Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy (MSc)

Cardiff University

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 - 2 year

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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

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About Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy at Cardiff University

The MSc Sustainability Planning and Environmental Policy will provide you with knowledge and understanding of sustainability theory, principles and practice. You will 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 is aimed at those wishing to gain expertise on contemporary sustainability issues. It 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.

The course address three 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.

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