Our society is shaped by where we live. Geography is the who, what, where, when and why of us and our place in the world. Geography combines the understanding of environmental and ecological processes with observations of how humans interact with their environments through time.

The Geography subject set

Which Geography subjects should I take?

  • GEOG10001 Famine: The Geography of Scarcity
    Learn about the physical and social drivers of famines and related crises
    in social-ecological systems, including the collapse of civilisations and violent conflicts that we believe were triggered by the scarcity of food, water and land.
  • EVSC10001 The Global Environment
    This subject introduces you to geology, geography, climate and environmental science, providing an overview of the processes controlling the formation and evolution of our global environment, right back to the origin of Earth as a planet within the solar system.

Other Geography subjects

Interested in geography, but not keen on the subject set? Or looking to expand upon it? These subjects are available to all BSc students. Remember, you must complete Level 1 subjects from at least two different areas of science and you can take a maximum of three subjects from any one area.

  • ENVS10001 Natural Environments
    Learn about the processes behind the sustainable management of our natural resources through topics such as hydrology and agriculture. You’ll also build practical skills in landscape assessment and interpretation.
  • SCIE10004 Human Sciences: From Cells to Societies
    Investigate the different perspectives making up our understanding of human sciences at all scales, from evolutionary biology to psychology and geography.
  • ENVS10006 Mapping Environments
    Explore how information is produced and used to support decision making in urban and rural environments. Develop your spatial literacy and learn about methods of data collection, mapping, information communication through visualisation, and decision-support systems.

Majors linked to Geography

This subject set is a requirement for the following majors:


Geography is taught by the School of Geography

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Next steps

Now that you’ve learned all about your subject set options, you can start enrolling – if you need additional help, make sure to contact Stop 1.

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