Postgraduate Study & Research Oppor tunitiesWestern AvenueCardiffCF5 2YBTel: +44 (0)29 2041 6070 further your careerFax: +44 (0)29 2041 6286email: firstname.lastname@example.orgRhoddfa’r GorllewinCaerdyddCF5 2YBFfôn: +44 (0)29 2041 6070Ffacs: +44 (0)29 2041 6286ebost: email@example.com Cardiff Metropolitan University Cardiff Metropolitan University Postgraduate Study & Research Oppor tunities cardiffmet.ac.uk
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1Postgraduate Study & Research Oppor tunitiesWhet he r you arelooking fo r full orpar t-time study,Cardiff Metro politanUniversity is anex cellent choice forpostgraduate study. ’We pride ourselves onhaving a strong reputation in A GLOBAL UNIVERSITY >>applied research and active We educate students from over 140 Countriesengagement with business worldwide.and industry. We can offer awide range of first-class A THRIVING POSTGRADUATE COMMUNITY >>taught courses and unique Postgraduates make up 36% of our total studentresearch opportunities population – the highest proportion of all Welshacross our five academic universities.schools, all designed to helpyou further your career. INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED RESEARCH >> Results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise recognised our success in supporting the development of world class and internationally leading research. INVESTING IN YOUR FUTURE >> £50million planned investment on upgrading our estates and student facilities. ’ www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/postgraduate cardiffmet.ac.uk
Investing in YO UR futureThe university prides itself on providing modern, we ll equippedbuildings wit h all t he facilities t hat a student needs to succeed. ’ >> It was announced in 2011 that the Cardiff School of Art & Design will Over the last few years open a brand new, £10million, considerable investment has state-of-the-art facility in 2014 at the Llandaff Campus. been made across the whole of the university, with over £50million of planned We are a forward t hinking investment in estate institution and we are developments alone, that proud of our reputation for include: providing a student centred approach to learning. We >> want t his excellence and The award winning, £21million quality to be reflected in state-of-art Management Building our new buildings by was opened in Autumn 2010 at the creating an environment fit Llandaff Campus. for 21st century higher education. >> A new Learning Centre and Fur t her inform ation: refurbished Student Centre, also opened in 2010, both at the www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ Llandaff Campus. investing >> The £4.9million Food Industry Centre at the Llandaff Campus was opened in 2009. >> Opened in 2010 and based at the Llandaff Campus, the iZone is an innovative and integrated service hub for current and potential students. Im ages from top to bottom: // Cardiff School of Management >> // Learning Centre // Food Industry Centre A new Campus Centre opened at // iZone the Cycnoed Campus in 2009.
2/3CONTENTSINVESTING IN YOUR FUTURE 2CARDIFF 4TRAVEL TO CARDIFF 6CO URSE DIRECTORY 8RESEARCH CENTRES AND GROUPS 10RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES 16CARDIFF SCHOOL of ART & DESIGN 20CARDIFF SCHOOL of EDUCATION 34CARDIFF SCHOOL of HEALTH SC IENCES 48CARDIFF SCHOOL of MANAGEMENT 68CARDIFF SCHOOL of SP ORT 88A DM ISSIO NS AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 106CPPD/CWBL 108TUITION FEES AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT 109ST UDENT SUPPORT SERVICES 110INTERNATIO NAL ST UDENTS 112ST UDENT FACILITIES AND LEARNING CENTRES 1 14SP O RT FO R ALL 1 16AL UMNI 118INDEX 1 19 cardiffmet.ac.uk
CARDIFFCardiff is an exciting, modern European capital city, which punches well above itsweight for its size and was recently described as t he ‘epitome of cool’ in t he renownedLonely Planet travel guide and as a top travel destination by National GeographicMagazine.’ SOCIAL SCENE thriving scene. The Motorpoint Arena and Millennium Stadium Traditional student areas in Cardiff host all the big-name tours, whileABOUT THE CITY smaller independent venues like are Roath and Cathays - where there are plenty of pubs, cafes, bars Clwb Ifor Bach and the StudentsEuropes youngest capital packs all and shops. Whether you’re looking Union bars are home to morethe benefits of a major to watch sport on a big screen with intimate music nights. Thecosmopolitan destination into a a cheap meal and a drink, or prefer renowned Swn Festival takes placefriendly, affordable and easy to cocktails in a trendy cafe with live every October, promoting newnavigate space and is a great place music, this is an area which caters music coming in and out of Wales.to live and study as a student. for every taste. St David’s Hall in the city centreAn impressive civic centre with and the Glee Club in Cardiff Bay In the city centre, pubs and bars sitwonderful buildings, including the are both great venues for live alongside super-clubs which allNational Museum of Wales is comedy, and if film is your thing, host weekly student nights andsurrounded by acres of parkland, a Cardiff is home to 3 mulitplex drinks offers. Cardiff’s ‘Cafethriving city centre, a brand new cinemas as well as a fantastic Quarter’ on Mill Lane is popular forshopping and entertainment centre independent cinema with bar and it‘s stylish late-night bar andand Victorian boutique shopping cafe at the award-winning Chapter restaurant scene.arcades, world-class sporting Arts Centre.stadiums, and a lively Cafe Quarter If you enjoy eating out Cardiff haswhich stretches down to a stunning For theatre and musical fans, plenty to offer. Whether tapas,waterfront area with bars and The Wales Millennium Centre in fajitas, steak, sushi or a full Welshrestaurants at Cardiff Bay. Cardiff Bay is a world-famous, breakfast is your thing, you won’t struggle to find something good to iconic theatre and arts venue.As the Welsh capital, Cardiff boasts eat in Cardiff. From waterside finean excellent, year-round calendar Cardiff is also home to an dining in Cardiff Bay, toof events and culture; from theatre, excellent selection of sporting independent cafes and restaurantscomedy and concerts to music and events, from international cricket in Roath and Cathays, Cardiff is afood festivals and major sporting at the SWALEC stadium, to rugby great, affordable city to enjoyevents. and football at the Millennium eating out. Cardiff is also home to a major international food festival Stadium and Cardiff City Stadium, every summer in Cardiff Bay. as well as the annual Speedway For music lovers, Cardiff has a motorsport and Wales GB Rally.
