University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asian Security Studies

The programme involves a taught component of 4 modules and a final 15,000-word dissertation. There is a pressing need for analysts who combine mastery of analytical tools with in-depth familiarity with the culture of the geographic area of the Middle East and Central Asia/Caucasus. These regions have become central to contemporary security studies in that they are both the location of substantial world oil reserves and of its most intractable conflicts that have been viewed as generating the threat of international terrorism, clash of civilizations and are proposed to be the object of democratisation experiments.

Entry requirements

Minimum UK 2.1 Honours degree, or equivalent, GPA of 3.6 or better on a 4 point scale. All applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 600 or better.

Course modules

Semester 1 core module: Middle Eastern and Central Asian security studies. Optional modules: International relations of the modern Middle East; conflict in the Middle East; conflict and peace in post-communist Eurasia; Central Asia in global politics.

Assessment methods

MPhil: 9 months of coursework followed by a supervised research thesis of 40,000 words completed over 15 months.

Sponsorship information

Carnegie-Cameron bursaries; entrant accommodation bursary; Formula Santander Postgraduate scholarship; recent graduate discount; Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust bursary.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,300 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of St Andrews St Andrews KY16 9AX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Secretary, School of International Relations
Telephone number: 
01334 462945