Honours in Geographical Sciences

An Honours in Geographical Sciences provides you with the skills and knowledge to engage in the advanced analysis of spatial patterns and processes in natural and built environments. It provides you with training in conceptual methodological approaches to geographical inquiry, and develops an appreciation of the links between theory and practice in geography. You will also engage in an independent research project on a topic of geographical significance.

Outcomes: Students are able to (1) undertake independent research design, data collection and data analysis; (2) communicate ideas, concepts and research findings in a succinct and effective manner via written, verbal and visual methods; and (3) work independently, think and act laterally and use their initiative to resolve issues and problems encountered during the research process.

Entry requirements: the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of the Geographical Sciences major in the Bachelor of Science or the Human Geography and Planning major in the Bachelor of Arts or the Environmental Geography and Planning major in the Bachelor of Environmental Design

Intake periods: Beginning of year and mid-year

Honours sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period
Take all units (24 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1, S2GEOG5011Dissertation (Geography, Planning, Environment and Development) Part 1
Prerequisites:
Students must have achieved 70 per cent
or
above in one of the following units: GEOG5550 Research Design, SOCS5003 Research Design, MIXD4001 Designing Social Research
or
MIXD5005 Designing Social Research and have approval of the course coordinator to undertake this unit.
S1, S2GEOG5012Dissertation (Geography, Planning, Environment and Development) Part 2
Co-requisites:
GEOG5011 Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 1
S1, S2GEOG5013Dissertation (Geography, Planning, Environment and Development) Part 3
Prerequisites:
MIXD5005 Designing Social Research GEOG5011 Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 1 GEOG5012 Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 2
S1, S2MIXD5005Designing Social Research
Prerequisites:
for the following postgraduate course students (International Relations, Strategic Communications, Asian Studies, International Development, Public Policy): completion of 24 points of their coursework, three core units and one option unit, and have achieved a 70 per cent WAM in those units; for other students: none.
Incompatibility:
SOCS5003 Research Design (ID 5135) BUSN4403 Business Research Methodology (ID 1661) GEOG5550 Research Design (ID 6181) EDUC5631 Approaches to Research (ID 3078)
Group A—take unit(s) to the value of at least 6 points:
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1, S2SCIE4401Data Use in Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in a postgraduate course
or
honours
Incompatibility:
STAT1400 Statistics for Science; STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics; STAT2210 Biometrics 1; SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
S1, S2SCIE4402Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
Prerequisites:
enrolment in a postgraduate course
or
honours; STAT1400 Statistics for Science
or
STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics
or
STAT2210 Biometrics 1
or
SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
or
SCIE4401 Data Use in the Natural Sciences
or
ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science
Group B—take unit(s) to the value of 18 points (at least one of which is Level 4):

If both SCIE4401 and SCIE4402 are taken, then take units to the value of 12 points from Group B.

AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1EART4415Coastal Hazards and Adaptation
Prerequisites:
ENVT4421 Fundamentals of Environmental Management
S1ENVT4401Advanced Land Use and Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Environmental Science (72530)
or
the Master of Agricultural Science (72510)
or
the Master of Hydrogeology (72540)
or
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
or
Master of Environmental Science (72530)
or
Master of Geographic Information Science (71570)
NSENVT4406Catchment and River Processes
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Environmental Science (72530)
or
the Master of Agricultural Science (72510)
or
the Master of Hydrogeology (72540)
or
the Master of Biotechnology (71580)
or
the Master of Biological Science (72520)
or
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
S1, S2ENVT4421Fundamentals of Environmental Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Honours in Environmental Science
or
Honours in Natural Resource Management
or
Honours in Geographical Science
or
Graduate Certificate in Environmental Planning (12250)
or
Master of Urban Design (25530)
or
Master of Environmental Planning (13550)
or
Master of Environmental Science (72530). For students enrolled in the Master of Environmental Science (72530): completion of 24 points
or
24 points of credit
Co-requisites:
ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science
Incompatibility:
ENVT4404 Environmental Planning and Management
S2ENVT5503Remediation of Soils and Groundwater
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Science (70630)
or
the Master of Agricultural Science (72510)
or
the Master of Environmental Science (72530)
or
the Master of Hydrogeology (72540)
or
the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
S1, S2PLNG5410Geography, Planning, Environment and Development Practicum
Prerequisites:
All other core units of your study programme and approval of the unit co-ordinator and programme co-ordinator (Dr. Linda Robson)
S2PLNG5411Urban and Regional Analysis
Incompatibility:
PLNG4411 Urban and Regional Analysis
S2PLNG5510Advanced Studies in Geography and Planning
Prerequisites:
At least 24 points at masters level 4
or
level 5 including any two Master of Urban and Regional Planning units,
or
approval of the Unit Coordinator.
S1PLNG5512Regional Planning