A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.
You should also have Arabic language skills at a level between CEF B1 and C1 to be a good fit in the relevant classes.
We will assess your Arabic when you arrive in Edinburgh; the * MSc International Relations of the Middle East with Arabic and MSc International Relations of the Middle East with Advanced Arabic are alternative pathways for lower and higher levels of Arabic language skills, respectively.
If you have any queries about language levels, please contact the Programme Director.
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.
Months of entry
This degree offers an intensive Arabic language programme to develop advanced Arabic proficiency, including a period spent in the Arab world, along with advanced theoretical and empirical understanding of the international relations of the Middle East.
You will use the Arabic language both as a means of communication and a research tool to interview informants, read the local press and scholarship, and explore Middle Eastern culture in a way not available to non-Arabic speakers.
Please note: students must have a level of Arabic language proficiency on entry. Students with no prior study of Arabic language are directed to the * MSc International Relations of the Middle East with Arabic
Information for international students
To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: International Applicants
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Team