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Developing Sustainable Enterprise (Rural) (CertHE)

Students on the programme will consider the challenges faced by those setting up and running a business in a rural area.

In a changing world, we recognise that business has to adapt and become part of the solution, rather than the problem by taking responsibility for people and place. Our programmes have sustainable and ethical thinking at their core, and our learners challenge existing business models and debate business solutions for a more sustainable future. 

Our students are part of a community of students and staff where small group problem-based learning enables them to gain the skills required to creatively solve the business problems of the future.

We hope that our graduates will be a part of shaping the rural economy.

PATHWAY OPTIONS AND HOW TO APPLY

CERT HE Developing Rural Enterprise (Rural) UCAS:

  • Carmarthen Campus October start: DSR6
  • Online October Start: DR6-D10
  • Lampeter Campus October start: DSR6L
  • All our courses fall under the UWTSD institution UCAS code T80

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Contact Email: j.shore@uwtsd.ac.uk
Contact Name: Jessica Jane Shore

Tuition Fees 2021/22:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year

Why Choose this Course

  1. Be part of rethinking business for a changing world by joining an award winning business school*
  2. Study business from a contemporary perspective with modules designed to give you the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for leading business in the future.
  3. Join a supportive environment where you will discuss topics in small groups in a learning community of staff and students
  4. Enhance your employability through strong established links with industry and the public and third sectors through live projects, internships, guest lectures and fieldwork.
  5. Benefit from excellent academic and pastoral support

*UWTSD Carmarthen Business School: Rethinking Business for a Changing World Winner of ‘Tomorrow’s Employees’ at the Green Gown Awards 2018

What you will learn

Course Overview

If you want to be ready for the future of business and be able to respond to both global and local challenges and opportunities then these innovative programmes, built on ethical and sustainable principles are the choice for you.

As a student at UWTSD’s Carmarthen Business School, you will be part of a supportive learning community with enthusiastic, research-active staff who endeavour to help you maximize your time at UWTSD.  We have a progressive and transformational approach to learning that builds independence and self-determination in our learners.

As part of your studies, you will have the opportunity to undertake an internship, engage in fieldwork and benefit from a range of guest lectures from entrepreneurs and business leaders.  We have links with a wide range of organisations, many of whom offer the opportunity for our students to engage in live project work as part of their studies

Outside of your course, UWTSD’s Carmarthen Campus provides a stimulating and supportive learning environment where first-class learning spaces and high-quality resources combine with green lawns, landscaped areas and flexible social spaces.

Module Topics

Topics covered by this programme are based upon the development of an enterprise underpinned by sustainability.

Assessment

The Developing Sustainable Enterprise (Rural) programme is assessed by a combination of innovative and more traditional methods which are designed to develop students’ understanding, problem-solving and creative thinking during their year of study.

Assessments are closely linked to learning activities, where students build understanding and skills in weekly sessions, and are able to learn from formative assessment throughout the programme. 

Graduate Attributes Framework

This Framework aims to develop your professional skills and competence alongside your academic subject knowledge. You’ll study up to 40 credits per level throughout your programme from the Graduate Attributes Framework.

The Graduate Attribute modules are designed to enable you to develop, and evidence, a range of career-focused skills related to your subject area. These skills include digital competency, research and project management, as well as such personal competencies as communication, creativity, self-reflection, resilience and problem-solving. 

Key Information

Staff
Entry Criteria

Our graduates progress to a range of areas within the public, private and voluntary sectors in areas such as sustainability leadership, financial management, marketing, human resources management, project management, community development and regeneration.

An emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation within the programme has also meant that a number of our recent graduates have left to successfully set up their own enterprises and Carmarthen Business School is proactive in signposting students to internal and external support for business development. 

Several of our graduates also choose to progress to further study at Undergraduate level, Masters and Doctoral level either within UWTSD or at other universities.  At Carmarthen Business School we offer a range of postgraduate programmes and have a number of active Doctoral students. 

Students who successfully complete this course can apply to ‘top up’ to the BA Rural Enterprise Management.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates progress to a range of areas within the public, private and voluntary sectors in areas such as sustainability leadership, financial management, marketing, community sports development, project management, community development and regeneration. 

Graduates may use their new skills and experience to further develop their community sport organisation, this could include new focus, expansion or transformation. 

An emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation within the programme has also meant that a number of our recent graduates have left to successfully set up their own enterprises and Carmarthen Business School is proactive in signposting students to internal and external support for business development.

Several of our graduates also choose to progress to further study at Undergraduate level, Masters and Doctoral level either within UWTSD or at other universities.  At Carmarthen Business School we offer a range of postgraduate programmes and have a number of active Doctoral students.

Students who successfully complete this course can apply to ‘top up’ to the BA Rural Enterprise Management.

Additional Costs

It is possible to complete this programme of study without any additional costs.

Students may wish to purchase materials for modules, such as major project but this is not a requirement and will have no bearing on the final grade.

Student Quotes

Fiona Bowskill

“The teaching style in this course is more laid back and interactive with smaller groups, which increases the contact between staff and students which in turn helps to increase the confidence of students allowing them to grow and flourish. Having sustainability built into the course helps to Increase the chances of employability.  Thank you Louise for encouraging me to sign up for this course, it has allowed me to grow so much in this short amount of time.”

Honi Sieczych

“I like this course for the style of learning as I prefer one to one learning or in small groups compared with 200 people with one lecturer who doesn't know their students. The sustainable approach of learning in this course is also more attractive to me and there is a focus on students doing well and understanding the subject. The tutors are approachable and guide us at any time we need it. The course itself is a pioneer program for sustainability and lead us to change the ways  we live, work and promote sustainability which is great!!!Much appreciated, thank you very much!”

Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries, and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section.