Taught course

Middle East Politics and Arabic

Institution
University of Exeter · Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

For admission to the programme we would normally expect that you hold a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a social sciences or humanities discipline. While we normally only accept applicants who meet this criteria, if you have a high 2:2 or equivalent, are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant work experience, we would welcome your application.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Overview

  • This two year programme combines language learning with specialist modules in Middle East politics and guided research on a topic of your choice
  • You will receive intensive tuition in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and an Arabic dialect in Exeter and spend a period abroad studying in an Arabic-speaking country.
  • You’ll learn how to make choices around your own work and be exposed to the forms of work found in the most successful research
  • You will investigate and contextualise major events and current affairs in the Middle East, utilizing area studies and political science theories and methods
  • The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS) is one of the foremost academic departments in Middle East, Islamic Studies and Arabic. Get involved in a variety of IAIS activities and join our vibrant research community
  • Your knowledge of Arabic language and expertise in Politics of the Middle East will be valued by public and private sector employers and open doors to further academic study

Careers

Graduates from this programme may find professional employment in a wide range of sectors both in the UK and internationally. A comprehensive background in Middle East politics, international relations and Arabic language is relevant to careers in:

  • academia and education
  • international agencies such as the United Nations or the European Union
  • international development
  • print and broadcast media
  • politics
  • private sector companies with interests in Islamic countries
  • business and risk analysts

Information for international students

English language requirements
  • IELTS
    Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
  • TOEFL
    Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
  • Pearson
    58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/arabislamic/middleeastpolitics_arabic/#fees
International students
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/arabislamic/middleeastpolitics_arabic/#fees

Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies Masters Excellence Scholarships

The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies is offering scholarships for students starting with us in September 2021. Details of these scholarships can be found as follows:

HRH Prince Alwaleed Al Saud Scholarship for short study courses abroad

Students undertaking MA Programmes in Islamic Studies or Middle East and Islamic Studies are eligible to apply for an award of up to £1,500 to enable them to spend time in an Arab country for further language module studies or for collection of material relevant to their dissertations. Find out more.

Find out more about tuition fees and funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    48 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Dr Lise Storm
Email
pg-ad@exeter.ac.uk