4/5Beyond The City Cardiff students can enjoy surfing, hiking or horse riding and again are only sailing or sunbathing at world-class a short distance from the city itself.Cardiff has to be one of the UK’s best- beaches within an hour’s drive from the Indoor climbing centres, white waterplaced cities for outdoor activities. With city. rafting and ice skating are also allWales’ coastline being named as ‘the possible in the city.greatest region on earth to visit in 2012’ In-land, the Brecon Beacons areby travellers’ bible Lonely Planet, stunning areas for mountain biking, FIND OUT MORE: www.whycardiff.com www.cardiffmet.ac.uk www.buzzmag.co.uk cardiffmet.ac.uk
TRAVEL TO CARDIFF’ 4 By bus Llandaff Campus The central bus station is adjacent Post Code fo r GPS: to the central railway station. Local CF5 2YB1 By car services connect to all campuses. This is located on Western AvenueThe M4 motorway lies just a mile or (A48).so to the north of the city centre 5 By airgiving easy access to London and Cardiff International Airport is Plas Gw ynthe South East or, via the M5, to the approximately twelve miles from (Halls of Residence)Midlands, the South West and the the city centre. There are regular Post Code fo r GPS:North. services to many British cities and CF5 2XJ to other European capitals. From the A48 follow the signs for2 By train Llandaff. Take Cardiff Road toRail travel is just as easy. A good rail Llantrisant Road.network links Cardiff to all parts ofWales and there are fast, daily HOW TO FIND US The campus is on the left, oppositeservices to other major cities and Directions by Car: the main BBC building.London is only two hours away byInter-City. Cyncoed CampusThe main station for Inter-City Post Code for GPS:services is Cardiff Central in the city CF5 6XDcentre. It’s a short distance from From the A48(M) Eastern Avenue,our Howard Gardens campus, and travel via Llanedeyrn Road toapproximately 2.5 miles from the Cyncoed Road.campuses at Llandaff and Cyncoed.Taxis and buses to all the campuses Howard Gardens Campusand halls of residence are available Post Code for GPS:from the station. Local train CF24 0SPservices operate from both the From the A48 Eastern Avenue,Cardiff Central and Queen Street follow signs for Newport Roadstations. (A4161) and the city centre.3 By coach Nearing the city centre follow theNational coach services operate direction sign for the Howardfrom the city centre bus station, Gardens Gallery, the turning is onadjacent to the central railway the left.station.
6/7Postgraduate Study & Research Oppor tunities TRAVEL DISTANCES: Birmingham 110 miles Bristol 47 miles Gloucester 57 miles Hull 251 miles Leeds 236 miles Liverpool 202 miles London 153 miles Manchester 190 miles Newcastle upon Tyne 319 miles Newport 15 miles Oxford 108 miles Plymouth 160 miles Southampton 122 miles Swansea 41 miles’ Information supplied by RAC Motoring Services. More detailed directions can be accessed on our website at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ findus cardiffmet.ac.uk
RESEARCHCENTRES & GROUPS The National Centre fo r products, automotive, medical and Product Design & defence. Development Research (PDR) Designated a national Centre of CARDIFF SC HOOL Excellence for Technology & of ART & DESIGN Industrial Collaboration, PDR works in close partnership with Wales Institute for manufacturing industries, Research in Ar t and Design particularly small and medium sized (WIRAD) enterprises (SMEs) and Much of the schools research is government bodies, offering conducted through the Wales applied research and consultancy Institute for Research in Art and in the fields of product design, Design (WIRAD). WIRAD’s development and manufacture. founding partners, Cardiff PDR’s mission is to aid the Metropolitan University and the development and adaptation of University of Wales, Newport new processes, tools and scored 4 and 5 respectively in the techniques for use in new product 2001 RAE. In the 2008 RAE the Art development. & Design panel rated 95% of the WIRAD research submission as The centres research team is made international standard, with 70% up of senior and junior researchers, rated as either internationally research assistants and research excellent or world leading. World students. The focus of this team is leading research was specifically on research which reflects the noted by the panel in the film strategic importance of the creative photography & screen media, fine application of design and the art and ceramics research groups. design process in the development of new products, systems and methodologies. As a result PDR has gained an enviable reputation for the development and transfer of design knowledge and expertise into industry. This is evidenced by the number of products produced (over 350) for a wide range of clients to include consumer
10/11’Research at t he university is organised t hrough a number of research centres, offe ringapplied research and consultancy to business and industry, and to local and nationalgovernment across t he UK and t hroughout t he wo rld.CARDIFF SC HOOL the latest analytical equipment. In Further information:of EDUCATION addition to research funded by www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ medical charities, government and researchPedagogy and Andragogy industry, the centre provides aResearch Group (PARG) range of consultancy services to theThe PARG group focus their private sector.research on the following areas:// Culture and Pedagogy Centre for Healt h Safety// Higher Education and t he Environment// Physical Education The centre delivers applied// ICT in Education research and consultancy in// Language in Education occupational and personal health// Music Education and safety, environmental risk// Early Years and Outdoor management, pollution and health Learning and waste management. It works// Adult and Continuing closely with industry and has a Education. collaborative programme with the School of Professional andAr ts and Hum anities Continuing Education at theResearch Group (AHRG) University of Hong Kong.The AHRG group focus theirresearch on the following areas: Centre for Nutrition,History and Politics; Identities; Dietetics and FoodSpace, place and location; Internationally recognised forCreativity. applied food safety research, the unit has a world leading reputation for research on the psychology of food handlers’ behaviour. The unitCARDIFF SC HOOL of delivers applied research andHEALTH SCIENCES consultancy in food science, nutrition & health for numerousCe ntre for Biomedical clients including the FoodResearch Standards Agency, WelshThe centre has an international Government and industry.reputation for research on thebiology of disease with a focus onmolecular and cell biology.Researchers have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and cardiffmet.ac.uk
