A master’s degree is an advanced academic designation bestowed upon individuals who effectively complete a comprehensive course of study in a particular field or industry. Most master’s degree programs take roughly two years to complete, and typically build upon the knowledge gained in a related bachelor’s degree program.
Just what is a Master in Middle East Studies? This rigorous program generally takes two years to complete and involves a broad overview of topics of relevance to the Middle East. Students in such a program should expect to cover Middle Eastern history, Islamic and religious studies, Middle Eastern art and archaeology, and a variety of languages and notable works of literature written in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish. Additional attention will be given to ancient cultures such as Egyptology and Assyriology, as well as the economic considerations of interest to this area.
Successful graduates of a Master in Middle East Studies program are prepared for a broad variety of global positions. They are also typically hired before and able to command higher salaries than those without degrees, or those with lesser degrees.
The cost of obtaining a Master in Middle East Studies varies based on several key factors, among them the duration of the program, the region through which it is offered, and the prestige of the program itself and the school offering it.
Many graduates of Middle East master’s programs find work in higher education or as cultural liaisons or analysts, while others find employment in consulting, translation, foreign services, non-governmental organizations or in the private sector. Others yet use the degree as a means of obtaining a more advanced degree.
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The Master’s programme in Middle Eastern studies allows students to an in-depth understanding of the issues the region is facing, from a historical, cultural and geopolitical perspective. Within this programme, students will study social mobilizations and democratisation processes in the Middle East, the stability in Maghreb and Mashreq countries and the rising of the areas as major player in the field of the arts and heritage. This Master also analyses the influence of new players on the regional stage, including Turkey and the Gulf states, and addresses the economics of oil revenues. [+]
The programme offers courses in multiple focus areas as well as opportunities for attractive work placements and language training in the Middle East. [+]
The two-year international interdisciplinary Master’s programme in Middle Eastern Studies at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) in Lund offers highly qualified students an opportunity to become experts on the Middle East. In addition, our education focuses on personal development, giving our students the necessary training and support to be successful in their careers after their education.
CMES was selected in 2009 to initiate the research programme The Middle East in the Contemporary World as part of the Swedish Research Council’s strategic research areas. Since then, CMES has rapidly expanded into a truly international hub for research, public information and cultural events focusing on the Middle East. The research being conducted at CMES has four research domains: (A) Democratization and Social Development in the Middle East; (B) Environment and Sustainable Development in the Middle East; (C) Middle East Migrations: Diasporas and Minorities in Globalized Societies and (D) Religion, Processes of Interpretation and Identity formation in the Middle East.... [-]
If you’re fascinated by the Middle East and Central Asia, transform your passion into a qualification at Australia’s premier institute for studies of the region. [+]