Middle Eastern Studies

1 Jahre

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


More information about the tuition fees can be found on www.studieren-in-holland.de/25,1,studiengebuehren.html

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

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Middle Eastern Studies

Middle Eastern Studies at Leiden University is a one - year master's p rogramme that is taught completely in English. It deals with a wealth of fascinating, inspirational and highly relevant topics.

From September 2019 you do not need to select a specialisation, but you apply directly to the MA Middle Eastern Studies.

The Middle Eastern Studies programme can help turn you into an authority on what has been for many years a region of constant poli tical, ethnic and religious upheaval. Learning from renowned, internationally respected academics, you will delve into a wide range of relevant and contemporary topics. These can include the history, cultures and languages of Turkey, Persia and Israel, about Islam and all things Arabic, as well as international relations and the political economy of the Middle East.

  • This is a highly flexible programme that allows you to focus on your own specific area of interest.
  • Leiden University has one of the largest Middle Eastern Studies research and teaching faculties in Europe.
  • The work of our teaching faculty and researchers is widely respected all over the world.
  • Thanks to our partnership network we can offer you the opportunity to study at a university in the Middle East and immerse yourself in your chosen language and culture.

Curriculum and Overview

From 2019 - 2020 onwards you will take one or more courses on theories and methods related to doing academic work on the Middle East. Besides these courses you can choose from various elective courses.

These elective courses include courses in historic and contemporary manifestations of cultures, languages, literatures and religions, either directed at the Middle East in general, or at one of the regions of the Middle East in depth, namely the Arab world, the Otto man and Turkish world , the Persianate world, and Israeli society from the period of political Zionism to the present day. In line with one of these courses you will write a thesis of 20 EC.

Programme stucture:

  • Core courses (10 EC)
  • Specialisation courses (30 EC)
  • Thesis Seminar and MA Thesis (20 EC)

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

Job and Career prospects

After successfully completing the Middle Eastern Studies programme you will have developed and honed a unique set of skills that will be highly relevant to a career requiring specialist language or cultural knowledge of the Middle East. Alumni careers typically include those in government, the travel industry, the diploma tic service, immigration and naturalisation and NGOs involved in development cooperation projects.

This degree will also serve as an outstanding foundation for furthering your academic education with a PhD programme.

Some of the positions found by our alumni include those in:

  • research
  • teaching
  • governmental and semi - governmental organisations
  • non - profit organisations
  • business services
  • banking

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/

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 and 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 pe rsonal 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!

contact person: Studyline
phone.: 071 527 11 11
e-mail: study@leidenuniv.nl
website: universiteitleden.nl/EN

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