This programme has been developed directly from the Harmony Institute, established in the University in 2019, and from the Harmony Initiative, set up in 2016, both of which have collaborated with INSPIRE UWTSD. The concept of Harmony was developed in Harmony: A New Way of Looking at our World (2010) by the University’s patron, the Prince of Wales. The concept takes a holistic view of nature as a foundation for sustainability and sustainable communities. The programme will add a distinctive element to sustainability and sustainable communities by responding to legislation and policy: for example, the Well-being of Future Generations Act (Wales, 2015).
Part I (PGCert, PGDip & MA) • Ecology and Spirituality (30 credits; optional) • Harmony: Theory and Practice (30 credits; compulsory) • Sacred Geography (30 credits; optional) • Sustainable Communities (30 credits; optional) • The Challenge of Sustainability (30 credits; optional) • The Philosophy and Practice of Social Research (30 credits; compulsory) • The Social (Re)Production of Inequality (30 credits; optional). Part II (MA) • Dissertation Project: Harmony in Practice (60 credits; compulsory).
The traditional entry route requirement for students is normally a 2:1 or 1st class honours first degree or the vocational qualification equivalent and relevant experience. The School encourages students with a range of vocational qualifications and relevant experiences to apply; this may require a written submission to indicate suitability for level 7 work prior to admission. General Requirements an initial degree of the University of Wales; an initial degree awarded by another approved degree awarding body; a non-graduate qualification which has been deemed to be of a satisfactory standard for the purpose of admission; a non-graduate may also be admitted to candidature provided that he/she has held, for a minimum of two years, a responsible position which is relevant to the scheme to be pursued. Every application is considered on its own merit, so places may be offered on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications and criteria, including maturity, professional qualifications and relevant experience. Applicants with non-standard qualifications are advised to submit a short curriculum vitae with their application form.
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