The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009
131 UWA (131 892)
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Careers and further study
This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.
Graduates are highly sought after by employers both domestically and internationally, reflecting the value placed on skills of individual and team-based data analysis, reporting and communication embedded in the degree. These careers encompass areas such as remote sensing and GIS, environmental consultancy, environmental regulation and compliance, cartography, environmental impact assessment and conservation.
The diverse skills and knowledge acquired by Geographical Sciences graduates results in them being chosen by employers including local and national governments, planning agencies and environmental consultancies through to non-governmental organisations and the voluntary sector.
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Fees and scholarships
Undergraduate – Full Fee Paying (FFP) & Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)
The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points. (Courses may teach up to 72 points in a year)
For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator select 'Postgraduate Coursework Fee-Paying' and chose your course to see the annual and total course fees.
For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator select 'Postgraduate Coursework Commonwealth-Supported' and chose ‘I want to price my units’.
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
Undergraduate – onshore students
Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.
Cost of living
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
This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.
WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Applications ATAR
How to apply
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Find out how to apply through our simple online application process.
We'll guide you through our entry requirements, admission pathways available to you and application deadlines for your chosen course.
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About the course
- Albany (Regional campus)
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Semester 1, Semester 2
- 18-24 hours contact time, plus your own study time
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
- apply geographical concepts to understand change in human and physical environments
- explain the geographical causes and consequences of major environmental and social issues, including climate change, resource scarcity, urbanisation and sustainability
- apply methods for the investigation and interpretation of spatial processes and patterns in physical and human environments
- communicate geographical perspectives and knowledge effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences, using appropriately selected written, oral and visual means
- develop the knowledge and skills required for employment in careers related to geography
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.
Why study this course?
- Learn skills in a range of research techniques, including fieldwork, survey design, statistical analysis and spatial data analysis
- Study in one of the world’s 25 biodiversity hotspots
- Gain hands-on experience in field research, group work and leadership