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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Subjects
  • Design studies
Student score
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
83% LOW
Average graduate salary
£15.5k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

You will be taught by a dedicated team of research-active practitioners who exhibit their own work both nationally and internationally. Work on live projects, exhibitions, competitions and commissions for public and private clients; this will give you confidence for your future career, for example, when approaching galleries and retail outlets with your work. Focus is placed on developing your business skills in areas such as pricing, publicity and marketing; we are consistently praised by external examiners for how well prepared our students are for professional life. Excellent gallery and commercial links, with the focus on craft skills to enable you to become exceptional makers. Field and research trips to art galleries and important collections, exhibitions, festivals and design seminars nationally and internationally and Study abroad opportunities through the Erasmus Scheme â?? we have links with France, Bulgaria, Finland, Spain and the Polish Academy of Art in Katowice. Artists in residence opportunities available for both our graduates and established professionals. This is a real benefit both in supporting makers and giving a valuable experience to our current students.

Modules

Level 1: Critical studies 1; introduction to materials and processes; principles; supporting studies 1; materials and practice 1 and 2. Level 2: Critical studies 2; professional development; extended practice; supporting studies 2; objects for locations (40 credits). Level 3: Critical studies 3; professional practice; negotiated study 1 and 2 (40 credits each).

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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Based in Wrexham but with campuses and facilities around north-east Wales, Glyndwr University champions the spirit of enterprise. We aim to be bold and enterprising in everything we do. Our courses are tailored to be relevant to industry, working closely with partners in business including Airbus, Rolls Royce and the BBC to ensure our graduates get the skills they need to gain employment.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

24%
76%

Year 2

22%
78%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
92%
8%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

78%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

88%

Feedback on work has been prompt

72%

Staff are good at explaining things

84%

Received sufficient advice and support

84%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
64% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
17% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
242 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
43% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 83% LOW
Average graduate salary £15.5k LOW
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

4%

Graduates who are design occupations

33%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

17%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year, design was behind only nursing in the number of graduates from UK universities with nearly 13,700. Not all areas of design have been affected equally by the recession, so bear this in mind when you look at the stats. At the moment, things are looking a little better for fashion and textile designers and not as good for interior or multimedia designers – but that may change by the time you graduate. In general, design graduates are more likely than most to start their career in London. This also varies by subject – fashion designers often find jobs in the North West. Some employers in the field, particularly in London, are a little prone to asking graduates to work for free, so while it’s not the norm – one in nine design graduates from 2012 starting design jobs in London were working unpaid – it does go on.
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