The Department of Environmental & Geographical Science aims to further knowledge, understanding and management of interactions between humans and their social, biological, and physical life-support systems.

The research undertaken is often interdisciplinary and covers a wide range of areas which include: vulnerability and adaption to climate change, urban food security, cultural geography, environmental change, access and benefit sharing, governance of natural resources, environmental assessment, land reform, transfrontier conservation, biodiversity, energy politics, atmospheric modelling, climate variability, sustainable development, paleoenvironments, physical geography, landscape ecology, agroecology, and urban development.

Potential career opportunities may be sought in local, provincial or national government, parastatals, non-governmental organisations, research, education, community development, and tourism.

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