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  MA Middle Eastern Studies (research)


Leiden University    Faculty of Humanities

Full time September, February MA, Research Only Full-time: 2 years
History & Archaeology (19) Languages, Literature & Culture (21)

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Unleash your potential with the MA Middle Eastern Studies (Research) programme at Leiden University. Dive into a world of unparalleled expertise and resources tailored for high-achieving individuals like you. This two-year research master's degree offers a unique blend of seven focus areas, including Turkish, Arabic, and Persian Studies, allowing you to explore the Middle East comprehensively. The programme's comparative approach sets it apart, fostering a deep understanding through intra-Middle Eastern and global comparisons. You'll develop advanced knowledge and research skills, culminating in a research project either in the Netherlands or abroad. Career prospects are vast, from academia to public and private sectors, thanks to the programme's emphasis on analytical and interpretative skills. To join this prestigious programme, you need a bachelor's degree equivalent to a Dutch academic level and a strong command of English. Elevate your career and academic pursuits with the MA Middle Eastern Studies (Research) at Leiden University.

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Designed for high-achieving students, Leiden University's master's in Middle Eastern Studies (Research) offers you unmatched resources and expertise.

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree, or demonstrate to meet the requirements for such a degree. Sufficient command of English (IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (internet-based) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)). This language requirement does not apply if you have: completed your education in Canada (except Quebec), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or an International Baccalaureate, or a Dutch VWO-diploma.

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Scholarships

For full details please visit the Leiden Excellence Scholarship website.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Partial to full tuition.

Eligibility

For excellent Non-EEA/non-EFTA students joining a full-time Leiden University Master's degree programme - with the exception of LLM (non-advanced) and MSc programmes at Leiden Law School. Exception: All nationalities for Advanced LLMs & MSc Int. Relations and Diplomacy are eligible to apply.

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For full details please visit the Leiden University Fund - Lutfia Rabbani Scholarship Fund website.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to €30,000

Eligibility

The scholarship is intended for students who have received an official letter of admission to a one-year Master's programme at Leiden University. Applicants must be nationals of one of the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates or Yemen. This fund is intended for students who have demonstrated exceptional academic excellence and a strong motivation to promote Euro-Arab dialogue.

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For full details please visit the Leiden University Fund - Lutfia Rabbani Scholarship Fund website.


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