Masters Degrees in Middle Eastern & African Culture & History explore the writings, heritage and influence of peoples and societies in Africa and the Middle East. Drawing on a wide range of Humanities, Language and Cultural Studies subjects, these programs are often highly interdisciplinary.
Courses may be taught or research-based, depending on the amount of independent project work involved. Most award the MA, MRes or MPhil.
Africa and the Middle East continue to be central to global politics and economic developments. The advanced understanding you will gain on a Masters in Middle Eastern Studies or African Studies will therefore be useful in a range of important and high-profile career paths.
You might go on to work in the politics of these regions, as a diplomatic envoy, international relations adviser or on behalf of an intergovernmental organisation. Or you might work for a charity looking to improve conditions or resolve conflicts in developing countries within these areas. Depending on the focus of your degree you might also work in education, translation or regional heritage.
A growing education sector in African and Middle Eastern countries has also created a number of exciting teaching and research jobs - for which Middle Eastern & African Culture & History postgraduates are particularly well suited.
Approximately 40% of people with a Masters in Middle Eastern & African Culture & History are known to be in full-time employment six months after graduation, whilst 30% are in further study. The remainder are involved in part-time employment, voluntary activities or other pursuits.
Popular careers with a Masters in Middle Eastern & African Culture & History include:
Popular specialisms for Masters Degrees in Middle Eastern & African Culture & History include: