PROSPECTUS 2021 - Teaching Excellence Framework - South Bristol Youth

 
PROSPECTUS 2021 - Teaching Excellence Framework - South Bristol Youth
PROSPECTUS 2021

         Teaching
         Excellence
         Framework

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WELCOME                                        COURSES
      4   Principal’s introduction                  22   Art, Media and Design
      6   Why UCW?                                  22   Student profile: Farhath
      8   At home                                   24   Contemporary Art and Professional Studies FdA
     10   On campus                                 25   Contemporary Art and Professional Studies BA
     12   Supporting you                                 (Hons) (top-up)
     14   Degrees that work                         26   Graphic Design FdA
     15   West of England Institute of Technology   27   Graphic Design BA (Hons) (top-up)
     16   Our partners                              28   Film and Media Arts Production FdA
     18   Money matters                             29   Photography in Practice FdA
     20   Qualifications explained                  30   Student profile: Emma
                                                    31   Lens-based Media BA (Hons) (top-up)
                                                                                                         50   Education and Early Years
                                                                                                         50   Student profile: Josh
                                                    32   Business and Law
                                                                                                         52   Early Childhood Studies FdA
                                                    32   Student profile: Laura
                                                                                                         53   Early Years FdA
                                                    34   Business Management with
                                                                                                         54   Early Years Education BA (Hons) (top-up)
                                                         Sustainability BA (Hons)
                                                                                                         55   Education MA
                                                    35   Law LLB (Hons)
                                                                                                         56   Student profile: Clare
                                                                                                         57   Inclusive Practice FdA
                                                    36   Computing and Digital Technologies
                                                    36   Student profile: Stephen
                                                                                                         58   Engineering and Construction
                                                    38   Applied Computing BSc (Hons)
                                                                                                         58   Student profile: Jess
                                                    39   Digital and Technology Solutions BSc (Hons)
                                                                                                         60   Construction and the Built Environment HNC
                                                    40   Student profile: Alex
                                                                                                              (Building Services Engineering, Construction or Surveying)
                                                    41   Games and Animation Production BA (Hons)
                                                                                                         61   Construction and the Built Environment HNC/HND
                                                                                                              (Civil Engineering)
                                                    42   Counselling and Healthcare
                                                                                                         62   Engineering HNC (Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
                                                    42   Student profile: Patrick
                                                                                                              Manufacturing Engineering or Operations Engineering)
                                                    44   Counselling FdSc
                                                                                                         63   Engineering Degree Apprenticeships
                                                    45   Counselling BSc (Hons) (top-up)
                                                    46   Counselling Supervision PG-Cert
                                                                                                         64   Performance and Production Arts
                                                    47   Student profile: Kirsty
                                                                                                         64   Student profile: Lukin
                                                    48   Health and Social Care Practice FdSc
                                                                                                         66   Dance for Commercial Performance BA (Hons)
                                                    49   Integrated Mental Health and Social Care FdSc
                                                                                                         67   Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for
                                                                                                              Production BA (Hons)
                                                                                                         68   Musical Theatre BA (Hons)
                                                                                                         69   Performing Arts BA (Hons)
                                                                                                         70   Student profile: Beth
                                                                                                         71   Professional Music Performance and Production
                                                                                                              BA (Hons)

                                                                                                         72   Sciences
                                                                                                         72   Student profile: Sirli
                                                                                                         74   Animal Management FdSc
                                                                                                         75   Biological Laboratory Sciences FdSc
                                                                                                              Student profile: Nathan

                                                                                                                                                                           APPLY
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                                                                                                         77   Public and Environmental Health BSc (Hons)

                                                                                                         78   Uniformed Services and Sport
                                                                                                         78   Student profile: Matt
                                                                                                         80   Sports Studies FdSc/                                         82   How to apply
                                                                                                              Sports Studies (Football) FdSc                               84   Courses and general index
                                                                                                         81   Uniformed and Public Services BA (Hons)                      86   Open days

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WELCOME TO
     UNIVERSITY CENTRE WESTON
     Thank you for taking the time to learn about           This includes our new University Centre in the
     everything on offer at University Centre Weston        Winter Gardens on Weston seafront, which is
     (UCW).                                                 primarily for higher education students, and brilliant   We also achieved top quartile scores in the eight
                                                            learning and sporting facilities at the new Health       main categories used to determine student
     The Weston College Group has been providing            and Active Living Skills Centre at Loxton Campus.        satisfaction, and five degree areas at UCW – Animal
     higher education for more than 25 years, and in that                                                            Management, Applied Computing, Counselling, Early
     time we have not only grown beyond recognition         We have also recently opened new laboratories            Years and Musical Theatre – have been awarded
     but also developed provision that meets the            and studios in our Knightstone Campus and spent          individual overall satisfaction scores of 100%.
     expectations of our students and the needs of          significant sums on state-of-the-art equipment and
     employers across the region.                           technology at our South West Skills Campus.              We recently hosted our biggest and best ever
                                                                                                                     Graduation event, with more than 500 people
     UCW now has more than 1,000 students studying          The brilliant reputation of higher education in          collecting their certificates and sharing their successes
     on more than 40 degree-level courses, and part         Weston is also demonstrated by brand new student         with their lecturers and loved ones on the day.
     of the reason we are continuing to get bigger and      accommodation opening just a few minutes’ walk
     better every year is by focusing on offering quality   from Knightstone.                                        An excellent 35% of UCW Honours graduates
     degrees in fantastic facilities.                                                                                achieved first-class degrees in 2019 – which is also
                                                            As well being committed to continuing this               above the national average.
     We are rated as Gold in the Teaching Excellence        investment, we are also dedicated to strengthening
     and Student Outcomes Framework, meaning the            our relationships with a host of top businesses and      I hope that as you read through these pages you
     teaching, learning and opportunities we provide        public sector organisations and developing our           will be convinced that UCW is the best place for
     are of the highest quality on offer in the UK higher   provision with our university partners Bath Spa          you too.
     education sector.                                      University, Hartpury University and UWE Bristol.
                                                                                                                     And I look forward to celebrating all of your
     UCW has achieved the best Higher Education             All of this goes some way to explaining why more         achievements with you at Graduation in a few
     Review in the West of England, and we have             and more people are choosing UCW and then                years’ time.
     won prestigious awards including the Queen’s           thriving while they are with us.
     Anniversary Prize to recognise our commitment to
     inclusivity.                                           In 2019 we achieved our best ever results in
                                                            the National Student Survey, with our students
     In the past few years alone, we have invested tens     awarding us an overall satisfaction score of 93%,
     of millions of pounds in our facilities to provide     which is well above the average for all higher
     our students with a modern and specialist learning     education providers of 84%.                              Dr Paul Phillips CBE, PhD, DLit, EdD
     environment.                                                                                                    Principal and Chief Executive

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TOP 10 REASONS                                                                                           Excellent results
                                                                                                              In 2019, 35% of our Honours graduates achieved
                                                                                                              first-class degrees, which is well above the national

     TO CHOOSE US                                                                                             average, and the latest figures show that 90% of
                                                                                                              our students complete their courses.

                                                                                                              Smaller classes                                         Bigger choice
                                                                                                              Whereas some lectures at traditional universities       We offer a range of degree-level courses and
     Quality courses                                                                                          may contain hundreds of people, our average             qualifications to suit our students’ needs, including
     We are rated as Gold in the Teaching Excellence                                                          class size in 2019 was just 15, which means we can      HNCs and HNDs, Foundation Degrees, Higher
     and Student Outcomes Framework, meaning the                                                              offer greater access to academics, resources and        Apprenticeships, Degree Apprenticeships, Honours
     teaching, learning and opportunities we provide are                                                      equipment.                                              Degrees and Honours Top-up Degrees.
     of the highest quality in Britain, and we have also
     achieved the best Higher Education Review in the
     West of England.
                                                                                                                                                                      Brilliant lecturers
                                                                                                                                                                      Our staff are what sets us apart, with our highly
                                                                                                                                                                      qualified lecturers all having subject specialisms and
     Student satisfaction                                                                                                                                             practical experience in the areas they teach. Come
     We achieved an overall satisfaction score of 93%                                                                                                                 and meet them at our next Open Day.
     in the National Student Survey 2019 and five of
     our degree areas - Animal Management, Applied
     Computing, Counselling, Early Years and Musical
     Theatre – have individual overall satisfaction scores
                                                                                                                                                                      Partnership working
     of 100%.                                                                                                                                                         We work closely with our partner universities,
                                                                                                                                                                      big and small businesses, and lots of other
                                                                                                                                                                      organisations to make sure that our graduates are
                                                                                                                                                                      well prepared and ready for the world of work.
     Outstanding support                                     Fantastic facilities
     We do all we can to support our students, including     We have created a modern learning environment
     offering mental health and wellbeing guidance and
     providing additional learning expertise, and we also
                                                             across our campuses and have recently invested                                                           Great graduates
                                                             tens of millions of pounds to build a new
     offer plenty of opportunities to get involved with      University Centre and new Health and Active                                                              According to the latest figures, 95% of our
     everything going on at UCW.                             Living Skills Centre.                                                                                    graduates gain employment or progress to further
                                                                                                                                                                      study within six months of graduating, with 74% in
                                                                                                                                                                      either highly skilled employment or further study.

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AT HOME
     Weston-super-Mare is best known for its sandy            Studying with us may mean moving away from
     beach and Grand Pier, but there is so much more          home for the first time, so we offer student
     that makes it a great place to live and study!           accommodation and helpful advice to take some
                                                              of the stress out of moving out. Our properties
     Located in the stunning South West of England,           are exclusively for our students and have a mix of
     Weston is very close to the Mendip Hills Area of         single, double and king rooms with en-suites and
     Outstanding Natural Beauty and some of the best          shared bathrooms.
     rural and coastal scenery in Britain, with Exmoor
     and Dartmoor and Devon and Cornwall just down            In September 2020, new student accommodation
     the road.                                                was opened in the centre of Weston at Parkside
                                                              House.
     The town itself combines all of the retail, dining and
     entertainment options you would expect from a            Please go to the accommodation pages on our
     thriving seaside destination with an affordable cost     website to download our accommodation guide,
     of living. It is also the setting for loads of events    see photos of the properties and find out more
     throughout the year, including the Winter Carnival,      about the application process, tenancy agreements
     Air Festival, Sand Sculpture Festival, Pride and one     and rental costs.
     of the top beach motorbike races in Europe.

     Bristol is easily reached from Weston by rail and
     road. It really is a city to suit every taste and is         www.ucw.ac.uk/accommodation
     known for its diversity, live music scene, galleries,
     parks and festivals. Its international airport also
     offers flights across the UK and to Europe and
     beyond.

     England’s only World Heritage city, Bath, is also
     near to Weston. This historic, compact city is a
     favourite with visitors due to its beautiful stone
     buildings, cobblestoned streets and the world
     famous Roman Baths.

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ON CAMPUS
       We have invested millions of pounds in the
       fantastic facilities across our three campuses
       to create a modern, welcoming and specialist
       learning environment for our students.

       Knightstone Campus                                      South West Skills Campus
                                                                                                                      Higher Education LibraryPlus
       The fifth and sixth floors of the Weston College        South West Skills Campus is the home of our
       Group’s seafront Knightstone building in the centre     engineering courses. It is close to Weston Milton      Far from being traditional, silent libraries, the
       of Weston are exclusively for UCW students. The         railway station and the M5 motorway, and also has      LibraryPlus sites in all of our campuses are vibrant
       University Centre across the two floors has new         sports facilities and a bistro. The campus is made     and interactive learning hubs where students
       laboratory and studio facilities, a group study area,   up of our Future Technology Centre, Training           can study, think and create in a welcoming and
       a common room and classrooms. Knightstone is            Solutions Centre, Engineering Centre of Excellence     comfortable environment. The Higher Education
       home to the UCW Academy of Performing Arts,             and Automotive Technology Centre.                      LibraryPlus (HE.LP) team, made up of specialist
       which comprises of rehearsal and performance                                                                   academic advisors, has a huge role to play in our
       spaces, dance studios, a contextual studies                                                                    students’ successes as they provide advanced
                                                                                                                      academic skills for degree-level study and also help
       classroom and a student green room. The building
       also has a health and fitness suite and other sports
                                                               Loxton Campus                                          our students navigate the wealth of digital and
       facilities including a multi-use 3G pitch, a bistro     Loxton Campus is a 15 minute drive from the            printed resources on offer at UCW.
       selling hot and cold food and a Costa Coffee shop.      centre of Weston and a 20 minute walk from the
                                                               beach. It is the base for our art, design, media and
                                                               music degrees, and boasts all of the rehearsal,        IT
                                                               performance and exhibition spaces to be expected
       Winter Gardens                                          from a facility dedicated to the creative arts. The    Eduroam WiFi enables our students to connect
       We have spent millions of pounds to create a            campus has recording studios, art and design           to the internet at UCW and also participating
       new University Centre in Weston’s iconic Winter         studios, a photography studio, editing suites,         institutions. We have desktops, laptops, tablets
       Gardens Pavilion on the town’s seafront. It is a few    darkrooms, a bistro and a Costa Coffee shop.           and Macs across our campuses, and UCW students
       minutes’ walk from our main Knightstone building        We open the doors of Loxton to the public every        have free access to the Microsoft Office 365 suite
       on the recently-redeveloped Italian Gardens. Many       summer to show off our students’ work in a Festival    of programs, a Virtual Learning Environment and
       of our support staff are based in the new part of the   of Creativity. In 2019, we opened a brand new          any specialist software they need to complete their
       building and we encourage all of our students to        Health and Active Living Skills Centre at Loxton.      degrees. As part of the Weston College Group,
       take advantage of everything the Winter Gardens         The facilities include a state-of-the-art medical      UCW also holds Microsoft Showcase College status.
       has to offer, which includes classrooms, group and      simulation room, a sports hall and a full-sized 3G
       individual study areas and the Florentine Bistro.       sports pitch.
       We also use the building’s famous ballroom for
       lots of events throughout the year, including the                                                                   www.ucw.ac.uk/campuses
       annual UCW Awards where we celebrate all of our
       students’ successes.                                                                                                www.ucw.ac.uk/libraryplus

