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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.


* Research Excellence Framework 2014 based on intensity-adjusted Grade Point Average

Our three Research Groups


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