We use cookies to allow us and selected partners to improve your experience and our advertising. By continuing to browse you consent to our use of cookies. You can understand more and change your cookies preferences here.

Cardiff University

Urban Planning and Development (Sandwich)

UCAS Code: K446

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

Extended Project

A

For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language grade C or 4. GCSE English First Language grade C, IGCSE English as a Second Language grade C.

665-655 from 3 HL subjects

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

All BTEC Extended Diplomas acceptable. Travel and Tourism preferred.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A-A,B,B

This offer will exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

The Advance Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.

UCAS Tariff

120-168

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Urban and regional planning

BSc Urban Planning and Development is an exciting course that focuses on why places – such as cities, towns, and the countryside – change and how they can be improved through planning.

The course focuses on the social, economic and environmental challenges of creating better places in which to live. It is particularly suitable for those interested in the interaction between people and the built and natural environment.

This professionally-accredited degree provides the essential foundations for a career in planning and development. We offer two routes through the course. You can complete the degree in three years or choose to study the degree as a four-year course with a salaried placement year. You can switch flexibly between these pathways through the course, subject to approval, so you only need to submit one application.

The BSc Urban Planning and Development is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and provides all of the educational requirements needed for membership. It is also recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) as a spatial planning degree.

Students graduating from the BSc Urban Planning and Development can pursue one of our specialist Master’s degrees to complete the RTPI’s educational requirements for membership.

The course includes a wide range of learning opportunities, from workshops and seminars through to practical projects and field visits. Field study visits are a key aspect of the course. Previous destinations include Copenhagen, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles and Tanzania. Note that some field study visits involve additional costs to students.

Distinctive features

The distinctive features of the course include:

the opportunity to study in a School consistently highly rated for its research excellence
the involvement of internationally reputed research staff who are active in both scholarly and practitioner/policy networks
close links with policy institutions in the UK, Europe and globally
access to a computing laboratory with high-quality printing facilities, GIS (Geographic Information System) and Edina digimap mapping facilities
excellent library and access to online journals and databases
local, European, and global destination field study visits to explore issues in real world case studies and deploy skills acquired through the degree into practice
the facility to undertake assessments in the Welsh language if preferred
the option of splitting your course with a salaried year in professional practice with a public or private organisation.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£15,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

Extra funding

Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Cardiff

Department:

School of Geography and Planning

TEF rating:

Calculate your living costs

See how much you'll need to live on at your chosen university, with our student budget calculator.

See your living costs

Study in Cardiff

Explore the local area, what there is to do for fun, living costs and other university options here.

Explore Cardiff
Read full university profile

What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
med
Urban and regional planning

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Planning (urban, rural and regional)

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

47%
UK students
53%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
0%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Planning (urban, rural and regional)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
30%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

59%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
5%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This subject includes degrees in urban studies and housing as well as planning qualifications. Be a little careful when looking at the stats, as most jobs in planning, especially in town planning, go to Masters students in the subject — planning is a very popular Master's degree (and even then we don't actually have enough graduates to meet employer demand). So if you want a job in planning, expect to stay on at university after you have finished your first degree. First degree graduates in planning are more likely to start working in surveying than planning roles - although that is partly down to our serious shortage of surveyors. This all adds up to a subject that is in demand - but do keep a look out for work experience opportunities to make your good prospects even better.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Urban and regional planning

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£28k

£28k

£33k

£33k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Share this page

Expert tips for uni - straight to your inbox
Free to students, teachers and parents
Sign me up

This is what the university has told Ucas about the criteria they expect applicants to satisfy; some may be compulsory, others may be preferable.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is the percentage of applicants to this course who received an offer last year, through Ucas.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Course location and department:

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

We've received this information from the Department for Education, via Ucas. This is how the university as a whole has been rated for its quality of teaching: gold silver or bronze. Note, not all universities have taken part in the TEF.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

We calculate a mean rating of all responses to indicate whether this is high, medium or low compared to the same subject area at other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

Have a question about this info? Learn more here