Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy

The course is developed for people who wish 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.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2nd Class UK Honours degree in an appropriate subject, such as geography, sociology, politics, or economics, and/or appropriate professional qualifications. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules include: Environmental policy and climate change; planning for sustainability; researching sustainability; theories and principles of sustainable development. Optional modules include: Environmental behaviours (citizens, consumers and communities); environmental management; local food and sustainable development; regeneration, housing and sustainable communities; sustainable transport; urban and regional regeneration in practice.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,350 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,175 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 7,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
029 2087 6684