Taught course

Arab World Studies

Institution
Durham University · Department of Politics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

  • UK 2.1 Bachelor degree, or equivalent.
  • Two satisfactory academic references. In cases of applicants who have significant relevant experience, one work-related reference and one academic reference would be considered appropriate.
  • No prior substantive research training and few or no Arabic language skills.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The MSc in Arab World Studies is intended to provide rigorous, research-driven, interdisciplinary, Masters-level education and training. It is committed to providing a supportive learning environment that seeks to combine critical and practical reasoning so as to attain the following aims:

  • The course is designed to establish a cadre of exceptional researchers, qualified at the Masters level, with skills and knowledge sufficient for the conduct of research in and on the Arab World
  • To recruit students of high calibre who have not previously completed any substantive research training and who have few or no Arabic language skills
  • To provide generic training in research methods and methodologies to provide a foundation in a broad range of social science research methods as well as basic research and transferable skills that all students in the social sciences require as deemed appropriate for ESRC recognition
  • To provide subject-specific training in research methods and methodologies in Politics, relevant also to International Relations and International Studies
  • To provide language instruction in the Arabic language, such that you will develop appropriate and sufficient competence to utilise the language in your subsequent research, or employment in the Arabic-speaking world
  • To develop the knowledge, skills and understanding which will prepare you to undertake research for a doctoral degree in Politics, International Relations or International Studies, and which may be required of a professional researcher in these fields of the social sciences
  • To develop your knowledge of the range of existing disciplinary, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research on the Arab World.

Fees and funding

UK students
14700
International students
24900

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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