We recognise the complexities of political life and apply a shared imperative of rigour, analysis, and in-depth investigation across all our studies.
As a research-intensive School, situated within a world-class university, we ensure that teaching and scholarly enquiry go hand in hand.
One example of my fantastic academic experience was having the opportunity to meet and interview a former CIA director as part of a module. I couldn't ask for a stronger faculty, more relevant coursework, or more interesting peers.
During a conflict, would you know what urgent actions need to be tackled? Here, the Durham Global Security Institute, based within the School of Government and International Affairs, gives students the opportunity to put their learning into action during their Capstone Humanitarian Intervention Simulation.
What I love about the SGIA department is that it really cares about each of its students. At the Master’s level, you are treated with respect and welcomed into the department warmly with the expectation of working hard. There are so many great opportunities to get involved, including supplying breakfasts, invitations to events as well as guest speakers. Additionally, each lecturer within the department is very knowledgeable within their field and seems genuinely interested in your political interests.