Human and physical geography

Geography is a diverse discipline that explains the relationships between people and places in the world we live in. When you study Physical Geography, you will investigate earth and water, coastal environments, globalisation and climate change. As a human geographer, you will explore issues involving development, poverty, inequality and environmental sustainability. Together this discipline leads to new ideas and solutions to some of our most complex societal issues.

Career examples

  • Development Compliance Officer
  • Demographer
  • Environmental Geographer
  • Transport Geographer


  1. Bachelor of Development Studies
  2. Bachelor of Development Studies (Honours)
  3. Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management
  4. Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management (Honours)
  5. Bachelor of Science
  6. Bachelor of Science (Honours)

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.