Taught course

International Relations and Politics of the Middle East

University of Leeds · School of Politics and International Studies

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Entry requirements

A good honours degree (upper second class or first class) in a Social Science discipline, or an equivalent professional qualification. Relevant experience will be taken into account.

Months of entry


Course content

This distinctive Masters programme directly addresses the complex nature of the Politics and International Relations of the Middle East, enabling you to gain an insight into the internal dimensions of the region and their links with regional and extra-regional relations.

Covering a range of approaches from the disciplines of Politics, Comparative Politics and International Relations it addresses the security, economic, identity and political dynamics of the region.

The programme is of interest to students/practitioners wishing to study these issues in more depth and to make comparisons across the region.

For information please contact the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) Admissions Team.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Fees and funding

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.

The School of Politics and International Studies offers partial fee scholarships to international students studying a masters in the School. Find out more.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Office