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Field of Study

Geography

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

This major focuses on the principles of scientific investigation and how to apply them to understanding and solving local or regional environmental issues.

Compulsory courses will expand your knowledge and skill in research relating to the earth and its environment. This includes risk assessment, regulatory compliance and accountability.

The honours research thesis is a major component of this program. In this individual project you'll define a research topic and methods relevant to your field, conduct in-depth research and present your results in a dissertation.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for geography

QS World University Rankings 2021

45 in the world for geography

QS World University Rankings 2021

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • GIS technician
  • Town planner
  • Town planning and environment director
  • Environment and sustainability consultant
  • Geography teacher
  • Environment consultant
  • Conservator
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How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Online study
  • Research experience
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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