RESEARCHCENTRES & GROUPS Zero 2 Five speech & language therapy, dental Food Industry Centre technology, housing and Nationally recognised as a partner community studies. in Food Network Wales, the Food Industry Centre provides technical Psychological Research expertise to the Welsh Food The Department of Psychology Industry and undertakes are currently engaged in a range consultancy services and training of applied research projects. The programmes for a wide range of university has invested heavily in clients, both in the UK and the development of Psychology overseas. postgraduate research infrastructure, with the Wales Centre for Podiatric development of our new Studies postgraduate research resource Celebrating 50 years of training centre. Psychology at Cardiff health care professionals, the fosters a synergistic approach to Centre delivers a range of research and postgraduate learning academic programmes and by offering a range of postgraduate enterprise activities, ensuring the taught programmes along with the best integration of theory and opportunity to engage in evidence-based practice. individualised MPhil/PhD research The Centre uses its own facilities programmes. including three large clinics, laboratories, x-ray unit and a private practice facility. CARDIFF SC HOOL of MA NAGEMENT Centre for Applied Social Science Cardiff Institute for Co- This unit acts both independently, operative Studies (CICS) and in collaboration with other CICS was formerly known as The higher education institutions, Wales Institute for Research into health and social care providers Co-operatives (WIRC), was and the voluntary sector. It established in 2002 as in provides a committed and unique interdisciplinary research centre. team of researchers to meet WIRC was the first Wales-based applied research needs in health research centre working to focus and social care including primarily on exploring and psychology, nutrition & dietetics, developing knowledge about co-
12/13Postgraduate Study & Research Oppor tunitiesoperatives, credit unions, mutuals between Cardiff Metropolitan Further information:and member-based organisations University and Bangor University www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/in the region. and in 2009 CLEC was awarded a research £3.8m contract from the WalesCentre for Visioning European Funding Office to run aSustainable Societies major leadership developmentThe Centre acts as a catalyst for the course for business owners anddevelopment of cross school managers – The 20Twentyresearch activity, generating journal Leadership programme.articles, conference papers andapplications for research funding The Welsh Centre forand Knowledge Transfer Tourism Research (WCTR)Partnerships relating to the areas of Established in 2001, it is one of thesustainable development, global most recognised centres ofcitizenship and ethics. research excellence at the university and the only UK researchThe Centre assists in the Schools centre of its kind to be rated asresponse to the Welsh Government producing world-leading andand the Higher Education Funding internationally excellent research.Council for Wales agenda for In the 2008 Research Assessmentintegrating issues of sustainable Exercise the WCTR was the onlydevelopment and global citizenship tourism research centre in the UKinto the undergraduate and to have its own research profile.postgraduate curricula. The Centre is home to aCreative Leadership and burgeoning suite of internationalEnte rprise Centre (CLEC) projects and networks which focusCLEC was established at the Cardiff on the linkages between tourismSchool of Management in May and sustainable economic2007. It delivers top class development, inequality, injusticeleadership training to the future and poverty alleviation.leaders of both private and publicsector organisations. It also carriesout research projects on localenterprise and SMEs. CLEC iscurrently running a pan-Wales PostGraduate Certificate in Leadershipfor Collaboration, a joint project cardiffmet.ac.uk
RESEARCHCENTRES & GROUPS CARDIFF SCHOOL Spor t Psychology Research of SPO RT Group Sport Psychology research National Indoor At hletics examines a range of psychological Centre (NIAC) factors within sport and physical Wales’ £7 million indoor athletics education. Main areas include: centre, housed at the Cyncoed Competition and organisational campus is a state-of-the-art stress; positive organisational athletics centre, that offers multi- psychology, mental toughness; the sport provision and includes a psychology of sports injuries and sports injuries clinic and bio- social support; reflective practice mechanics laboratory. NIAC puts and consultant effectiveness; goal the university at the forefront of setting practices; motivational performance facilities in the UK. It theory and climate; and self- is the only designated ‘High confidence. Performance Centre’ in Wales and has hosted many national and Physiology and Healt h international events. Research Group The physiology and health team Centre for Perform ance are engaged with a broad range of Analysis research, ranging from the The performance analysis research physiology underpinning elite group are working in the following performance to the role of exercise areas; feedback technology, in the management and treatment developing theoretical models of of disease. Recent projects have sports performance, application of examined; the impact of the playing performance analysis in the surface on the development of coaching process, selection and fatigue, the use of functional judging contexts, work-rate electrical stimulated rowing to analysis, analysis of injury risk, improve cardiovascular function in tactics in sport and technical people with spinal cord injury, the effectiveness role of exercise in cardiac rehabilitation and the development of talent in children.
