A strong 2.1 (UK) or equivalent (GPA 3.6) in first degree or its equivalent.
Months of entry
- The course is designed for professionals who have worked in or on these regions and for students with a decided interest in this area.
- In most years, the MECCASS teaching staff conducts a study trip for students to either Central Asia or the Middle East, offering unique insights; these trips are contingent on staff availability and conditions on ground, and are funded by participating students.
- The course offers an opportunity for language study in Arabic, Persian, or Russian.
- The MECACS Institute brings practitioners and outside experts regularly, creating a teaching environment that is deeply informed with real world experience.
The MLitt in Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asian Security Studies is a multidisciplinary degree which offers an advanced grounding in the security of three fascinating and turbulent regions: the Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asia. It explores the security, politics, economics, history and culture of these strategically significant areas.
The programme is a one year taught postgraduate programme run by the School of International Relations which consists of four taught modules taken over two semesters and a 15,000-word dissertation in an area of your choice.
Modules are taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars and tutorials with average lecture sizes ranging from 20 to 30 students and tutorial sizes ranging from 1 to 15 students. Assessment methods include a combination of examination and coursework.
Every MLitt student is assigned a dissertation supervisor who will advise on the choice of subject and provide guidance throughout the research process.
Information for international students
A high proportion of IR postgraduates are overseas students. Overseas student whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of English language competency e.g. IELTS band 7 or equivalent. http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/elt/entry/
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||33|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||33|
|Dissertation||34 (15000 words)|
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Secretary
- +44 (0) 1334 461944