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Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asian Security Studies

University of St Andrews

12 months
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25450 GBP/year
12590 GBP/year
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About

The MLitt in Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asian Security Studies at the University of St Andrews provides students with an in-depth familiarity with the political and security dynamics of the geographic area of the Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asia.

Overview

The MLitt in Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asian Security Studies at the University of St Andrews is a one-year multidisciplinary degree run by the School of International Relations which offers an advanced grounding in the security of three fascinating and turbulent regions: the Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asia. It explores the security, politics, economics, history and culture of these strategically significant areas.

Highlights

  • The course is designed for professionals who have worked in or on these regions and for students with a decided interest in this area and themes.
  • In most years, the MECCASS teaching staff conduct a study trip for students to either Central Asia or the Middle East, offering unique insights (these trips depend on staff availability and conditions on ground, and cannot, therefore be guaranteed to be available every year; they are funded by participating students).
  • The course offers an opportunity for language study in Arabic, Persian or Russian.
  • Teaching is deeply informed with real-world experience as the programme regularly brings in practitioners and outside experts. 

Careers

Recent graduates from the MLitt in Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asian Security Studies have gone on to work for:
  • a leading European think tank on Caucasus and Central Asia in Brussels
  • OSCE in Kazakhstan, the world's largest regional intergovernmental security organisation
  • leading political risk consultancies
  • various think tanks in Washington, DC
  • local NGOs in Central Asia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Arab-Israeli Conflict, Past and Present
  • Central Asia in Global Politics
  • Conflict and Peace in Post-Communist Eurasia
  • Conflict in the Middle East
  • Conflicts, Security and Democracy in the Greater Caucasus
  • Global and Transnational Islam
  • International Relations of the Modern Middle East
  • International Society and Central Asia

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A strong 2.1 Honours degree. 
  • CV or résumé. This should include your personal details with a history of your education and employment to date
  • personal statement indicating your knowledge of the programme and how it will benefit you (500 words)
  • sample of academic written work (2,000 words)
  • two original signed academic references
  • academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • evidence of English language proficiency (required if English is not your first language).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12590 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12590 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for St Andrews

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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