14/15Postgraduate Study & Research Oppor tunitiesSpor t Biomechanics Sociology and Philosophy Further information:Research Group of Spor t Research Group www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/The internationally recognised The group’s research interests are researchSports Biomechanics research wide-ranging and include aspectsgroup is based in the National of social interaction, ethnography,Indoor Athletics Centre, and philosophy and ethics. Theequipped with modern research staff’s work is concernedmeasurement systems, including with gender, ‘race’ and ethnicity,novel athlete worn wireless embodiment and identity. Thesesensors. We investigate two major are reflected in research on sportsresearch themes; the coaching- coaching, socio-political theory,biomechanics interface and sports moral development and sport andmedicine. Our global aim is to leisure cultures. There is a strongenhance performance and reduce interest in research methodology,injury. ethnography, action research, and research ethics.Spor t Coaching ResearchGroupThe sports coaching academic areaat the university is diverse and wideranging. Although principallydriven by a perception of coachingas a complex social endeavourcontributions to a holistic view ofthe activity come from manyquarters. These includeconsidering coaching from theperspectives of reflective practice,chaos theory, change management,and as a ‘community of practice’Investigations are also under way inrelation to the delivery of sportscoaching units (e.g., PBL, actionresearch and ethno-drama), inaddition to exploring variousformats through which the socialphenomenon of coaching can berepresented. cardiffmet.ac.uk
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES’ You can study for a research degree completion of a preliminary full or part-time which may take programme (usually one year full- place entirely on campus, or at your time or two years part-time toAll five of our academics place of work, or a combination of transfer to PhD, or completion ofschools provide both. the MRes programme to transfer toopportunities to undertake a Professional Doctorate).supervised research leading Additional opportunities areto the awards of Master of available to study for the awards of The Program mesPhilosophy (MPhil) or Doctor Master of Research (MRes) or The awards of MPhil and PhD areof Philosophy (PhD). Professional Doctorate; the achieved through a sustained piece designation varies with the of original investigative research professional area - Doctor of and the presentation of a thesis. Education, (Ed.D) Doctor of The university provides all its Tourism (DTourism), Doctor of research students with expert Biomedical Science (DBMS), supervision and facilities relevant to Information Systems (Dlnfosys) and their chosen area of research. Each Doctor of Business Administration research degree candidate has a (DBA). supervisory team of two or three members of academic staff, one of whom acts as the candidate’s PERIOD OF ST UDY Director of Studies. MPhil or MRes All candidates for MPhil or PhD are The period of study for MPhil is required to undertake a usually between one and two years compulsory programme in research full-time, or between two and five methods, which better equips them years part-time. The period of to undertake research. The study for MRes is usually between programme is free to all students three and four year years full-time, accepted for admission and is and between four and seven years usually undertaken within three part-time. months of enrolment. Entry Conditions Professional Doctorates Applicants without a Masters The Professional Doctorate degree may register for a Masters programme includes: by research with the possibility of transfering to the Doctoral // Taught modules of an advanced programme, subject to satisfactory nature concerned with
16/17Postgraduate Study & Research Oppor tunitiesprofessionally-relevant knowledge APPLICATIO N FO R The university will notify you of the// Opportunities to apply ADM ISSIO N outcome as soon as possible. If youknowledge further in the work are made a conditional offer ofplace You are required to submit an initial admission you will need to fulfil any// A requirement for the creation application form, which will enable requirements that are stipulatedof new professional knowledge. the university to identify an and provide relevant documentary appropriate academic school within evidence before you are permittedThe Professional Doctorate is which the research project will be to enrol. For more information:differentiated from a PhD because located. www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapplyit is a professional qualification thatincludes taught, experiential and You may apply at any time of yearresearch elements at doctoral level. although you are advised to do so ENROLMENTThe Professional Doctorate as early as possible prior to yourincorporates a variety of forms of intended commencement, Enrolment takes place three times acohort-based and individualised particularly if you are seeking year, at the start of each academiclearning appropriate to the very external sponsorship from a term (September, January andhighest levels of achievement: research council or charitable trust. April). At enrolment you will bedidactic teaching, questioning and required to bring your originaldebate, enquiry based learning, Applications are considered by the degree certificates, pay your feesguided study, negotiated study, relevant School or Unit in which or provide documentary evidenceand research. you would undertake your research of your financial sponsor. project. It usually takes severalIt is Professional because it weeks to process an application.integrates taught, experiential and