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Cardiff Metropolitan University is an excellent choice for postgraduate and research study, both full and part-time. Offering you first-class taught courses and unique research opportunities across our five academic schools.
We take pride in our strong reputation for applied research and active engagement with industry. 86% of our taught postgraduate students are satisfied overall with their postgraduate study experience.* 97% of our postgraduate students are in work or further study within 6 months of graduation (DLHE 2017).
We are located in the vibrant and modern European capital city of Cardiff, which is home to a thriving student population.
*Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2018
We educate over 16,000 students from more than 140 countries worldwide and have been ranked as the top UK University for International student support for six years in a row (International Student Barometer in 2010-2015).
The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) rated 80% of the University's overall quality profile as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' and the University was named the highest ranking post-1992 institution.
At Cardiff Metropolitan University we offer a wide range of taught postgraduate programmes across our five academic schools; full list of these can be found here.
If you are interested in undertaking research at the university, please visit our dedicated research pages to find out more.
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CSAD has a long history of postgraduate study and in the generation and 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 and MSc Advanced Product Design. The school also offers specialist routes for the MA Art & Design course in Communication, Fine Art, Art & Science, Ecologies, Philosophy and Textiles.
Research degrees supervision is available for a wide range of topics and the School has a very good record of successful completions. This reflects the close supervision and the support its research students receive. This is particularly the case with international students, who receive very significant additional support from the university’s International Office. In addition to the university’s training programme in generic research methods, the School provides specialist training in methods specific to the discipline e.g. art and design practice, reinforced during students’ regular supervisory tutorials.
The School welcomes research degree applications in the following fields:
• Advanced Prototype Research
• Art History
• Creative Digital Technology
• Creative Teaching
• Ecological Building Practices
• Embodied Interaction
• Fine Art
• Sensory Design
• Theory and Philosophy
Full-time research students are allocated a dedicated and suitably equipped workspace, with access to specialist facilities in one of the School’s research centres. Many students have successfully secured grants or awards covering tuition fees and maintenance for their research degree studies, most notably from Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), where the School has worked very closely with candidates, on their application.
For further details of the research undertaken by Cardiff School of Art and Design’s and the range of research degrees and financial support that may be available, visit: www.cardiff-school-of-art-and-design.org or contact Debbie Savage, Research Co-ordinator at [email protected]
For further details on the Masters courses, contact [email protected]
The Cardiff School of Education has over 2000 students supported by over 100 academic and administrative staff. The School is divided into three Departments, Initial Teacher Education and Training (ITET), Humanities, and Professional Development. Together, these three Departments offer a wide range of programmes for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
In 2001 the School celebrated 50 years of ITET provision in Cardiff and it remains the largest in Wales and one of the largest centres for ITET in the United Kingdom. It has established an enviable reputation for the quality of its provision that has been publicly recognised by Estyn through its inspection process. Both the Department of Humanities and Department of Professional Development have excellent recruitment figures and their programmes have an increasing national and internal reputation for excellence.
The research culture in the School also continues to grow. As we attract more full-time and part-time M. Phil., Ed.D. and PhD students, including those from the international context, the School has increased its research output.
Many colleagues within the School are involved in the in-service training of teachers and other professionals. There is an ever-increasing amount of Enterprise activity undertaken by the School which all complements its core business of delivering high quality education and training.
Cardiff is a wonderful city in which to study and the Cardiff School of Education has an enviable reputation for the excellence of its provision.
At the Cardiff School of Management (CSM) we pride ourselves on having a strong reputation in applied research and active engagement with business and industry and can offer you first-class taught courses and unique research opportunities.
Our state-of-the-art facilities at the Llandaff Campus provides a great learning environment and enables the School to continue to be a leading centre in the UK for teaching and research in business subjects.
The School’s MBA currently has approximately 400 students on the full-time programme and many more on the distance learning and top-up options, making it one of the largest groups of programmes of its kind in Europe. It is an internationally recognised and respected qualification attracting students from the public and private sectors, from the UK and abroad. The MBA is complemented by the new part-time Executive MBA for experienced managers. Its highly practical and action-oriented approach combines intensive modular input in weekend blocks with real business projects and close tutorial support.
The School also offers a range of taught postgraduate programmes in Computing and Information Systems, Finance, Law, Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management.
Within CSM there is a well embedded research culture that permeates across the school. Research not only serves to advance management knowledge, it underpins and enriches our teaching and learning. CSM has a vibrant portfolio of specialist Masters as well as a PhD programme with over 60 enrolled MPhil, PhD and Professional Doctorate candidates. Many of our research degree candidates are international students funded by scholarships from their governments. We welcome applications from graduates who are wishing to pursue MPhil and PhDs related to our areas of expertise. We also welcome applications for our MRes or Professional Doctorate programmes.
Research activities at the School are organised into five broad themes within business and management and fourResearch Centres in specific areas. Much of our research is multidisciplinary, often carried out with researchers from other university faculties and knowledge networks around the world.
The five broad themes which reflect the interests and expertise of active researchers in the School are:
• Competitiveness, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Governance, Accountability and Social Justice
• Information Systems, Technology and People
• New Economies
Under these themes sit the Schools four Research Centres:
• Cardiff Institute for Co-operative Studies
• Centre for Visioning Sustainable Societies
• Creative Leadership and Enterprise Centre
• Welsh Centre for Tourism Research
For further details of the research undertaken by Cardiff School of Management and the range of research degrees offered, visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/csm.
Cardiff School of Sport, with its 60 year history, is a recognised centre of excellence within the United Kingdom. It has established a national and international reputation for the quality of its academic, sporting and research work. The Cardiff School of Sport provides students with a setting in which they can achieve academic, sporting and professional excellence in a supportive environment.
The postgraduate programmes within the Cardiff School of Sport are contemporary in their content and meet the needs of the market and employers. Research can be undertaken within eight main subject areas: Sport Psychology, Physiology and Health, Performance Analysis, Sport Coaching, Sport Biomechanics, Sociology and Philosophy of Sport, Strength and Conditioning and Sport Management. The postgraduate teaching team bring together a wide range of academic and practitioner skills and experiences. They are at the cutting-edge of research, scholarly, professional and consultancy activities, which they draw upon to inform their teaching.
All programmes are informed by links to their respective professional bodies, for example, the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES), the British Psychological Society (BPS). Due cognisance is taken of developments within all of those professional organisations which is illustrated by the current mapping process being undertaken to link the degree pathway with the knowledge and understanding elements of relevant National Occupational Standards.
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014
The Cardiff School of Sport was one of three REF returns made by the University that contributed to Cardiff Met being the leading post-1992 University for research quality.
The joint submission made by the Cardiff School of Sport and the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences at Bangor University was ranked 7th out of 51 submissions both on research power and research quality by the Times Higher Education. Significantly, in the overall quality profile for our submission to Unit of Assessment 26 (Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism), 80% of the research was rated as World Leading (4*) or Internationally Excellent (3*). The impact of our research on the world beyond academia and the research environment was entirely rated as 4* or 3*.
Additional to this the School has a thriving community of students undertaking research degrees at master’s (MPhil) and doctoral (PhD) level. A growing number of these students are in receipt of funding from a variety of funding sources and bodies.
For further details of the research degree opportunities in the Cardiff School of Sport contact: Dr Steve Cooper [email protected] - Graduate Studies Coordinator.