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Cardiff Metropolitan University

Product Design

Llandaff Campus
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Rank: 87 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: Llandaff Campus

Website: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 12 months


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87

The Complete University Guide
77

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Description

Cardiff Metropolitan University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

The MSc Product Design course at Cardiff Met is a practically based, taught Masters programme with excellent industry links and a focus on enhancing the employability of its graduates.It balances the development of advanced practical design skills with academic rigour and applied research based on the current research activities of Cardiff School of Art and Design and the wider university.Our Product Design Masters' Degree will develop your skills and knowledge of human centred interaction design, user testing, service design, creativity, and ethnographic research techniques.You will also examine the social, legal, ethical and sustainability impacts of a range of design development approaches.You will explore a range of current and leading theoretical and methodological perspectives, and develop an advanced understanding of physical, perceptual and cognitive principles in design.The MSc Product Design has been developed in consultation with industry, and maintains close commercial links through placement modules, sponsorship of major projects, and live briefs. This provides graduates with a deeper understanding of industry practices, and the design development process in a holistic commercial context.This course aims to enhance your employability by providing you with the skills and knowledge that are in demand by industries both at home and globally, as well as providing opportunities to develop your abilities as an entrepreneur.

Requirements

Entry requirements

Students will normally have achieved a first class or second class upper division first degree (1st or 2.1 degree classification) in an appropriate subject, and/or equivalent professional standing or experience in a Design discipline (based upon assessed Accredited Prior Learning or assessed Accredited Prior Experiential Learning), or a discipline associated with their programme of study. Claims for Accredited Prior Learning (APL) are assessed in accordance with the CMU Academic Handbook, based upon either demonstrable evidence of assessed learning outcomes with equivalence, or equivalent experience where students "have learned in similarly ambitious ways". APL claims are normally expected to be approved at the time of enrolment. International Applicants Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 (6.0 listening and 5.5 in each other element) standard or equivalent.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.0 (no sub score lower than 5.5)


Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for Cardiff Metropolitan University.

About this university

International students

International students can refer to the International Office for a range of help and advice during their time in Cardiff. This office includes departments such as the admissions team to help with country specific information for students looking to apply to the university as well as the student support team. They are on hand to help with matters such as immigration and visas, financial guidance and help with accommodation. There are also English language resources to help those for whom the language isn’t their first through the English Language Training Centre. The Student Union is available to support students while studying at Cardiff as well as organising extra-curricular activities. There are a range of clubs and societies to get involved with while the union operates a facility called Centro on the Cyncoed campus and Zen on the Llandaff campus. Both of these offer a range of eating and drinking options and is a great place to meet up with friends. Of the different societies and clubs there are those covering nationality or belief including an Indian Society and a Christian Union as well as political and activist groups. There are plenty of recreational and hobby groups such as dance, drama or food societies and even ones covering certain subjects such as the Psychology Society, for those students who don’t get enough in the classroom! There is also the option to start a society of their own choosing with friends of a like-mind regarding a subject with £100 start-up funding to do so. Sports plays a particularly important role in the university in teaching and in extra-curricular activities. There are over 300 international performers from 30 different sports to have come through the university including seven captains of the Welsh rugby team. The university has access to the National Indoor Athletics Centre, which is also used for events such as the UK Open Tae kwon do Championships.

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