This highly regarded programme introduces students to the major changes in the contemporary world and to the diversity of places, cultures and environments, and provides stimulating fieldwork experiences in various settings.
Geography at Canterbury allows students to develop a distinctive ‘pathway’ through their degree. They can focus on human or physical geography, regional geography, sustainable development, or environment and planning themes. The degree develops critical thinking about the interrelationships between societies and environments and explores such issues as environmental management, social welfare and economic development. By developing skills in collecting and analysing physical and social data and using a range of statistical, graphical and cartographical techniques, the degree equips our students for a wide range of fulfilling careers and for postgraduate study.
The Geographical Society, run by students, plans activities that complement the academic programme to ensure that newcomers are warmly welcomed into Geography.
Single honours students (numbers limited) have an exciting opportunity to study at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, in Year 2.
Read our page on 'Five Reasons to Study Geography'.