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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.
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The MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies provides exceptional opportunities for studying this diverse and fascinating area at the postgraduate level through a variety of disciplinary approaches.
Developed in the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW) – a ground breaking UK government initiative established here at Edinburgh – and housed in the department of Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies (IMES), this two-year programme offers a unique opportunity for in-depth study of Arabic language and region-specific culture, history and politics.
This distinctive programme offers an in-depth analysis of this vital region, delivered by an expert academic team.
The MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies provides exceptional opportunities for studying this diverse and fascinating area at the postgraduate level through a variety of disciplinary approaches.
You will gain an advanced, interdisciplinary understanding of the history, modern politics and culture of the Islamic Middle East, and explore the paradigms behind the various disciplines within this field.
Established in 1987, this very popular. programme. is the oldest Masters degree in Middle East Politics in the UK.
The. MA Islamic Intellectual History. is a programme on historical Islamic studies, offering in-depth study of the intellectual, religious and cultural history of the Islamic world, past and present, and of wider socio-political contexts.
The usual qualification for entry is a good first degree in a relevant field. However, the School is keen to offer the course to those with a real passion for the subject, who wish to develop a strong interest within an academic framework.
Among all universities in Europe and North America SOAS host the biggest concentration of research and teaching staff working on Iranian history, politics, economics, religions, art and archeology, linguistics, Persian language and literature, media, film, anthropology and music.
This masters is designed to develop your research skills within the field of Middle East Studies. Your core training will be in social scientific philosophy and methodology, which you will then learn to apply to the study of the contemporary Middle East.
The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed our continuing role as a leading programme for research and study of Islam, the Middle East, and other related subjects.
Influencing the world since 1583, the University of Edinburgh is the ideal place to further your understanding of, and contribution to, global cultures. We are ranked 18th in the QS World University Rankings 2019.
Explore social sciences with a wide array of social and cultural themes that seek to understand the wider significance of topical political events and emerging social trends.
SOAS specialists are committed to studying the languages, literatures, film and cultures (both classical and contemporary) of Africa, the Near and Middle East, East, South and South East Asia: regions, which are fast assuming an increasingly important strategic role in global affairs.