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SUPPORTING YOU
                                                                                                                       Student experience
                                                                                                                       Get involved
       We are focused on supporting our students               Support for priority students                           We want our students to make the most out of their
       to achieve their ambitions and committed to
                                                               We are committed to supporting all of our students      time at UCW, so we offer a number of volunteer
       engaging with them to continually enhance the
                                                               but we are able to provide additional and ongoing       and paid roles so they can gain new skills, meet new
       UCW experience.
                                                               support for priority students. Our priority students    people and have a say in how UCW is being run.
                                                               include care leavers, young carers, students who        The roles include student representatives, student
                                                               live in foyer accommodation and students who are        governors, student ambassadors and freshers’
       HEART                                                   estranged from family. Please contact HEART to          angels.
       The Higher Education Academic Registry Team             find out more.
       (HEART) is UCW’s student services team. The                                                                     Freshers’ Week
       members of HEART provide friendly and expert                                                                    Freshers’ Week is jam-packed with events to help
       advice on a range of matters, including applications,   Academic access                                         our new students make friends and familiarise
       accommodation and council tax, student finance                                                                  themselves with everything UCW and Weston have
                                                               We understand that some students benefit from
       and scholarships and bursaries, personal and                                                                    to offer. The programme is put together by our
                                                               more contact time with lecturers than is the norm
       mitigating circumstances and anything else which                                                                freshers’ angels and changes every year, but expect
                                                               at traditional universities, so we do all we can to
       may be impacting upon our students’ welfare or                                                                  a freshers’ fair, club nights, karaoke, meals out and
                                                               make sure teaching staff are available for their
       academic achievement.                                                                                           more.
                                                               students when they are needed. Additionally, all
                                                               UCW students are assigned a personal tutor as a
                                                                                                                       UCW Awards
                                                               single point of academic contact at the beginning
                                                                                                                       We hold an annual awards ceremony in the
       Mental health and wellbeing                             of the year. Personal tutors meet regularly with
                                                                                                                       beautiful ballroom of the Winter Gardens to
       HEART also has specialist mental health and             their students to provide individual feedback and
                                                                                                                       celebrate the many successes of our students
       welfare staff who offer advice, practical techniques    guidance.
                                                                                                                       and staff and recognise the great companies
       and emotional wellbeing guidance to help students                                                               and organisations which offer our students work
       cope with any issues which are affecting their                                                                  experience placements.
       studies. They can also refer students to our free and   Equality and diversity
       confidential counselling service.                                                                               Graduation
                                                               UCW is an inclusive institution. We offer a secure
                                                               and welcoming environment for everyone                  Every year hundreds of our students graduate
                                                               regardless of their background, gender, sexuality       at special ceremonies held in Weston. The event
       Specialist learning support                             or ethnicity. We also believe it is never too late to   includes processions and a drinks reception. It
                                                               do a degree and encourage and support mature            is such a memorable way for our students to
       Our specialist support tutors and mentors ensure
                                                               students to take the next step in their education.      celebrate their achievements with their peers and
       that students’ individual needs are supported
                                                                                                                       loved ones.
       throughout their time at UCW. This can include
       providing study skills support, mentoring, exam
       access arrangements and assistive technology.
       Students with specific learning differences,
                                                                                                                           www.ucw.ac.uk/support
       autism, mental health conditions or disabilities
       are supported to apply for the Disabled Students
                                                                                                                           www.ucw.ac.uk/get-involved
       Allowance (DSA), if they are on an eligible course.
       DSA can help eligible students to access a package
       of personalised support.

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DEGREES THAT
       WORK
       At UCW we understand that employers in today’s             Whereas many traditional universities expect
       competitive jobs market are looking to hire                students to attend lectures all throughout the
       candidates with real experience that will benefit          week, many of the courses at UCW are timetabled
       their organisation.                                        over two or three days on a full-time basis, leaving
                                                                  time for students to work part-time alongside their
       We therefore consult with employers every time we          studies.
       launch a new course to make sure our students gain
       the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed         And this approach works!                               Be part of the future.
       in their chosen field, and that there will be relevant
                                                                  According to the latest figures, 95% of UCW
                                                                                                                         The West of England Institute of
       job opportunities when they graduate.
                                                                  graduates gain employment or progress to further       Technology is coming to Weston (UCW)
       Our partnerships with employers include delivering         study within six months of graduating, with 74% in
       apprenticeships for the likes of the NHS, Ministry of      either highly skilled employment or further study.
       Defence, Wessex Water and Rolls-Royce, and we                                                                     Funded by the Department for Education, the West of England
                                                                                                                         Institute of Technology will have a presence at University
       also have great links with professional bodies and
                                                                                                                         Centre Weston from 2020, supporting Degree Level
       visiting experts from a whole host of organisations.
                                                                                                                         Apprentices in:
                                                                      www.ucw.ac.uk/graduate-prospects
                                                                                                                         • Digital
       Many of our courses include a work experience
                                                                                                                         • Engineering
       element, so students can get real experience of                                                                   • Health
       their chosen professions, and practical assessments
       play a big part too.                                                                                              Find out more at www.weston.ac.uk/woeiot

       UCW students have access to a careers coaching                                                                    Develop your skills. Be ready, be the future…
       service, which is included in the cost of their tuition.

       Our knowledgeable careers consultant arranges
       visits to careers events where students can explore
       opportunities and network with real employers.

       Our students are also offered guidance in individual
       sessions and group workshops, and are encouraged
       to take advantage of our wealth of online careers
       resources so they are prepared to start or further
       their careers when they graduate.

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OUR PARTNERS
       We work closely with our university partners -           Hartpury University
       Bath Spa University, Hartpury University and UWE
                                                                UCW students benefit from a strong partnership
       Bristol - to develop and deliver our degrees. This                                                               Credit: Hartpury University                         Credit: Bath Spa University
                                                                with Hartpury University in the specialist areas
       means our students study in UCW’s modern and
                                                                of animal management and sport, with many of
       supportive learning environment and are awarded
                                                                them even progressing to top up at Hartpury
       degrees validated by renowned universities.
                                                                University, joining more than 3,500 students on a
                                                                stunning 360-hectare campus near Gloucester and
                                                                Cheltenham. Hartpury University equips students
       Bath Spa University                                      with the skills, knowledge and experience they need
       Bath Spa University is focused on helping students       to open the door to their dream career. As a UCW
       grow their talent, to make it in whichever area they     student, you will be able to experience this through
       choose. The University is a champion of creativity,      studying curriculum designed in partnership with
       culture and enterprise, providing a supportive           Hartpury University, trips to the Hartpury University
       environment in which to study. Based in and around       campus and progression on Honours Top-up
       the World Heritage city of Bath – it’s an ideal place    Degrees and postgraduate courses.
       to study, in a thriving region buzzing with cutting-
       edge business and a rich artistic and cultural scene.
       Bath Spa have brilliant academic staff and flexible
       courses that deliver a stimulating environment in            www.ucw.ac.uk/partner-universities                                                Credit: UWE Bristol                                 Credit: Bath Spa University
       which students can sharpen their skills, explore their
       passions and develop their talents. By studying
       a Bath Spa degree at UCW, you will enjoy an
       experience which will set you up to make your own
       way in the world, in the way you choose.

