12 months
20500 GBP/year
10000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Join the Politics and International Relations of the Middle East programme at The University of Exeter and examine key issues in Middle Eastern domestic, regional and global politics.

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  • You’ll develop a sophisticated understanding of international relations in the region and an awareness of the different perspectives and debates within this field
  • Add a further dynamic to your studies and take a beginner’s level course in Persian, Arabic or Kurdish languages
  • Benefit from direct access to academics carrying out cutting-edge research in Arab and Islamic studies
  • Your advanced knowledge and understanding of complex political and cultural issues in continually changing environments will be valued by public and private sector employers


Throughout your Politics and International Relations of the Middle East programme at The University of Exeter , you will develop an advanced understanding and appreciation of the culture, politics and history of the Middle East which will be valued by employers in both the public and private sectors. Alongside this, you’ll gain a range of academic and professional skills including:

  • The ability to synthesise and comment critically on a body of academic writing and evaluate government and other relevant publications
  • Construct and defend a rigorous argument, both in written and oral form, using primary and secondary materials
  • Independent research
  • Organising, planning and time management

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • State and Society in the Middle East
  • International Relations of the Middle East
  • Dissertation Skills
  • Management and Governance: Comparing Public Administration around the World
  • Policy and Politics: the theory and Strategy of Delivering Public Services
  • Public Sector Finance for Managers

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Whilst we don’t have a formal deadline for application, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We close to applications wishing to join us for study in 2022/2023 on Friday 16 September. We advise international applicants to submit a complete application by mid-July.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We are looking for graduates with a 2:1 or above in their first degree. While we normally only accept applicants who meet this criteria, if you have a high 2:2 or equivalent, are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant work experience, we would welcome your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 GBP per year during 12 months.

UK fees per year:

  •  £5,000 part-time

Living costs for Exeter

649 - 1087 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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