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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Geography

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Geography

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    44,335 NZD

  • Application fee

    0 NZD

  • Years of study

    3 years

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    60 out of 100

Included
Project

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-February 08-December-2021 08-December-2021
Winter-July 04-July-2022 04-July-2022
Summer-January 01-December-2022 01-December-2022
Fall-February 08-December-2022 08-December-2022

Overview

Bachelor of Science in Geography

If you have a mind for science and you’re keen to keep your options open, then the BSc (Bachelor of Science) 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.

What can you study in Geography?

You can study Geography as a major in the Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Arts.

Geographers ask questions about places and the relations between physical and human drivers that shape them. Human geographers focus attention on social change and the cultural, economic, and social processes that drive change. 

Physical geographers study the biophysical world, and the processes which change it. Many geographers also study the interactions between physical and social processes, how these are managed, and how they might be better managed.

Courses in Geography stretch from the study of coastal and river processes and landforms, to climatology, biogeography, hydrology, environmental change, environmental management, rural and urban development, housing, population change, policy formation, and socio-economic change.

As a Geography student you’ll have the chance to study the monitoring and analysis of weather, waves, tides, soils, sediments and rivers; cultural and economic practices; the interpretation of physical and cultural landscapes; mapping, cartography, geo-visualisation and modelling; and the experiences of particular groups in society. 

You will explore these subjects both in the classroom and, importantly, through fieldwork, which forms an integral part of studying Geography.

Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Geography

Your BSc programme will consist of a number of courses worth 15 points each, totalling 360 points. The capstone course is a student-led project where you integrate and apply your learning to a real-world problem in your chosen major or specialisation.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$60,739

Total costs

yearly

$9,252

Cost of living

1 person

$7,152

Accommodation

1 bed room

$44,335

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

Secondary school qualifications

India: You need to have one of the following:

  • 12 years of schooling and an overall average of 75 percent in the All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSC), Indian School Certificate (ISC), Karnataka, Maharashtra and West Bengal State Board Examinations with a minimum of 70 percent in English.
  • 12 years of schooling and an overall average of 80 percent in all other Higher Secondary State Board Examinations with a minimum of 75 percent in English.

China:

  • The National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) otherwise known as Gaokao. (Have a high school diploma or equivalent, Be in good health…) (Score required = 70%)

Tertiary qualifications

You can transfer from another tertiary institution if you meet these requirements.

  • You need to have the following: One year successful bachelor-degree level study at a recognised university (or smilar institution) overseas.
  • Grade required = GPE 3.0 (60-64%)

Other pathway to study

  • Bridge your educational gap with a preparation and foundation programme.

Required documents

  • Birth Certificate or Passport or Citizenship Certificate
  • Official academic transcript
  • Official programme completion certificate
  • Mark sheets
  • Relevant course outlines
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English
  • English language proficiency

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

80
-
listening
21
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

50
42
listening
42
writing
42
speaking
42
reading

Cambridge

169
162
listening
162
writing
162
speaking
162
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

English Language Academy (ELA) pathway programmes

You can meet undergraduate English-language requirements by successfully completing:

  • The Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP), or
  • The English Pathway for Undergraduate Studies (EPUS).

To be eligible for FCertEAP, students must:

  • Hold a conditional offer of place from a New Zealand tertiary institution that recognises FCertEAP.
  • Meet the English Language entry requirements for FCertEAP through one of the below test results (see table). IELTS Indicator can also be accepted during 2021 until further notice.

Minimum Entry Requirements:

 IELTS PTE-ATOEFL iBT
Undergraduate

Overall

Writing

Other bands

5.0

5.0

4.5

36

36

29

60

18

12

Postgraduate

Overall

Writing

Other bands

5.5

5.5

5.0

42

42

36

70

21

14

To be eligible for EPUS, students must:

  • Hold a conditional offer of place from a New Zealand tertiary institution which recognises EPUS
  • Meet the IELTS score requirements below as based on the score needed for your undergraduate programme. IELTS Indicator can also be accepted during 2021 until further notice.

Academic IELTS Score Required 

For Undergraduate Programmes 

7.0 with no band less 

than 6.5

6.5 with no band less 

than 6.0

6.0 with no band less 

than 5.5

EPUS IELTS Score Requirements

Overall

Writing

Other bands

6.5

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

5.5

5.5

5.5

5.0

PTE Academic Score Requirements

Overall

Writing

Other bands

58

58

50

50

50

42

42

42

36

TOEFL iBT Score Requirements

Overall

Writing

Other bands

90

24

18

80

21

16

70

21

14


Career Opportunities

  • Geographic teacher
  • Cartographer
  • Environmental and resource manager
  • GIS specialist
  • Town planner
  • Climate Change Analyst
  • Geospatial analyst
  • Climatologist
  • Emergency Management Specialist
  • Geomorphologist
  • Hydrologist
  • Location analyst
  • Meteorologist
  • Pollution Analyst
  • Remote Sensing Analyst
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Surveyor
  • Water conservation officer

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