The application process involves SPONSORSHIP &research elements to address assessing the viability of your RESEARCH ST UDENTSHIPScurrent professional issues. The intended research project,first part of the Professional identifying an appropriate The following organisationsDoctorate programme, which is academic supervisor and following provide financial awards andtaken by all candidates, consists of up references. sponsorship for research.the Master of Research As part of the application process Individual awards are determinedprogramme; candidates you will be contacted by one of our on a competitive basis through anterminating their studies at the end members of academic staff who will annual competition. Studentsof this phase are awarded the discuss with you your proposed should have or expect to attain adegree of MRes. project. This will usually take the first or upper second class honours form of an interview for applicants degree and must be eligible to pay resident in the UK. tuition fees at the UK rate. cardiffmet.ac.uk
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIESApplications for research council Economic & Social Research COMMONWEALT Hstudentships are submitted via the Council (ESRC) SC HOLARSHIP ANDinstitution in which you intend to www.esrc.ac.uk FELLOWSHIP PLANundertake your study and for whichyou should already have obtained Medical Research Council (MRC) Scholarships are available toconfirmation of a conditional offer. www.mrc.ac.uk students of intellectual promise who are likely to make a significantIf you are interested in applying for National Environment Research contribution to their residenta research studentship you should Council (NERC) country on their return from study.indicate this in your application for www.nerc.ac.ukadmission. There is considerable Awards usually cover travel costs,competition for such awards and Engineering & Physical Sciences tuition fees and living expenses.whilst the university is keen to Research Council (EPSRC) Candidates should normally beencourage such applications you www.epsrc.ac.uk Commonwealth citizens or Britishmay not necessarily be successful. ported persons normally resident in Particle Physics & Astronomy a Commonwealth country, otherFor further information see the Research Council (PPARC) than the United Kingdom and beProspects Postgraduate Funding www.pparc.ac.uk holders of at least a second classGuide, available from careers honours degree or equivalentoffices visit www.prospects.ac.uk General Social Care Council qualification.or the website of relevant funding (England) Applicants should contact thebodies. www.gscc.org.uk Commonwealth Scholarship Agency in their resident country. Care Council for WalesRESEARCH COUNCILS www.ccwales.org.uk Enquiries in the UK should be addressed to:Arts & Humanities Research Board Northern Ireland Social Care(AHRB) Council Commonwealth ScholarshipThe Postgraduate Awards Division www.niscc.info Commission,www.ahrb.ac.uk Association of Commonwealth Scottish Social Services Council Universities,Biotechnology & Biological Information Service 36 Gordon Square,Sciences Research Council www.sssc.uk.com London,(BBSRC) WC1H OPEwww.bbsrc.ac.uk Department for Education & Skills www.dfee.gov.uk tel: +44 020 7387 8572 www.acu.ac.uk
18/19Postgraduate Study & Research Oppor tunitiesBRITISH COUNCIL In addition to formal researchFELLOWSHIP training, the university offers research students opportunities toIf you are applying to register for a develop their personal effectivenessPhD you may be eligible for a through a range of on-line andscholarship. Further details and workshop-based programmes.information on how to apply is Because these skills are so importantavailable from your local British in the workplace, students maintainCouncil Office. Enquiries in the UK a Professional Developmentshould be addressed to: Portfolio of their skills and training, and review their personalThe Director, development plans regularly withDevelopment and Training their supervisory team.Services,The British Council, Students who are involved inBridgwater House, undergraduate teaching may58 Whitworth Street, choose to undertake training inManchester, Higher Education pedagogy. TheM1 6BB university Skills Week, which currently runs for the week beforewww.britishcouncil.org Easter, offers research students the opportunity to network, as well as to learn how to make effective presentations, write applications forGRADUATE SKILLS funding, or develop a variety of management skills.Skills AgendaResearch training is about morethan producing a thesis, althoughthat, of course, is key to thesuccessful completion of theprocess. The university expectsthat its research students willdevelop a broad range of skillsduring their training, appropriatefor a wide range of careers in thepublic, professional or privatesectors. cardiffmet.ac.uk
CARDIFF SCHOOLof ART & DESIGN ’ CSAD has a long history of postgraduate study and in the generation of art and design research. It has an active and supportive postgraduate environment and its tutors and supervisors have significant expertise in the various ways in which art, design and engineering theory and practice can contribute to knowledge. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise the Art & Design panel rated 95% of the research submission as international standard, with 70% rated as either Internationally Excellent or World Leading. Postgraduate study opportunities exist both at Masters and PhD level. Masters courses offered include: // Master of Fine Art // MA Art & Design // Master of Design // MA Ceramics // MSc Advanced Product Design The school also offers specialist routes for the MA Art & Design course in Communication, Fine Art, Art & Science, Ecologies, and Philosophy.
