University of the Witwatersrand School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies


The School has an excellent reputation both locally and internationally as one of the leaders in African scholarship on issues such as sustainability, climate change, urban social and environmental justice, tourism and development. We lead in rock art studies, Paleoarchaeology, the Stone Age, pre-colonial farming and herding societies and the formation of modern cultural identities in the last five hundred years. The School also runs a world class museum called the Origins Centre

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Courses Offered

BScHons Geography, Archaeology

Masters in Geography

BScHons Geography

PhD in Geography



The fee structures of the University are subject to alteration from time to time. You are advised to obtain definitive information from the University Fees Office.


Applications for admission are considered throughout the year. For admission to a Masters degree the applicant should normally have at least 65% in Geography Honours. Students from other institutions, according to the discretion of the Head of School, may need some background before being accepted to do a Masters degree.

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Application Forms

Online Application