The Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies at the Faculty of Humanities offers an international master degree in Middle East Studies.

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

The student will acquire both historical overview of the Middle East and detailed insight into central issues of the shaping of the modern Middle East - issues which have contributed and will continue to contribute to form the Middle East, Middle East Studies, and the processes that will characterise the region and the research fields in the beginning of the 21st century.

The study programme will also focus on the Middle East involving issues concerning Mediterranean perspectives, cultural encounters, refugee problems and human rights issues and European and Danish integration.

This programme is offered in English.

Programme structure

The study programme has its point of departure in a historical and political perspective but generally advances an interdisciplinary approach to Middle East Studies. This signifies that the region will be illustrated and analysed from various academic approaches.

The study programme has a prescribed period of two years of full-time study but is designed to enable studying a few courses as independent modules that may become part of other study programmes or universities.

The study programme includes a placement in corporations, organisations or the like in the Middle East, or with connections to the Middle East.

Entry requirements

Students with BA degrees in History, Ethnography, Geography, English, Religion, Media Studies, Journalism, Negot, Political Science or Philosophy from the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) or with comparable degrees from other universities are eligible for admission to the M.A. programme.

Students with other corresponding undergraduate programmes will be qualified for admission after an assessment from the Study Board.

Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
2 years
- Free for EU/EEA students. Price for non-EU/EEA students, per year: EUR 6200
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