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Undergraduate Study

When you study at Durham Geography you join one of the best geography programs anywhere. Our world-leading staff research pressing global social and environmental challenges and our vibrant student community is right there with them. We offer BA and BSc degrees that you tailor to your interests and career goals. Not only do geographers get jobs, our graduates work where they can make a difference. Our students are employed in everything from environmental policy and climate science to urban planning, energy, tourism, and local development.

Our program will stimulate and challenge you to achieve your best. Staff provide one-on-one mentorship and feedback, and the Durham Undergraduate Geography Society is a hub for social events come rain or shine. Our staff research a broad range of topics. Whatever area of Geography you are interested in, you can probably study it with us. Did we mention fieldtrips? At Durham Geography you will learn first-hand how to address real-world problems.

  • Courses

    Our programmes provide a thorough grounding in the discipline of Geography and offer a wide range of choices. Our world-class teaching caters to a large variety of interests: from climate change, natural hazards and sea-level change; to urbanisation, geopolitics and culture.
    Students working together
  • Internships and Placements

    A unique option for our students is a placement year in which you gain profession experience in an area that aligns with your career aspirations. During a placement year, you usually spend at least 40 weeks working at anywhere from one to three different placements, either in the UK or international
    Geography Students

Courses

Our programmes provide a thorough grounding in the discipline of Geography and offer a wide range of choices. Our world-class teaching caters to a large variety of interests: from climate change, natural hazards and sea-level change; to urbanisation, geopolitics and culture.
Students working together

Internships and Placements

A unique option for our students is a placement year in which you gain profession experience in an area that aligns with your career aspirations. During a placement year, you usually spend at least 40 weeks working at anywhere from one to three different placements, either in the UK or international
Geography Students
What I love about studying geography at Durham is the opportunities you have. Whether that is being taught by world-leading academics who are some of the most influential people in the subject, or the field trips to fascinating areas of the world.

Sarah Jordan
BA Graduate
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Durham Tours

Fancy taking a virtual tour around Durham? Our brand new 'Durham University Tours' app is available now in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store!

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