Middle Eastern Studies

Lund University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
9475 EUR/year
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The interdisciplinary Master's Programme in Middle Eastern Studies from Lund University aims to develop deeper knowledge about the Middle East of today. 


The Master's Programme in Middle Eastern Studies from Lund University trains students in critical thinking and gives them the ability to apply this to current events and debates in and about the region. The programme also aims to educate students in social sciences theories and various research methodologies, as well as provide opportunities for the application of methodological skills.

The Middle East is analysed as a historically changeable concept, rather than a delimited geographical region. Particular emphasis is given to the processes, norms and flows that continuously shape the Middle East, such as migration, refugeeship, legal, political, social and economic conditions as well as cultural and gender constructs.

Career prospects 

The programme offers courses in multiple focus areas and language training in the Middle East. It provides a solid foundation for a career in Middle Eastern analysis, diplomacy, government, development, culture, or enterprise, as well as for further academic research and PhD studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Middle Eastern Studies
  • Methods for Research in the Social Sciences
  • Middle Eastern Studies: Theory and Society
  • Field course
  • Internship course
  • Elective courses

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students are required to have a Bachelor’s degree equivalent to 180 credits. Oral and written language skills in English corresponding to English 6/B from a Swedish upper secondary school is a requirement. Recognition of qualifications is based on national guidelines.
  • The students ability to complete the programme is the main criterion for selection. Students are ranked on: 1. The basis of previous study results 2. A short writing sample 3. Letter of intent including CV.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9475 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18950 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 200 000


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