What will I study?


    With problem solving skills and practical field experience you will learn about the environmental and social processes that shape the world around us. Geography integrates both physical science and social science knowledge to provide the skills and conceptual frameworks needed to understand the processes and power relations of the world.

    Your major structure

    This major can be completed through the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science.


    The Bachelor of Arts requires the successful completion of 24 subjects (300-points), including at least one major. Most students study eight subjects each year (usually four subjects in each semester) for three years full-time, or the part-time equivalent.

    Most Arts majors require 100 points of study (usually eight subjects) for attainment. This means out of your 300-point program, you have the opportunity to achieve two majors in your course.


    If you are taking Geography as a major, you must complete:

    • All level 1 compulsory subjects
    • One Arts Foundation subject
    • 37.5 points (usually three subjects) of level 2 elective subjects
    • 37.5 points (usually three subjects) of level 3 subjects (elective or capstone) with a minimum of one level 3 capstone subject

    If you are taking Geography as a minor, you must complete:


    In your first and second year you will complete subjects that are prerequisites for your major as well as other science core and electives and breadth studies.

    In your third year, you will complete 50 points (usually four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in geography and you can also complete breadth studies. This major is made up of core and core selective subjects.

    Breadth Studies

    Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne Model. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside of science, developing new perspectives and learning to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests — just as you will in your future career.

    Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others used breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with a language, communication skills or business expertise.

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