Middle East Studies, M.A. | University of Southern Denmark | Sønderborg, Denmark
24 months
6200 EUR/year
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The MA in Middle East Studies from University of Southern Denmark gives you a historical overview of the region as well a detailed insight into the issues that has affected -and is affecting - the modern Middle East. 


About the program

The MA in Middle East Studies from University of Southern Denmark  has its starting point in the historical and political perspective and has an interdisciplinary approach throughout the entire education. 

During the third semester, you will be able to choose between studying abroad in the Middle East, taking elective courses here at SDU or an internship at an organization or company in the Middle East or somewhere that has connections to the Middle East. This is a very good opportunity where you can test your professional skill set and the type of company or organization you would like to work in when you graduate. This will furthermore be a great opportunity for you to influence your existing skill set with new practical experiences that you learn either at a new university, company, or organization.

When studying a master in Middle East Studies you will obtain a broad and solid knowledge of the modern Middle East in relation to modern history, culture, and social conditions. You will be able to develop and respond to academic issues in relation to the Middle East in an independent and scientific manner. Throughout a theoretical and methodological basis in modern history and in social and cultural analysis you will achieve a deep theoretical and practical understanding of the region, that will qualify you to work in both the private and the public sector related to the Middle East. 

Programme Structure


  • Culture and Religion in the Middle East
  • Politics and International Politics in the Middle East
  • Mediterranean Perspectives
  • Economics and Natural Resources in the Middle East
  •  History and Society in the Middle East

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

To apply for the Master's programme in Middle East Studies, you need a relevant Bachelor's degree. You can apply if you hold one of the following degrees:

  • History
  • English
  • Religion
  • French
  • Journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Ethnography
  • Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Negot
  • Philosophy and
  • Political Science

You can also apply if you hold a similar degree including a minimum of 60 ECTS within the following subject areas:

  • History and social relations

    Subjects and topics such as social relations (including comparative social description), historical analysis, international politics and international economics, and political science and political structures.

  • Culture

    - subjects and topics such as cultural history, intercultural relations, cultural analysis alongside media and literature.

You must have passed at least 10 ECTS within each of the areas. The Bachelor's thesis can also count if the thesis is related to one of the areas.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3100 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

University of Southern Denmark does not charge tuition fees from full degree students from the Nordic countries or from the EU/EEA countries and Switzerland.

Living costs for Sønderborg

5500 - 8500 DKK /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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