       UWE Bristol
       UWE Bristol is a thriving, modern university,
       offering a wide range of highly respected degrees
       and employment-enhancing opportunities. Its
       first-class learning facilities, vibrant student life
       and inspiring courses have led to consistently high
       performances in national league tables, including a
       top 40 rating in the Guardian League Table 2019.                                                                 Credit: Hartpury University
       Choosing a course that’s been quality-assured by
       UWE Bristol not only means you can be certain
       of its academic standard, but also guarantees you
       access to the university’s campus facilities. Join the
       Student’s Union and get stuck in to student life,
       build your fitness at the sports centre, and enhance
       your learning through the extensive library and
       online resources. You will join a diverse community
       of students who are loving life and learning across
       the world.

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                                                                 Credit: UWE Bristol                                                                  Credit: UWE Bristol
MONEY MATTERS
       University graduates earn around £200,000 more                     Additional funding                                       Repaying the loans
       over a lifetime than those who do not pursue
                                                                          There are other sources of funding for parents,          Upon beginning a course and receiving funding,
       higher education*, so at UCW we know the value
                                                                          carers and care leavers. Students with specific          your tuition fee loan and maintenance loan are
       of a degree.
                                                                          learning differences or disabilities are also eligible   bundled together and start to accrue interest at
                                                                          for additional support.                                  3% plus inflation. Once you graduate, the interest
       We also understand that there are costs involved,
                                                                                                                                   rate varies based on income until the borrowings
       but funding to help you access higher education is
                                                                          UCW can also provide short-term loans to                 are repaid in full. Repayment takes the form of
       available. We can also support you throughout the
                                                                          help students who require immediate financial            9% of income above annual earnings of £26,575.
       process to make sure you have the correct finances
                                                                          assistance.                                              Even if you don’t graduate, you will still be required
       in place.
                                                                                                                                   to make repayments and the sum borrowed will
                                                                          UCW and our partner universities also offer              increase due to interest. After 30 years of entering
                                                                          scholarships and bursaries to students whose             the repayment process, all outstanding loans are
       Tuition and maintenance loans                                      circumstances make them eligible to receive this         written off.
       Tuition fees are more competitive at UCW than at                   additional financial assistance.
       many traditional universities. Most students can
       take out a loan to cover the cost of tuition fees,
                                                                                                                                    Annual salary              Approximate monthly
       which would be paid to us on your behalf.                          How do I find out more and                                before tax                 repayments
       You may also need money to pay for                                 apply?                                                    £26,575                    £0
       accommodation, food, transport, other living                       Where you live will determine which student
       expenses or additional course costs. Student                       finance body you need to apply to, but the student        £30,000                    £26
       finance bodies provide maintenance loans to help                   finance pages at www.gov.uk are the best place to
       pay for these expenses. For 2020/21, students                      start.                                                    £33,000                    £48
       applying to Student Finance England who are not
                                                                                                                                    £35,000                    £63
       living with their parents can borrow up to £9,203                  UCW also produces an informative student finance
       for the year, and those living at home can borrow                  guide, which can be downloaded from the student           £40,000                    £101
       up to £7,747. This funding would be paid directly                  finance pages on our website.
       to you in three instalments, one at the start of each
       term.

       Please note that the information on this page does                                                                              www.ucw.ac.uk/finance
       not relate to Degree Apprenticeships, which are
       paid for by employers. Degree apprentices are also
       not eligible to take out maintenance loans.

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QUALIFICATIONS EXPLAINED
       The minimum entry requirements for each course          Tariff table                                      Level 4                                              Level 6
       are shown on the following course pages, and
                                                                                                                 Certificates of Higher Education                     Bachelor’s/Honours Degrees
       we also prefer all candidates to have Level 2               A     UCAS       BTEC      BTEC      BTEC     Step-off qualifications for those who achieve        The traditional degree route worth 360 credits and
       qualifications in English and Maths.                      Level    tariff     Ext.    Diploma     Sub.
                                                                         points    Diploma             Diploma   the first 120 credits of a Foundation Degree or      usually studied over three years on a full-time basis.
                                                                                                                 Bachelor’s/Honours Degree.                           Unlike Foundation Degrees, they generally do not
       The entry requirements for our courses starting
                                                                          168      D*D*D*                                                                             include work-based elements, and Honours Degrees
       at Level 4 are typically expressed in the form of A
                                                                                                                 Higher National Certificates                         include a significant piece of academic research in
       Levels and BTEC Extended Diplomas, but we also                     160      D* D* D
                                                                                                                 HNCs are work-based BTEC qualifications and          the third year.
       encourage applications from students with Access
                                                                          152      D* D D                        typically lead to progression to a Higher National
       to Higher Education Diplomas. Achieving 15 Level 3
                                                                          144      DDD                           Diploma.                                             Degree Apprenticeships
       credits at Merit is worth 64 UCAS tariff points, with
                                                                                                                                                                      A new way of combining full-time paid work
       30 Level 3 credits at Merit worth 80 points.                       128      DDM                                                                                with part-time university-level study. Degree
                                                                          112      DMM       D* D*                                                                    Apprenticeships are paid for by employers, so they
       You may have different Level 3 qualifications, so
       we have included a tariff table so you can work out                104                 D* D               Level 5                                              are ideal for people currently in employment who
                                                                                                                                                                      want to study towards an Honours Degree while
       how many points you have.                                                                                 Foundation Degrees
                                                                          96       MMM        DD                                                                      keeping their job and income.
                                                                                                                 Worth 240 credits and equivalent to the first
       UCW and our partner universities consider                          80       MMP        DM                 two years of an Honours Degree, they combine         Honours Top-up Degrees
       all applications on their own merit, so we still                                                          academic study with work-based learning and often
                                                                          64       MPP        MM                                                                      Qualifications enabling the conversion of a
       encourage applications from those who do not                                                              include a work experience element. Foundation        Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent into an
       meet the stated minimum criteria. We would                 A*      56                             D*      Degrees at UCW have input from employers, so         Honours Degree. They are studied over one year on
       consider accepting an applicant if they have               A       48        PPP       MP         D       students know they are gaining the knowledge,        a full-time basis, and do not need to be completed
       extensive related employment experience, for                                                              skills and experiences that companies are
                                                                  B       40                                                                                          immediately after the achievement of prior
       example, or have started a similar course at a                                                            looking for.                                         qualifications. Students with a Level 5 qualification
       different university.                                      C       32                  PP         M                                                            who wish to progress to postgraduate study or
                                                                                                                 Higher National Diplomas                             enter certain professions will need to pass an
       Every year, we welcome students from across the            D       24
                                                                                                                 HNDs are work-based BTEC qualifications which        Honours Top-up.
       UK and EU and do everything we can to make                 E        16                            P       are typically studied on a part-time basis to fit
       students feel at home in Weston. Please note that if                                                      around related employment. They are usually
       you are from outside the EU it may not be possible                                                        assessed on a practical basis. Completion of a HND
       to sponsor your Tier 4 visa application. Students                                                         may allow for progression to a related Level 6
       who do not speak English as a first language will                                                         Honours Top-up Degree.                               Level 7
       need to provide evidence of having achieved                                                                                                                    Master’s Degrees
       at least grade 6.0 in the International English                                                                                                                Postgraduate qualifications signifying expertise
       Language Test System (IELTS) or GCSE grade C                                                                                                                   in a specific field of study or area of professional
       (Level 4 under the new GCSE grading system) at                                                                                                                 practice. Students who want to apply to study for
       English Language.                                                                                                                                              a Master’s Degree will need an Honours Degree or
                                                                                                                                                                      equivalent qualification.

