Middle Eastern Studies (research)

2 Jahre

More information about the requirement application can be found on www.universiteitleiden.nl/middle-eastern-studies-research


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EU/EEA students: 15 June (September intake); 1 December (February intake) Non - EU/EEA st udents: 1 April (September intake); 15 October (February intake)

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Middle Eastern Studies (Research)

Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at Leiden University has a reputation for its breadth and depth of expertise that is unmatched in Europe. You can explore subjects that span virtually the entire Middle East both in time and geography. The two - year research master's allows you to freely combine subjects from seven specialisations: Turkish Studies; Arabic Studies; North African Studies; Persian Studies; Islam; Eastern Christianity; and Modern Middle East Studies.

Focus on a region such as the Arab world, North Africa or the P ersian world, or on a discipline such as history, politics, literature or languages across a region. A key feature is our comparative approach to learning, which includes intra - Middle Eastern comparisons. Additional courses develop your academic skills to an advanced level. You also have the opportunity to conduct field research in the Middle East or study courses at another top university.

Curriculum and Overview

The two - year MA in Middle Eastern Stud ies (Research) consists of three compulsory core courses, specialisation courses, and an academic thesis.

Three compulsory core courses must be taken during your master's:

  • Theory and Issues in Area Studies provides you with the theoretical and methodological tools used in the field of Area Studies.
  • Choose between two core courses during your second semester. One course focuses on socio - scientific methods in Area Studies, and the other on cultural studies methods in Area Studies.
  • A final core element during your third semester focuses on developing your research and academic writing skills in Areas Studies.

Core courses are complemented by courses specific to either Asian Studies or Middle Eastern Studies. You have the possibility of combining course s from both.

Your research MA is concluded with the writing of a thesis, which, in summarised form, could be published in an academic journal. Your thesis is central to your formal examination, during which you will present and defend your thesis.

For detailed information on the courses and curricula, see the e-Prospectus: studiegids.universiteitleiden.nl/middle-eastern-studies-research

Job and Career prospects

The MA in Middle Eastern Studies (Research) prepares students for a wide number of careers in which in - depth knowledge and advanced co nceptual, analytical and interpretative skills are essential.

Our graduates have pursued successful careers in the public, private and non - profit sectors. Graduates have also gone on to pursue a PhD and a career in academia. If you wish to pursue an acade mic career, your master's is excellent preparation for a PhD programme or a career in a research agency or the research department of a company or government organisation. Your strong analytical and problem - solving skills can also be applied in a wide rang e of other vocations.

Positions of our graduates include:

  • Freelance writer/translator/project coordinator at a translation centre
  • Lecturer at a Dutch university
  • Translator and executive secretary at an embassy in the Netherlands
  • Policy officer for education and funding at a national student union
  • PhD candidate at a university in Spain
  • PhD candidate at Leiden University
  • Policy officer for Sahel region at a ministry
  • Production assistant at a Swedish museum
  • Teacher of English/Islamic religion at an educational institute in Saudi Arabia
  • Middle East representative at a shipping and forwarding company

Do you want to apply for this programme at Leiden University? Find out how to apply by following the step-by-step guide: www.universiteitleiden.nl/middle-eastern-studies-research

About Leiden University

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, you will actively address these challenges. We keep an open mind, do not shy away from difficult discussions and allow one another the space to disagree. We expect the same active, open - minded an d critical attitude from you.

We challenge you to look beyond your own boundaries. Leiden University welcomes anyone who wants to achieve their full potential. Our modest community size in the historical cities of Leiden and The Hague creates a highly personal and committed atmosphere. Together, we map out a learning path that suits you and your ambitions. You will also be encouraged to conduct research in cooperation with eminent and enthusiastic scholars. The knowledge and skills you develop here will benefit you for the rest of your life, regardless of the career path you choose!

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phone.: 071 527 11 11
e-mail: study@leidenuniv.nl
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