Geography, Environment and Population

Geography, environment and population encompasses the relationship between humans and the environments in which we live.

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Study geography, environment and population at The University of Adelaide

Discover how we can live in a way that is good for both people and the planet. As a geography, environment and population student at The University of Adelaide, you will explore issues relating to global change. Explore a variety of geographical and environmental issues including climate change, global migration, and urban and rural development with an emphasis on sustainability.

As a geography, environment and population student you will:

  • Use physical and social sciences to understand social sustainability
  • Learn how humans interact with the environment at a local and global level
  • Research how the world can sustain an ever-expanding population
  • Investigate possible answers to environmental problems
  • Explore how to answer and resolve pressing issues such as climate change, over population and food and water security
  • Discover what future cities will look like and how climate change will impact society.

At the University of Adelaide our geography, environment and population researchers play a national leadership role in their fields of expertise. As a student you will develop your knowledge base, critical thinking and analytical skills. These skills will make you highly sought after by employers, especially in the government sector.

Career path

  • Environmental consultancy
  • Environmental management
  • Advocacy
  • Humanitarian work
  • Local government
  • Mining
  • Landscaping
  • Demography
  • Indigenous organisations
  • Researcher

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