20/21Postgraduate Study & Research Oppor tunitiesResearch degree supervision is Full-time research students are For further details of theavailable for a wide range of topics allocated a dedicated and suitably research undertaken by Cardiffand the School has an excellent equipped workspace, with access School of Art and Design andrecord of successful completions. to specialist facilities in one of the the range of research degrees and financial support that mayThis reflects the close supervision School’s research centres. Many be available, visit:and the support its research students have successfully secured www.cardiff-school-of-art-students receive. This is particularly grants or awards covering tuition and-design.orgthe case with international fees and maintenance for theirstudents, who receive very research degree studies, most or contact Debbie Savage,significant additional support from notably from Arts & Humanities Research Co-ordinator at:the university’s International Research Council (AHRC), where csadresearchdegreesOffice. In addition to the the School has worked very closely @cardiffmet.ac.ukuniversity’s training programme in with candidates, on theirgeneric research methods, the application. For further details on the taughtSchool provides specialist training postgraduate programmes contact Gareth Loudon,in methods specific to the Head of Masters Studies:discipline e.g. art and design firstname.lastname@example.org, reinforced duringstudents’ regular supervisorytutorials.The School welcomes research Find us on Facebook: /cardiffschoolofartanddesigndegree applications in the followingfields:// Advanced Prototype Research Follow us on Twitter:// Art @csadnews// Art History// Ceramics B LO G :// Creative Digital Technology www.cardiff-school-of-art-// Creative Teaching and-design.org/blog// Ecological Building Practices// Embodied Interaction// Fine Art// Science// Sensory Design// Theory and Philosophy cardiffmet.ac.uk
UNDER THE SP OTLIGHT 2009 >> 2011 >>’ Graduates with a BSc in Product Design Works at the Samsung Institute of Art and Design in South Korea 201O >> Works at PER Design in Beijing2006 >> Graduates with an MSc in ProductLeft school with A Levels in Art and Design at Cardiff Metropolitan 2012 >> Secures a post as Foreign Scholar atDesign, Design and Technology and University Dong-A University, South KoreaHistory
22/23Eifion has Designs onInternational Career When design student Eifion and I found it really interesting. Davies began his South Asia is a really exciting place undergraduate degree at for a designer, and South Korea in particular is developing as the Cardiff Metropolitan future hub of the design industry. University in 2006, he had It was great to have the opportunity never travelled abroad. to take part in a SADI workshop.” Fast-forward a few years and Eifion has worked and Following his MSc qualification, studied as far afield as Eifion was invited back to a further Beijing and South Korea. exchange project at SADI where he spent three months as a Professor’s Eifion studied the MSc in Assistant. He then applied and was Product Design at the Cardiff accepted for a role PER Design – an School of Art and Design, award-winning product design after completing his group, based in Beijing. undergraduate degree. Speaking about the experience, Eifion said: “It was a fantastic He said: “I was very keen to experience to work at one of the continue with my studies at Cardiff world’s most well-respected Metropolitan University, and I really product design companies. My benefited from the small class sizes time at Cardiff Metropolitan and one-to-one support offered by University has sparked my passion the course tutors.” for research and also helped me to make some great contacts across During his MSc, Eifion was given the world. I have now secured a the opportunity to study at the role as Foreign Scholar at the Samsung Art & Design Institute Industrial Design department at (SADI) in South Korea, as part of Dong-A University in South Korea, Cardiff Metropolitan University’s where I will be teaching, as well as ongoing collaboration and continuing to develop my interests partnership with the institution. in product design and research.” Eifion said: “The exchange programme was my first experience of travelling abroad, cardiffmet.ac.uk
UNDER THE SP OT LIGHT >> Society for Arts, Sciences, and PhD and BA in Fine Art’ Technology >> Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts 2011 >> Enterprise and Research 2000-2008 >> Award, 2011 Associate Editor and web manager of Leonardo Reviews, the International
24/25ProfessorRobert Pepperell Professor of Fine Ar t Head of Fine Ar t at CSAD Professor Robert Pepperell topics on which he lectures is Professor of Fine Art and internationally. His paintings and Head of the Fine Art drawings are the result of intensive experimentation in materials and Department at Cardiff School methods designed to evoke a very of Art and Design. specific, yet elusive, state of mind. Engaging in an ongoing dialogue He is well-known for his innovative with art of the past, particularly the electronic works, which were widely exhibited throughout the Baroque and early Cubism, his late 1980s and early 1990s at Ars works on canvas, panel and paper Electronica, the Barbican Gallery, weave a complex web of Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, impossible and contradictory the ICA and the Millennium Dome. passages suggesting heroic dramas with transcendental overtones. He has also published several influential books, including The Professor Pepperell’s current Posthuman Condition (1995 and enterprise projects and industrial 2003) and The Postdigital links include the Venice Project, Membrane (with Michael Punt, establishing links with the island of 2000), as well as many articles, La Certosa and creating an reviews and papers. accommodation and studio base for CSAD staff and students, as well as Central to Professor Pepperell’s ‘Vision-Space’, working with work is an investigation of the Perceptual Technologies Ltd, to nature of perceptual develop and market a new form of consciousness, carried out through illusionary space. both philosophical inquiry and the practice of painting and drawing - cardiffmet.ac.uk
ART & DESIGN(with pathways)MA ’ // Communication: The Communication pathway is for practicing artists and designers The MA encourages you to who want to explore intellectual develop your practice in a and creative territories that are critical yet supportive current and challenging. There will environment. Our aim is to be the opportunity to undertake enable you to sustain your practical and theoretically-led practice and to succeed at projects addressing the creative the highest level. In order to dimensions, social contexts and help to work towards this, cultural significance of mediated you will be allocated a human interaction. It seeks to encourage innovatory practice and personal tutor and subject- the scholarly investigation of what specialist member of is a complex field of means, academic staff. intentions and humanistic potentials. Our specialist MA areas currently include pathways in the following // Ecologies: subjects: ‘Ecology’ is taken in its widest, philosophical sense to mean the // Art and Science: study of relatedness. The pathway This pathway explores the focuses on the capacity of art and philosophical, historical and design to address the kinds of practical dimensions of art–science contact we have with others, where collaboration. It offers thorough the ‘other’ might be a person, an engagement with key concepts and animal or an environment, and questions at the intersection of art where there is mindfulness of the and science, and critical evaluation difficulties inherent in being of recent examples of art–science together. You will develop your practice. You will develop your practical and theoretical interests in practical and theoretical interests in relation to a body of work whose relation to a body of work that will raison d’être is rooted in interaction be relevant to wider contexts of and meaningfulness for others. interdisciplinarity and the bringing together of different subject communities.
26/27// Fine Art: and wider academic fields of Art CAMPUS:The Fine Art pathway helps and Design. Typically this might Howard Gardens / Llandaffstudents develop their practical include teachers, aspiring artists, SCHOOL:and theoretical interests in relation aspiring academics, or recent Cardiff School of Art & Designto a body of artwork that is graduates in Art and Design whoimportant in a contemporary fine wish to further their professional CO URSE LENGT H:art context. practice. One year full-time or two years part-time.All staff involved with the Fine Art ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:pathway are actively involved in Career Potential >> Applicants should have a goodmaking and/or writing about art. The programme is mainly intended BA (Hons) degree (orThey bring this knowledge and for art and design graduates who equivalent) in a relevant field.research experience to the want to explore intellectual and We also recognise the value ofprogramme, entering into an creative territories that are current prior learning and experienceongoing dialogue with you in order and challenging. MA graduates are within related fields.to develop and strengthen your art well placed to pursue their career FEES:practice. as either practising artists, www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees designers or communicators in a// Philosophy: variety of professional or creative CO URSE CO NTACT:Art and design challenge the industries contexts, or to develop Gareth Loudon:meanings and values we attach to their careers in education and email@example.com and situations, and have the academia. FULL CO URSE PROFILE:potential to transform human being www.cardiff-school-of-art-and-and action. Philosophy offers some design.orgof the most stimulating andinfluential ideas about art, designand experience in modern thought.Putting philosophy and art anddesign together will generatediscussion, proposals, challenges,artefacts and situations which willalter and expand what it means tothink, make and experience.The programme is designed forstudents who wish to develop theiracademic and research knowledgefrom within the practical disciplines cardiffmet.ac.uk
ADVA NCED PRODUCT DESIGNMSc’ The course has an excellent track CAMPUS: record of project success in a very Llandaff wide range of product areasThis unique course is including consumer electronics, SCHOOL:designed to equip students Cardiff School of Art & Design education, child development,with knowledge and skills in domestic, industrial, disability, and CO URSE LENGT H:the advanced techniques, medical as well as many others. One year full-time.technologies and tools being ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:used by today’s designers at Career Potential >> A good honours degree,the cutting edge product The course is principally aimed at normally at least 2:1 (in andesign practice. enabling students to develop their appropriate discipline) or careers in the world of professional appropriate professionalInitially the various taught modules product design and development. experience within the subject.help achieve the above and often A key advantage in achieving this aim is the industrial placement FEES:involve live projects as well as module. All students are given www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/feesbeing able to draw on the staff’sreal-world case studies. In the latter assistance in gaining a suitable CO URSE CO NTACT:half of the course students are free placement either in industry or Paul Wilgeroth:to choose the overall focus of their within the National Centre for firstname.lastname@example.org design project. Each project Product Design and Development Research (PDR) which located on FULL CO URSE PROFILE:may also have an additional the university campus. www.cardiff-school-of-art-and-emphasis on one or more of the design.org/mscapdfollowing: rapid productdevelopment, social responsibility, On completion of the course,sustainability, inclusivity and graduates should expect to findinteraction design. Students are employment in designencouraged to either link their consultancies or manufacturingmajor project with their industrial companies anywhere in the world.placement or to solicit the supportof an industrial advisor and/orsponsor.
28/29CERAMICSMA’ The programme encompasses the CAMPUS: technical/conceptual exploration of Howard Gardens material and processes, theCSAD has the largest discreet SCHOOL: potential interfaces within theseceramics centre in Europe, Cardiff School of Art & Design and other subject disciplines. Thewith a global reputation for programme initiates the cross- CO URSE LENGT H:its programmes that attracts fertilisation of practice based One year full-time or two yearsstudents, practitioners and methodologies and the revealing of part-time.academics from all over the new contexts and methods ofworld. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: practice, encouraging creativity embedded within innovation and A good honours degree in anCeramics at CSAD is not confined to appropriate discipline, or invention and research. Thisany category of art, design or appropriate professional thinking is underpinned by a criticalmaking. It has always taken risks and experience within the subject. and historical approach and therisen to creative challenges born of exploration of personal themes and FEES:critical engagement and enquiry. Its questions through the making of www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/feeswork has brought together outcomes.traditional ceramic processes with CO URSE CO NTACT:new and emerging technologies. Career Potential >> Peter Castle: At the conclusion of the email@example.comThe philosophy of the programme programme, a very high percentageis to enable students through their FULL CO URSE PROFILE: of MA graduates develop mixedsubject specific experience as www.cardiff-school-of-art-and- portfolio careers. They establish orgraduates or professional design.org/maceramics continue their professional practice,practitioners of Ceramics. It will enabled by the links they have madeprovide opportunities for graduates with galleries or organisationsfrom alternative areas such as Print, associated with the visual art, or areTextiles and Fine Art, to challenge, able to return to their professionalreinterpret and extend the potential employment as teachers, lecturesof Ceramics within the 21st century and arts related organisations. Somepost material culture. Students are elect to continue with ceramics atencouraged to challenge norms and CSAD by undertaking a PhD.question conventions, and respond Current and recent AHRC doctoralto these with answers and awards have included the study ofpossibilities that carry their the following: The importance ofsignature of interpretation, driven process and materials to ceramicsby their sense of curiosity that can practice; the investigation of colour;be experienced through things that within ceramic surface; theare made; are visible to be engaged development of video as a tool forwith and owned. the investigation of the creative process; the relationships between cardiffmet.ac.uk ceramics and sculpture.
