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.
Record success in QS World Subject Rankings
Durham is one of the world’s leading universities as shown by our world top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2019, where we are ranked 74th
A record 18 Durham subjects are also in the world top 100 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, including ten 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
Fully funded PhD opportunities in Low carbon energy transition.
The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) entitled GeoNetZero is a new program of PhD research and training set up to address key areas in Geoscience and their role in the Low Carbon Energy Transition and Challenge of Net Zero (https://geo-net-zero.hw.ac.uk). We are pleased to announce two fully funded 4 year PhD studentships as part of the CDT who will join a diverse and large postgraduate community in the Department of Earth Sciences with many working on many aspects of geoenergy and low carbon transition. The 4 year CDT studentships will cover the UK standard tuition fee and stipend as set by UK Research & Innovation (the government-funded UK Research Councils body), as well as provide a Research Training and Support Grant (RTSG) of £20k over 4 years to successful applicants. Further details can be found here.
(19 Feb 2020)
Earth Science research fellow Dr Phil Heron has been selected as a N8 New Pioneer.
Thursday 12 March 2020
- Mud mud glorious mud - mineralogical controls on Earth’s climate 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Arthur Holmes Building - ES231 -TR4, Caroline Peacock, Professor of Biogeochemistry in the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds.