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Supported Progression


The Department of Geography at Durham is one of the leading centres of geographical scholarship in the world. It was founded in 1928 and remains among the strongest in the country. It was ranked joint first nationally in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise and the quality of its teaching has been rated 'excellent' by an external Quality Assessment Audit. Recognition extends to the most recent university guides, which consistently place the Department of Geography in the top flight. Our strength lies in all the people who work in the Department and in the students who study here.

Geography at Durham enables students to study human behaviour and the physical environment and interactions between the two. We teach and research across the discipline from Antarctica to Bangladesh, from spatial theory to flood modelling, and from GIS to the social economy. Drawing on the breadth of internationally-recognised expertise in the Department, we deliver two degree programmes that broadly cover Human (B.A) and Physical Geography (B.Sc.) but with in-built flexibility that enables inter-disciplinary study. We set out to enthuse and stimulate our students about Geography from the seminar room to the fieldsite, stretching them to realise their intellectual potential.

What Will The Project Involve?

The assessed project will change every year. Previous students have had a choice of either a Human Geography or a Physical Geography project. The Physical Geography project was a practical designed to look into climate change and urban heat islands, while the Human Geography project was to do with the privatisation of public space.

A-level subject requirements:

  • One science subject for BSc (Geography is accepted as a scince)

  • We do not accept General Studies or Critical thinking as part of any offer.

Typical offer if you are successful on Supported Progression:

Degree Programme A-Levels Other qualifications

Geography BA

AAB see here for an equivalency
plus successful completion of the Supported Progression qualification for Geography

Geography BSc

plus successful completion of the Supported Progression qualification for Geography