Studying Politics and International Relations at Durham University
A Stunning Location
By choosing to study in Durham you will be studying on one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. The School of Government and International Affairs is close to many of the University's colleges and about a fifteen minute walk, across beautiful Prebends Bridge to the centre of town, going past Durham Castle and Cathedral which sit on top of a peninsula overlooking the River Wear. The castle forms part of the university in Durham City - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The School is about ten minutes walk to the central library.
The School is housed in two buildings.The Al-Qasimi building was opened in 2003 and endowed by His Royal Highness Sultan bin Mohammed al Qasimi, the ruler of Sharjah.
South End House was once a coaching house and is reputed to be haunted!
Staff offices are split roughly evenly between the two buildings, with most small group teaching undertaken in the Al-Qasimi Building and some in South End House. Large lectures take place in centrally provided University rooms on the Science Site.