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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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

Frequently asked questions

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.

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

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

Course Credit Points
144
Average Annual Fee - 2019
$8,934.00
Typical Fee Range - 2019
$6,566.00 - $10,958.00

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.
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 - 2018
$93,300.00
Total Course Fee - 2019
$93,300.00

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

Information on admission criteria is available on our Entry standards page for applicants with recent secondary education, higher education study, vocational education and training (VET) study, or work and life experience.

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

Expand your knowledge for creating liveable communities, vibrant economies and sustainable places. Study Human Geography and Planning to explore the complex interplay of environmental, economic, social, and political processes shaping human activities at a range of scales from global to local.

About The Course

Human geography and planning are the essential disciplines for understanding the complexities of cities and regions and guiding their sustainable development. This major explores the complex interplay of environmental, economic, social, and political processes shaping human activities at a range of scales from global to local.
Human Geography and Planning

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2019
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-HGYPL
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA), 4 years (BPhil(Hons))
Human Geography and Planning
Status
  • Available 2019
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-HGYPL
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA), 4 years (BPhil(Hons))
TISC Codes
  • UWART
  • UWBPH
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Science

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Course Accreditation

The Human Geography and Planning major provides a pathway to full recognition as a professional planner. Students complete five years of study, consisting of a three-year undergraduate degree followed by up to a two-year Master of Urban and Regional Planning, to be eligible to apply for membership with the Planning Institute of Australia.
Human Geography and Planning graduates will also be eligible to apply for membership to the Institute of Australian Geographers.

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.

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