The Spatial Planning and Development programme from Cardiff University is the ideal starting point for taking on the professional challenges of making liveable, prosperous places. You will develop core planning knowledge and skills, professional judgement and the specialist skills necessary to make you employable with a range of organisations.
The course is underpinned by a recognition that planning is undertaken in diverse, and sometimes unjust, societies, and that objectives and approaches to planning can be subjects of debate and struggle. The course will provide you with the sensitivity and ability to form independent judgements on these ethical, political and professional matters.
While its focus is on planning in developed capitalist societies, especially the UK/Europe, its understanding of planning is comparative, and the skills taught are applicable in many planning contexts.
The skills and knowledge acquired through this course are of direct relevance to planning roles in public, private and voluntary sectors.
You will have the opportunity to work on projects for 'real life' clients.
This course is a combined planning course and is itself fully recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). The course provides the full RTPI educational requirement, so that successful completion of the MSc with the necessary RTPI practice requirements allows direct membership entry to the Institute.
It is also accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), allowing completion of the educational requirement for RICS membership.
Graduates of this course do extremely well in getting the jobs they want and the input of people from practice into the degree keeps it relevant. You also benefit from making great contacts.
Principal graduate employment destinations are UK and EU town and regional planning organisations, including local and regional authorities, national government agencies, private planning consultancy firms and voluntary organisations. We also have students employed in North America and Australia.
- Site Planning, Design and Development
- Live Project
- Planning and Real Estate
- Critical Planning Practice and Research
- Development and Urbanisation Processes
- Environmental Management
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
It is recommended you apply 9–12 months in advance of the course starting.
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- Applicants should normally hold a minimum 2:2 degree in an appropriate subject. This MSc is suitable for graduates in most subjects and is a particularly popular choice for graduates in Economics, Geography, Architecture, Sociology, Engineering, Politics and History.
- Applications from mature students with a relevant professional background are also welcome. The course is specifically aimed at those wishing to gain a professional qualification in planning.
International19450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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