Bachelor of Science in Geography

Degree: Bachelor
University: University of Canterbury City: CHRISTCHURCH , Country: New Zealand
Discipline: Social Sciences
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  • Tuition fee NZ $18,900 a year
  • Programme Alternatives full-time
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  • Programme Description This program allows students to study a wide range of subjects, while specializing in one or two areas. Science graduates are employed in research, business, industry, education, environmental, health, and central and local government organisations. Geography is an exciting and distinctive discipline at the interface between science and arts. Geography also has links to Law, Engineering and Computer Science. Its focus is on putting various types of knowledge together to find innovative solutions to the problems faced by global society - such as climate change, poverty, sustainability, health and inequality. Learning in geography will enable students to take an informed and analytical view of changing world, and of their place in it. Key themes of geography are the relationships between people and their environments, and the ways in which these can be made more sustainable for the future. This puts geography at the core of many of our key current debates. For example, geographers are able to examine the issue of climate change holistically by looking at both the physical factors that affect the problem and also the human responses to the challenges created. Recent graduates have had postings all over New Zealand and the world, from Auckland to Melbourne, California to Antarctica. Many have found careers in the public service, the tourism industry, private companies dealing with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS), the police, local authorities, and in education.

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