Overview and aims of the Programme 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 programme 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 programme 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, and housing and urban regeneration. With modules that involve practitioners, 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. Distinctive Features of the Programme • The opportunity to study in a School ranked 7th for Town and Country Planning and Landscape (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020) and consistently highly rated for its research excellence. • Strong links with policy institutions in the UK, Europe and globally. • Taught by internationally respected and research-active staff. • Excellent relationships and links with planning institutions, especially in Wales. • Engagement with experts from professional practice who are involved in the delivery of several modules. • Access to a laboratory with high-quality printing facilities, GIS (Geographic Information System) and Edina digimap mapping facilities. • An optional International field study visit (previous destinations have included Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Tanzania) to explore issues in real world case studies and to practically apply taught skills.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We do not accept Critical Thinking, General Studies, Citizenship Studies, or other similar equivalent subjects. We will accept a combination of BTEC subjects, A-levels, and other qualifications, subject to the course specific grade and subject requirements.
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
|Republic of Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£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.
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