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 Choose 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 was rated the Number 1 University in the UK for student quality of life and employability in a comprehensive survey carried out by Lloyds Bank for several national newspapers. See for example: Quality of Life
Durham University is ranked 6th in the prestigious Times Good University Guide, and ranked 5th in the UK in the Complete University Guide with Politics in 9th position. In the Guardian University League Tables Durham is ranked 8th overall and Politics in 6th position.
We have a vibrant Postgraduate Community with students from 58 different countries.
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