           www.ucw.ac.uk/qualifications-explained

           www.ucw.ac.uk/entry-requirements

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ART, MEDIA
                                                          AND DESIGN
                                                          24   Contemporary Art and Professional Studies FdA

                                                          25   Contemporary Art and Professional Studies BA (Hons) (top-up)

                                                          26   Graphic Design FdA

                                                          27   Graphic Design BA (Hons) (top-up)

                                                          28   Film and Media Arts Production FdA

                                                          29   Photography in Practice FdA

                                                          31   Lens-based Media BA (Hons) (top-up)

           UCW allowed
       me to explore my
       creativity and work
       out what I wanted
       to do within the film
       industry.

       Farhath progressed from the Foundation Degree
       in Film and Media Arts Production at UCW to the
       Honours Top-up Degree in Lens-based Media.
       She directed music videos and her own short film
       called Mannequin and now works as a production
       assistant for a film company.

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CONTEMPORARY ART AND                                                                            In partnership with
                                                                                                                             CONTEMPORARY ART AND                                                                          In partnership with

       PROFESSIONAL STUDIES FdA                                                                                              PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
                                                                                                                             BA (Hons) (top-up)
       This course combines studio-based practice with           Course content
       entrepreneurial-focused learning to provide a             Full-time year 1:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        + Top-up course
       pathway to careers in the vibrant and varied UK           • Creativity and Conceptualisation (20 credits)             This course features artistic practice alongside       You will also continue to develop your creative
       creative industries.                                      • Studio Practice (40 credits)                              studies in marketing and finance, so you will          skills in artistic areas of interest, and be encouraged
                                                                 • Visual Thinking (20 credits)                              gain the knowledge and skills needed to set            to exhibit your work and seek professional
                                                                 • Workshops (40 credits)                                    up freelance enterprises, work in the creative         commissions. In recent years, a student from
       UCAS codes                                                                                                            industries or progress to postgraduate study.          this course was commissioned to produce two
       Institution B20 | Course WV44 | Campus C                  Full-time year 2:                                                                                                  sculptured busts for the Duke of Gloucester, which
                                                                 • Major Study (40 credits)                                                                                         were displayed at the Museum of the Order of St.
       Full-time                                                 • Professional Practice and Work                            UCAS codes                                             John and Kensington Palace. Another student had a
       2 years (3 days per week)                                   Placement (40 credits)                                    Institution B20 | Course WWDF | Campus C               sculpture selected for exhibition at the prestigious
       Average scheduled teaching per week: 12 hours             • Research and Development Skills (40 credits)                                                                     Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition.
       Work placement: 75 hours                                                                                              Full-time
                                                                 Learning enrichment                                         1 year (3 days per week)                               Course content
       Part-time                                                 This course offers optional visits to galleries and         Average scheduled teaching per week: 8 hours           • Marketing, Finance and Promotional Strategy
       3 years (2 days per week)                                 residential trips at an additional expense. Please                                                                   (40 credits)
                                                                 refer to our website for indicative costs. In previous      Part-time                                              • Practice within the Creative Industries:
       Location                                                  years students from this course have staged                 2 years (2 days per week)                                Work-based Project Portfolio (40 credits)
       Loxton Campus and Knightstone Campus                      exhibitions at regional galleries such as 4AD in Bath                                                              • Professional Creative Practice (40 credits)
                                                                 and Centre Space in Bristol.                                Location
       Tuition fees                                                                                                          Loxton Campus and Knightstone Campus                   Learning enrichment
       Full-time: £8,500 per year                                Entry requirements                                                                                                 This course offers optional visits to galleries and
       Part-time: £5,700 in year 1, £5,650 in years 2 and 3      A minimum of CDD at A Level, or a BTEC Extended             Tuition fees                                           residential trips at an additional expense. Please
                                                                 Diploma at MMP, or equivalent, preferably in a              Full-time: £8,500 per year                             refer to our website for indicative costs. Students
       Although UCW endeavours to cover the costs of             related area. Students with only two A Levels or            Part-time: £4,250 per year                             on this course are also able to exhibit their work to
       artistic materials, there may be additional expenses      alternative qualifications will be considered on an                                                                the public during our annual Festival of Creativity.
       associated with this course.                              individual basis. Applicants are also required to           Although UCW endeavours to cover the costs of
                                                                 submit a portfolio of creative work and attend an           artistic materials, there may be additional expenses   Entry requirements
       Assessment                                                interview.                                                  associated with this course.                           A related Foundation Degree with an average
         Written exams       Coursework       Practical exams                                                                                                                       grade profile of 50% or above, or a Higher National
             0%                75%               25%             Progression
                                                                 • See overleaf for the BA Honours Top-up in
                                                                                                                             Assessment
                                                                                                                               Written exams      Coursework      Practical exams
                                                                                                                                                                                    Diploma at Merit, or equivalent. Applicants are also
                                                                                                                                                                                    required to submit a portfolio of creative work and
                                                                   Contemporary Art and Professional Studies.
                                                                 • Graduates could also utilise the creative contacts             0%               85%               15%            attend an interview.

       Why study this course?                                      they have made during their studies to launch                                                                    Progression
       This unique course can help you to develop                  freelance artistic enterprises.                                                                                  • Graduates are eligible to apply for postgraduate
       practical and academic skills to realise your                                                                         Why study this course?                                   courses such as the Master’s Degrees in Design,
       individual creative voice. It achieves this by                                                                        This course aims to develop artistic and innovative      Fine Art or Visual Communication at
       encouraging meaningful engagement with the                    The UK is the second largest art market in the          practitioners, and provides students with the            Bath Spa University.
       creative industries through exhibition opportunities          world with a 21% market share.                          commercial and professional awareness they will        • As well as freelance art and design, graduates
       and work placements.                                          British Art Market Federation                           need in order to be successful in their chosen           of this course are also able to seek roles
                                                                                                                             creative pursuit.                                        in animation or illustration, in interior or product
       The innovative programme of study has been                                                                                                                                     design, in printmaking, or in related roles for
       praised by external examiners for its cutting-edge                                                                    You will be taught by lecturers with extensive           museums and galleries.
       approach to developing students’ creativity and               www.ucw.ac.uk/art                                       experience who can support you in further
       professional skills in their chosen area of study.                                                                    developing your unique creative identity, and the
                                                                                                                             project elements of the course have been designed          Global turnover for contemporary art has
       Students get their own space in one of our studios                                                                    to prepare you for postgraduate study.                     doubled in the past ten years.
       and can explore specialisms including printmaking,                                                                                                                               Artprice Contemporary Art Market Report 2019
       painting, sculpture, ceramics, illustration, jewellery-
       making and digital imagery.

