University Of Cape Town Geography

By |

University Of Cape Town Geography

University Of Cape Town Geography

The Department of Environmental & Geographical Science aims to further knowledge, understanding, and management of interactions between humans and their social, biological, and physical life-support systems.

The research undertaken is often interdisciplinary and covers a wide range of areas which include: vulnerability and adaption to climate change, urban food security, cultural geography, environmental change, access and benefit sharing, governance of natural resources, environmental assessment, land reform, transfrontier conservation, biodiversity, energy politics, atmospheric modeling, climate variability, sustainable development, paleoenvironments, physical geography, landscape ecology, agroecology, and urban development.

Potential career opportunities may be sought in the local, provincial, or national government, parastatals, non-governmental organizations, research, education, community development, and tourism.

Environmental & Geographical Science

The study of human-environment relations takes an integrated approach to environmental and geographic science at UCT. The discipline calls for the practitioner to utilize a variety of abilities and information related to the social and natural sciences.

The study of environmental and geographical sciences is made available to the student along with a solid theoretical and practical education. The department is dedicated to advancing human knowledge, understanding, and management of interactions with social, biological, and physical life-support systems, as well as to the acknowledgment of values that support the long-term health of these systems.

Degrees & Courses

Degrees in Environmental & Geographical Science
The department offers a number of degrees for students registered in either the Faculties of Science or Humanities.

Undergraduate Degrees

A major in environmental and geographic science can lead to a BSc or BA. Physical science or geography from the matriculation must have a higher grade, or an “A” on the standard grade, in order to register for EGS. Students should also look at the faculty’s entrance requirements if they want to register through that faculty.

Details of the application procedure can be obtained here.

A number of undergraduate courses are offered to students. Please check the details of these courses and contact the course coordinator if you require further information.

Postgraduate Degrees

We offer enticing postgraduate study options that are based on our extensive research experience. Our graduates depart with the self-assurance and abilities to work in a variety of fields because the subject draws on knowledge and abilities from both the natural and social sciences.


Department of Environmental &

Geographical Science pamphlet

For more information visit the department’s website at

Contact us:

Tel: 021 650 2873
Fax: 021 650 3456

Physical address:

Shell Environmental & Geographical Science Building
South Lane, UCT Upper Campus
Private Bag X3, Rondebosch


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *