Masters | Postgraduate Course - Middle East Studies MRes Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £7,800 full-time; £3,900 part-time International: £17,200 full-time
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Middle East Studies MRes

Study Details

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

This masters is designed to develop your research skills within the field of Middle East Studies. Your core training will be in social scientific philosophy and methodology, which you will then learn to apply to the study of the contemporary Middle East.

The programme is designed to develop your understanding of the history and evolution of the Middle East as a region, as well as introducing you to approaches to studying the area, and specialised quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques appropriate to this specialism.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • ARAM190 Research Methods Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies 15
  • SOCM002A Philosophy of the Social Sciences 1 15
  • POLM063 Qualitative Methods in Social Research 15
  • POLM809 Applied Quantitative Data Analysis 15
  • POLM651 State and Society in the Middle East 30
  • ARAM027 Dissertation 60

Optional modules
30 credits from the following options (subject to availability), chosen with the guidance of the programme director. There may also be the option to take language modules at undergraduate level.

  • ARAM186 International Relations of the Middle East 30
  • ARAM188 The Middle East Since 1945 or ARAM188A 30
  • ARAM188A The Middle East Since 1945 or ARAM188 15
  • ARAM106 Gender and Identity in the Middle East: Part I Constructing Selves in Social and Political Contexts 30
  • ARA1015 Arabic for Beginners I 30
  • ARA1013 Elementary Persian I 15
  • ARA1020 Elementary Persian II 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