Turn your interest in geography into a global career with The University of Queensland’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Study topics such as climatology, hydrology, biogeography, geomorphology, geology, mineral resources, landscape ecology, coastal and marine systems, urban geography, economic geography, demography, planning, and geographical information science and remote sensing.

Choose from a range of degrees including Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Regional and Town Planning, Arts or Science, depending on your area of interest.

UQ is #43 globally for life sciences (2019 Times Higher Education rankings), and highly ranked for teaching and research in the physical, human and built environments. The Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects for 2018 ranks UQ in the top 20 globally in Geography (13), Ecology (16) and Water Resources (20).

Our interconnected teams of earth scientists, physical and social scientists, environmental management specialists, health and safety experts, and urban planners work together to address the increasingly critical global challenges of a growing population, climate change, urbanisation, food security, conservation and natural resource management.

The School offers you national and international fieldwork and study opportunities to give you a truly global outlook. Map out your career at one of the world’s top 100 universities and join our graduates who are creating change around the world.

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Launch your global career at The University of Western Australia (UWA) – a world top 100 university (QS 2020).

Our experience-rich curriculum creates professionals who are prepared for the workplaces of the future, with a breadth of knowledge and skills as well as powerful industry connections.

At UWA, you can tailor your degree to your goals by completing one or two majors in three years. Combining areas of specialisation from different bachelor’s degrees means you’ll gain the same level of qualification and transdisciplinary skills found in a double degree (Australian Qualifications Framework 2020).

We’ll give you the environment to build technical skills and career networks through our industry partnerships, work integrated learning, internships, volunteering for credit, networking opportunities and more.

UWA is ranked #1 in Australia for Agricultural Sciences and Biological Sciences (ARWU 2019).

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Australia’s participation at the annual the International Geography Olympiads (iGeo) and student participation at the annual Geography’s Big Week Out (GBWO) are supported by the Australian Government.

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment works to ensure Australians can experience the wellbeing and economic benefits that quality education, skills and employment provide.

Department of Education, Skills and Employment's primary focus is to equip Australians - at all life and career stages - with knowledge, skills and attributes to live well, thrive at work and contribute to community life.

The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland Ltd (RGSQ) is one of the two organisations responsible for the Competition and looks after its day-to-day management.

RGSQ is a non-profit organization that promotes the study of geography. Since its establishment in 1885, the Society has brought together people from all walks of life who share an interest in geography. The Society stimulates interest in geography through a regular programme of lectures and trips, and through actively supporting geographical education and research.

The Australian Geography Teachers' Association (AGTA) is one of the two organisations responsible for the Competition.

AGTA is the national organisation of Australia’s state geography teachers’ associations. AGTA seeks to: foster the teaching and learning of geography in Australian schools and enhance awareness of its applications in society; promote and circulate the results of research into geography education; maintain a professional network through which teachers of geography in Australia may express opinions on educational matters; represent the interests of its member affiliates on national education decision making bodies.