What will I learn?

Immerse yourself in the ideas that shape the world we live in.

Investigate and analyse ideas, communicate your findings and build your knowledge base in a variety of areas with a BA. In many instances you will also gain first-hand experience of how to apply what you learn through practical topics, placements and internship opportunities.

Geography and Environmental Studies

Geography explores the dynamic relationships between people and cultures, the natural and built environments that shape us. A major in Geography makes sense of the world by recognising connections, distribution and characteristics of various social and biophysical processes, and by asking where, at what scale, and why the world is the way it is. It examines contemporary issues like social and environmental justice and the efficient, equitable and sustainable use of resources. You’ll be introduced to different ways of knowing the world-drawing on the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. You’ll develop transferable skills in computing and written, oral and graphic communication.

What you will study

  • Interactions between environments, society, economy and culture
  • Sustainable development and environmental challenges
  • Environmental change
  • Demography
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Indigenous environmental management
  • Developing areas of the Global South
  • Geographical information systems

Your career

Graduates are suited to employment in many fields given the broad scope of specialisations available.

Potential occupations include:

  • graduate policy officer
  • editorial assistant
  • communications and campaigns assistant
  • assistant advocacy officer
  • employment consultant.

Potential employers include:

  • government agencies
  • tourism businesses
  • banks
  • public and private companies
  • universities
  • community agencies
  • arts organisations.

Which department am I in?

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

CRICOS

002633F

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$27,600.00 (US$ 18,702) per year
2020: AUD $29,000 (Annual fee)
Start date

2 March 2020, 27 July 2020

Venue

Flinders University

Bedford Park Campus,

Sturt Road,

BEDFORD PARK,

South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Flinders University recognizes international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs. IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): B2

For international students

Flinders University recognises international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): B2

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About this uni

Flinders is a part of the prestigious Innovative Research Universities Australia group and 90% of its research is rated world class or above.

  • Based in the city of Adelaide, Australia
  • Home to 4,800+ international students from 90+ countries
  • Students will benefit from practical, hands-on learning
  • International student services among best in Australia