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World-class research

The Department of Geography at Royal Holloway is a vibrant hub of elite research and researchers.

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) identified our research environment as ‘world class’. Our department achieved the second-highest ranking in the UK. We are defined as ‘internationally excellent’ in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

The Department is also in the top 5 Geography Departments in the UK for its Impact work, as measured by GPA. We continue to invest in our research facilities and work hard to support and enhance our national and international research and impact-orientated networks.

There is a wide variety of research activity in the Department, involving teams of academic staff, research staff, technical staff, visiting staff and postgraduate research students.

The Department also retains a strong commitment to individual research and scholarship. Currently, there are three Research Groupings within the Department which provide a focus for many of our major research and postgraduate programmes.

Find out more about our academic staff and research students, including publications and projects.

Our three Research Groups


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