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Arts with a major in Geography, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
Geography is a wide-ranging discipline. This Bachelor of Arts with a major in Geography at Macquarie University encompasses social, physical, biophysical and environmental sciences and the humanities. Applied Geography offers avenues for study within physical and human geography. Geographers strive to understand how the Earth works.


Physical Geographers are interested in environments, resources and management processes in relation to landforms, geographic information science, soils, global and regional climate change, pollution and erosion, and natural hazards. Human Geographers, on the other hand, focus on human nature relationships, social change and social inclusion, urban, regional and remote planning, and human rights.

Key features of this Bachelor of Arts with a major in Geography at Macquarie University:

  • Your teachers are leading researchers and practitioners with expertise in climate change, landscape management, social inclusion, urban studies and planning, international development and Indigenous rights.
  • Opportunities for the development of your research skills and practical skills are emphasised throughout the major.
  • You can complete many units by distance education (external study). Some study on campus required.

Career Opportunities

This major provides you with various career opportunities, including: 

  • Ecologically sustainable development officer
  • Environmental consultant/officer
  • Forecaster/meteorologist
  • Insurance analyst
  • Resource officer/planner
  • River care officer
  • Soil surveyor
  • Teacher (with further study)
  • Technical officer/technician
  • Water policy adviser

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Apply early! It is a good idea to apply at least two to three months before Session begins, to have enough time to organise your student visa.   
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    80 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Environmental Management for a Changing World
  • Biophysical Environments
  • Geographies of Global Change
  • Australian Environmental Futures
  • Climate Change
  • The Atmospheric Environment
  • Earth Surface Processes
  • Environment and Society
  • Geographies of Development
  • Urban Dynamics: Population, Housing and Economy
  • The Ecological Humanities: Australians and their Environment

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements


To apply for an undergraduate program, international students will need to have completed one or more of the following academic qualifications:

  • A recognised senior secondary school qualification or university entrance examination, such as the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (NSW HSC) or other equivalent Australian or overseas high school qualification
  • A recognised university Foundation course
  • A recognised 2 or 3-year Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree
  • At least one year of a university degree from a recognised institution

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33000 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6566 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6566 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Sydney

  • 1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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