56502 – 778(120)
Specific Admission Requirements
A Bachelor’s degree with Geography and Environmental Studies as a major.
An average final mark of 60% for the major.
Closing Date for Applications
South African students:
Apply by 31 October of the preceding year.
Apply by 31 August of the preceding year.
The study of the systematic disciplines of urban, tourism, social and physical geography,
environmental impact analysis, disaster risk and development, and their application in a
geographical research field.
The modules of this programme (with the exception of Module 743 that is presented throughout
the year) are presented in block periods. These modules are presented weekly in four lectures and
Duration of Programme
The programme normally begins in the last week of January and concludes in November.
14033 : Geographical Research Application 743(30)
Choose three of the following modules. Please note that not all elective modules are necessarily
presented each year.
10131 : Urban Analysis and Synthesis 714(30)
11887 : Tourism Analysis and Synthesis 715(30)
63371 : Environmental Analysis and Synthesis 711(30)
13134 : Disaster Risk Science and Development 712(30)
49611 : Geographical Information Systems 713(30)
14034 : GIS applications 771(30)
14259 : Applications in Geomorphology 771(30)
Prerequisite pass modules
The following prerequisite pass modules or any acceptable equivalent as required by the
Department, are compulsory.
Module Pass prerequisite module/s
10131 Urban Analysis & Synthesis 714 PP Geography and Environmental Studies 354 or 323
11887 Tourism Analysis & Synthesis 715 PP Geography and Environmental Studies 314
63371 Environmental Analysis & Synthesis 711 PP Geography and Environmental
Studies 344 or 358 or 334 13134 Disaster Risk Science and Development 712 PP Geography and Environmental
Studies 344 or 358 or 334 49611 Geographical Information Systems 713 PP Geography and Environmental
Studies 214 (60%) or 363 (65%) 14034 GIS applications 771 PP Geography and Environmental Studies 214 (60%) or 363 (65%) or Geographical Information Technology 312
Assessment and Examination
Assessment is done by a system of flexible assessment, tests, assignments, a research project, oral
presentations and examinations. You must obtain a sub-minimum of 50% in each module to pass.
Programme Co-ordinator: Prof R Donaldson
Tel: 021 808 2395 E-mail: email@example.com