The interdisciplinary Master's Programme in Middle Eastern Studies aims to develop deeper knowledge about the Middle East of today. The programme trains students in critical thinking and gives them the ability to apply this to current events and debates in and about the region. The programme also aims to educate students in social sciences theories and various research methodologies, as well as provide opportunities for the application of methodological skills.
What will I study?
The Middle East is analysed as a historically changeable concept, rather than a delimited geographical region. Particular emphasis is given to the processes, norms and flows that continuously shape the Middle East, such as migration, refugeeship, legal, political, social and economic conditions as well as cultural and gender constructs.
In terms of teaching, the programme is based on a close connection to research within Middle Eastern Studies, in which the students are integrated in ongoing research in the field. Besides lectures and seminar-based teaching, the programme has an emphasis on supervision and mentoring, and offering individually designed field studies and applied exercises. During the programme, students conduct independent field work under supervision and are trained to academically review the work of other students.
Furthermore, the programme offers several elective course relating to the current trends in the Middle East and diasporic groups with origins in the region.How to apply?
To be eligible for the Master of Arts programme in Middle Eastern Studies, you must have a Bachelor's degree equivalent to 180 credits.
We ask you to submit a writing sample, a one-page CV and a statement of purpose. Please see our website for detailed instructions on how to apply:
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