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Research Training

All research students have access to a range of research training provisions offered by:

  • The Durham University Research Methods Centre
  • The Durham Centre for Academic Development
  • The Institute for Advanced Studies
  • The Durham University Centre for Foreign Language Study
  • The Nine DTC Doctoral Training Partnership
  • The Northern Bridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership
  • The Durham University Global Challenges Centre for Doctoral Training

They will also be able to attend training events delivered by the School of Government and International Affairs, including those specific to individual research groups and centres in the School.

Example of Recent PhDs Awarded

  • Civilian Power Status Questioned: The Curious Case of Post-Unification German Foreign Policy Toward Iran.
  • Practicing the International: India-Pakistan Relations in the Punjab Borderland.
  • Squaring the Circle: Legitimacy and the Lebanese State in the 20th Century.
  • Realms of Influence: The Dynamics of Social Entrepreneurship in the Kingdom of Jordan.
  • Reconciling Religion and Nationalism: The Nur Movement in Modern Turkey (2002-2018)
  • Islamic State’s Discursive Power in the Mena Region.
  • Debating ‘Religious Violence’ in Lebanon: A Comparative Perspective on the Mobilisation of Religious and Secular Militias during the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990)
  • The UAE and the Challenge of Political Legitimacy Post-Arab Spring 2011 – 2019

Postgraduate supervision areas

We are seeking to recruit students who are interested in research projects which would fit within our current research groups and centres.