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Department of Geography

Department of Geography

 Department of Geography

Founded in 1928, the Department of Geography at Durham is one of the leading centres of geographical research and education in the world. We were 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. We were ranked 4th in the world by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2013/14, 3rd in the UK by the Times Good University Guide 2013 and the Complete University Guide 2014.

Our ambition is to provide an outstanding education experience for each and every one of our undergraduate and postgraduate students, and for the Department to be a key research node in global networks, known for its agenda-setting research across the range of our specialisms. With 58 academics, 34 researchers, 54 professional support, administrative and technical staff, 579 undergraduates and 123 postgraduates, we teach and research across the discipline. Our staff also play a major role in a number of interdisciplinary research projects. Our specialisms span from Antarctica, Greenland and the Arctic to Bangladesh, China and the emergent economies, whilst continuing to attend to the closer to home, the North east region in which we are located.

We are fortunate to enjoy a superb research and teaching environment in a wonderful City, with top class laboratory and IT facilities in a supportive and collegial atmosphere. At our core, our strength is drawn from all the people - staff and students - who together create and sustain the vibrant scholarly community that makes Durham Geography.

Professor Antony Long, Head of Department