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Durham University

Department of Geography

News Archive

Human Geography in the UK the best in the world

(19 March 2013)

Professor Harriet Bulkeley was a member of the steering group involved in the review and the succeeding report identified that 'UK human geography is empirically and conceptually innovative, diverse, vibrant ... In many sub-disciplines it is world leading, setting the intellectual agenda and providing articulate spokespersons and persuasive authors to present new knowledge and fresh conceptual insights.'

It also noted that 'The quality of its undergraduate students is superior to other social science disciplines according to secondary education results and this quality moves successively up the student and faculty hierarchy.'