Geography, Environment and Population

Geography, environment and population encompasses the relationship between humans and the environments in which we live.

Discover how we can live in a way that is good for both people and the planet. As a geography, environment and population student at The University of Adelaide, you will explore issues relating to global change. Explore a variety of geographical and environmental issues including climate change, global migration, and urban and rural development with an emphasis on sustainability.

As a geography, environment and population student you will:

  • Use physical and social sciences to understand social sustainability
  • Learn how humans interact with the environment at a local and global level
  • Research how the world can sustain an ever-expanding population
  • Investigate possible answers to environmental problems
  • Explore how to answer and resolve pressing issues such as climate change, over population and food and water security
  • Discover what future cities will look like and how climate change will impact society.

At the University of Adelaide our geography, environment and population researchers play a national leadership role in their fields of expertise. As a student you will develop your knowledge base, critical thinking and analytical skills. These skills will make you highly sought after by employers, especially in the government sector.

Degrees that offer this study area

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts (Advanced)
Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Chemical) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Electrical and Electronic) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Environmental) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Mechanical) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of International Development
Bachelor of International Relations with Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Peace and Conflict Studies
Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Economics
Diploma in Arts
Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts

Career Opportunities

  • Environmental consultancy
  • Environmental management
  • Advocacy
  • Humanitarian work
  • Local government
  • Mining
  • Landscaping
  • Demography
  • Indigenous organisations
  • Researcher

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