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UCT Environmental & Geographical Science Requirements

The requirements for undertaking the University of Cape Town (UCT) Environmental & Geographical Science.

The Department of Environmental & Geographical Science aims to further knowledge, understanding and management of interactions between humans and their social, biological, and physical life-support systems.

The research undertaken is often interdisciplinary and covers a wide range of areas which include: vulnerability and adaption to climate change, urban food security, cultural geography, environmental change, access and benefit sharing, governance of natural resources, environmental assessment, land reform, transfrontier conservation, biodiversity, energy politics, atmospheric modelling, climate variability, sustainable development, paleoenvironments, physical geography, landscape ecology, agroecology, and urban development.

Potential career opportunities may be sought in local, provincial or national government, parastatals, non-governmental organisations, research, education, community development, and tourism.

…furthering our knowledge, understanding and management of the interactions between humans and their social, biological and physical life-support systems

Degrees in Environmental & Geographical Science

The department offers a number of degrees for students registered in either the Faculties of Science or Humanities.

Undergraduate Degrees

A BSc or BA degree is available with an Environmental & Geographical Science major. The requirements to register for EGS is Matric Physical Science or Geography on Higher Grade, or an ‘A’ on Standard Grade. In addition, students must check the entrance requirement of the faculty through which they wish to register.

Details of application procedure can be obtained here.

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A number of undergraduate courses are offered to students. Please check the details of these courses and contact the course coordinator if you require further information.

Postgraduate Degrees

We have exciting postgraduate study opportunities informed by our diverse research expertise. The discipline draws on knowledge and skills from both the natural and social sciences and our graduates leave with the confidence and skills to work in an array of sectors.

Your next move

UCT offers many programmes. If you do not meet up to the requirements of this programme you can consider another programme on the list. Go to >> University of Cape Town Faculties/Programmes.

However, if you meet the requirements and wish to apply to study this course. You can simply check the application processes.

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