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28 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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University of Haifa, International School
Haifa, Israel

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. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

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 ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
01 Sep 2021
01 May 2021
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 ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Washington, USA

Renowned scholarship and critical policy research anchor this master’s program which produces leaders in business, security, diplomacy and public service, public health, confl ... +

Renowned scholarship and critical policy research anchor this master’s program which produces leaders in business, security, diplomacy and public service, public health, conflict resolution, and related fields in the region. The interdisciplinary structure of this program will give you multiple perspectives on critical issues and accommodate a special academic focus or personal interest in your studies. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark

The purpose of the graduate program in Middle East Studies is to provide a thorough knowledge of contemporary historical and political conditions of the Middle East. You will ... +

The purpose of the graduate program in Middle East Studies is to provide a thorough knowledge of contemporary historical and political conditions of the Middle East. You will acquire a historical overview of the Middle East as well as detailed insight into central issues related to the shaping of the modern Middle East. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 
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 ... +

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. The program takes advantage of the school's faculty expertise in Northern Africa, in particular, while also offering opportunities to attend lectures by regional specialists and to conduct fieldwork or archival research. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Sabanci University
Istanbul, Turkey

Turkish Studies MA program is the first such interdisciplinary graduate program in Turkey with English language instruction. Its primary purpose is to meet the growing interna ... +

Turkish Studies MA program is the first such interdisciplinary graduate program in Turkey with English language instruction. Its primary purpose is to meet the growing international demand for knowledge about and a deeper understanding of Turkey. -
MA
Full-time
3 - 4 semesters
English
Sep 2021
02 Jun 2021
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 ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2021
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 ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom +1 More

What are the challenges faced by Muslim minority communities and their host societies? What are the debates surrounding the place of religious minorities in secular societies? ... +

What are the challenges faced by Muslim minority communities and their host societies? What are the debates surrounding the place of religious minorities in secular societies? Recent political shifts in Muslim majority countries have put Muslim minorities in the spotlight and impacted upon their relationship with their host societies. This programme gives you an opportunity to consider Muslim minority communities comparatively, within both western and non-western contexts. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Apr 2021
Online
 
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel

Using the M.A. track offered at the Melton Centre as a strong base, we have developed a blended On-Site and Distance MA Program (non-research intended for students’ resident o ... +

Using the M.A. track offered at the Melton Centre as a strong base, we have developed a blended On-Site and Distance MA Program (non-research intended for students’ resident overseas) in Jewish Education, which is offered to Jewish educators in Jewish communities around the world. Programs in English and Spanish -
MA
Part-time
English
Oct 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Be'er Sheva, Israel

The Woodman-Scheller Israel Studies International Program (WSISIP) provides students with a comprehensive state-of-the-art background in key subjects and research methods in I ... +

The Woodman-Scheller Israel Studies International Program (WSISIP) provides students with a comprehensive state-of-the-art background in key subjects and research methods in Israel Studies. The knowledge and skills that students acquire, provides a solid foundation for those intending to pursue doctoral degrees in related fields. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Spertus Institute
Chicago, USA

Spertus Institute's Master of Arts in Jewish Studies (MAJS) is a sequenced, content-specific program that explores Jewish civilization's evolving nature, the fundamental relig ... +

Spertus Institute's Master of Arts in Jewish Studies (MAJS) is a sequenced, content-specific program that explores Jewish civilization's evolving nature, the fundamental religious and intellectual outlook of Jews and Judaism, and the contributions of Jewish civilization to human civilization. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Haifa, International School
Haifa, Israel

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 ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
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. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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