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       GRAPHIC DESIGN FdA                                                                                                  GRAPHIC DESIGN BA (Hons) (top-up)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      + Top-up course
       This course has established a record of success         Course content                                              Students from this course have won the New              Graduates of this course have progressed to
       by providing the technical skills and professional      Full-time year 1:                                           Designer of the Year award, Sky Creative award          design roles at fantastic companies including
       know-how needed to create imaginative design            • Design in Context (Visual Meaning and Analysis) 1         and Design Council’s Future Pioneers award at the       Aardman Animations, Amazon, Dyson, Snapchat
       solutions alongside real insights into the design         (40 credits)                                              prestigious New Designers Exhibition in London.         and Twitter.
       industry.                                               • Design Studio (Creative Industries) 1 (40 credits)
                                                               • Practical Design Skills (40 credits)                                                                              Course content
                                                                                                                           UCAS codes                                              • Marketing, Finance and Promotional Strategy
       UCAS codes                                              Full-time year 2:                                           Institution B20 | Course W214 | Campus C                  (40 credits)
       Institution B20 | Course W210 | Campus C                • Design in Context (Visual Meaning and Analysis) 2                                                                 • Practice within the Creative Industries (40 credits)
                                                                 (40 credits)                                              Full-time                                               • Professional Creative Practice (40 credits)
       Full-time                                               • Design Studio (Creative Industries) 2 (40 credits)        1 year (3 days per week)
       2 years (3 days per week)                               • Professional Skills (Work-based Skills                    Average scheduled teaching per week: 12 hours           Learning enrichment
       Average scheduled teaching per week: 12 hours             Development) (40 credits)                                                                                         This unique course has embedded exhibition and
                                                                                                                           Part-time                                               competition opportunities. In recent years, students
       Part-time                                               Learning enrichment                                         2 years (2 days per week)                               have exhibited, won awards and impressed
       3 years (2 days per week)                               All students have their own work space within the                                                                   design agencies at the prestigious New Designers
                                                               studio, which is theirs to use all week during term,        Location                                                Exhibition in London. This course also offers
       Location                                                and access to Macs loaded with industry-standard            Loxton Campus and Knightstone Campus                    optional visits to galleries at an additional expense.
       Loxton Campus and Knightstone Campus                    software. This course also offers optional visits to                                                                Please refer to our website for indicative costs.
                                                               exhibitions at an additional expense. Please refer to       Tuition fees
       Tuition fees                                            our website for indicative costs.                           Full-time: £8,500 per year                              Entry requirements
       Full-time: £8,500 per year                                                                                          Part-time: £4,250 per year                              A related Foundation Degree with an average
       Part-time: £5,700 in year 1, £5,650 in years 2 and 3    Entry requirements                                                                                                  grade profile of 50% or above, or a Higher National
                                                               A minimum of CDD at A Level, or a BTEC Extended             Assessment                                              Diploma at Merit, or equivalent. Applicants are also
       Assessment                                              Diploma at MMP, or equivalent, preferably in a                Written exams      Coursework      Practical exams    required to submit a portfolio of creative work and
         Written exams      Coursework       Practical exams   related area. Applications from those studying two
                                                                                                                                0%               55%               45%             attend an interview.
             0%               95%                5%            A Levels or alternative Level 3 qualifications will be
                                                               considered on an individual basis. Applicants are                                                                   Progression
                                                               also required to submit a creative portfolio of work                                                                • Graduates are eligible to apply for postgraduate
                                                               and attend an interview.                                    Why study this course?                                    courses such as the Master’s Degrees in Design or
       Why study this course?                                                                                              This Honours Top-up prepares students for                 Visual Communication at Bath Spa University.
       This Foundation Degree will set you up for              Progression                                                 varied and exciting design careers by promoting         • Graduates of this course are also qualified to
       employment in design roles and related creative         • See overleaf for the BA Honours Top-up in                 creativity alongside practical business skills, while     apply for roles such as art director, creative
       positions and also equip you with the advanced            Graphic Design.                                           also dedicating time to research and academic             director and graphic designer, and other roles
       academic skills needed for further study.               • Graduates of this course could also seek                  development for those who are looking to progress         across the creative industries.
                                                                 employment in design positions at a range of              to postgraduate study.
       The curriculum is all about the synthesis between         organisations or related roles in other creative
       work-based learning and theory in practice, so you        arts disciplines.                                         The programme is work-based, with a focus on                More than half of graphic design graduates in
       will be encouraged to produce thought-provoking                                                                     commercial awareness, professional experience and           employment in the UK are working as graphic
       work that reflects contemporary design trends and                                                                   employability. You will pitch your own ‘design for          designers six months after graduation.
       responds to issues surrounding social need.                 In 2016, 57% of people employed in the                  social impact’ to real businesses and public sector         Prospects
                                                                   design industry were qualified to degree-level,         organisations and work with your peers to
       The course offers insight into day-to-day life              compared with the UK average of 34%.                    manage a final group showcase which takes the
       in the design industry through its commercial               Design Council                                          form of a touring exhibition.
       studio ethos. You will work independently and
       collaboratively on ‘live’ briefs and generate design                                                                The course is delivered by design professionals and
       work, from concept to completion.                                                                                   expert visiting practitioners, ensuring its taught
                                                                   www.ucw.ac.uk/graphic-design                            elements continue to be up-to-date. They will
       The course also aims to foster a culture of lively                                                                  support you in realising your creative potential.
       and stimulating conversation and debate to inspire
       analytical and innovative thinking.

