Honours in Geography, Environment and Population
Undergraduate Geography, Environment and Population courses build a groundwork of a great deal of useful and relevant material, teaching many research techniques. Building upon this foundation, the Honours program enhances these skills and exposes students to new challenges.
In the Honours year, one begins to progress from the general competence demonstrated by the foundation degree, towards a measure of professional competence in a particular field. Students will become familiar with the philosophy and methodology of the subject area and its place among related subject areas; and most importantly, will have the challenge of producing a substantial dissertation addressing a real research problem.
The expected outcome is a much deeper knowledge of the substantive area of the dissertation research.
An Honours degree is a necessary qualification for anyone wishing to undertake postgraduate studies by research.
Entry to the Honours program in Geography, Environment and Population is based on prior studies. A high credit grade average is the minimum requirement.
Application can be made towards the end of semester 2, and the Committee meets to consider all applications and offers after the examination period at the end of the academic year.
Application forms can be requested from the office or by filling in the application form and returning it to the Honours Coordinator.
Should you be offered a place, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will contact you with an invitation to enrol.
If you are considering Honours in Geography, Environment and Population, please take the time to browse the current Honours Handbook (below) to get an idea of the program stucture and the requirements of students throughout their Honours studies.
Details of the program structure of the Honours year are outlined in the Honours Handbook for 2012 and are available for downloading. Note that there may be some (relatively minor) changes to this structure in 2013.
GES Honours dissertations will be assessed in terms of both their content and format. Please consult the publications at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/library/guide/gen/essay/theses.html.
A general style guide for writing up dissertations and theses can be downloaded here.
We recently held an information session for prospective Honours students. The slides from this session are attached.
Please see the attached document for a list of Geography, Environment and Population staff and the topics (or broad areas) they have suggested to study in 2013. If you are interested in a subject not listed here then approach an individual staff member or John Tibby (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Honours Coordinator in 2012 is Dr Thomas Wanner.