Undergraduate

Geographical Sciences

Geography is the study of the Earth's landscapes, peoples, places and environments.
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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

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

The diverse skills and knowledge acquired by Geographical Sciences graduates results in them being chosen by employers including government authorities, private sector companies, environmental consultancies, non-government organisations and many other organisations concerned with managing the natural and human environment.
The diverse skills and knowledge acquired by Geographical Sciences graduates results in them being chosen by employers including government authorities, private sector companies, environmental consultancies, non-government organisations and many other organisations concerned with managing the natural and human environment.

Further Study

You could continue to study specialisations within Geographical Sciences at honours or master's level, including master's programs in Environmental Science, Urban and Regional Planning, Geographic Information Science, and International Development.
You could continue to study specialisations within Geographical Sciences at honours or master's level, including master's programs in Environmental Science, Urban and Regional Planning, Geographic Information Science, and International Development.

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 - 2018
$7,892.00
Typical Fee Range - 2018
$7,249.00 - $9,050.00

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

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2016
$35,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2016
$105,000.00
Annual Fee - 2017
$36,500.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$109,500.00
Annual Fee - 2018
$37,800.00
Total Course Fee - 2018
$113,400.00

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.

Mathematics requirement

This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.

WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Applications ATAR

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

Many of the world's most pressing problems require an understanding of the interdependence between human activities and the natural environment. Geographical Sciences provides you with insights into some of the major challenges facing the planet, including climate change, environmental degradation, natural disasters, population growth and increasing urbanisation.

About The Course

Geographers study the Earth's landscapes, people and environments and how these interact. The Geographical Sciences major is structured to enable you to explore a variety of highly contemporary issues and problems requiring the integration of natural and social sciences. Teaching methods consist of lectures from leading experts, computer and laboratory classes and tutorials.
Geographical Sciences

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
  • Albany (selected Level 1 units)
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-GGRPY
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc) 4 years (BSc[Hons])
Geographical Sciences
Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
  • Albany (selected Level 1 units)
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-GGRPY
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc) 4 years (BSc[Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWBPH
  • UWSCI
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science
Faculty
  • Faculty of Science

Matthew Bolton

Matthew Bolton

Course Structure

Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.

Popular combinations

Offered as a major within these undergraduate degrees