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University of South Wales

Retail Management

UCAS Code: 43T6

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

UCAS Tariff

48

Entry criteria detail typical offers but USW considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A*-D

About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Marketing

Retail management

The retail industry is a significant employer accounting for 11.3 of the UK workforce in a market worth £85 billion. There are many challenging and rewarding job opportunities in this fast-moving industry, whether you are looking to launch a career or enhance your prospects if you are already employed. This foundation degree, the only one of its kind in south Wales, prepares you for a management role through acquired knowledge and relevant experience. Students will have the opportunity to work with recognised retailers to gain hands on experience in the workplace, therefore developing transferable skills to greatly enhance employability.

This course includes a range of business and retail specific modules to develop your knowledge and understanding of this dynamic industry. You will explore how the world of retail operates, learn about customer relationships and gain an understanding of purchasing and supply chain management.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£7,500
per year
EU
£7,500
per year
International
£12,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,500
per year
Scotland
£7,500
per year
Wales
£7,500
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Coleg Gwent (Newport)

Cardiff and Vale College (Cardiff)

Coleg Gwent (Pontypool)

Department:

Business School

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

70%
low
Marketing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Marketing

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
75%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
49%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Retail management

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After graduation


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What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Marketing

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Retail management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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