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Durham University

Department of Earth Sciences

About Us


We are a UK top 5 and global top 50 Earth Sciences department with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and both the satisfaction and employability of our students. We are committed to providing the highest level of education to our students, giving them the knowledge, skills and confidence to contribute positively to the world after they graduate.

Underpinned by top-class geochemical, geophysical, rock mechanics, rheological, imaging and IT facilities, our research covers a range of Earth Science disciplines around three broad themes: Earth Surface Processes and Hazards; Climate, Environment and Resources; Physics and Chemistry of Earth and Planetary Processes. We collaborate globally and welcome researchers from all parts of the world.