Taught course

Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Planning and Geography

Entry 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.

Months of entry


Course content

Course Aims

The course aims to help green-minded individuals from a wide range of backgrounds to pursue an environmental career, enhance the skills of those working in the sector, and help prospective planners to understand more deeply the environmental implications and potential of planning work.

Special Features
  • This MSc 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.
  • Also accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), allowing completion of the educational requirement for RICS membership.
  • Scope to focus on particular environmental problems (e.g. climate change) and environmental policy in a range of sectors (planning, food/agriculture, transport and housing).

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Information for international students

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.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Richard Cowell
+44 (0)29 2087 6684