Human geography explores the relationship between people and their environment including major challenges such as rapid urbanisation, environmental degradation, climate change, uneven global development, rising socioeconomic inequality and poverty.
We explore the causes, consequences and possible solutions to some of the most important issues facing human societies today: environmental degradation, climate change, globalisation, social inequity and poverty, natural disasters and human vulnerability. Human geography will give you insights into how to analyse, deconstruct and think creatively about urban and regional development, environmental policy and management.
Contemporary challenges the world faces include:
Units may include:
Studying human geography will open a world of career opportunities within:
Our staff are engaged in teaching, research, analysis and actions that promote the sustainable use and management of natural resources, landscapes and built environments across Australia and the world. We research and work in the fields of sustainable urban transitions, climate change adaptation, environmental governance, corporate social and environmental responsibility, international migration, and political ecology, among others.
With Monash’s impressive international links, you’ll get the opportunity to venture into contexts where you can apply your expertise.
Short term program:
GIG: Global Immersion Guarantee
The Monash Arts Global Immersion Guarantee (GIG) is an award-winning initiative that will enable you to explore first-hand the relationships between society, technology and the environment. It’s a two-week, funded study trip for all eligible first-year Monash Arts, single or double degree students to one of six destinations – China, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia or the Pacific Islands.
This area of study is offered in the following courses or can be taken where you have 8 free electives. To see if you can take this area of study within a double degree select from the course offering below.
What a week: Geography
In our Monash Arts 'What a Week' series, two year 12 students discover where a geography major can take them from our Arts academics.
As a Monash student you have the option to make your course an international one. One option is studying at a Monash campus abroad, and you'll have Malaysia, India, China or Prato (Italy) to choose from.
"My Monash BA has provided me with great research skills, analytical thinking to be able to look at a big problem solve it and tell a story about it."
- Grace Orange, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts