Research course

Geography and Planning

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Planning and Geography

Entry requirements

See our website for details.

Months of entry


Course content

Our research structured around the following broad themes:

  • Sustainable consumption and production systems
  • Poverty, social justice and entitlement
  • Regional, city-region and neighbourhood governance
  • Innovation and regeneration
  • Complexity, urban evolution and environmental systems
  • Pedagogy, knowledge and the built environment

These themes are explored at multiple scales (supra-national, national, regional and local), in urban and rural spaces, and across different sectors (such as housing, environment, labour markets).

Research work is organised into five main groups with a number of crosscutting research centres.

Some of these focus work within research groups and others operate across research group boundaries.

We play a leading role in the Sustainable Places Research Institute, and play a leading role in the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) other research centres include

  • Animal Geographies Research Cluster
  • Centre for Economic Geography
  • Energy Research Cluster
  • Informal Economy Research Observatory
  • Research Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Food.
Research areas

Qualification and course duration


part time
60-84 months
full time
36-48 months


part time
36-48 months
full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)29 2087 0084