33 MAs in Middle East Studies

A Master of Arts degree is an excellent choice for any student, allowing them to obtain a postgraduate degree, expand their knowledge base and job skills, and gain an advantage in a competitive job market. There are many different areas of study that are available for an MA degree, including an entire course of study focused on the Middle East. So what is an MA in Middle East studies?   A mas… Read more

A Master of Arts degree is an excellent choice for any student, allowing them to obtain a postgraduate degree, expand their knowledge base and job skills, and gain an advantage in a competitive job market. There are many different areas of study that are available for an MA degree, including an entire course of study focused on the Middle East. So what is an MA in Middle East studies?

A master’s degree in Middle Eastern studies usually focuses exclusively on West Asia and North Africa. Such a course of study will usually cover topics such as the politics, economics, history, cultures, and international relations of the Middle East. Programs teach students about various problems faced by the region, potential solutions, and connections with the rest of the world. These programs can also often feature religious studies, media courses, business courses, or military studies.

Studying the Middle East has many advantages, one of the first and foremost of which is the enhanced ability to find a job. A master’s degree can also improve an individual’s critical thinking as well as problem solving skills.

There are many potential careers available to those with a master’s degree in Middle Eastern studies. One prominent area is within government working on foreign policy since many different questions in international relations involve the Middle East. Jobs are also available in the private sector working for foreign businesses or nonprofit groups. Journalism is another excellent field for Middle Eastern studies graduates to pursue.

The cost of an advanced degree in Middle Eastern studies can vary widely, depending on the individual program, school, and country of study. It is important that potential students review their options carefully in order to ensure a good financial fit.

If you’re interested in pursuing an MA in Middle East studies, then start searching online today. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Al Akhawayn University (in Ifrane)
Ifran, Morocco

The Master of Arts in North African and Middle Eastern Studies (NAMES) offers an intensive study of social sciences and humanities courses focusing on North Africa and the Mid ... Read more

The Master of Arts in North African and Middle Eastern Studies (NAMES) offers an intensive study of social sciences and humanities courses focusing on North Africa and the Middle East combined with an equally intensive study of Modern Standard Arabic. Read less
MA
01 August 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Haifa, International School
Haifa, Israel + 1 More

The Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa is excited to introduce a new international Jewish Studies MA program in Jewish history, philosophy and thought.

The Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa is excited to introduce a new international Jewish Studies MA program in Jewish history, philosophy and thought. Read less
MA
October 2020
Full-time
15 March 2020
English
Campus
 
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Washington, USA

GW’s Middle East Studies program has become one of the most exciting and fascinating places to study an exciting and fascinating region. Our reputation as a center for serious ... Read more

GW’s Middle East Studies program has become one of the most exciting and fascinating places to study an exciting and fascinating region. Our reputation as a center for serious scholarship and critical policy research has garnered national and international recognition. Read less
MA
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law
Leeds, United Kingdom

This distinctive programme offers an in-depth analysis of this vital region, delivered by an expert academic team. You’ll directly address the complex nature of the politics a ... Read more

This distinctive programme offers an in-depth analysis of this vital region, delivered by an expert academic team. You’ll directly address the complex nature of the politics and international relations of the Middle East to gain an oversight of internal dimensions of the region and their links with regional and extra-regional relations. Read less
MA
03 September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
12 months
30 June 2019
English
Campus
 
University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark + 9 More

The purpose of the graduate programme in Middle East Studies is to provide thorough knowledge of contemporary historical and political conditions of the Middle...

The purpose of the graduate programme in Middle East Studies is to provide thorough knowledge of contemporary historical and political conditions of the Middle... Read less
MA
01 September 2020
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Tartu
Tartu, Estonia

We provide a comprehensive curriculum in Asian and Middle Eastern economies, politics, languages and societies, a flexible and personalised study plan, and a multinational stu ... Read more

We provide a comprehensive curriculum in Asian and Middle Eastern economies, politics, languages and societies, a flexible and personalised study plan, and a multinational study environment. The programme creates tailor-made study packages at our partner universities across Asia and the Middle East and values the need to fine-tune your practical skills through internships (included in the programme) in private companies, state organisations and NGOs. Read less
MA
02 September 2020
Full-time
4 semesters
15 March 2019
English
Campus
 
Sabanci University
Istanbul, Turkey

MATS, the Turkish Studies MA program at Sabancı University, is the first such interdisciplinary graduate program in Turkey with English language instruction.

