Masters degrees in Middle Eastern Society & Culture Studies examine the social and cultural institutions, practices and movements originating from, or associated with, the Middle East. Countries include Israel, Cyprus, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and more.
Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Cultural Studies, Middle Eastern Studies or Languages and Literature.
Home to the Fertile Crescent, otherwise known as the cradle of civilisation, the Middle East is fast becoming a modern economic and cultural centre, with diverse influences from and upon the West and other parts of Asia.
For example, you may research how the Middle East is responsible for the origin of two global religions - Judaism and Christianity – and the ways in which they have spread throughout Western society.
You might also research how societal changes enabled many technological advances which continue to have global importance, including agriculture, writing, glass-making and one of man’s best advancements: the invention of the wheel.
Careers may include roles in academia and the media, such as publishing or journalism. You could also consider policy-making roles for international relations departments either for government or corporate organisations.