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Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #154 (QS) ,
The MSc Sustainability Planning and Environmental Policy will provide you with knowledge and understanding of sustainability theory, principles and practice. You will gain insights into the ways in which problems are defined, and the scope for applying cutting-edge policy and planning solutions to the environmental challenges faced by government, business and regulatory bodies.

About

The course is aimed at those wishing to gain expertise on contemporary sustainability issues. It links together theoretical debates about sustainability at different spatial scales with the practical dimensions of policy formulation and implementation. The planning system is given particular attention because it provides one of the most sophisticated mechanisms for regulating environmental change. A further core feature of the course is the focus on the latest social science research around environmental problems.

The course address three key dimensions:

  • Principles and processes - how policies may (or may not) achieve more sustainable development;
  • Resource sector studies - comparative and in-depth analysis of sustainability issues in key economic sectors (including food, transport and housing);
  • Research training - the development of sustainability and planning research skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Researching Sustainability
  • Principles and Practices of Environmental Governance
  • Dissertation
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Policy and Climate Change
  • Planning for Sustainability
  • Debates in Eco-City Planning and Development
  • Urban and Regional Development in Practice

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • Programme intensity

                  You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                  Full-time
                  • Full-time duration 12 months
                  Part-time
                  • Average part-time duration 24 months
                  • Intensity Flexible
                  • Part-time variant
                    Flexible
                • Languages
                  • English
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus

                English Language Requirements

                • Minimum required score:

                  6.5

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                • Minimum required score:

                  90

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                General Requirements

                • Applicants should normally hold a first or second class Honours degree in an appropriate subject. This MSc is suitable for graduates in subjects such as geography, sociology, politics or economics, and/or those with appropriate professional qualifications in planning. Applicants with a background in other subjects, and relevant work-based experience, will also be considered.
                • A minimum standard in English language of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent will be required for students whose first language is not English. Pre-course English Language tuition is available.

                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  18650 GBP/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 18650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                • EU/EEA

                  8350 GBP/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 8350 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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                Living costs for Cardiff

                • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
                  Living Costs

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