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Admission Requirements:
A BScHons degree with Geography and Environmental Studies or an appropriate discipline as major and an average mark of 60% for the major.

- Knowledge of the relevant specialised scientific theory about environmental problems specific to geography as discipline.
- Abilities of critical, analytical and synthesising thought about human-environment interactions and spatial environmental phenomena.
- Ability to identify and prioritise contemporary environmental problems and research topics relevant to South and southern Africa.
- Specialised practical skills to manage and resolve environmental problems, while retaining advanced and progressive conceptual theoretical thought needed for scientific research.
- Ability to undertake independent scientific research to resolve spatial environmental problems in a research thesis and demonstrate practical environmental consultation employment skills.

Nature of programme:
The programme focuses on the study and resolution of human-environmental problems and environmental phenomena from a spatial perspective. The thesis research can be done full-time or part-time. The research topic is developed and approved by the Department.

[split] Compulsory module:
(873 180) Thesis Geography and Environmental Studies
A thesis of 30 000 to 40 000 words, in which the ability to conduct research independently on a geographical problem is demonstrated.

Assessment and examination:
The thesis may be presented in Afrikaans or English and is examined according to the University's provisions set out in Part 1 of the Calendar.

Prof JH van der Merwe
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Universiteit Stellenbosch University