Normally a 1st or 2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university.
Months of entry
Established in 1987, this very popular programme is the oldest Masters degree in Middle East Politics in the UK.
As a student here you will examine key issues in the domestic, regional and global politics of the Middle East and North Africa, developing a critical understanding of the patterns of state-society interaction in the region, the processes of state formation, the constitution of social and political forces, and an awareness of the different perspectives and debates within this field.
This programme particularly explores debates about orientalism and post-colonialism; authoritarianism, democracy and resistance; the political economy of the countries of the region; nationalism, ethnicity, religion and Islamism; as well as civil society and the politics of gender. This is combined with an examination of the international relations of the region, aiming to place it within broader debates concerning theories of International Relations, regionalism and foreign policy analysis; discuss the particular features of the Gulf, the Levant and the Maghreb; and critically analyse the role of the global powers in all of these areas.
To add a further dynamic to your studies you will also have the opportunity to take a beginners level introductory course in Persian, Arabic or Turkish as part of this Masters programme.
Information for international students
If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.
English language requirements
Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
Pearson Test of English (Academic)
58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.
Fees and funding
Learn more at the fees and funding page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- SSIS Student Recruitment Office
- +44 (0) 1392 723192