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Bachelor of Science in Geography

This course is available


Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


Grafton Campus


If you have a mind for science and you’re keen to keep your options open, then the BSc is the degree for you. With many undergraduate majors in a wide range of subject areas, the BSc will allow you to incorporate different areas of interest and expertise. As well as strongly emphasising transferable skills to improve your employment opportunities, this programme will expose you to cutting-edge technologies and provide a gateway to independent research. Throughout your undergraduate degree you’ll be taught by knowledgeable scientists, many of whom are major contributors in their field.


Geography is the study of the natural processes and systems of the environment and the impact and consequences of human activity as it affects and is affected by the physical environment.

Subject overview

You’ll enjoy Geography if you are interested in the world around you, from the relevance of Earth surface processes, to seeking solutions to environmental problems and the relationship among personal and global geographies of uneven development, and economic and socio-cultural change.

Geography is an exciting and relevant subject that focuses on the development of practical skills in problem identification, research methodologies, ethics and analytical practices; alongside the exploration of social geographies of the city, and demographic and social changes in urban historical geographies.

You can study Geography as an undergraduate major or postgraduate specialisation in either the Faculty of Science or Faculty of Arts programmes.

Where can Geography take you?

Skills learned in research and data collection, analysis, evaluation, planning and problem-solving, alongside knowledge of moral and ethical issues, means our graduates can be found in a wide-range of roles in research and development, commerce and industry, and education.

Entry criteria

Secondary school qualifications

International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum total score of 24.

General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects.

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). You must have completed a minimum of three A-level subjects.

GCE ‘A’ Level requirements apply to ‘A’ Level qualifications examined by bodies such as AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA and Pearson Education Limited taken outside of New Zealand.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 and no bands below 5.5; Internet based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 80 and a written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 60 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 169 and no bands below 162; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of C-; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 50 and no PTE Communicative score below 42; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 80.

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