|Application deadline:||Round 1 by 1 February; Round 2 by 1 April; Round 3 after 1 April (based on available spaces)|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||January 2015, September 2015, January 2016|
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
|More information:||Go to university website|
he three-semester Master of Arts program in Middle East Studies and Arabic (MEL) combines rigorous study of the Middle East with a solid working knowledge of Arabic. The degree offers insight and knowledge into the history, politics, economics, and religion of the region while allowing students to master Arabic. In addition to study in Paris, students get to immerse themselves in this most useful of languages during a summer semester in Cairo.
The MA in Middle East Studies and Arabic is a 40 credit Coursework Masters taken over the course of 2.5 semesters; it can be completed in one calendar year. Coursework Masters at AUP open up international horizons, transmit essential knowledge, and act as platforms enabling career-transition or advancement to a higher degree. Students develop precision in their linguistic and analytic skills through language classes and a personalized research project.
As working in the Middle East or on issues related to the Middle East is quickly gaining ever more importance, the mastery of Arabic is a highly sought after skill. The summer semester in Cairo immerses students in an ideal environment to familiarize themselves with the people and their language and customs.
The three-semester MA provides a sound base for students interested in pursuing further education in Middle Eastern studies. It can also complement other professional or pre-professional training. The program may appeal to those interested in positions at human rights, international, government, and nongovernmental organizations, as well as those looking to work in mass media, business, commerce, and law.
ME_IS 5010 Methodology of Viewing the Middle East and the Islamic world
ME_IS 5015 Modern Islamic Revivalist Movements (1700- Present)
ME 5023 The History of the Middle East 1800 to present
ME 5025 State, Society and Political Economy of Contemporary Middle East
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A successful application to The American University of Paris requires several supporting documents and sometimes tests. Most can be uploaded directly in your online application. We cannot provide you with a decision until we receive all of your documents.
Almost all courses at The American University of Paris are taught in English, so entering students must demonstrate sufficient English fluency. If English is not your first language, we require that you submit one of the following tests and that the results are not older than two years.
An AUP education is an important investment in your future, and we work hard to make it an affordable one. Our tuition and costs are competitive with those of small, selective universities in the United States, and we offer need- and merit-based grants as well as research assistantships that make a graduate degree at AUP more affordable. Some opportunities vary by program, so please visit individual program pages for complete information.