Durham's School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA) combines a long tradition of expertise in a wide range of fields in politics, political theory, political economy, and international relations with a depth of specialisms in regional expertise - Europe, East Asia, USA, the Middle East and wider Muslim world. SGIA provides a unique environment for learning, training and research.
Why Chose SGIA
The QS World University league tables rank Durham in the world's top 25 universities for the quality of, and demand for, our graduates. The subject area of Politics and International Relations at Durham is ranked in the world's top 100 universities for 2013.
SGIA is ranked 12th in the UK for world-leading and international excellence in research.
Durham University is in the top 3 in the prestigious Times Good University Guide, and ranked 5th in the UK in the Complete University Guide with Politics in 8th position. In the Guardian University League Tables Durham is ranked 7th overall and in Politics 7th.
We have a vibrant Postgraduate Community with students from 58 different countries.