The majority of the world population now live in urban areas. Rapid urbanisation continues to take place in both developed and developing countries. The need to design, build and manage more sustainable, just and resilient cities has become one of the defining challenges of our time.
Subjects in the Urban Geography Pathway explore the governance of cities; their social dynamics and diversity; their changing built and natural environments; and the vulnerabilities and resilience of cities to environmental and social pressures.
Skills associated with this pathway
Graduates of the Urban Geography Pathway will gain skills in spatial analysis, urban policy analysis, social science research methods, critical thinking and writing.
RECOMMENDED COURSE STRUCTURE
Pathways are designed to help students identify geography subjects focused on a specific theme. Pathways are not formal degrees or qualifications, rather they are recommended groupings of similar or related subjects that students may choose to enrol in if they wish to develop an expertise in a specific topic of interest, or to build a particular skill base for their preferred career path.
- First year
GEOG20008: Inside the City of Diversity
GEOG20010: China in Transition
GEOG20016: Fertility, Mortality and Social Change
GEOG20003: Environmental Politics and Management
GEOG20001: Society and Environments
GEOG20017: Spatial Analysis in Geography
GEOG20011: Global Inequalities in the Anthropocene
GEOG20013: Health Geography
SCIE20002: Human Sciences: Human/Nonhuman Encounter
- Third year
Further study or research
Where could this pathway take you? Here is a selection of possible careers.
- Commercial/residential surveyor
- Environmental consultant
- Geographical information systems officer
- Planning and development surveyor
- Town planner
- Nature conservation officer
- Transport planner
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