Master On Campus

Contemporary Arab Studies

Birzeit University

24 months
176 USD/year
176 USD/year
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This Contemporary Arab Studies program at Birzeit University aims at providing students with in depth and analytical knowledge of contemporary Arab issues from an Arab perspective; that is, how problems and their significance are articulated and debated in contemporary Arab discourse and in the writings of diverse Arab intellectuals.


Our aims are:

  • To train scholars for researching and writing about the various (political, social, cultural) aspects of Arabic world society and understanding it’s international and regional contexts, and its impact on the Palestinians and the Arab countries.
  • Provide our graduates with excellent academic research, theoretical, and critical-thinking skills.
  • Contribute to the general knowledge and public debates within the university community and the community at large.

Career Opportunities

Our students in the Contemporary Arab Studies program at Birzeit University will be qualified to seek jobs at:

  • research institutes in Palestine and in the Arab region.
  • various media organs and newspapers.
  • official government bodies and international organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in the Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • Structure of Contemporary Arab Society.
  • The nature of Contemporary Arab Culture.
  • Issues and Trends in Contemporary Arab Thought.
  • The Arab Political System.
  • Political Geography of the Arab World.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


English, Arabic


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a university recognized by Birzeit University, with a minimum overall assessment of “Good”. The Program Committee may require admitted students to take some remedial courses when necessary, in accordance with the Academic Regulations for the Master’s Degree. 
  • Students must take the English language test specified by the University. According to the results of this test, the need to register for the remedial course in English language (ENGC 530) will be determined. Students are required to complete this course before the beginning of their third semester in the program, according to the academic regulations pertaining to remedial courses. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 176 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 176 USD per year during 24 months.
  • 125 JD


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