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       FILM AND MEDIA ARTS                                                                            In partnership with
                                                                                                                            PHOTOGRAPHY IN PRACTICE FdA
       PRODUCTION FdA
                                                                                                                            Engage with contemporary photographic                  Course content
                                                                                                                            techniques and work on professional briefs before      Full-time year 1:
       Film and Media Arts Production students at UCW           Learning enrichment                                         progressing to an Honours Top-up or exploring          • Documentary and Editorial Photography (20 credits)
       gain essential theoretical and practical knowledge       As well as learning how to make fantastic films,            career opportunities in disciplines such as studio     • Engaging with Photographic Techniques (40 credits)
       in all aspects of film production and also get the       you will showcase your work in some of the                  photography and photojournalism.                       • Introduction to Cultural and Photographic Contexts
       chance to showcase their work and curate their           most renowned venues in the South West - in                                                                          (20 credits)
       own film festival.                                       recent years these have included the Watershed,                                                                    • Photography and Landscape (20 credits)
                                                                Arnolfini and Cube Cinema in Bristol. You will              UCAS codes                                             • Photography and the Portrait (20 credits)
                                                                also work towards producing a professional-                 Institution W47 | Course W641 | Campus U
       UCAS codes                                               standard showreel to demonstrate your versatility                                                                  Full-time year 2:
       Institution W47 | Course P303 | Campus U                 and specialisms as a filmmaker. Working in                  Full-time                                              • Developing Professional Practice (40 credits)
                                                                collaboration with your peers, you will curate the          2 years (3 days per week)                              • Photography for Publication (40 credits)
       Full-time                                                Dirigo International Student Film Festival; gathering       Average scheduled teaching per week: 13 hours          • Reflective Personal Practice (40 credits)
       2 years (3 days per week)                                submissions from young filmmakers and hosting an
       Average scheduled teaching per week: 13 hours            event to celebrate them.                                    Part-time                                              Learning enrichment
                                                                                                                            3 years (2 days per week)                              A range of inspiring practitioners contribute to this
       Part-time                                                The course culminates in students joining forces as                                                                course. In recent years we’ve welcomed Richard
       3 years (2 days per week)                                a single in-house production company to make a              Location                                               Billingham, Lua Ribeira, Laura El-Tantawy, Jessa
                                                                short film. This involves pitching ideas to a panel of      Loxton Campus and Knightstone Campus                   Fairbrother, Amak Mahmoodian and Alejandro Acin
       Location                                                 experts in film and everyone taking on professional                                                                to talk to our students about what it takes to be a
       Loxton Campus and Knightstone Campus                     roles to reflect their individual career aspirations.       Tuition fees                                           successful and influential photographer.
                                                                This usually involves shooting on location at an            Full-time: £8,500 per year
       Tuition fees                                             additional expense. In recent years, students have          Part-time: £5,700 in year 1, £5,650 in years 2 and 3   Students on this course can use our Canon 5DS and
       Full-time: £8,500 per year                               made films in Lisbon, Madrid, Nantes and Cornwall.                                                                 Nikon D810 cameras, medium format rangefinders,
       Part-time: £5,700 in year 1, £5,650 in years 2 and 3     Please refer to our website for indicative costs.           There is also an expectation that students on this     twin and single lens reflex cameras, a wide range of
                                                                                                                            course will spend at least £250 on a camera, lens      lenses, Elinchrom location lighting kits and wireless
       Assessment                                               Entry requirements                                          and memory card if they do not already own these.      studio kits.
         Written exams      Coursework      Practical exams     A minimum of CDD at A Level, or a BTEC Extended             Additionally, students on this course will need to
             0%               75%               25%             Diploma at MMP, or equivalent, preferably in a
                                                                related area. Applications from those studying two
                                                                                                                            purchase a print archive box, sketchbook, darkroom
                                                                                                                            paper and other consumables such as film, all at an
                                                                                                                                                                                   You will also curate a photography competition and
                                                                                                                                                                                   hold a public exhibition of your work.
                                                                A Levels or alternative Level 3 qualifications will be      additional expense. Please refer to our website for
                                                                considered on an individual basis. Applicants are           further indicative costs.                              Entry requirements
       Why study this course?                                   also required to submit a creative portfolio of work                                                               A minimum of CC at A Level, or a BTEC Extended
       This degree, with its close links to the thriving        and attend an interview.                                    Assessment                                             Diploma at MPP, or equivalent, preferably in a related
       media sectors in Bristol and Cardiff, will help                                                                        Written exams      Coursework      Practical exams   area. Applicants are also required to submit a portfolio
       you achieve your ambition of working in the film
       industry through its focus on practical filmmaking in
                                                                Progression
                                                                • See page 31 for the BA Honours Top-up in
                                                                                                                                  0%              50%               50%            of creative work and attend an interview.

       a range of traditional and experimental genres and         Lens-based Media.                                                                                                Progression
       styles. You will also gain a rich understanding of the   • Graduates of this course could also seek                                                                         • See page 31 for the BA Honours Top-up in
       theories underpinning filmmaking.                          employment or freelance work in the film and              Why study this course?                                   Lens-based Media.
                                                                  media industries or related roles in other creative       Photography is playing an ever-increasing role         • Freelance photography or related roles such as
       Course content                                             arts disciplines.                                         in our lives and remains a vital consideration for       arts management or retouching.
       Full-time year 1:                                                                                                    anyone looking to promote a product or business,
       • Contextual Studies (20 credits)                                                                                    so there are numerous opportunities for those
       • Documentary Production (20 credits)                        The UK film industry turned over £14.8 billion          with the passion and photographic know-how to              UCW Photography in Practice students gain
       • Experimental Media Arts (20 credits)                       and contributed £6 billion to GDP in 2017.              develop a career in the discipline.                        membership of the Royal Photographic Society
       • Film Production Skills (40 credits)                        British Film Institute                                                                                             and are invited to events in their new building
       • Professional Commercial Practice (20 credits)                                                                      This course will equip you with the practical,             in Bristol.
                                                                                                                            academic and professional skills required to
       Full-time year 2:                                                                                                    develop your own freelance practice, shoot on
       • Collaborative Work-based Practices (40 credits)            www.ucw.ac.uk/media                                     location or in a studio, or work within the wider          www.ucw.ac.uk/photography
       • Independent Practice (40 credits)                                                                                  creative industries.
       • Short Film Production (40 credits)

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In partnership with

                                                        LENS-BASED MEDIA BA (Hons) (top-up)

                                                                                                                                                                                   + Top-up course
                                                        Enhance your production skills in film,                The course will also enhance your knowledge and
                                                        photography or media arts while developing the         skills in the areas of higher research and academic
                                                        crucial professional and promotional awareness         writing through the undertaking of a substantial
                                                        needed for a successful career in the vibrant and      project on a lens-based subject of interest, and
                                                        growing creative industries.                           will increase your employability through studies in
                                                                                                               marketing and promotion and other key business
                                                                                                               skills.
                                                        UCAS codes
                                                        Institution W47 | Course 248W | Campus U               Course content
                                                                                                               • Critical and Contextual Research (20 credits)
                                                        Full-time                                              • Initial Project in Lens-based Media (20 credits)
                                                        1 year (3 days per week)                               • Major Project in Lens-based Media (40 credits)
                                                        Average scheduled teaching per week: 13 hours          • Professional Development in Context (40 credits)

                                                        Part-time                                              Learning enrichment
                                                        2 years (2 days per week)                              Students on this course exhibit their practical work
                                                                                                               as part of the Festival of Creativity we hold every
                                                        Location                                               summer and are also encouraged to seek out
                                                        Loxton Campus and Knightstone Campus                   additional exhibition opportunities and enter their
                                                                                                               work in regional and national competitions.
                                                        Tuition fees
                                                        Full-time: £8,500 per year                             Students also have the opportunity to shoot on
                                                        Part-time: £4,250 per year                             location in the UK and abroad and can attend
                                                                                                               optional visits to exhibitions and screenings, all at
                                                        Although UCW endeavours to cover the costs of          an additional cost.
                                                        materials, there may be additional expenses on this
                                                        course relating to filming and photography.            This course also includes regular guest lectures and

