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Master of Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies

Course Description

The degrees in Middle Eastern and Central Asian studies will develop your understanding of Middle Eastern and Central Asian politics, international relations, modern history and political economy. The aim of these degrees is to prepare you for a career in a professional area requiring a solid understanding of the Middle East and Central Asia whether in diplomacy, the public service, teaching, journalism or business.

You may also complete a Master of Diplomacy/Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies. The Master of Diplomacy can be taken through the ANU Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy and you will graduate with two master degrees.

Typical courses

• Arabic language
• Central Asia in regional and global perspectives
• Dynamics of Israeli-Palestinian conflict
• Energy and security in Central Asia and the Caucasus
• Islamic radicalism
• Islam, the west and international terrorism
• Issues of development in the Middle East
• Geopolitics of Central Asia
• Oil, religion, politics and conflict in the Middle East
• Persian language
• The Gulf strategic environment
• Turkish language

Permission may be given to include some courses from the Master of Islam in the Modern World.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a four year Bachelors degree either as Honours or a combined degree in a cognate area from an Australian tertiary institution or its international equivalent. Equivalence may be met by the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies.

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