University of Leeds

University of Leeds

International Relations and Politics of the Middle East

This programme directly addresses the complex nature of the Politics and International Relations of the Middle East enabling students to gain an oversight of internal dimensions of the region and their links with regional and extra-regional relations. Covering a range of approaches from the disciplines of politics, comparative politics and international relations, it addresses the security, economic, identity and political dynamics of the region.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in a related discipline or equivalent professional qualification/experience. IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all components.

Course modules

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; counterterrorism; insurgency; international political economy; Islam, politics and culture in the Middle East and North Africa; policing post-conflict cities; terrorism.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

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School of Politics and International Studies
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0113 343 6843