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The MSc programme is delivered over 2 semesters of taught modules, followed by the 60 credit final project. The programme can also be studied part-time, with the minimum period of study being two years and the maximum five years.

To meet the educational and professional needs of each student, the programme offers three awards and exit points: Postgraduate Certificate; Postgraduate Diploma and MSc. Learning and teaching strategies are designed to promote active engagement of the student with the subject area and reflect the strong vocational emphasis of the awards.

Entry requirements

All prospective students must satisfy Cardiff Metropolitan University’s admission requirements for students on Masters courses as specified in Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Academic Handbook:  The normal minimum requirements for entry onto Master’s Degrees are:

(i) an initial related degree awarded by another approved degree awarding body (2:2 or above); or
(ii) a non-graduate qualification which is deemed to be of a satisfactory standard for the purpose of postgraduate admission

Students who do not hold such qualifications will be assessed as to their suitability through interview, and where necessary the taking of references.  Non-graduates who lack formal qualifications (i.e.: formal qualifications which marginally fall short of the normal minimum entry requirements) should be compensated for by his/her relevant work experience provided that such candidates have held, for a minimum of two years, a responsible position which is relevant to the Master’s degree to be pursued.

For candidates whose first language is not English, such candidates  are expected to have an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score if they have not undertaken their previous studies in the language. The IELTS score should be no lower than 6.0, with no sub score being lower than 5.5.

​Selection Procedure:
All applicants are required to complete an application form. Sometimes, applicants are interviewed, either face-to-face or by telephone.

How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university via our self-service facility.

Assessment methods

All procedures and requirements regarding assessment are contained within CSM's School Assessment Procedures, which reflects Cardiff Metropolitan University's Academic Handbook.

The role of assessment is threefold; to monitor student performance as they proceed through the programme, to provide feedback to students and to measure the level of attainment at the end of the programme. To achieve these objectives the assessment adopted by the Programme Team involves a range of coursework which are designed to give students the opportunity to submit evidence of reflective thought, reading, analysis and problem-solving abilities, in addition to relating their academic studies to their actual work experience.

Assessments will relate directly to learning outcomes and one assessment will usually cover a range of learning outcomes. Candidates will be assessed in taught modules and, for the MSc students, by means of an Independent Research Project.

In designing and deciding upon an assessment format for a module the following have been considered:

The module learning outcomes and their level, with particular emphasis on the student's ability to analyse, synthesise, evaluate and communicate information derived from:
module content;
learned knowledge from other areas/qualifications;
experience;
the implementation of systematic information-seeking strategies.
Opportunities for students to apply their skills to specific industry/business problems.
Problem-solving skills developed systematically to resolve these problems.
Assessment performance criteria, as communicated to the student in the assessment briefs.
The validity and reliability of the assessment methods, which are monitored by module leaders and programme teams via performance indicators; including Module Evaluation forms and external examiner comments.
Time constraints and the need to ensure consistency.
The use of a range of strategies through which a student can demonstrate what he/she understands or can do.
The need for assessment to allow for review and reflection by the student.
To this end there is a strong emphasis on coursework rather than assessment by final examination.

Assessments take the form of essays, group and individual presentations, group and individual reports, a research proposal, reflective portfolios and an Independent Research Project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2017 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2017 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2017 1 Years

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