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Islamic State, the refugees from Syria, Israel and Palestine, the Middle East is daily news. Are you interested and do you want to know more about this fascinating region?

Choose the Master Middle East Studies in Groningen ! Read more about the  department of Middle Eastern Studies . 

Middle Eastern Studies in Groningen emphasizes current developments in the Middle East. You will study four core themes: history, politics, culture and religion. There are three specializations in the first semester: Conflict, International Organizations, and Research Seminar. The second semester is for internship in the Middle East or for a tutorial. You conclude your studies with writing a Master's thesis.

What do we offer you? Prevailing views about recent conflicts in the Middle East with focus on Jihadism and the war in Syria. Understanding the role of the United Nations and the Arab League in the Middle East. Cultural approaches to the Middle East in film and literature.

Our students are working in ministries and embassies, in businesses and NGOs, in the media and refugee organizations.

Job prospects

Experts in the field of Middle Eastern Studies work for the government or for companies at home or abroad. There are job opportunities in teaching or in research, in Middle Eastern journalism and media, diplomatic services or in social and community-related work. Other possibilities for a career could be in travel world and tourism, or in libraries and museums.

Job examples

  • Middle East reporter for newspaper, radio or TV
  • Academic researcher
  • Diplomat in the Middle East
  • Policy Officer Foreign Affairs
  • Employee NGO in Refugee Support

Visit the Middle Eastern Studies MA page on the University of Groningen website for more details!

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