M.A. On Campus

Geography and Environmental Studies

12 months
1398 EUR/year
1398 EUR/year
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The Geography and Environmental Studies programme at the Stellenbosch University entails geographical research on spatial problems in human geography resulting in a thesis. 


Key facts

The Geography and Environmental Studies programme at the Stellenbosch University focuses on the study and resolution of human-environmental problems and environmental phenomena from a spatial perspective. The thesis research can be done full-time or part-time. The research topic is developed and approved by the Department.

Knowledge of the relevant specialised scientific theory about environmental problems specific to geography as discipline

Abilities of critical, analytical and synthesising thought about human-environment interactions and spatial environmental phenomena

Ability to identify and prioritise contemporary environmental problems and research topics relevant to South and southern Africa

Specialised practical skills to manage and resolve environmental problems, while retaining advanced and progressive conceptual theoretical thought needed for scientific research

Ability to undertake independent scientific research to resolve spatial environmental problems in a research thesis and demonstrate practical environmental consultation employment skills

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geography and Environmental Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your contract 
  • Student support form (Students with special needs)  
  • Qualification documents - Please ensure that you upload qualification documents for each tertiary qualification obtained and that the documents is official and certified. This implies that your original qualification documents (academic transcript and accompanying degree certificate) which you recieved upon graduation must be stamped and signed by the awarding institution. Qualifications shorter than 12 months in duration will not be considered
  • Proof of English Language proficiency
  • A BScHons degree with Geography and Environmental Studies or appropriate discipline as major and an average of 60% for the major

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1398 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1398 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • National

    1398 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1398 EUR per year during 12 months.


Living costs for Stellenbosch

7630 - 10640 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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