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Geography at Newcastle is a premier research area providing a major focus for social science and physical geography research and teaching within the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology. Since the last RAE, we have strengthened our position and maintained ourselves as one of the top research units in the country. All academic staff contribute to a vibrant research culture that is reflected in the grade 5 rating achieved in both the 1996 and 2001 RAE.
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Geography's open and interdisciplinary orientation has made core geographical concerns for space, place and scale central to social science analysis. Geography possesses the only full time Newcastle-based members of the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences , and through the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) it has an internationally renowned track record in applied policy-oriented research which forms the core of the Institute for Policy and Practice. Geography staff also have strong links to the Institute of Health and Society and the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability . Our postgraduates come from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities. Not surprisingly, their research is equally diverse in terms of its subject matter and location. In recent years we have had PhD students carrying out studies in Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Peru, Poland, Spain, and the USA, as well as the UK, of course.
Some recent and current PhD projects include:
Our research activity in Geography is organized through five clusters, which have links to other Centres and Institutes:
For any further general information, please contact:
School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU
Telephone: +44 (0)191 222 5200
Fax: +44 (0)191 222 5421