MA Politics and International Relations of the Middle East


Durham University    School of Government and International Affairs

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Languages, Literature & Culture (21) Politics & Government (30)

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Are you passionate about understanding the complexities of international relations, specifically in the Middle East? Look no further than the MA in International Relations (Middle East) programme at Durham University. This one-year course equips you with the knowledge and tools to critically analyze theories and practices in international relations. You'll explore concepts, theories, and paradigms, and develop advanced research skills. With core modules covering international theory, international organizations, and the politics of the Middle East, you'll also have the freedom to choose from a range of optional modules. Entry requirements include a UK 2.1 Bachelor degree or equivalent, with relevant experience considered. Join us and embark on an exciting journey of academic exploration.

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Explore the changing face of global power and interrogate the regional and global forces that shape state behaviour across the Middle Eastern and North African region. Immerse yourself in debates about international politics, international organisations and how they influence relationships between nations.

The MA in Politics and International Relations of the Middle East will equip you with the skills to challenge conventional thinking and analyse your own views about some of the present-day challenges in the Middle East and North African region. The course provides a rigorous, research-driven, interdisciplinary approach to studying the contemporary Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

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Entry Requirements

UK 2.1 Bachelor degree, or equivalent. A degree in the field of Social Sciences is preferable, however, in assessing the application we also take into account other facilitating factors such as relevant experience in lieu of this requirement.

English language requirements band E.


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