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BSc Urban Planning and Development is an exciting course that focuses on why places – such as cities, towns, and the countryside – change and how they can be improved through planning. The course focuses on the social, economic and environmental challenges of creating better places in which to live. It is particularly suitable for those interested in the interaction between people and the built and natural environment. This professionally-accredited degree provides the essential foundations for a career in planning and development. We offer two routes through the course. You can complete the degree in three years or choose to study the degree as a four-year course with a salaried placement year. You can switch flexibly between these pathways through the course, subject to approval, so you only need to submit one application. The BSc Urban Planning and Development is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and provides all of the educational requirements needed for membership. It is also recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) as a spatial planning degree. Students graduating from the BSc Urban Planning and Development can pursue one of our specialist Master’s degrees to complete the RTPI’s educational requirements for membership. The course includes a wide range of learning opportunities, from workshops and seminars through to practical projects and field visits. Field study visits are a key aspect of the course. Previous destinations include Copenhagen, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles and Tanzania. Note that some field study visits involve additional costs to students. Distinctive features The distinctive features of the course include: the opportunity to study in a School consistently highly rated for its research excellence the involvement of internationally reputed research staff who are active in both scholarly and practitioner/policy networks close links with policy institutions in the UK, Europe and globally access to a computing laboratory with high-quality printing facilities, GIS (Geographic Information System) and Edina digimap mapping facilities excellent library and access to online journals and databases local, European, and global destination field study visits to explore issues in real world case studies and deploy skills acquired through the degree into practice the facility to undertake assessments in the Welsh language if preferred the option of splitting your course with a salaried year in professional practice with a public or private organisation.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site - Cardiff|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB - BBC||This offer will exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM - DMM||All BTEC Extended Diplomas acceptable. Travel and Tourism preferred.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BBB - BBC||This offer will exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||665-655 from 3 HL subjects|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||The Advance Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.|
|Extended Project||A||For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language grade C or 4. GCSE English First Language grade C, IGCSE English as a Second Language grade C.|
English language requirements
All applicants are expected to have demonstrable English language skills. Most courses ask for GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent, but some courses ask for GCSE English grade B/6 or equivalent.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.