University of Leeds

International Relations and Politics of the Middle East, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    16000
    Tuition (Year)
    7500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
This distinctive programme offers an in-depth analysis of this vital region, delivered by an expert academic team. You’ll directly address the complex nature of the politics and international relations of the Middle East to gain an oversight of internal dimensions of the region and their links with regional and extra-regional relations. The International Relations and Politics of the Middle East course is offered by University of Leeds.
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  • Fees and funding

About

Covering a range of approaches from Politics, Comparative Politics and International Relations, it addresses the security, economic, identity and political dynamics of the region. The programme will be of interest to you if you’re wishing to study these issues in more depth and to make comparisons across the region.

You’ll benefit from our specific expertise and research interests in a diverse range of areas relating to the Middle East - with particular focus on security issues, regional relations and the interest of the outside powers in the Middle East, as well as our in-depth research and experience in specific sub-regional areas.

Our academics are widely recognised as leading experts in their field. They boast specialisms in a range of areas: the politics of Islamism; the Persian Gulf; the Israel-Palestine conflict; the international organisations of the Middle East; democratisation in the region and issues of terrorism and insurgency. Teaching on the programme draws upon a network of Middle East specialists based at the University. This International Relations and Politics of the Middle East course is offered by University of Leeds.

They come from a range of disciplines and participate in the Middle East Research Group (MERG).

Our rich research culture within the School of Politics and International Relations is specifically focused on the Middle East. It also draws on other regions and cross-cutting themes such as the prevalence of authoritarianism and the problems of democratisation, meaning that there is a combination of focus on the Middle East which is also influenced by wider insights and research focus.

Programme Structure

The compulsory modules will give you the opportunity to:

  • gain an advanced understanding of the issues of security, economy and society across the Middle East
  • undertake a comprehensive analysis of the ever-changing dynamics of this complex region
  • examine the pressing contemporary issues facing the Middle East
  • gain an insight into the internal dimensions of the region and their links with regional and extra-regional relations
  • study in depth the ongoing peace negotiations in Israel-Palestine
Compulsory modules
  • Contemporary Politics of the Middle East
  • Politics of the Israel-Palestine Conflict
  • Politics and International Relations of the Middle East Dissertation
Optional modules
  • Authoritarianism, Popular Revolt and Democratisation in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Conflict, Complex Emergencies and Global Governance
  • Contemporary Issues in Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Weapons of - Mass Destruction
  • Counterterrorism
  • Islam, Politics and Culture in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Insurgency
  • Policing Post-Conflict Cities
  • Terrorism
  • Theoretical Approaches in International Relations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a related discipline, an equivalent professional qualification or relevant experience.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 16000 International
  • GBP 7500 EU/EEA

Funding

POLIS offers one full-fees and one partial-fees scholarship for UK/EU applicants wishing to study a full-time Masters.

For applicants who are nationals of China, Japan, Nigeria, India and South Korea and wishing to study a full-time Masters, POLIS offers up to five scholarships to the value of £3000.

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