Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy

This course is specifically aimed at those people wishing to gain expertise on contemporary sustainability issues. Students gain insights into the ways in which problems are defined, and the scope for applying cutting-edge policy and planning solutions to the environmental challenges faced by government, business and regulatory bodies. The course links together theoretical debates about sustainability at different spatial scales with the practical dimensions of policy formulation and implementation. The planning system is given particular attention because it provides one of the most sophisticated mechanisms for regulating environmental change. A further core feature of the course is the focus on the latest social science research around environmental problems.

Course modules

The course modules address 3 key dimensions: principles and processes - how policies may (or may not) achieve more sustainable development; resource sector studies - comparative and in-depth analysis of sustainability issues in key economic sectors (including food, transport and housing); research training - the development of sustainability and planning research skills.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

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