M.Sc. Geography, Policy and Practice

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR15420 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
Cardiff University | Cardiff, United Kingdom
This course offers knowledge and expertise for the pursuit or development of a career in business, local government, academia, or broader civil society. It will develop an integrated and critically aware understanding of geography, policy and practice.

Description of Geography, Policy and Practice


The course consists of a teaching programme followed by a supervised dissertation. Teaching is focused around three core modules:

  • Space, Policy and Practice: Geography, the State and Civil Society
  • Contemporary Debates in Human Geography
  • Geographical Research in Practice

The core modules are complemented by an extensive range of options which offer the opportunity to apply these geographical insights in a range of speciality areas. The degree is informed by contemporary critical theory, and focuses on a range of scales from the domestic and local, the urban and the regional, to the national and the global.

The modules are assessed through continuous assessment (a variety of seminars, essays, project work and practical exercises) and examinations.

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Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • EUR 15420 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 6515 Year (EEA)

Subject to change: UK/EU: £5450 International: £12900

Start date September  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

This new degree is designed to capitalise on the distinctive capacities of the Cardiff School of Planning and Geography as a leading centre of expertise in research and teaching in both human geography and spatial policy. It will develop an integrated and critically aware understanding of geography, policy and practice.

English Language Requirements

CAE score
193(Grade B)
TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Geography, Policy and Practice

Suitable for graduates in geography, planning, science and social science.

A First or Second Class UK Honours degree in an appropriate subject. For students whose first language is not English, one of the following is usually required: IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 575 (232 for computer-based).

Work Experience for Geography, Policy and Practice

No work experience is required.

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