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Politics and Economics of the Middle East

12 months
25950 GBP/year
14070 GBP/year
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Our Politics and Economics of the Middle East MA at King's College London explores the intersection of politics and economics in one of the most vital and interesting regions in the world. You will develop solid regional expertise in addition to the theoretical and methodological skills necessary for a career in political and economic analysis. 


Key benefits

  • Unique in combining political economy and comparative politics with the study of the Middle East.
  • Enables students to analyse the politics and economics of the Middle East from a variety of different perspectives.
  • Located in one of the globally leading Departments on the study of politics and economics.
  • Provides a strong theoretical and methodological foundation in the social sciences.
  • Develop your critical and communication skills by presenting and disseminating research in written and oral forms, to classmates, tutors, and the wider academic community.
  • Opportunity to study Arabic, Turkish, Farsi or Hebrew through King’s Modern Language Centre.
  • Enables students to explore political economy themes through specialist modules in the Department of Political Economy.
  • Vibrant Middle East research community at King's College London. 
  • Located in the heart of London, the Department of Political Economy has a strong reputation for research-led teaching and links to industry.

Career prospects

This Politics and Economics of the Middle East MA at King's College London provides you with the enhanced skills and qualifications which will allow you to excel in future employment and research in an increasingly important field. Our students have transferred the skills they have developed to careers in development organisations, the corporate or financial sector, the diplomatic service, international NGOs, civil society organisations or journalism. Some students have gone on to further research at King's College London.

Programme Structure

Courses included: 

  • The Political Economy of Authoritarianism in the Middle East 
  • People, Protest and Mobilisation: Exploring Social Movement Theory
  • Islam, Politics and Society
  • Cities and Social Transformations in the Middle East
  • Sectarianism in the Middle East
  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Gender, Politics and Public Policy

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum 2:1 honours undergraduate degree in such an appropriate subject as politics, economics, international relations, political economy and Middle Eastern studies. Candidates who do not achieve a 2:1 but have professional or voluntary experience will also be considered. Mature candidates will be considered favourably.
  • A personal statement is required. (maximum 4,000 characters)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained.
  • One academic reference is required. A professional reference will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago. In some cases, we may request an additional reference from you. 
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25950 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14070 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14070 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Part time Home fees: £7,035 per year
  • Part time overseas fees: £12,975 per year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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