Durham University

School of Government & International Affairs

School of Government and International Affairs


'Our graduates confidently face the future. They are globally engaged, analytically acute, culturally literate and grounded in a place, Durham, that won’t ever leave them, no matter where in the world they go – and they go everywhere.'

Professor John Williams, Head of Department


World Rankings

Record success in QS World Subject Rankings

Durham is one of the world’s leading universities as shown by our world top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2019, where we are ranked 74th

A record 18 Durham subjects are also in the world top 100 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, including ten in the world top 50 and three in the world top ten.


 

Undergraduate Study

We offer an education that goes beyond the job market, our education is about being better human beings and good citizens. Active citizenship requires awareness, participation plus the ability to understand and assess public debates.

 
 

 
 

Postgraduate Study

We pride ourselves on turning students into independent researchers who take responsibility for their own learning. With 71% of the Department's research either Internationally Excellent or World Leading (REF 2014) we combine a long tradition of expertise with a depth of specialism that is truly unique.

 

News

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How China's Rise is Changing the Middle East

New book out now by Professor Anoushiravan Ehteshami and Professor Anoush Ehteshami and Niv Horesh (Visiting Professor in China Studies, SGIA): How China's Rise is Changing the Middle East, published by Routledge as part of the Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series.

(16 Jul 2019)


CfP: Ideational Dimensions of Mediation in the 21st Century

Dr May Darwich (SGIA) and Dr Catherine Turner (Durham Law School) invite proposals for a workshop to be held at Durham University on 6 November 2019. The workshop will be held as part of a project entitled 'Mediation for the Twenty First Century', sponsored by the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University. Travel and accommodation will be covered for participants.

(1 Jul 2019)


Opportunities for undergraduates: Radhakishin Scholarship Programme

At SGIA, we currently award four Radhakishin Scholarships each year to disadvantaged or under-represented students to support them and their studies. The scholarship is for £4000 per year and is held for up to 4 years. Find out more about our scholarship programmes.

(13 Jun 2019)



Wednesday 4 September 2019

Grand Strategy: Mapping the Contemporary Middle East

9:00am to 5:00pm, SGIA, Durham University

This conference will map the historic and conceptual underpinnings of Grand Strategy as it has developed across the contemporary Middle East, drawing on the disciplines of diplomatic history, international relations, foreign policy decision-making, political economy and area studies.

Contact L.A.Tauber@Durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 5 September 2019

Grand Strategy: Mapping the Contemporary Middle East

9:00am to 5:00pm, SGIA, Durham University

This conference will map the historic and conceptual underpinnings of Grand Strategy as it has developed across the contemporary Middle East, drawing on the disciplines of diplomatic history, international relations, foreign policy decision-making, political economy and area studies.

Contact L.A.Tauber@Durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.