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Our postgraduates come from all walks of life, and they head into an equally wide range of rewarding careers. Many of our postgraduate students pursue advanced degrees on leave from existing careers to which they return in business or government. Others pursue PhD studies to further establish themselves in their fields of expertise or shift gears into new interdisciplinary fields to pursue research in the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience, Durham’s Energy Institute or the Institute for Medical Humanities.

Our programs are designed to prepare you for diverse opportunities through career development and communication workshops. Many of our PhD graduates choose to pursue academic careers within geography and many others move into adjacent fields. Many others choose to apply their research skills in business, civil society and government. The time you spend with us is designed to equip you for what comes next, and postgraduates benefit from our extensive networks of national and international expertise.