School of Geography and Planning

We apply critical thinking and practical knowledge in solving economic, environmental and social problems to address the grand challenges faced by human societies and places today.


We offer a full range of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research courses.


We play an internationally leading role in research and academic inquiry associated with the development, management and sustainability of cities, regions and rural spaces.

Find out more about studying Geography and Planning at Cardiff University.
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Explore our map to see where our students are from and where our alumni are working.

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We run a programme of events which engage a variety of audiences with our work.

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We have been awarded funding for a range of geography and planning research projects.

A top class school, in a world leading Russell Group University, based in a student friendly, dynamic, vibrant city. The School has a brilliant culture, which was obvious from my time on the open day. Approachable and friendly staff are key to your student/learning experience at university and was nowhere more apparent than here. This is a running theme from your first day until your last - and even after you leave.

Laurie Perdikis, BSc in Geography (Human) and Planning, 2011-2014


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Tackling rough-sleeping in Wales

15 February 2018

Dr Peter Mackie addresses the National Assembly for Wales’ Inquiry into rough-sleeping in Wales

Our Postgraduate Open Day will provide you with an ideal opportunity to find out more about postgraduate study at Cardiff University.