MA in Middle Eastern Studies

University of Groningen

Program Description

MA in Middle Eastern Studies

University of Groningen

Middle Eastern Studies in Groningen emphasizes current developments in the Middle East. You will study four core themes: history, politics, culture and religion. There are three specializations in the first semester: Conflict, International Organizations, and Research Seminar. The second semester is for an internship in the Middle East or for a tutorial. You conclude your studies with writing a Master's thesis.

What do we offer you? Prevailing views about recent conflicts in the Middle East with focus on Jihadism and the war in Syria. Understanding the role of the United Nations and the Arab League in the Middle East. Cultural approaches to the Middle East in film and literature.

Our students are working in ministries and embassies, in businesses and NGOs, in the media and refugee organizations.

Programme: 1 year

Programme options

Master's Honours Programme (honours program)

The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies.

It is a programme worth 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the standard Master's programme. It is a one-year interdisciplinary programme that is designed to introduce students to various aspects of leadership.

Master's placement (specialization)

A placement during this Master is most recommended.

You will decide which placement is best suited. The Mobility Office can offer advise and support. The enclosed link supplies examples of successful master's placements.

Programme schedule

University of Groningen

Study abroad

  • Study abroad is optional
  • Maximum of 10 EC

To be recommended for placement.

Admission requirements

Specific requirements More information
language test Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). ERK level B2 (preferably C1).

Tuition fees

Nationality Year Fee Programme form
EU/EEA 2018-2019 €2060 full-time
non-EU/EEA 2018-2019 €11400 full-time

Application deadlines

Type of student Deadline Start course
EU/EEA students 01 May 2018, 15 October 2018 01 September 2018, 01 February 2019
non-EU/EEA students 01 May 2018, 15 October 2018 01 September 2018, 01 February 2019

Job prospects

Experts in the field of Middle Eastern Studies can work for the government or for companies at home or abroad. There are job opportunities in teaching or in research, in the world of Middle Eastern journalism and media, the diplomatic service or in social and community-related work. Other possibilities for a career could be in the travel world and tourism, or in libraries and museums, or for various cultural events and festivals.

Job prospects

Experts in the field of Middle Eastern Studies work for the government or for companies at home or abroad. There are job opportunities in teaching or in research, in Middle Eastern journalism and media, diplomatic services or in social and community-related work. Other possibilities for a career could be in travel world and tourism, or in libraries and museums.

Job examples

  • Middle East expertise in the media.
  • Academic researcher.
  • Middle East correspondent and journalist.
  • Diplomatic services.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 21, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2019
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
12 months
Full time
Price
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11,400 EUR
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Netherlands - Groningen, Groningen
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Netherlands - Groningen, Groningen
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