We all live on this beautiful planet, experiencing its diverse cities and stunning landscapes. By studying Geography, you will gain a much deeper understanding of the world around you, learning about the natural world around us, as well as understanding how people and environments interact.
Geography is the scientific study of the land and the phenomena of the Earth and all its features and inhabitants. Environmental Studies takes a closer look at our interaction with the environment, with the aim of solving complex problems.
Who should study Geography and Environmental Science?
With challenges like global warming, increasing air pollution and globalisation facing society today, Geography is a very relevant subject for students to study. If you are curious about the world around you, interested in how we interact with our environment, and are concerned about problems like global warming, you will likely enjoy studying geography.
With a GES degree, you can pursue a career as a surveyor, environmental consultant, town planner, climatologist and landscape architect. As with most degrees, a Geography and environmental management degree will also give you a wealth of transferable skills which could be used for other degrees, or you could specialize with further study in geology or oceanography.
Where to study Geography and Environmental Science in South Africa
IIE MSA is a brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), a leader in the higher education sphere.
Geography and Environmental Science is offered as a major in the IIE Bachelor of Social Science degree, and also in the IIE Bachelor of Social Science Honours specialising in GES, both offered at IIE MSA.