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Higher Education

Welcome to the higher education section of the College Merthyr Tydfil!

If you are considering studying a higher education course, we offer a unique opportunity to study locally at a modern and exciting campus that offers state of the art learning in the heart of Merthyr Tydfil.

The College Merthyr Tydfil has an extensive range of higher education programmes all delivered by a highly qualified and dedicated teaching team and all offered in partnership with UHOVI (Universities Heads of the Valleys Institute) and the University of South Wales.

In addition, our partnership with REDHOUSE (Old Town hall/Hen Neuadd Y Dref) enables learners wishing to study in creative and performing arts the opportunity to study in a specialised Creative Industries Centre.

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The following Higher Education Courses are available:

BA (Hons) Business Studies (New for 2015)

Good business skills are essential for employment in all sectors, and this course is designed to give your career prospects that extra boost. If you’ve already studied a HND or Foundation Degree in Business, this course allows you to top-up your qualification to a full degree in one year.

Diploma in Working with Vulnerable Adults

This course is intended to meet the ongoing professional development of practitioners within health and social care who work primarily with vulnerable adults

Foundation Degree Business Studies ( Full Time)

This course has been designed to be highly valued in the job market. Opportunities will be provided for students to be accredited with a range of business related skills.

Foundation Degree Business Studies - Part-time

This Course will provide opportunities for students to be accredited with a range of business related skills.

Foundation Degree in Art Practice

This course will develop your creative talents across many different art forms. You will have the freedom to engage with a wide range of art practices and historical discourses to develop your own, highly individual programme of study.

Foundation Degree in Care Studies

The course is for people of any age who wish to develop a career in health and social care, including posts with responsibilities, such as those of supervision, administration and management.

Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies

This course aims to provide an opportunity to develop and extend the knowledge of qualified and experienced workers in the field of childcare

Foundation Degree in Creative Industries - Film and Video

This course is designed to benefit those who are working, or wish to work, in film and television or related media industries. It includes a high level of work related learning and practical activity. This is underpinned by theoretical units and study skills

Foundation Degree in Creative Industries - Photography

The course will provide a wide range of photographic training through challenging and stimulating assignments.
Traditional silver based photography, digital photography, and extensive studio and location work are key elements of the course with a strong emphasis on practice.

Foundation Degree in Creative Industries - Popular Music Technology

This course is designed to benefit those who are working, or wish to work, in film and television or related media industries. It includes a high level of work related learning and practical activity. This is underpinned by theoretical units and study skills

Foundation Degree in Finance

This course will give you the knowledge and skills that you need to work in the fast-growing financial sector. Whether you’re already working in this dynamic industry or fancy a change of direction, you’ll leave this course with the right balance of academic knowledge and workplace experience to start your dream career.

Foundation Degree in Information Communication Technology (Part Time)

The foundation degree in ICT prepares you with the necessary skills to keep up with the ever changing and developing industry.

Foundation Degree in Psychology

The course of study will allow the individual to research and study themes and issues based in psychology. Students will cover different psychological approaches and theory and through a preparation to work module they will learn how to apply these theories in practice.

Foundation Degree in Sustainable Construction and Surveying

This course equips students with the specialist knowledge and skills needed to support development and management of the built environment.

Foundation Degree Information Communication Technology (Full Time)

The foundation degree in ICT prepares you with the necessary skills to keep up with the ever changing and developing industry.

Foundation Degree:Sports Performance and Coaching

The course is aimed at individuals who wish to pursue a career in the sports performance and coaching field.

New! - Foundation Degree in Performing Arts

This brand new two year programme will provide you with an opportunity to explore acting, dance and music as well as the use of technology in performance.

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