Honours in Geography and Environmental Science is a great opportunity for students who wish to pursue a research project and deepen their disciplinary studies to increase their career opportunities or prepare for graduate studies. Student must have requisite third year undergraduate results, either at Monash University or elsewhere.

We support Honours students in the BA and BSc programs, and provisions can be made for joint Honours programs.

Read the Handbook information about Honours…

It is strongly recommended that students intending to do Honours investigate possible thesis topics and supervisors in their third year.

Who to Contact

For 2014: Asher Flynn

For 2015:

BA students doing Honours in human geography and environmental studies will be administered through the School of Social Sciences honours program

BSc students doing Honours in physical geography and environmental science will be administered through the School of Earth, Atmosphere, and Environment honours program


  • Congratulations to our scientists Vanessa Wong and Ailie Gallant – together with former honours student Sophie Lewis – for a flurry of recent contributions to The Conversation, one of Australia’s leading independent news sources.  Ailie’s four part series on confidence and certainty in climate science comes in advance of next month’s anticipated release of the Read more
  • Emma Peppler is a barrister specialized in local government, environment, and planning.  She graduated with an Arts-Law dual degree, including a major in Geography and Environmental Science, around 2005.  Emma was admitted to the Bar in 2010.  She has also worked as a solicitor and community legal education project manager at the Environment Defenders Office (a Read more
  • Dru Marsh, an environmental lawyer, graduated from the Geography and Environmental Science BSc Honours program in 2000.  His thesis was entitled “Landscape evolution in northeast Thailand:  Reconciling conflicting models of cover-layer evolution on the Khorat Plateau”.  He then got a Monash Law degree as well as a PhD at University College Dublin, and is now Read more
  • A range of research facilities and resources are available in the Centre for Geography and Environmental Science.  They are used by staff, post-docs, research assistants, and by those students doing research for Honours, Masters or PhD degrees. Some are also utilised for undergraduate teaching. Laboratories The pollen analysis laboratories include a ‘wet lab’ for extracting pollen and Read more