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Durham University

Department of Earth Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences


We are living through a time of unprecedented change on Earth. Scientific understanding of geological hazards, sustainability, infrastructure, climate change, energy, and natural resources has never been so important, and Earth Sciences sit at the heart of the debate. We aspire to help shape the future by providing the highest quality education for our students and by undertaking research that is both intrinsically excellent and relevant to society.


World Rankings


Durham is one of the world’s leading universities as shown by our world top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2020 , where we are ranked 78th.

Seventeen Durham subjects are also in the world top 100 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, including nine in the world top 50 and three in the world top ten.


"I selected Durham University because it has a high world ranking, and I enjoy the small, quiet atmosphere of the city. The staff, students, and facilities in the Earth Sciences department are of the highest quality"

Jaafar H. Jotheri - PhD in Palaeoclimate - from Babylon, Iraq


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New Earth Science Blog

How has lockdown affected our department of Earth Sciences? In this first blog post, we take a look at how staff and students have been affected by this difficult time, what challenges they face, and how they have been coping. More about

(28 May 2020)


Should we wear face masks?

Face Mask

Claire Horwell in our Department of Earth Sciences and Fiona McDonald in the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia, consider the mixed messages behind face mask use during the Covid-19 pandemic.

(6 May 2020) » More about Should we wear face masks?


Fully funded PhD studentship opportunity

Quantifying the influence of 2D and 3D stress histories on reservoir quality in active tectonic basins

(5 May 2020) » More about Fully funded PhD studentship opportunity



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