Bachelor of Arts - Geography and Urban Studies

Domestic

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Local
Delivery Mode On campus
Location Penrith; Parramatta campus, depending on major selected
Duration  3F / 6P
Intake Information Autumn (Semester 1); Spring (Semester 2)
Apply Direct Code1706.3
UAC Code 720518 [Penrith]; 720515 [Parramatta]
Entrance Rank 70.05 [Penrith]; 70.45 [Parramatta]
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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

International

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International
Delivery Mode On campus
Location Penrith; Parramatta campus, depending on major selected
Duration 3F
Intake Information
Course Code 1706.3 [CRICOS Code 040992A] 
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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

Details

Geography is the integrated study of people, places and environments. In the Bachelor of Arts- Geography and Urban Studies major, you will examine the geography of contemporary Australian cities and regions. The interests of today's geographers include post-colonialism, the emergence of global information economies, indigenous issues, class and cultural disparities, population movement, sexuality and space, and the global diffusion of popular culture.

Urban Studies is a discipline focused on social justice within the city, through its critical assessments of people's access to scarce urban resources, such as housing, transport, education and employment. The political, economic and cultural forces that shape cities and urban policy are the key concerns of the Urban Studies curriculum. These applied interests in urban wellbeing and city structure are the intellectual basis for the urban planning profession.

Units

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Career Opportunities for the Bachelor of Arts - Geography and Urban Studies

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Geography and Urban Studies, you may pursue employment in areas such as urban and regional planning, urban research and policy, strategic planning policy, environmental and social impact assessment, community planning, housing policy, economics and allocation, teaching (with further study), and social and cultural planning.

Academic Profile

Doctor Cameron McAuliffe

Cameron McAuliffe is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography and Urban Studies in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology and part of the Geography and Urban Studies academic group. Prior to this position, Cameron was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Research (2007-2010).

Cameron is an urban, social and cultural geography and a member of the Urban Research Program, where his researc…

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How to apply

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Instructions for international applications are available on the International Admissions pages.