Taught course

Middle Eastern Studies

King's College London · Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Entry requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in such an appropriate subject as history, politics, international relations or languages.

Months of entry


Course content


Our programme will introduce you to cutting-edge debates in the social sciences as they relate to the politics and society of the modern Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Our world-leading faculty have extensive experience of conducting research in the region and the programme regularly attracts a dynamic student body who have lived and worked in the MENA. This diversity will expose you to new perspectives, and prepare you for a career specialising in the region.

In addition to the expertise that our Department offers, you can draw on the knowledge of a number of departments across King’s, including International Development, Political Economy, European and International Studies, War Studies, History, and Theology & Religious Studies.

If you want to learn about the most up-to-date political and social developments in the Middle East and North Africa, then our programme is ideal for you.

Course purpose

Our core course aims to provide students with an overview of the key debates and issues in regional politics and society, using concepts and theories from social science – from the legacies of colonialism to the ongoing refugee crisis. The emphasis is on familiarising students with a wide range of social and political phenomena in preparation for the optional modules and the MA dissertation.

Further literature

Please visit our website.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English, please visit our website.

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