Degree Type: 

Doctor of Philosophy


Department of Geography and Regional Planning

Modes of Study: 


About Programme: 

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.

Entry Requirements: 

Candidates applying for each of the programmes must have a second degree in Geography or related disciplines including

  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Development Studies
  • Business Management
  • Agriculture Science
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics and
  • Biological Sciences

Applicants would also have to pass an interview to be conducted at the Department.

Career Opportunities: 

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.