           I was supported                              Assessment
                                                                                                               specialist workshops delivered by visiting experts
                                                                                                               and industry specialists.
                                                          Written exams      Coursework      Practical exams
       throughout my                                         0%               70%               30%            Entry requirements
                                                                                                               A related Foundation Degree with an average
       journey, and now I                                                                                      grade profile of 50% or above, or a Higher National
                                                                                                               Diploma at Merit, or equivalent. Applicants are also
       feel confident and                               Why study this course?
                                                        Students with a background in film, photography
                                                                                                               required to submit a portfolio of creative work and
                                                                                                               attend an interview.
       passionate about                                 or the media arts can complete their degree on this
                                                        Honours Top-up designed to equip participants          Progression

       pursuing my chosen                               with the practical, intellectual and business skills
                                                        needed to develop their own professional practice
                                                                                                               • Graduates are eligible to apply for postgraduate
                                                                                                                  courses such as the Master’s Degrees in Feature

       career.                                          or work within the wider creative industries.             Filmmaking or Visual Communication at
                                                                                                                  Bath Spa University.
                                                        You will develop your production competencies          • Graduates are also qualified to seek employment
                                                        and also explore the mediums from cultural,              in film and television as directors, camera
                                                        historical and academic perspectives whilst              operators, location managers, producers or
                                                        producing a portfolio of creative work for public        production coordinators, and in studio
       Emma studied the Foundation Degree in            consumption.                                             photography and photojournalism.
       Photography in Practice at UCW and worked as
       a teacher alongside her studies on the Honours   UCW Lens-based Media students gain membership
       Top-up Degree in Lens-based Media.               of the Royal Photographic Society and are invited          The creative industries were worth £101.5
                                                        to events in their new building in Bristol.                billion to the UK economy in 2017, growing
                                                                                                                   at more than twice the rate of the overall
                                                                                                                   economy since 2010.
                                                                                                                   Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport
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BUSINESS AND
                                                            LAW
                                                            34   Business Management with Sustainability BA (Hons)

                                                            35   Law LLB (Hons)

           The lecturers are
       so supportive and I
       liked how they related
       everything to industry
       - this has really
       helped me in my
       career so far.

       Laura studied Business Management with
       Sustainability at UCW and now works as a
       HR advisor. She has also since completed a Level 5
       Certificate in HR Management.

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       BUSINESS MANAGEMENT WITH                                                                                           LAW LLB (Hons)
       SUSTAINABILITY BA (Hons)*
                                                                                                                          Complete the first year of a qualifying legal          You will also be among the first students to have
                                                                                                                          degree in the supportive and professional              access to the state-of-the-art learning and teaching
       Learn about contemporary corporate issues                 Full-time year 2:                                        learning environment of UCW before progressing         facilities and extended opening hours on offer
       in areas such as human resources, marketing               • Financial Management (15 credits) or                   to UWE Bristol’s Bristol Law School to complete        in our multimillion-pound redevelopment of the
       and project management and set yourself up                  Stress Management (15 credits)                         your degree.                                           Winter Gardens on Weston seafront.
       for postgraduate study or employment in roles             • Human Resource Management (30 credits)
       relevant to all businesses.                               • Social Media Marketing (30 credits)                                                                           Course content
                                                                 • Sustainability Concepts (15 credits)                   UCAS codes                                             • Constitutional and Administrative Law (30 credits)
                                                                 • Work-based Learning (30 credits)                       Institution B80 | Course M100 | Campus E               • Contract Law (30 credits)
       Please apply for this course by contacting our                                                                                                                            • Criminal Law (30 credits)
       admissions team on admissions@ucw.ac.uk.                  Full-time year 3:                                        Full-time                                              • Foundations for Law (30 credits)
                                                                 • Contemporary Issues in Business (30 credits)           1 year (2 days per week) at UCW and
       Full-time                                                 • Dissertation (30 credits)                              2 years at UWE Bristol                                 Entry requirements
       3 years (2 days per week)                                 • Project Management (30 credits)                        Average scheduled teaching per week: 10 hours          A minimum of BBC at A Level, or a BTEC Extended
       Average scheduled teaching per week: 12 hours             • Sustainability and Business Enterprise (30 credits)                                                           Diploma at DMM, or equivalent, in addition to Level
       Work placement: 100 hours                                                                                          Location                                               2 English and Maths at grade C/4 or above.
                                                                 Learning enrichment                                      Knightstone Campus at UCW and                          Applicants with an Access to Higher Education
       Part-time                                                 Students on this course are able to undertake            Frenchay Campus at UWE Bristol                         Diploma will be considered on an individual basis.
       4 years (1 day per week)                                  optional trips at an additional expense. In recent
                                                                 years, students have visited businesses such as          Tuition fees                                           Progression
       Location                                                  Jaguar Land Rover and have also gone on overseas         Full-time: £8,500 per year at UCW and                  • Years 2 and 3 of the full LLB (Hons) Law Degree
       Knightstone Campus                                        trips to countries including Belgium. Please refer to    UWE Bristol fees for years 2 and 3.                      at UWE Bristol.
                                                                 our website for indicative costs.                                                                               • Those who do not continue the course after
       Tuition fees                                                                                                       Assessment                                               passing the first year are awarded a Certificate of
       Full-time: £8,500 per year                                Entry requirements                                         Written exams      Coursework      Practical exams     Higher Education and could seek junior roles in
       Part-time: £6,375 per year                                A minimum of CC at A Level, or a BTEC Extended
                                                                 Diploma at MPP, or an Access to Higher Education             50%               50%                0%              the legal sector.

                                                                 Diploma with 15 Level 3 credits at Merit, or
       Why study this course?                                    equivalent, preferably in a related area.                                                                           95.6% of law graduates gained employment or
       This course offers a thorough academic and                                                                         Why study this course?                                     progressed to further study in 2018/19.
       practical grounding in a range of business                We also offer a Level 6 Honours Top-up Degree in         Studying law offers the opportunity to develop             What Do Graduates Do? report
       topics, with the themes of management, finance,           Business Management with Sustainability at UCW in        your skills in areas including research and
       sustainability, enterprise, research and professional     partnership with Bath Spa University.                    communication. And by studying to degree-level,
       development running throughout.                                                                                    you will open many progression pathways, as a
                                                                 Progression                                              background in law can lead to success in a wide            www.ucw.ac.uk/law
       It also provides an overview of the key political,        • Graduates of this course are eligible to apply         range of professional sectors.
       environmental and economic challenges in the                for postgraduate courses such as MBAs and
       modern business landscape, and has been designed            other related Master’s Degrees.                        You will study the foundations of the English legal
       with input from a range of businesses.                    • UCW business graduates have gone on to have            system and be introduced to degree-level study
                                                                   fantastic careers in the retail, finance, education,   in criminal and contract law at UCW, taking part
       It will instil in you practices common to all               defence and recruitment sectors, to name just a        in mock trials and individual and group projects in
       successful enterprises, and you will also learn how         few, or you could also use your degree to help         preparation for your progression to UWE.
       to oversee a range of complex organisational and            you turn a good idea into a great business.
       operational initiatives.                                                                                           You will benefit from an outstanding support team
                                                                                                                          and greater access to lecturers than is the norm
       Course content                                                Starting salaries for business and management        at many universities, and we also offer a careers
       Full-time year 1:                                             graduates started at £18,000 and reached as          coaching service for the whole time students are
       • Business Environment (15 credits)                           high as £26,900 in 2016/17.                          enrolled at UCW.
       • Introduction to Financial Interpretation (30 credits)       Destination of Leavers from Higher
       • Introduction to Management (15 credits)                     Education survey
       • Introduction to Marketing (15 credits)
       • People and Organisations (15 credits)
       • Practical Research Project (30 credits)
                                                                     www.ucw.ac.uk/business
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