Undergraduate

Geography

Geography is the study of the Earth's landscapes, peoples, places and environments, giving you insights into some of the major challenges facing the planet today.

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Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

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Careers and further study

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

Career Pathways

The diverse skills and knowledge acquired by Geography graduates results in them being chosen by employers including government authorities, private sector companies, environmental consultancies, non-government organisations and many other organisations concerned with managing the natural and human environment.
The diverse skills and knowledge acquired by Geography graduates results in them being chosen by employers including government authorities, private sector companies, environmental consultancies, non-government organisations and many other organisations concerned with managing the natural and human environment.
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Further Study

An Honours in Geography provides you with the skills and knowledge to engage in the advanced analysis of spatial patterns and processes in natural and built environments. It provides you with training in conceptual methodological approaches to geographical inquiry, and develops an appreciation of the links between theory and practice in geography. You will also engage in an independent research project on a topic of geographical significance.
An Honours in Geography provides you with the skills and knowledge to engage in the advanced analysis of spatial patterns and processes in natural and built environments. It provides you with training in conceptual methodological approaches to geographical inquiry, and develops an appreciation of the links between theory and practice in geography. You will also engage in an independent research project on a topic of geographical significance.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. 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 your desired course.

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 Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2020
$115,800.00

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, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. 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 standards page.

Mathematics requirement

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

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.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Geography is the science of place and space, standing at the intersection of natural and social sciences. Geographers study the Earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments, and how these interact. Understanding contemporary urban and environmental problems requires an appreciation of the interdependence between human activities and the natural and cultural environment. This major provides you with these insights, focusing on the major challenges facing our planet.

About the course

Geography is the science of place and space, standing at the intersection of natural and social sciences. Geographers study the Earth's landscapes, peoples, places and environments, and how these interact.
Geography

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
  • Albany (Regional campus)
  • 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-GGRPY
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc) 4 years (BSc[Hons])
Geography
Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
  • Albany (Regional campus)
  • 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-GGRPY
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc) 4 years (BSc[Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWSCI
  • UWBPH
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Arts

Matthew Bolton

Matthew Bolton

You'll learn to

  • understand the importance of spatial processes in shaping the nature of human and natural environments
  • appreciate the complex relationships that exist between humans and the natural environment, and the ways in which these are manifested in spatial patterns and processes
  • develop methods for the investigation and interpretation of spatial patterns and processes in natural and human environment

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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
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