MASTERSTUDIES

9 Master of Science Programs in Middle East Studies

After completing a bachelor’s degree, some students may choose to continue studying in order to earn a Master of Science (MSc). This graduate degree usually takes an additional one to two years to complete, allowing students to focus their studies on skills and knowledge that are likely to help them advance their careers or pursue a PhD.

What is an MSc in Middle East Studies? This type of degree program focuses on the culture, history and politics of Middle Eastern countries. In addition to taking appropriate language courses, classwork may cover such topics as political violence and resistance, Islam, foreign policies, political ideologies, state and transformation in the Middle East and international politics. Before graduation, students may be required to complete a thesis, dissertation, project or some time abroad.

Spending time delving into the history, politics and languages of countries in the Middle East can broaden students’ understanding of the world. These types of studies can be particularly useful for students looking for careers in international business or politics. 

How much it costs to earn a master’s degree in Middle East studies depends on the school and length of the program. Interested students are encouraged to contact the admission office of their program of choice in order to understand all of the costs involved.

Graduates who earn an MSc in Middle East Studies may find a variety of interesting career opportunities open to them. With proper language fluency and understanding of international politics and business, graduates may be able to work as communications officers, analysts, consultants and researchers. There may even be available work as a translator to political ambassadors visiting countries in the Middle East. Graduates may also decide to use their master’s degree as a gateway to a PhD program, which could lead to a career as a professor or teacher.

Online courses for earning a master’s degree in Middle East studies may be available for international students or those in need of distance learning options. For more information, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

9 Results in Middle East Studies Filter

MSc Development Studies (Palestine Pathway)

SOAS University of London
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Applicants apply for the MSc Development Studies programme but can decide to follow the Palestine Pathway upon arrival by choosing the combination of modules required for this ...

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MSc in Middle Eastern Studies

Lund University
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The two-year international interdisciplinary Master’s Programme in Middle Eastern Studies aims to develop deeper knowledge about the Middle East of today. The Middle East is a ...

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MSc in Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies

University of Edinburgh - School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
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Persian
Turkish
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You will gain an advanced, interdisciplinary understanding of the history, modern politics and culture of the Islamic Middle East, and explore the paradigms behind the various ...

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MSc Economics of the Middle East (EMEA)

Philipps University Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
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EMEA is a unique master’s programme combining institutional economics and business administration with applications to the economies of the MENA region.

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MSc Arab World Studies - Language Based (LBAS)

Durham University
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English
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The MSc Arab World Studies is intended to provide rigorous, research-driven, interdisciplinary, masters-level education and training. It is committed to providing a supportive ...

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MSc Violence, Conflict & Development (Palestine Pathway)

SOAS University of London
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Applicants apply for the MSc Violence, Conflict and Development programme but can decide to follow the Palestine Pathway upon arrival by choosing the combination of modules re ...

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MSc Middle East Politics

SOAS University of London
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The degree offers students an opportunity to study politics in the region through a number of disciplinary approaches, such as political sociology (class, gender, ethnicity an ...

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MSc in Middle Eastern Studies with Advanced Arabic

University of Edinburgh - School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
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English
Arabic
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This two-year programme offers a unique opportunity for in-depth study of the Arabic language, region-specific culture, history and politics. It is intended for students who a ...

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MSc in Persian Civilisation

University of Edinburgh - School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
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This interdisciplinary programme builds on a number of fields of study, including ancient history, Middle Eastern studies and Islamic studies. It is distinctive in its breadth ...

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