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Department of Geography | PhD Geography

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Program Duration

36 monthsProgram duration

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Main Subject Area

GeographyMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Geography

Degree

PhD

Study Level

PHD

Study Mode

On Campus

PhD Geography at Durham University

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Our doctoral programme is an exciting opportunity to pursue independent research at the frontline of knowledge. Our students gain expertise in a specific field of knowledge and advanced research skills relevant to positioning the impact of their research in a broader context. They also build transferable skills in project design and management, writing for academic audiences, and skills for communicating beyond the academy. Our program is geared to build your career from day one, including through opportunities for teaching through face-to-face and online modes of delivery.


We are committed to supporting you throughout all aspects of your programme of study. Each student is supported academically by a supervisory team, and our students participate in a diverse forum of intellectual debate. We open the process of research, and our PhD students actively engage work on everything from work-in-progress to presentations by invited speakers. Our doctoral community is itself active in defining and leading research activities, such as seminars and workshops.


Our postgraduates come from all walks of life, and they head into an equally wide range of rewarding careers. Many of our postgraduate students pursue advanced degrees on leave from existing careers to which they return in business or government. Others pursue PhD studies to further establish themselves in their fields of expertise or shift gears into new interdisciplinary fields to pursue research in the Institute of Hazard, Risk & Resilience, Durham’s Energy Institute or the Institute for Medical Humanities.


Our programs are designed to prepare you for diverse opportunities through career development and communication workshops. Many of our PhD graduates choose to pursue academic careers within geography and many others move into adjacent fields. Many others choose to apply their research skills in business, civil society and government. The time you spend with us is designed to equip you for what comes next, and postgraduates benefit from our extensive networks of national and international expertise.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Program overview

Main Subject

Geography

Degree

PhD

Study Level

PHD

Study Mode

On Campus

PhD Geography at Durham University

[email protected]


Our doctoral programme is an exciting opportunity to pursue independent research at the frontline of knowledge. Our students gain expertise in a specific field of knowledge and advanced research skills relevant to positioning the impact of their research in a broader context. They also build transferable skills in project design and management, writing for academic audiences, and skills for communicating beyond the academy. Our program is geared to build your career from day one, including through opportunities for teaching through face-to-face and online modes of delivery.


We are committed to supporting you throughout all aspects of your programme of study. Each student is supported academically by a supervisory team, and our students participate in a diverse forum of intellectual debate. We open the process of research, and our PhD students actively engage work on everything from work-in-progress to presentations by invited speakers. Our doctoral community is itself active in defining and leading research activities, such as seminars and workshops.


Our postgraduates come from all walks of life, and they head into an equally wide range of rewarding careers. Many of our postgraduate students pursue advanced degrees on leave from existing careers to which they return in business or government. Others pursue PhD studies to further establish themselves in their fields of expertise or shift gears into new interdisciplinary fields to pursue research in the Institute of Hazard, Risk & Resilience, Durham’s Energy Institute or the Institute for Medical Humanities.


Our programs are designed to prepare you for diverse opportunities through career development and communication workshops. Many of our PhD graduates choose to pursue academic careers within geography and many others move into adjacent fields. Many others choose to apply their research skills in business, civil society and government. The time you spend with us is designed to equip you for what comes next, and postgraduates benefit from our extensive networks of national and international expertise.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

3 Years
Sep-2024

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Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

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