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About the course

The political map of West Asia, home to more than 60 per cent of the world’s oil and gas wealth, is in flux. The on-going process of forming fundamentalist ideologies in the region, new waves of political Islamic revival, and the re-emergence of sectarian struggles in the region have heightened concerns about religio-political dynamics which are still not fully understood by scholars and policymakers. Moreover, the growing number of organised Islamic groups in the region, representing diverse political goals, are generating tensions that threaten to move beyond the borders of West Asia.

The MA in Islamic and West Asian Studies is designed for students interested in the Islamic and West Asian world, as well as those wishing to pursue either a career in international affairs or further

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Entry Requirements

UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1); or equivalent Prospective students should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject area such as history, politics, international relations, law, religious studies or language. Professionals with relevant work expertise related to Islamic and West Asian communities are also encouraged to apply for this programme.

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