD: The PgD is a programme leading to professional qualification in youth and community work which is endorsed by the Wales ETS As such it enables graduates to qualify in this growing occupational area while enhancing their academic profile. Successful Post Graduate Diplomats may wish to continue with their studies to obtain the MA. [-]

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