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Contemporary Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

University of Tartu

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About

Contemprary Asian and Middle Eastern Studies is a 2-year master's programme providing a comprehensive curriculum in Asian and Middle Eastern economies, politics, languages and societies.

Overview

Asia and the Middle East are two of the most fascinating and rapidly developing regions of the World, creating challenges and offering opportunities for the 21st century. By 2050, close to 60% of world’s consumers will live in the region, China will be an indisputable superpower, Hindi, Bengali and Urdu will dominate much of the world business, Islam will change and diversify due to its contact with modernity, and migration will continue to put pressure on the Middle East.

The master's programme in Contemporary Asian and Middle Eastern Studies provides a comprehensive curriculum in Asian and Middle Eastern economies, politics, languages and societies, a flexible and personalised study plan, and a multinational study environment. The programme creates tailor-made study packages at our partner universities across Asia and the Middle East, and values the need to fine-tune your practical skills through internships.

Why study contemporary Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at UT?

  • UT is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world in politics and international studies (QS Rankings 2020). 
  • The University of Tartu has a long tradition in oriental, cultural and religious studies.
  • UT is home to many professors and researchers specialising in modern-day Asian and Middle Eastern cultures, socio-economic trends and political regimes.
  • The programme offers multiple opportunities to do your fieldwork in East Asia and the Middle East.
  • After graduation, you can work with refugees, start a diplomatic career, provide area-specific expertise to new businesses or create your own NGO. 

Accreditation

https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/Riigikogu/act/503062019003/consolide?fbclid=IwAR22m0s2W1wkYBKNI3vmDGiczo8up2EFkk6zmgTV7jVEDmQ7gY44gDjGeKc

Programme Structure

Curriculum (120 ECTS)

  • Mandatory module (39 ECTS)
  • Elective course module (24 ECTS) (may partly by conducted at a foreign university in Asia or Middle East)
  • Language courses (12 ECTS) 
  • Optional courses (6 ECTS)  
  • MA module (39 ECTS) (choose between MA dissertation or a MA project)  

Lecturers

Dr. Eva Liias, Programme Director

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

March 15: deadline for non-EU/EU/EEA/Switzerland with scholarships

June 30: deadline for EU/EEA/UK/Switzerland without scholarship

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification
  • English language proficiency 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3800 EUR/year
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  • National

    3800 EUR/year
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Funding

No tuition waivers available. 

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