MATS, the Turkish Studies MA program at Sabancı University, is the first such interdisciplinary graduate program in Turkey with English language instruction. Read less
MA
01 September 2020
Full-time
3 semesters
31 May 2017
English
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands + 1 More

The MA in Middle Eastern Studies focuses on modern and current themes while offering intensive study progress supervision. We also provide a Master's program and/or placement ... Read more

The MA in Middle Eastern Studies focuses on modern and current themes while offering intensive study progress supervision. We also provide a Master's program and/or placement abroad to the students who are interested. The program 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. Read less
MA
February 2020
Full-time
12 months
15 October 2019
English
Campus
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands + 9 More

The Middle Eastern Studies Department at Leiden University is among the largest of its kind in Europe and a leading centre for academic research. The master’s programme in Mid ... Read more

The Middle Eastern Studies Department at Leiden University is among the largest of its kind in Europe and a leading centre for academic research. The master’s programme in Middle Eastern Studies capitalises on this expertise in every way. Read less
MA
February 2020
Full-time
15 October 2019
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom + 1 More

The MA Gender and Sexuality with special reference to the Middle East at SOAS is a unique programme, its principal aim being to re-focus issues prioritised in western Gender S ... Read more

The MA Gender and Sexuality with special reference to the Middle East at SOAS is a unique programme, its principal aim being to re-focus issues prioritised in western Gender Studies and the study of sexuality on the complex specificities of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. The programme offers the specialised study of gender and sexuality in relation to the cultures of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, together with rigorous training in, and questioning of, contemporary gender theory. In terms of gender theory, it offers a solid foundation with sufficient breadth and depth to facilitate a range of specialist pathways. In terms of specialisation, it draws on the expertise of internationally recognised scholars of Asian, African and Middle Eastern Studies at SOAS. Read less
MA
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
30 June 2020
English
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The coursework programme in MA in Semitic Languages and Cultures consists of a minor dissertation and the two modules. In research mode, a dissertation where students focus on ... Read more

The coursework programme in MA in Semitic Languages and Cultures consists of a minor dissertation and the two modules. In research mode, a dissertation where students focus on a topic from the field of Arabic, Islamic Studies, Hebrew (including Jewish Studies) or a cognate Semitic language selected in consultation with the Department must be written under supervision. Read less
MA
01 January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Haifa, International School
Haifa, Israel + 1 More

The International Master's Degree Program in Israel Studies offers students the opportunity for an in-depth study of the State of Israel from the beginning of the Zionist move ... Read more

The International Master's Degree Program in Israel Studies offers students the opportunity for an in-depth study of the State of Israel from the beginning of the Zionist movement until the present. Emphasis will be placed on the complexity of Israel's society, including its multicultural character at home as well as its relation to the Jewish Diaspora. Read less
MA
October 2020
Full-time
15 March 2020
English
Campus
 
University of Haifa, International School
Haifa, Israel + 1 More

The program provides instruction, training, and first-hand acquaintance with Middle Eastern affairs and offers academic instruction and mentoring, professional training and op ... Read more

The program provides instruction, training, and first-hand acquaintance with Middle Eastern affairs and offers academic instruction and mentoring, professional training and opportunities for close cultural encounters in the rich and dynamic setting of Haifa. Read less
MA
October 2020
Full-time
15 March 2020
English
Campus
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands + 9 More

Designed for high-achieving students, Leiden University's Master's in Middle Eastern Studies (Research) offers you unmatched resources and expertise.

Designed for high-achieving students, Leiden University's Master's in Middle Eastern Studies (Research) offers you unmatched resources and expertise. Read less
MA
February 2020
Full-time
2 years
15 October 2019
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom + 1 More

The MA in Iranian Studies enables students to critically assess the historical development of Iranian society, economics and culture within the context of the wider west Asian ... Read more

The MA in Iranian Studies enables students to critically assess the historical development of Iranian society, economics and culture within the context of the wider west Asian area and to appreciate the complexity of the history and cultural make up of Iran. Read less
MA
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
30 June 2020
English
Campus