Masters | Postgraduate Course - Middle East and Islamic Studies MA Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2018/19 UK/EU: £7,995 full-time; £3,995 part-time International: £16,995 full-time
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September
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Middle East and Islamic Studies MA

Study Details

MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

The MA in Middle East and Islamic Studies is highly flexible in that it enables you to select 75 credits of options, followed by a 60 credit dissertation on an approved subject of your choice - thereby creating your own personalised programme. This award is very well suited to students who need to study for the specific requirements of an employer, as well as those who welcome the opportunity to create an individualised study pathway.

On this programme you will study three core modules, which will bring you into contact with other students on Institute masters programmes. In this way you will be welcomed as a part of our student community and will benefit from contact with a wide range of students with similar interests, no matter which options you later choose.

Module details

Compulsory modules

A total of 105 credits stemming from three core modules and a dissertation.

  • ARAM190 Research Methods Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies 15
  • ARAM027 MA Dissertation 60

MA Arab & Islamic Studies
Choose two modules:

  • ARAM215 Studying the Contemporary Middle East 15
  • ARAM214 Islamic Culture and Civilisation 15
  • ARAM213 Approaches to Middle East and Islamic Studies: States, Societies and Identities 15

Optional modules
MA Middle East & Islamic Studies Specialist Modules A
 
Select 45 credits from the modules offered by the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies. These include language modules (up to 30 credits only) offered at Undergraduate level to students with no previous knowledge of the language (at present Arabic, Kurdish or Persian), subject to the prior approval of the Programme Director.

  • ARAM054 State and Society in the Middle East 30
  • ARAM187 The Middle East before 1945 30
  • ARAM188 The Middle East since 1945 30
  • ARAM189 Readings in Islamic Theology and Philosophy 30
  • ARA1013 Elementary Persian 15
  • ARA1015 Arabic for Beginners 30
  • ARA1020 Elementary Persian 2 15
  • ARA1033 Elementary Arabic Language 60
  • ARAM102 Islam in Practice 30
  • ARAM103A New Approaches to Islamic Thought 15
  • ARAM112A Independent Reading Course - Sem 1 15
  • ARAM112B Independent Reading Course - Sem 2 15
  • ARAM230 Gender, Sexuality and Violence in Palestine/Israel 15
  • ARAM225 Gender and Politics in the Middle East 30
  • ARA1031 Elementary Turkish I 15

MA Middle East & Islamic Studies/Palestine Studies Specialist Modules C

  • ARAM054 State and Society in the Middle East 30
  • ARAM102 Islam in Practice 30
  • ARAM103A New Approaches to Islamic Thought 15
  • ARAM112A Independent Reading Course - Sem 1 15
  • ARAM112B Independent Reading Course - Sem 2 15
  • ARAM187 The Middle East before 1945 30
  • ARAM188 The Middle East since 1945 30
  • ARAM189 Readings in Islamic Theology and Philosophy 30
  • ARAM219 The Palestine Question: Past and Present 15

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in the Social Sciences or Humanities.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

Graduates from this programme may find professional employment in a wide range of sectors both in the UK and internationally. A comprehensive background in Islamic Studies is relevant to careers in:

- academia and education
- international agencies such as the United Nations or the European Union
- international development
- print and broadcast media
- politics
- private sector companies with interests in Islamic countries