Geography is a broad subject with two main themes. Human geography focuses on social processes and people, and physical geography is concerned with patterns and processes in the natural environment.

Human geographers are social scientists like sociologists, social anthropologists, economists, regional planners, and psychologists. Physical geographers are scientists like geologists, and those who study Earth’s land, water and atmosphere. Students tend to choose to study within one theme.


Geography study can lead to qualifications in arts and in science. Geography is a major and minor subject in the Bachelor of Arts and can also be taken in a certificate or diploma programme. At postgraduate level, Honours, Masters and Doctorate qualifications are available.

Physical Geography is located in the Institute of Natural Resources in the College of Sciences. Read more


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145.111 Society, Environment and Place


145.201 Geographical Research Techniques
145.213 Resource Conservation and Sustainability
145.214 Social Change and Environment
145.216 Urban Environments
145.218 Development and Inequality


145.301 Research Practice in Human Geography
145.311 Geographies of Globalisation
145.318 Geopolitics

700 to 900-level

145.707 Economic Geography
145.710 Consumption and Place
145.711 Foundations in Human Geography
145.712 Frontiers in Human Geography
145.799 Research Report
145.800 MPhil Thesis Geography
145.897 Thesis (Part I)
145.898 Thesis (Part II)
145.899 Thesis Geography
145.900 PhD Geography

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For more information, please download the Geography brochure or contact the programme coordinator.

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