Geography (human) and planning
Passionate about tackling global social, political, economic and development challenges to improve where and how we live? Our human geography and planning programmes are the choice for you.
Why study with us
We are committed to protecting and growing the spaces that nurture us, improving the communities that shape us, developing the institutions that bind us, and influencing the people that lead us. Join us and pursue your passions, advance your academic ambitions and develop your professional profile and skills.
Fully or partially accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
We’re ranked in the global Top 100 for Geography (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022) and and 14th in the UK for town and country planning and landscape (The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023).
Fast-track your career
98% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities such as travelling, 15 months after the end of their course (HESA data).
Planning for tomorrow
Planners play an intrinsic role in tackling climate change, paving the way to a sustainable, viable and vibrant future. 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.
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Transforming places through critical thinking and public engagement
We’re based in the iconic, Grade 1-listed Glamorgan Building, located in Cardiff’s civic centre and just a short walk from the heart of the city. While our home is historic, our facilities are fit for the 21st century.
Our computer teaching facilities are equipped with all packages relevant to your studies, including database management, computer-aided design, GIS and statistical and graphical software.
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HESA data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2022. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data. Data is from the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019/20, published by HESA in July 2022.