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.
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.
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.
MLitt: 9 months of coursework along with a supervised dissertation of 15,000 words. MPhil: 9 months of coursework followed by a supervised research thesis of 40,000 words.
Carnegie-Cameron bursaries; entrant accommodation bursary; Formula Santander Postgraduate scholarship; recent graduate discount; Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust bursary.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MLitt||Full-time||£ 6,510 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MLitt||Full-time||£ 17,090 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MLitt||Full-time||£ 6,510 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 14,850 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 4,052 per Academic year (EU fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of St Andrews||St Andrews||KY16 9AX||Scotland|
Postgraduate Secretary, School of International Relations