The International Relations of the Middle East programme at The University of Edinburgh offers an advanced theoretical and empirical understanding of the international relations of the Middle East, exploring and applying several theoretical models:
- historical sociology
Students will have the opportunity to acquire specialised knowledge about the region delivered by our academic staff, whose research covers a variety of topics including:
- the politics of Islam
- the Arab-Israeli conflict
- the Arab Spring
- the politics and theories of the state
- the politics of human rights
- international law
As well as placing the region in broader analytical, conceptual and theoretical debates of international relations and the social sciences, we also aim to foster knowledge of Middle East international relations by examining:
- local cultures
You will acquire a strong understanding of theoretical and conceptual tools required to understand Middle East international relations.
This degree prepares you to have a specialized knowledge of the region and of International Relations that allows you to pursue careers in:
- international development
- research centres
- foreign service
Our graduates also built on the skills that they acquired in this programme to pursue further academic training in doctoral programmes.
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The programme will be delivered through lectures, seminars, group work and guided independent study.
You will complete two compulsory courses and four option courses, after which you will work towards an independently researched dissertation.
The compulsory courses are:
- The Middle East in International Relations
- International Relations Theory
- International Security
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies International Relations View 515 other Masters in International Relations in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.
International24000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National24000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24000 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time fees per year
- Home: £12,000
- International/EU: £12,000
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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