Department of Geography & Regional Planning
The Department offers undergraduate courses leading to the award of two types of degree:
- B.Sc (Geography and Regional Planning); and
- B.A (Social Sciences).
All postgraduate students would have to write a thesis/dissertation under the supervision of an academic advisor.
The main aim of the postgraduate programmes in Geography and Regional Planning is to provide students with the necessary tools to think critically and function independently in a globally competitive world.
The specific objectives are to:
- Empower students to develop affinity for and understanding of the increasing global inter-dependence of peoples and cultures;
- Develop in students skills and attitudes that will enable them participate in solving the problems of their communities, countries and the world at large;
- Enable students adapt to knowledge gained in decision-making roles in society which require local, national and international perspectives and competence;
- Enable students achieve personal and professional growth within geographic education; and
- Enable students to acquire skills and perspectives for life-long learning.
Those to be awarded B.Sc (Geography and Regional Planning) must read a major and choose mainly the physical, regional planning and quantitative options of the programme while those to be awarded B A (Social Sciences) will have to choose from the socio-economic option as detailed elsewhere in this website].