Taught course

Political Economy of the Middle East

King's College London · Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Entry requirements

Minimum UK undergraduate honours degree with 2:1 classification (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The Political Economy of the Middle East MA is an interdisciplinary programme that introduces students to political economy from a wide range of academic disciplines. The programme has a strong emphasis on helping students think critically, creatively, and effectively about promoting social justice, equality, democracy, sustainability, and social change through political economy.

You will acquire a solid foundation in both traditional political economy of the Middle East as well as newer academic traditions, including gender and youth, feminist studies, and cultural studies. The programme will equip you with the necessary analytical skills and expertise on Middle Eastern economies to pursue a career outside academia, or to go on to undertake further doctoral study.

Key benefits:

  • Unique in combining the study of political economy and Middle Eastern studies.
  • Enables you to analyse the political economy of the Middle East from a variety of different perspectives.
  • Allows you to acquire expertise on Middle Eastern economies and the politics underpinning them.
  • Provides a strong intellectual and methodological foundation for further research.
  • Allows you to develop your communication skills by presenting and disseminating research in written and oral forms, to classmates, tutors, and the wider academic community.
  • Vibrant research community, designated as a Centre of Excellence in Middle Eastern Studies.

Fees and funding

Self-funded, or King's Graduate School funding opportunities available.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 20 7848 7429