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Planning and Geography

Admissions Criteria

This information will assist applicants in assessing whether they have the skills, attributes and qualifications which Cardiff School of Planning and Geography has identified as being important if students are to succeed on its undergraduate programmes of study. It also summarises the process which the School uses for selecting students and making offers, so that applicants understand how the School considers their applications.

Scope of the Criteria

All undergraduate Planning and Geography programmes.

Profile of Applications

The School of Planning and Geography is a world-leading centre of excellence in research, teaching and policy and practice, associated with Planning and Human Geography. Each year the School receives around 750 applications for approximately 140 places and competition for entry is high.

Detailed information

School Selection Procedures

Entry Requirements

Equal Opportunities


Opportunities to learn more about the School and its programme of study

Several University Open Days are held each year which provide the opportunity to visit all academic schools in addition to the residences, the Students’ Union and sports facilities. Please see our Open Day webpage for further details.

The School of Planning and Geography holds Open Days between November and March. All potential applicants may attend where they will be able to see the school facilities, as well as meet students and staff. Please see the School Open Day webpage for further details.

Year 12 students taking Geography A-level may also be interested in attending the Schools' annual A-level away day, where Geography students from across the UK have an opportunity to visit the School and hear about the latest developments in Geography, whilst also finding out about the courses on offer. Please see for further details on this Spring event.

Feedback, Complaints and Appeals

The University has agreed procedures for dealing with requests for feedback which is outlined in the Admissions Framework:

School Contact Details

Cardiff School of Planning and Geography

Phone: +44 (0)29 208 76087
Extension: 76087
Cardiff School of Planning and Geography
Glamorgan Building
King Edward VII Avenue
Cardiff, Wales
CF10 3WA


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