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Students will be required to have a First or Upper Second Class degree or equivalent, ideally with a background in the Social Sciences and/or Middle Eastern Studies.
Applicants should have little or no Arabic language expertise. Those for whom English is not their first language, a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT score of 100 (with no less than 20 in each section) or an International English Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.0 (with 6.5 in each section) will be required.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements. Detailed advice for international students is available here:
This interdisciplinary programme will equip students with a theoretical basis in International Relations to explore the historical and political dynamics of Middle Eastern politics, combined with an intensive Arabic language programme.
Both years will combine seminar work, oral presentations and essays with the second year culminating in a dissertation.
The Arabic language courses will involve a combination of classwork, progressive tests, and oral, aural and written exams, as well as a period of study abroad in an Arabic-speaking country.
You will obtain an in-depth understanding of the main historical events, processes and actors that have shaped and continue to shape political dynamics in the Middle East.
You will also acquire a strong understanding of International Relations theoretical and conceptual tools required to understand Middle East international relations, which will help you form an academically-based, independent and critical knowledge of the Middle East.
The intensive Arabic language element will see you reach a high level of competence in speaking, listening, reading and writing the language.
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This article was published on Apr 25, 2013