The Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy programme from Cardiff University 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.
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.
- Distinctive features
- Scope to focus on environmental problems and environmental policy in a range of sectors, including planning, food/agriculture, transport and housing.
- This course is recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) as a 'specialist' masters, allowing those who have completed a three year RTPI recognised undergraduate spatial planning degree to complete the RTPI's educational requirements for membership.
- Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), allowing completion of the educational requirement for RICS membership.
This course offers the knowledge and expertise for developing a research career or taking advantage of the increasing professionalisation of environmental jobs in the private and public sectors, including government departments and environmental agencies; the business sector; consultancy, and environmental non-governmental organisations.
- Principles and Practices of Environmental Governance
- Research Methods
- Environmental Management
- Environmental Policy and Climate Change
- Planning for Sustainability
- Debates in Eco-City Planning and Development
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
It is recommended you apply 9–12 months in advance of the course starting.
DisciplinesSustainable Development Public Policy Environmental Sciences View 219 other Masters in Sustainable Development in United Kingdom
- Applicants should normally hold a minimum 2:2 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.
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.
Part time fee
- EU/EEA £4,350
- NON-EU/EEA £9,725
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