Why choose Geography?

The world in which we live is likely to change more in the next 50 years than it has ever done before. Our role in that change is more important than ever. Geography explains the changes and helps to prepare people. It is a subject about now and the future.

Geography teaches you about the earth’s places, peoples, environments and societies. It helps you to understand the relationships between people and the environment. It is unique in bridging the social sciences (Human Geography) and the earth sciences (Physical Geography). Geography puts this understanding of social and physical processes within the essential context of places and regions.
Geography gives a balanced viewpoint which is good preparation for the world of work. Employers want people with the following attributes:

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Ability to manage themselves
  • Numeracy and literacy
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Computer literacy
  • Spatial awareness
  • Environmental and social awareness

What careers will I be able to use Geography for?

Nationally, geography has one of the best graduate employment records in the country.
Geography graduates are employed in a wide range of occupations. For example:

  • Advertising
  • Planning
  • Education
  • Environmental management
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Social/health service