Applied Human Geography
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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This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.
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).
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Domestic Student Fees
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.
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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.
Minimum entry requirements
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.
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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.
- Available 2023
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Semester 1, Semester 2
- 18-24 hours contact time, plus your own study time
- 3 years (BA), 4 years (BPhil(Hons))
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.
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?
- Teaching excellence –you'll learn from award-winning teachers and world class researchers.
- 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.
- 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.