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Honours research area

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the ‘Requirements’ outlined in the Faculty of Arts of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts


Honours studies in this area will advance students’ knowledge and competencies in the discipline of Geography and environmental science.

Students are required to complete 48 points of study comprising a thesis and two coursework units. The coursework units and the thesis topic are chosen in consultation with the geography and environmental science honours coordinator.

Intending honours students

Students intending to enter honours in geography and environmental science must have completed a major in that discipline.


Units are 12 points unless otherwise indicated.

Part A. Research (24 points)

Students complete:

  • AZA4778 Social science honours dissertation A
  • AZA4779 Social science honours dissertation B

Part B. Coursework (24 points)

Students complete:

  • AZA4450 Researching for social sciences and humanities
  • AZA4889 Advanced concepts in geography and environmental science


Mr Marshall Mdoka;

Relevant courses

  • 4087 Honours degree of Bachelor of Social Science