MASTER OF DESIGNMDes ’ CAMPUS: Howard Gardens / Llandaff Our new Master of Design SCHOOL: programme focuses on the Cardiff School of Art & Design professional and applied CO URSE LENGT H: aspects of creativity One year full-time or two years generated in the realm of part-time. contemporary design. Taking ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: a lead from the established Applicants should have a good teaching specialisms within BA (Hons) degree (or the school – graphic design, equivalent) in a relevant field. product design, architectural We also recognize the value of prior learning and experience design, and textile design – within related fields. you will strengthen your existing practice and FEES: generate new work within a www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees negotiated programme of CO URSE CO NTACT: learning supported by Gareth Loudon: experienced academic staff firstname.lastname@example.org and technicians. FULL CO URSE PROFILE: www.cardiff-school-of-art-and- Career Potential >> design.org/mdes With emphasis on practice, the MDes is intended for those who have, and wish to maintain, a career in any form of professional design practice. The MDes provides an opportunity for advanced design study in the context of a professional situation and to specialise in a particular area of design practice. Typical career destinations include Professional Design Practice, Design Enterprise, Design Management as well as careers in education and academia.
30/31MASTER OF FINE ARTMFA ’ CAMPUS: Howard Gardens The MFA aims to challenge SCHOOL: your preconceptions about Cardiff School of Art & Design your own art practice, and CO URSE LENGT H: that of others, and to One year full-time or two years provide you with a platform part-time. from which to make informed judgements on the ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: future development of your Applicants should have a good career. The MFA encourages BA (Hons) degree (or you to develop your art equivalent) in a relevant field. We also recognize the value of practice in a critical yet prior learning and experience supportive environment. Our within related fields. aim is to enable you to sustain your practice and to FEES: succeed at the highest level. www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees In order to help to work CO URSE CO NTACT: towards this, you will be Gareth Loudon: allocated a personal tutor email@example.com and subject-specialist member of academic staff. FULL CO URSE PROFILE: www.cardiff-school-of-art-and- Career Potential >> design.org/mfa This programme is designed to fit the requirements of contemporary professional artists. The aim is to help students develop and strengthen their existing practice within a critical academic context through a negotiated programme of learning with the support of highly skilled staff and technicians. Graduates of the MFA programme are well placed to continue to pursue a career within the field of contemporary visual art. cardiffmet.ac.uk
PROFESSIONAL & R ESE A RC HSKILLS (Ar t & Design)PgC’ CPRS is included as part of Cardiff CAMPUS: School of Art and Design’s MA (Art Llandaff & Howard Gardens & Design), MDes, MFA, MPhil andThe programme offers a PhD programmes. It can also be SCHOOL:detailed and comprehensive Cardiff School of Art & Design taken as a stand-alone programmeintroduction to the range of in preparation for writing a research CO URSE LENGT H:methods, strategies and application or a professional One semester part-time.debates which can apply to intervention project.art and design professional ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:practice and research. It is Modules include: A good honours degree, and/or // Professional Methods in Art equivalent professional standingbuilt around the four key and Design or experience in an art andareas of professional design discipline, or a discipline // Research Methods in Artpractice, research methods, associated with their programme and Designresearch design, and the of study. // Project Designcriticality that is essential for // Critical Positions in Art and FEES:the generation of Design. www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/feesknowledge. CO URSE CO NTACT:The programme is ideal for artists Dr Clive Cazeaux:and designers who want to develop firstname.lastname@example.org research proposal or a FULL CO URSE PROFILE:professional intervention project www.cardiff-school-of-art-and-based on their practice. design.org/cprs
32/33We offe r a wide range ofEXCELLENT RESOURCESand FACILITIES… ’ There are many specialist workshops and studios including those for painting, sculpture, sound, ceramics, print, textiles, graphics, architecture, and product design. Image: Ceramic studio, Howard Gardens Campus cardiffmet.ac.uk
CARDIFF SC HOOLof EDUCATIO N ’ The Cardiff School of Education’s research community is continually developing around its three main departments: Teacher Education and Training, Humanities and Professional Development. Most of its educational research is firmly grounded in applications to practice and knowledge transfer, while research in humanities focuses on English literature and creative writing and, to a lesser extent, history. Staff within the school have a wide range of research interests. As well as those with well established research profiles, a significant proportion of lecturers are undertaking higher degrees and developing additional research interests to contribute to the Schools portfolio. The School also has Education research links with the Cardiff School of Sport, Cardiff School of Art and Design and Cardiff School of Health Sciences with an interdisciplinary focus.
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