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Politics and International Relations of the Middle East MA


University of Exeter    College of Social Sciences and International Studies

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

About the course

Overview

  • Examine key issues in Middle Eastern domestic, regional and global politics
  • You’ll develop a sophisticated understanding of international relations in the region and an awareness of the different perspectives and debates within this field
  • Add a further dynamic to your studies and take a beginner’s level course in Persian, Arabic or Kurdish languages
  • Benefit from direct access to academics carrying out cutting-edge research in Arab and Islamic studies
  • Your advanced knowledge and understanding of complex political and cultural issues in continually changing environments will be valued by public and private sector employers

11th for Politics in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

Top 100 worldwide for the subject in the QS World University Rankings 2020

Scholarships available and HRH Prince Alwaleed Al Saud Awards to support study visits to Arab countries

Course content

You will examine key issues in the domestic, regional and global politics of the Middle East and North Africa, developing a critical understanding of the patterns of state-society interaction in the region, the processes of state formation, the constitution of social and political forces, and an awareness of the different perspectives and debates within this field.

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Entry Requirements

We are looking for graduates with a 2:1 or above in their first degree. While we normally only accept applicants who meet this criteria, if you have a high 2:2 or equivalent, are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant work experience, we would welcome your application.

Applicants are also required to meet our English language requirements. Please see our website for details.


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Over £4 million in scholarships available

Eligibility

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