King's College London, University of London

King's College London, University of London

Political Economy of the Middle East

This course explores the main theoretical assumptions, methods and research areas of the political economy of the Middle East as a discipline. Intellectual and practical skills are developed through core and optional modules which include the study of political economy theory; trade, globalization and business; the politics of development; economic ties with the EU, US and Asia, and welfare studies.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2:1 or above); or overseas equivalent in a relevant subject.

Course modules

Moduels include: Political economy of the middle east: theories and practice; dissertation; indicative non-core content: globalization and business in the middle east; foreign trade in the middle east; the politics of business in contemporary middle east; EU and the middle east: economics, politics and peace; US police in the middle east; Turkey and the middle east; political economy of the welfare state; critical political economy; the political economy of China and east Asia; state builders, revolutionaries and reactionaries: makers of the contemporary middle east.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through essays.

Sponsorship information

Graduate School and School of Arts and Humanities studentships and bursaries, as well as AHRC funding.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 10,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 17,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 5,010 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 8,625 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Strand Campus Westminster WC2R 2LS South East

Key information

Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
Telephone number: 
020 7848 2765 / 2232