Cardiff University Geography

By | 10th May 2017

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Cardiff University Geography

Undergraduate

Our undergraduate courses focus on the impacts of economic, social, political and cultural change on the built and natural environment.

These courses are designed and delivered by a team of  world-leading academics in the areas of geography and planning. While geography provides the skills to understand the nature of change and its impacts, planning translates this understanding into action to ensure a better quality of environment for present and future generations.

We provide our students with an immersive undergraduate experience aimed at developing not only an intimate knowledge of relevant subjects, but also the ability to contribute to a wide range of policy domains including social justice, health, urban futures, housing and homelessness, food justice, third world development, and economic regeneration.

Our excellent staff-student ratios ensure that you will have the opportunity to have close and regular contact with our members of staff who are dedicated to sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience with you.

Degree programmes

Geography (Human) (BSc)

Human Geographers engage with and influence the key debates in contemporary society. The Human Geography course at Cardiff provides students with a comprehensive overview of the subject as well as opportunities to specialise in specific areas such as cultural, development, economic, environmental or political geography.

Geography (Human) and Planning (BSc)

The BSc Geography (Human) and Planning offers a unique opportunity to study a combination of Human Geography and Planning at degree level, building on the combined expertise of geography and planning academics based in the School.

Urban Planning and Development (BSc)

BSc Urban Planning and Development is an exciting course that focuses on why places – such as cities, towns, and the countryside – change and how they can be improved through planning.

Urban Planning and Development with a Year in Industry (BSc)

BSc Urban Planning and Development is an exciting course that focuses on why places – such as cities, towns, and the countryside – change and how they can be improved through planning. The course focuses on the social, economic and environmental challenges of creating better places in which to live.

Postgraduate taught

We offer a wide range of postgraduate taught programmes that address contemporary policy and research issues.

All our postgraduate taught courses are situated within key policy research areas and groups in the School. These courses are well recognised by the academic and policy communities both domestically and internationally, with several programmes offering professional recognition from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

Our postgraduate students form an integral part of the Graduate School and are members of the Masters Graduate School of City and Regional Planning (MGS), which seeks to ensure that the School is a place where students and scholars can advance intellectually and in career and professional terms.

Available taught courses

  • Eco-Cities (MSc)
  • European Spatial Planning and Environmental Policy (MSc)
  • Food, Space and Society (MSc)
  • International Planning and Development (MSc)
  • Planning Practice (PgCert)
  • Social Science Research Methods (Environmental Planning) (MSc/PgDip)
  • Spatial Planning and Development (MSc)
  • Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy (MSc)
  • Transport and Planning (MSc)
  • Urban and Regional Development (MSc)
  • Urban Design (MA)
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