M.Sc. Geography and Environmental Studies

Study Discipline: Environmental Science
Study Programme Details
Country: South Africa
Admission Sessions:Summer Session
Study Format: Full Time, Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative academic journey with the Geography and Environmental Studies program at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. As a global hub for research and learning, our School invites students from around the world to engage in cutting-edge research within a country undergoing rapid transformation and change.


The MSc (and MA) degree in Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, offers advanced professional training at the postgraduate level. Delve into the diverse fields of earth, atmospheric, hydro-environmental, and global change sciences. Explore human environments, encompassing urban, rural, and social contexts. Our program fosters interdisciplinary exchange, bridging the arts and science disciplines.

The School of Geography, Archaeology, and Environmental Studies boasts a rich tradition in academic and applied research. Positioned ideally, it equips students to tackle environmental and human challenges not only in South Africa but across the African continent. With a strategic focus on Global Change, the university provides the infrastructure and expertise necessary for the intellectual development of students interested in geographic studies.

Admission Requirements

  • Hold a Bachelor of Science Honours in a related field with a minimum weighted average of 65%.
  • Identify and approach a supervisor from the School before application.
  • Applications are accepted throughout the year.
  • Applicants should normally have at least 65% in Geography Honours for admission to a Masters degree.
  • Research
  • Geography
  • Environmental Studies
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Engineering

the fee for the programme is 42120ZAR

Future Career Outcomes

Graduates emerge as versatile professionals equipped to address global challenges in environmental and human sciences. Opportunities abound in academia, research institutions, governmental bodies, and private sectors.

Visa Requirements:

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