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School of Geography and Planning

Transforming places through critical thinking and public engagement.

Courses

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

Research

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

Human geography is the study of our world and our relationships with systems, policies, cultures and social behaviours.
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Projects

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

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Events

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

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International students

Find out more about the support we offer to ensure you settle quickly and start thriving in our friendly and vibrant community.


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The School offers a range of different support services. Having access to careers advisors and regular contact time with tutors is useful, and something I would suggest everyone tries to make the most of as early as possible. The use of innovative software in teaching, such as Menti (an interactive polling tool where you can set questions and gather audience response through connected devices) allows students to interact during classes. Having industry professionals come in to give lectures is enjoyable too, engaging with experts in the industry is something that a lot of courses don’t get to do.

Hasnain Ikram, BSc Urban Planning and Development
Cape Town

School of Geography and Planning research at the forefront of tackling climate change

3 November 2022

A new case study series highlights Cardiff University projects tackling climate related issues through collaborative research in Africa.

Research-informed news, views and comment on a range of economic, social, political and cultural issues.