Undergraduate programmes

The School accepts around 150 undergraduates across four courses each year and therefore ensures a learning environment where there is opportunity for close contact with staff delivering the courses and modules. In total there are more than 600 students in the School studying at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels in Human Geography, Planning, Urban Design, Sustainability, Regeneration, and Transport.

The wide ranging and specialist expertise of the School’s 60 members of staff ensures that all aspects of Planning and Human Geography are covered in our courses. The quality of teaching in the School has been assessed as 'excellent' and the School has consistently ranked highly in government reviews of research quality.

The School was recently placed 2nd for Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016. The School was also ranked 7th for Geography and Environmental Science.

Our courses

BSc Geography (Human) 

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.

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BSc Geography (Human) and Planning

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.

At the end of year one, students have the option of selecting a new route which is professionally accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute. Module choices differ between the accredited and non-accredited route of this programme for years two and three.

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BSc Urban Planning and Development

The BSc Urban Planning and Development course is designed for those who want to understand how places work and how to change them. Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute, this degree is a contemporary updating of the successful BSc in City and Regional Planning.

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Our reputation

For 50 years the School of Planning and Geography has built its reputation across the boundaries of human geography and urban planning. The School is one of the leading human geography schools in the UK, and operates at the cutting-edge of research and teaching innovation in planning and geography. Our world-leading research and teaching is focused in the following areas:

• Spatial Justice, including social and political geography, and spatial planning;
• Urban and Regional Governance, including urban planning, economic geography and regeneration;
• Environment and Development, including rural geography, planning, and international development;
• Society and Culture, including cultural geography, social planning, and food.

The School of Planning and Geography brings to bear a critical mass in these areas and is thus able to contribute to a wide range of policy domains including spatial, land, urban and city planning.

Our courses focus upon the built and natural environment and the impacts of economic, social, political and cultural change.While geography provides the theoretical and analytical skills to understand both 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.