Research course


Durham University · Department of Geography

Entry requirements

Normally an upper second class degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to the proposed course of study is required. PhD applicants usually require a Masters-level qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

One of the largest geography departments in the UK. Research students join a large and vibrant graduate school and are provided with top-quality supervision and research facilities including several laboratories, GIS and remote sensing facilities.

Human Geography

Department specialisms

Quaternary Environmental Change; Earth Surface Systems; Remote Sensing; Geographical Information Systems; Political Economies of Geographical Change; Development Studies; Cultural and Historical Geography.

Information for international students

English language requirements include an average no lower than 6.5 in IELTS, with no test under 6.0 and a writing score of 7.0. A score of 600 or above in TOEFL will also be accepted, as will an equivalent qualification.

Fees and funding

ESRC Doctoral Training Centre; AHRC; NERC; EPSRC; Commonwealth Scholarships.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Department of Geography