Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Bachelor of Geographical and Spatial Science and Master of Environmental Science
The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009
131 UWA (131 892)
(+61 8) 6488 1000
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Careers and further study
This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.
A degree in Geographical and Spatial Science can lead to careers in the following areas:
- Geography and Spatial Sciences
- Environmental Management
- Marine and Coastal Science and Management
- Catchment and Water Science and Management
Career pathways and industries:
- Environmental regulation and consulting
- Property and land development
- International development, NGOs and Not-for-profits
Master of Environmental Science
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Undergraduate – Full Fee Paying (FFP) & Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)
Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.
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The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.
To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have -
- achieved an ATAR of at least 90, or equivalent as recognised by UWA; and
- a scaled mark of at least 50 in ATAR Mathematics Methods, ATAR Mathematics Applications or equivalent or higher; or
- a direct pathway offer; or
- a place in a relevant UWA access program.
English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
This course has higher ELC requirements. Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 6.5 and no band less than 6.0. For more information visit ELC requirements.
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Geographical and Spatial Sciences provide an understanding of environmental processes including atmospheric, aquatic, terrestrial and anthropogenic interactions (human-environment relationships).
About the course
This Combined Bachelor's and Master's (CBM) is a four-year accelerated program for those with an ATAR of 90 or above. You will complete the Geographical and Spatial Science extended major followed by units drawn from the Master of Environmental Science.
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Semester 1, Semester 2
- Undergraduate + Postgraduate
- This course is not available to international student visa holders
Why study this course?
- UWA is ranked 1st in Australia and 21st in the world for Environmental Sciences and Engineering (ARWU 2022)
- Graduates with GIS and spatial science skills are in high demand, and therefore command a premium salary in the job market
- Opportunity to specialise in the spatial and environmental sciences leading to rewarding careers across a broad range of industries
- Make an impact provide solutions to the World’s biggest environmental challenges
You'll learn to
- understand environmental processes including atmospheric, aquatic, terrestrial and anthropogenic interactions (human-environment relationships)
- develop advanced skills in the use, manipulation, analysis and visualisation of spatial data
- apply Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and advanced remote sensing technologies, to some of the World's biggest challenges and develop skills that are highly sought after in the job market
- conduct research with opportunities to collect field-based data and work in a range of laboratory environments
In your first three years will complete the Geographical and Spatial Science extended major, followed by a semester of postgraduate study covering units from the Master of Environmental Science. You can then choose to exit after three years with an Advanced Bachelor's Degree in Geographical and Spatial Science; or continue with the Master of Environmental Science in your selected specialisation.
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