University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Politics and International Relations of the Middle East

Students will examine key issues in Middle Eastern domestic and regional politics, developing a critical understanding of the patterns of state-society interaction in the region, the processes of state formation, the constitution of social and political forces, and an awareness of the different perspectives and debates within this field. This programme particularly explores the meaning of democracy within an Arabo-Islamic setting, developing critical awareness of debates about democracy as well as the strategies and dynamics of political liberation in the Arab world. Discussions will be located within discourses and counter-discourses on orientalism, occidentalism, Islamism, secularism, and civil society; and will apply the concepts and methodologies discussed to concrete situations through discussion of specific case studies from the Arab Maghrib and Mashriq. To add a further dynamic to your studies you will also have the opportunity to take a beginners level introductory course in Persian, Arabic or Kurdish as part of this Masters programme.

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university. For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please see the relevant programme page found in the postgraduate section of our website.

Course modules

Please note constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of programme development. Details at any time may be obtained from the programme website. Some examples of modules are: state and society in the Middle East; international relations of the Middle East; dissertation skills; dissertation, Arabic for beginners; elementary Persian.

Assessment methods

With the exception of the dissertation, each module on this programme is normally taught through academic lectures expanded through seminar discussion, presentations, group work, reading, and essay assignments. The dissertation is a 15,000 word extended essay.

Sponsorship information

The University of Exeter invests heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the Government's Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at Exeter, please visit the postgraduate study pages of our website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,850 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,850 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,850 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Streatham Campus Exeter EX4 4QJ South West

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