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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 14.5k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 24.4k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    Expert interdisciplinary research-led teaching in the contemporary history, international relations, security, culture, languages and politics of the Mediterranean and Middle East. Broad choice of modules. Possible future careers include working in the United Nations, EU, diplomacy, journalism and the City.

    KEY BENEFITS * Offers the opportunity to study with leading international experts dealing with the Middle East and wider Mediterranean.
    * Provides enhanced skills and qualifications for future employment and research in an increasingly important field.
    * Provides a stimulating environment for the study of the Mediterranean in a world capital that has close ties with the region.
    * Located in the heart of London.

    PURPOSEFor students interested in developing their knowledge of the main intellectual, political and cultural trends that have flourished in the Middle East and wider Mediterranean region and which have impacted on the region in the contemporary era, from regional conflict to the involvement of the US and Europe in the area.

    DESCRIPTIONThe programme offers interdisciplinary teaching in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern history, international relations, security, culture, languages and politics.
    It has been host to a dynamic group of students at MA level representing nations as diverse as Saudi Arabia, the United States, Syria, Canada, Cyprus, Japan, Pakistan, Turkey, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Greece, Germany, Qatar, Ireland, France, Belgium, Italy, Israel, Portugal, Jordan, Switzerland and the UK.
    Apart from the expertise available on the core Mediterranean programme, students can draw on the knowledge of a number of departments including Byzantine & Modern Greek, Theology & Religious Studies, language departments and the Modern Language Centre.

    STRUCTURE OVERVIEW Core programme content * The History of the Middle East & Mediterranean (40 credits);
    * Dissertation (60 credits).

    Indicative non-core content Options may include:

    * The History of the Middle East & Mediterranean (40 credits);
    * State Builders, revolutionaries & reactionaries: makers of the Middle East (20 credits);
    * A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (20 credits);
    * The European Union & the Middle East: Economics, Politics & Peace (20 credits);
    * The US & the Middle East: Intervention & Mediation since 1945 (20 credits);
    * Foreign Trade in the Middle East (20 credits);
    * Ethnic Conflict Regulation in Divided Societies (20 credits);
    * Ideology, Revolution & Civil War in the Middle East (20 credits);
    * Truth & Reconciliation in Divided Societies (20 credits);
    * Hostage to Khomeini: the US and the Iranian Revolution (20 credits);
    * The Middle East & North Africa: An Anthropological Perspective Knowledge, Education and Development in the Middle East & North Africa (20 credits);
    * War and Peace in the Middle East (20 credits).

    FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT Taught core and optional modules assessed by coursework plus a compulsory dissertation which accounts for one quarter of the marks.

    MODULES More information on typical programme modules.
    NB it cannot be guaranteed that all modules are offered in any particular academic year. Dissertation - Required The History Of The Middle East & Mediterranean - Required A History Of The Arab-Israeli Conflict - Optional Ethnic Conflict Regulation In Divided Societies - Optional Foreign Trade In The Middle East - Optional Hostage To Khomeni: The US The Iranian Revolution - Optional Ideology, Revolution & Civil War In The Middle East - Optional State Builders, Revolutionaries & Reactionaries: Makers Of The Middle East - Optional The European Union & The Middle East - Optional The US & The Middle East: Intervention And Mediation Since 1945 - Optional Truth & Reconciliation In Divided Societies - Optional Unmoved by Herzl's Vision: British anti-Zionism, 1900-1948 - Optional


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    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    Program requirements

    Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in an appropriate subject, such as in history, politics, international relations or languages. English Language Requirements CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 80 (Grade A)
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