School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Geography

Geography has a long tradition of interest in the complex relationships between people and the world in which they live. It focuses on the spatial and temporal distribution of elements of our natural environment and of aspects of the human occupancy of the earth.

Programmes

BSc (LES Stream)

This three-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree, is achieved through a general Life and Earth Sciences (LES) stream with Geography and another discipline as major subjects. 

  • Entry requirements:

    NSC degree pass with Maths, English, Life Orientation and Agricultural Science or Life Sciences or Physical Science Level 4 (50%)

  • Application Performance Score (APS) range:

    28 - 48

BSc Environmental Science

This focused, three-year programme leads to a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree that specialises in Environmental Sciences.

  • Entry requirements:

    NSC degree pass with Maths, English, Life Orientation and Agricultural Science or Life Sciences or Physical Science Level 4 (50%)

  • Application Performance Score (APS) range:

    28 - 48

BSc Environmental and Earth Science

This three-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree is achieved through a focused Environmental and Earth Science programme, in which Geography is a major subject. 

  • Entry requirements:

    NSC degree pass with Maths, English, Life Orientation and Agricultural Science or Life Sciences or Physical Science Level 4 (50%)

  • Application Performance Score (APS) range:

    28 - 48

GIS and Earth Observation

This focused, three-year programme leads to a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree that specialises in the field of Geographic Information Systems and Earth Observation (GIS-EO).

  • Entry requirements:

    NSC degree pass with Maths, English, Life Orientation and Agricultural Science or Life Sciences or Physical Science Level 4 (50%)

  • Application Performance Score (APS) range:

    28 - 48

CASSE

CASSE is an Alternative Access and Academic Support Programme that caters for prospective students whose academic potential was not realised due to a disadvantaged educational background.

  • Entry requirements:

    NSC degree pass with Maths, English, Life Orientation and Agricultural Science or Physical Science or Life Sciences Level 3 (40%)

  • Application Performance Score (APS) range:

    26 - 48

How to Apply

All first-time South African applicants to UKZN for entry into degree/ diploma study (Gr 12s and transfer students from other institutions) must apply via the Central Applications Office (CAO).

Master of Science

A Master of Science programme is offered, whereby students engage in research under the supervision of an academic staff member. A minimum of a BSc Honours degree or equivalent must be achieved to be considered for this programme. This degree takes a minimum of one year.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

A Doctor of Philosophy programme is offered where students engage in novel research supervised by academic members of staff. This is typically three years of fulltime study and normally follows on from a Master of Science degree.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted to our College office. Visit the College website to see the steps to follow, download the application pack/ forms and access the link to apply online.

Research

Research Areas

We are a research-led institution, producing knowledge for the rapidly-changing and information-rich world.

Research Groups

We have a number of research groups that specialise in areas of research in Geography. 

Student dissertations

UKZN Research Space was developed to increase the visibility, availability and impact of tour students’ research output.

Academic STAFF

Picture of Prof Michael Gebreslasie

Prof Michael Gebreslasie

Academic Leader: Geography
gebreslasie@ukzn.ac.za | 031 260 8276

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Staff list

We have a number of professional academic, administrative and technical staff on hand to shape your learning experience at UKZN.

Facilities

To be added.

Contact us

Mrs Shani Ramroop

Physical Address - HC

3rd Floor, Memorial Tower Building,
Howard College,
University of KwaZulu-Natal

Mazisi Kunene Road,
Glenwood, Durban,
4041

Physical Address - WST

F Block, Level 02-003,
Westville campus,
University of KwaZulu-Natal

University Road,
Westville,
4000