​​ It is my pleasure to welcome you to the School of Social Sciences and Humanities and particularly those of you considering to continue their studies at the graduate level and who are looking for graduate programs that fulfil their aspirations. 

Our School offers master’s programs in Philosophy, History, Sociology and Anthropology, Politics and International Relations, Linguistics and Arabic Lexicography , Comparative Literature (Arabic-Western) and Media and Cultural Studies. All programs last for a duration of two years, which include taught courses and culminate with the writing of a thesis under the supervision of a specialized faculty member. 

The School aims to teach its students that issues pertaining to societies and humanity at large are complex and interrelated; no single specialization is capable alone of comprehending them or finding solutions for them. As such, students will not be confined to their enrolled program. Rather, our master’s programs have been designed on the basis of the concept of cross-disciplinarity, through which specialists in the fields of social sciences and humanities work together to understand the world in which we live, and to provide solutions to our Arab societies and beyond.  

If you are an independent thinker with the desire to seek knowledge, to open up to the world you live in, to explore what is new and different and to re-think the old and the traditional in a fresh way - you have come to the right place. We are looking for students like you to join the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, alongside our outstanding faculty members, who are specialists in their fields from around the world. I have no doubt that at least one of our offered programs will intersect with your intellectual interests and previous academic background.

I look forward to meeting you in person on campus as the DI launches its first academic year on October 4, 2015. 


Rasheed El-Enany

Dean, School of Social Sciences and Humanities