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Introduction to Geography

Through the study of physical geography and human geography, you’ll examine the links that tie places, environments and people together.

Find out how geography impacts issues like rural resource planning and population growth. Study geography to get a start in government, international development, urban planning, academia, environment consulting, policy analysis and more.

Studying online means that you can explore this broad discipline, while bringing new understanding to your everyday. With knowledge gained from studying geography, you’ll get a fresh take on the world.

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Online geography subjects and short courses

Curtin University


Physical Geography

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 27 Nov 2023, 27 May 2024, 25 Nov 2024

La Trobe University


Mapping, Analysing and Visualising Data

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 29 Jul 2024

University of Tasmania


Nature, People, Place

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 22 Jul 2024

Curtin University


Human Geography

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 26 Feb 2024, 26 Aug 2024

Online geography degrees

La Trobe University


Bachelor of Arts

Pursue your passion and your profession

A flexible arts degree offering a large selection of humanities and social sciences majors. Mix it up with minors and electives in business, health, and science. Develop critical thinking, emotional intelligence, creativity, and communication skills.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • Archaeological and Heritage Studies,  
  • Creative and Professional Writing,  
  • Crime, Justice and Legal Studies,  
  • Digital Media,  
  • English,  
  • Hindi Studies Beginners,  
  • History,  
  • Human Geography,  
  • Linguistics,  
  • Philosophy,  
  • Politics,  
  • Psychological Science,  
  • Sociology,  
  • Sustainability and Development,  
  • Visual Cultures,  
University of Tasmania

Protect and manage the future of the environment

Gain the skills and knowledge needed to tackle social and environmental challenges such as COVID, including being able to collect physical and social information on landscapes.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Curtin University


Bachelor of Arts (Geography)

Articulate, trained geographers are in demand

Investigate the relationship between people, place and the environment. Examine food security, population, energy, and the impacts of climate and political change. Geographers find work in planning, resource management, policy making and development.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

University of Tasmania

Explore multiple avenues in science

Why choose one field of science when you can explore many? Specialise in psychological science while exploring the other avenues scientific study has to offer.

100% online

4 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • BA. Science - Geography and Environment Major,  
  • BA.Science - Sustainability Major,  

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Geography highlights

  • Understand the human dimensions of climate change.
  • Engage with creative solutions to contemporary problems.
  • Explore the interface of the natural and physical world.

Geography specialisations

  • Use tools including GIS and cartography.
  • Extend your critical and analytical thinking.
  • Data visualisation and presentation.

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