Undergraduate

Applied Human Geography

Get equipped with conceptual and practical tools to build a future of sustainable, vibrant and just societies and economies.
75
ATAR
3
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

Graduates will be well positioned to pursue exciting careers both domestically and internationally. This includes opportunities across local, state and federal government in Australia (e.g. Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, Dept. of Primary Industries and Regional Development), industry, and the not-for-profit sector. Our graduates are well positioned for careers in firms that specialise in spatial, social, economic and demographic data analysis and planning (e.g. Geographia, Profile Id, REMPLAN, Urbis, Deloitte, Transdev Australasia etc).

Graduates will be well positioned to pursue exciting careers both domestically and internationally. This includes opportunities across local, state and federal government in Australia (e.g. Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, Dept. of Primary Industries and Regional Development), industry, and the not-for-profit sector. Our graduates are well positioned for careers in firms that specialise in spatial, social, economic and demographic data analysis and planning (e.g. Geographia, Profile Id, REMPLAN, Urbis, Deloitte, Transdev Australasia etc).

Further Study

Graduates from the Applied Human Geography major can  enrol in the Master of International Development or the Master of Teaching (for Geography teaching). 


Graduates from the Applied Human Geography major can  enrol in the Master of International Development or the Master of Teaching (for Geography teaching). 


Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course

Domestic Student Fees

Indicative annual course fee
2024
Commonwealth Supported Place $9,845.65

Eligible Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) students can use the HECS-HELP loan program to pay their tuition fees. For Full-Fee Paying (FFP) places, students are charged an annual course fee.

Find out more information about tuition fees, or visit the fee calculator for a more accurate cost.

Scholarships

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.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

International Student Fees

Indicative first year fee
2024
$43,100.00

Find out more about tuition fees or visit the fee calculator for the estimated total course fee.

Note, tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to increase up to 7.5 per cent per annum.

Scholarships

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.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

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.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry requirements page.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

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.

Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

Creating sustainable and vibrant communities and economies are key challenges facing our world, particularly in the context of rising inequality and significant global environmental change. Human Geography - the study of how historical, economic, political, demographic, social and environmental processes intersect to shape life in different places – is uniquely positioned to address these major challenges.

About the course

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the processes shaping human activity in cities and regions and deployment critical, technical, and communicative tools to address major human and environmental policy challenges.


A focus on intersecting economic, social, political demographic and environmental processes shaping places, along with the development of skills in spatial and socio-economic data collection analysis and interpretation, provides a diverse range of career opportunities for course graduates.

Applied Human Geography

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2023
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 18-24 hours contact time, plus your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-APHGY
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA), 4 years (BPhil(Hons))
Applied Human Geography
Status
  • Available 2023
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 18-24 hours contact time, plus your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-APHGY
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA), 4 years (BPhil(Hons))
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Course Structure

Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.

Popular combinations

You'll learn to

  • identify the complex interplay of economic, demographic, environmental, social and political processes that influence the spatial organisation of human activities
  • deploy core geographical concepts, including spatial and temporal thinking, to creatively address real-world challenges and tasks: from rising inequality, to climate change, to population planning
  • apply geographic methods and analytical tools to investigate and interpret urban and regional phenomena
  • communicate geographic knowledge to specialist and non-specialist audiences through multiple media
  • adopt ethical, self-aware and efficient approaches to autonomous and collaborative work

Why study this course?

  1. Teaching excellence –you'll learn from award-winning teachers and world class researchers.
  2. Skills-focus – you'll graduate with in-demand technical skills in the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) and socio-spatial, economic, and demographic data analytics. No other geography program in WA offers this kind of in-demand and comprehensive skills training.
  3. Work-integrated Learning – our course offers opportunities for exciting internships and experience in parliamentary research. Students also have the option of undertaking an internship with the McCusker Centre for Citizenship.

Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor's degrees.