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Become a master of human geography

Students hoping to gain an understanding of key social, economic, political and environmental issues should take a close look at Macquarie’s Master of Arts in Human Geography.

The flexible degree covers areas such as globalisation, conservation and heritage.  

Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator Dr. John Langdale says the degree appeals to a range of students.

“Some are international students with an interest in human geography. Others are local students who are upgrading their skills to make themselves more employable," says Dr Langdale.

"They are interested in gaining an understanding of changes taking place in modern society.”
“A key strength of human geography is its inter-disciplinary nature. Our enrolments at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels come from Environmental and Life Sciences, and also from the Humanities, Social Sciences and Commerce.”


Human Geography is a popular new discipline of study

A large number of students come from overseas, particularly in courses such as Asia-Pacific Economies, Globalisation and Sustainable Development, and Social Impact Assessment and Cross Cultural Negotiation.

John says, “We welcome the differing perspectives of students coming from different backgrounds. While students find the breadth of topic coverage in our units a challenge, they certainly enjoy the experience.”

Macquarie’s human geography department is the largest in Australia, and offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. For more information go to