Department of Geography
League Table Information
According to the latest university league tables, the Department is ranked 3rd in the UK by the Times Good University Guide 2013, 4th in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2013, and 13th in the world by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2012.
The Department of Geography at Durham is one of the leading centres of geographical scholarship in the world. With 58 academics, 34 researchers, 21 professional support staff, 32 administrative and technical staff, 123 postgraduates, and 579 undergraduates, we teach and research across the discipline from Antarctica to Bangladesh, from spatial theory to flood modelling, and from GIS to the social economy. Our aim is to create and sustain a world class research and teaching environment with top class laboratories and IT facilities in a supportive and collegial atmosphere.
The Department was founded in 1928 and remains among the strongest in the country. It was ranked joint first nationally in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise and the quality of our teaching has been rated ‘excellent’ by an external Quality Assessment Audit. "It is remarkable", said Professor Robin Coningham, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Social Sciences & Health, "how the Geography Department at Durham has managed to remain at the apex of research achievement for so many years". He also remarked on the "ability of the Department's academic staff to bring their research interests and expertise to bear in their teaching, providing a stimulating intellectual environment for some of the best students in the country". Our success in marrying research and teaching excellence is reflected in the most recent university guides, which consistently place the Department of Geography at Durham in the top flight. Our strength lies in all the people who work in the Department and in the students who study here.Professor Joe Painter, Head of Department
- Graduation Reception & Prize Giving
- Geography Students success at EA and CIWEN University Pollution Challenge Event
- Grant Success: Ocean Controls on high-latitude climate sensitivity - a Pliocene case study (OCCP)
- Durham University Department of Geography one of the best in the world
- Mason-Dixon Line Surveyor Jeremiah Dixon star of new exhibition
There are no vacancies available at present.
Monday 20 May 2013
- Human Geography Workshops: Marketisation: Materialities and Affective Atmospheres 1:00pm, W007, Main Geography Building, Various Speakers, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 22 May 2013
- Human Geography Seminars: Shards and Splinters - Power and Space Viewed From Doha, Qatar 3:30pm, W010, Main Geography Building, Professor James Sidaway, National University of Singapore
Contact DetailsDurham University
Department of Geography
South Road, Durham
DH1 3LE, UK
Tel: 0191 3341800
Fax: 0191 3341801