Undergraduate

Human Geography and Planning

Human Geography and Planning are the essential disciplines for understanding the complexities of cities and regions and guiding their sustainable development.

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Address

Student Central

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

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

Country callers

1800 653 050

Email

[email protected]

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 opportunities.

Career Pathways

Planners and Geographers see the world throughout their careers. UWA graduates are employed by local and state governments (such as the Department of Planning), in the private sector, regional development, public administration, public policy, social research, teaching and property and land development. Graduates with this major are also employable internationally, helping to solve social, economic and environmental problems in other parts of the world.
Planners and Geographers see the world throughout their careers. UWA graduates are employed by local and state governments (such as the Department of Planning), in the private sector, regional development, public administration, public policy, social research, teaching and property and land development. Graduates with this major are also employable internationally, helping to solve social, economic and environmental problems in other parts of the world.
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Further Study

Students with a Human Geography and Planning major can pursue further studies at Honours level in Urban and Regional Planning.
A Master of Urban and Regional Planning (by coursework) may also be studied and this degree is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia.

Students with a Human Geography and Planning major can pursue further studies at Honours level in Urban and Regional Planning.
A Master of Urban and Regional Planning (by coursework) may also be studied and this degree is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia.

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.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2017
$8,037.00
Typical Fee Range - 2017
$6,734.00 - $9,292.00
Average Annual Fee - 2016
$7,296.50
Typical Fee Range - 2016
$6,479.00 - $8,876.00

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 UWA bachelor’s degrees with a required Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 80.00.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for school-leaver entry to UWA you are required to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education and obtain the minimum ATAR to gain a place in your chosen degree.

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

This course provides the core knowledge for creating liveable communities, vibrant economies and sustainable places. It explores the complex interplay of environmental, economic, social, and political processes shaping human activities at a range of scales from global to local. To flourish, human and urban development must grapple with ecological sustainability, cultural diversity, changing demographic pressures, disasters, and global markets. The conceptual foundations of Human Geography and Planning along with applied fieldwork based on real world problems enables students to develop skills by drawing on and integrating knowledge from the related disciplines of geographical science, economics, architecture, sociology and environmental science.

About The Course

Human Geography and Planning prepares graduates for a versatile and stimulating career. Geographers and planners study people, landscapes, economies, cultures, and places. The major addresses significant real-world problems facing society including globalisation, rapid urbanisation, aging populations, poverty, homelessness, land use conflict, cultural diversity, regional planning, vulnerable communities and places, economic development, and ecological sustainability.
Human Geography and Planning

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
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-HGYPL
TISC Codes
  • UWBPH
  • UWART
Human Geography and Planning
Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
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-HGYPL
TISC Codes
  • UWBPH
  • UWART
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts
Faculty
  • Faculty of Science
Human Geography and Planning

About the student experience on this course

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Course Accreditation

Planning Institute of Australia
Institute of Australian Geographers

Offered as a major within these undergraduate degrees