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Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy (Taught)

Cardiff University
1-2 Years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Cardiff
English
26 September 2022

About this program

Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy (Taught)

Develop your knowledge and understanding of sustainability theory, principles and practice and be empowered to influence and progress policy and planning solutions for the environmental and sustainability challenges faced by government, business and regulatory bodies.

Our MSc in Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy (accredited by RICS and partially accredited by the RTPI), addresses three key dimensions that will provide you with the skills and knowledge to contribute to future policy development and help tackle sensitive environmental and sustainability issues. We will consider:

  • Principles and process - asking 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, renewable energy and housing).
  • Research training – helping you to develop sustainability-relevant research skills ideal for academic progression, and professional practice.

You’ll benefit from teaching which links together theoretical debates about sustainability at different spatial scales, informed by the latest social science research around environmental problems, with the practical dimensions of policy formulation and implementation. The planning system is given particular attention because it provides one of the most sophisticated contemporary mechanisms for regulating environmental change.

Admission requirements

Typically, you will need to have either:

  • a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant subject area such as geography, sociology, politics, economics, or an equivalent international degree
  • a university-recognised equivalent academic qualification an appropriate professional qualification in planning
  • or relevant professional experience evidenced by a reference. The reference must be provided by your employer to evidence that you currently work in an area relevant to the programme. This should be signed, dated and less than six months old at the time you submit your application.

English Language requirements:

IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with 5.5 in all subskills, or an accepted equivalent.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2022/23 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2022.

Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy (Taught) (Full time)

Year one

  • Dissertation
  • Principles and Practices of Environmental Governance
  • Research Methods

Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy (Taught) (Part time)

Year one

Core modules

Principles and Practices of Environmental Governance

Optional modules

  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Policy and Climate Change
  • Planning for Sustainability
  • Urban and Regional Development in Practice
  • Sustainable Transport Policies
  • Renewable Energy Development and Planning

Year two

  • Dissertation
  • Research Methods

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition

Full-Time tuition fees

  • UK students:£9,450
  • International students:£20,700

Part-Time tuition fees

  • UK students:£4,725
  • International students:£10,350

For more information about tuition fee, please visit the university website.

Qualification

What skills will I practise and develop?

You will have access to a range of facilities and resources, including:

  • A dedicated 40 PC laboratory with high quality peripherals including; network account laser printing, large format colour printing, A4 colour printing.
  • GIS facilities/workstation/access to Edina digimap digital mapping facility.
  • An additional 30 PC open-access laboratory in the Glamorgan Building.
  • An excellent Planning library containing around 12,000 books, 280 journal titles and substantial annual stock expenditure.
  • Access to online international databases/computerised library facilities.
  • Access to Dyslexia resource facilities.
  • Use of Learning Central in all modules to provide module information and learning resources.

You will have regular meetings with your allocated personal tutor to review your progress.

English language support will be available if your first language is not English.

Support will also be available if you are working/being assessed through the medium of Welsh.

We will support the development of your professional skills during induction week by providing training on computer use and presentation skills.

Career paths

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.

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Cardiff University

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...


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