Urban Planning and Development (Sandwich)
What could be more exciting than the challenge and responsibility of shaping the places in which we live, work, and play?
Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), this program focuses on the social, economic and environmental challenges of creating better places in which to live.
Planning impacts our everyday reality in so many ways, influencing the homes in which we live and the quality and availability of opportunities which can support our health, wealth and well-being. It can affect our public and community spaces and our professional and leisure spaces, as well as how we travel and move between them. You will examine how and why places, such as cities, towns, and the countryside, change and how they can be improved through planning practice and research.
This program opens a wide range of exciting career opportunities in planning, development and surveying. Graduates have an excellent track record securing employment in these sectors as well as transport, economic development, environment policy, housing and urban regeneration.
With modules that involve practitioners and experts from the world of practice, you will also have the opportunity to understand how your learning applies to the real world and consider the ways in which you can develop your professional profile and employability.
Increasing competitiveness in the graduate job market makes professional and practical experience invaluable in helping you to kickstart your career. The professional placement year allows you to put your lecture-based learning and skills into practice in a private or public sector organisation. It’s also an opportunity to build your professional profile, develop your network and identify your professional ambitions.
The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the academic year. The final modules will be published by September.
Typical A level offer
BBB-BBC. Please note that Critical Thinking and General Studies will not be accepted.
Extended Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Tuition fees for UK and EU students: £9,000
- Tuition fees for Students from outside the EU: £18,200
Scholarships & funding
For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.
What skills will I practise and develop?
You will acquire and develop a range of valuable skills, both those which are discipline specific and more generic ‘employability skills’.
- communicating ideas, principles and theories effectively by oral and written means
- work effectively in a team and as an individual
- using the internet, databases, spreadsheets, word processing and graphic packages
- effective time management and organisational skills
- a commitment to lifelong learning through engaging in the process of personal development planning and ownership of your own learning
- problem solving, reliability, good social conduct, tact, attitude to learning and research, leadership, resilience, decision-making and reasoning.
There are numerous exciting and varied career opportunities open to graduates of this degree program, and many occupy key positions in a range of public, private and third sector organisations. These include national and local governments, business consultancies, sustainable energy centres, environmental agencies, housing strategy companies, construction, and surveying.
Specific planning career pathways include surveying, design and development, as well as fields such as transport, economic development and urban regeneration. You could practise in local planning authorities, local and national government, neighbourhood planning organisations, transport organisations, private planning consultancies, private developers and environmental organisations in the United Kingdom, mainland Europe and internationally.
The experience and knowledge you gain from your placement year is highly valued by employers and could help give you a competitive advantage after graduation.
About this institute
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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