Geographers study the integration of relationships between and within Earth’s physical systems and human societies to produce insight into the problems facing the world. Massey geography graduates have gone on to careers in a wide range of areas, including conservation and environmental research, teaching, local and regional councils, journalism, geographic information systems and remote sensing, natural hazards analysis, and in the public service.

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145.111 Society, Environment and Place
145.121 Introduction to Physical Geography


145.202 Working with Geographic Data
145.213 Resource Conservation and Sustainability
145.214 Social Change and Environment
145.216 Urban Environments
145.218 Development and Inequality
145.222 Rivers and Slopes
145.223 Climate Change and Natural Hazards
145.224 Biogeography
145.230 Coastal Environments


145.301 Research Practice in Human Geography
145.303 Alpine Physical Geography
145.304 Applied Field Geomorphology
145.311 Geographies of Globalisation
145.318 Geopolitics
145.320 Quaternary Biogeography and Environmental Change
145.327 River Dynamics

700- to 900-level

145.702 Advanced field Techniques in Geomorphology
145.704 Advanced Quaternary Biogeography
145.705 Applied Geomorphology: Catchment to Coast
145.707 Economic Geography
145.710 Consumption and Place
145.711 Foundations in Human Geography
145.712 Frontiers in Human Geography
145.873 Research Report Geography
145.881 Thesis 90 credit (Part 1)
145.882 Thesis 90 credit (Part 2)
145.883 Thesis 90 credit
145.897 Thesis 120 credit (Part 1)
145.898 Thesis 120 credit (Part 2)
145.899 Thesis Geography
145.900 PhD Geography

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Staff and contact

For study enquiries please email the programme coordinators Dr Russell Prince (human geography) or Dr Katherine Holt (physical geography).

Human Geography staff

Physical Geography Staff

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