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 offers opportunities for personal development, giving our students the necessary training and support to be successful in their careers after Lund.
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 centre for research, public information and cultural events focusing on the Middle East.
Master’s students have close contact with our research projects, which form a vivid and open environment, with excellent opportunities for internships connected to research. Prolific international experts frequently visit CMES for joint ventures and guest lecturers that are integrated into the Master’s programme. The programme is run in collaboration with a number of Middle Eastern and European academic institutions, as well as NGOs and development agencies active in the Middle East.
The academic culture of openness and outreach is very important to us. CMES organises public lectures, film festivals, exhibitions and concerts. CMES actively participates in both current debates on Middle Eastern issues and national debates on multiculturalism.
Courses and number of credits, First semester: The Formation of Middle Eastern Modernities (10), Introduction to Middle Eastern Debates (10), Key Theories in Middle Eastern Studies (10).
Second semester: A mandatory methodology course (7.5) and three elective courses (22.5). The electives will focus on research currently conducted at CMES. The main research domains are (1) Democratisation and Social Development in the Middle East; (2) Environment and Sustainable Development in the Middle East; (3) Middle East Migrations: Diasporas and Minorities in Globalised Societies and (4) Religion, Processes of Interpretation and Identity formation in the Middle East.
Third semester: Individual focus course (7.5), individual methodology course (7.5) and an internship/ fieldwork (15).
Fourth semester: Master’s degree thesis (30).
The programme offers courses in multiple focus areas as well as opportunities for attractive work placements and language training in the Middle East. It provides a solid foundation for a career in Middle Eastern analysis, diplomacy, government, development, culture, or enterprise, as well as for further academic research and PhD studies.
Read more about this programme on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/middle-eastern-studies
Why Lund University?
Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Rankings 2017/2018, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.
If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.
The University is located in Lund – a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
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Last updated November 9, 2017