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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. Read more
This Master in Middle Eastern Studies is specifically tailored for graduates of various disciplines and backgrounds, who are interested in obtaining a better knowledge of the Middle East region, taking into account its social-historical complexity and cultural plurality. Read more
This program focuses on the history of the modern Middle East and includes intensive Literary Arabic study. Students deepen their knowledge of this dynamic region and gain insight into the different aspects of the Middle East. Read more
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. Read more
The Master’s program in “Comparative & Middle East Politics and Society” (CMEPS) is a two-year joint middle east masters program offered by the University of Tübingen and the American University in Cairo (AUC). Read more
On this taught programme, 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. Read more
Provides you with a solid foundation in core theories and methods of political science and research methodology focusing specifically on the Middle East and North Africa. Read more
Equips you with the skills, sources and tools to study the Middle East, North Africa and the Muslim world. Introduces you to theorists whose work has underpinned scholarship in key fields. Read more
The MA in Global Literature and Culture is a wide-ranging exploration of the cultural manifestations of colonial conquest, national identities, anti-colonial resistance and post-colonial struggles. Read more
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. Read more
The MA offers the students the opportunity to concentrate on the Qur'an, the Hadith and other Islamic texts, and so provides a unique training in the translation of Islamic religious material. Read more
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. Read more
You’ll develop your research skills through in-depth study of the recent and social history of the Middle East. Receive core training in social scientific philosophy and methodology and learn how to apply this to the study of the contemporary Middle East. Read more
This programme builds on your knowledge in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies or related fields and aims to develop and enhance your research skills and your skills in academic writing. Read more
The MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (Hebrew Studies) is a one-year research Masters which gives graduate students an opportunity to pursue an extended research project on some aspect of Hebrew Studies. Read more