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Geography

Honours

The study of geography helps us develop an understanding of the processes that shape the surface of the earth and how humans use and interact with this environment.

Geography endeavours to do what few sciences attempt: to create a holistic and integrated understanding of interactive complex environmental systems.

Through studies in geography, you will learn about the interactions between earth, environment and society. This involves consideration of such issues as climate change, population growth, hazards and environmental management.

About honours

An honours year in Geography represents the bridge between undergraduate studies (which are content-driven) and postgraduate studies (which are research-driven).

During honours, you will undertake a major research project on a specialised topic in geosciences under the direction of a supervisor (and sometimes a co-supervisor), submit a thesis embodying the results of your investigation and undertake required coursework units.

You can either develop your own research topic or become part of a larger research project already happening in the school.

Unit of study requirements for Honours in the area of Geography: completion of 36 credit points of project work and 12 credit points of coursework. 

For further details about honours and who to contact for more information, please visit the Science honours page.

The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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