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A tuition fee deposit of £1,000 is required if admission is fully offered. This deposit should be made securely via ePay.
This degree offers an intensive Arabic language programme (including a period spent in the Arab world) with an advanced theoretical and empirical understanding of the international relations of the Middle East.
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Due to high demand, this programme operates a reserve list and requires a tuition fee deposit of £1,000 if admission is fully offered.
The application deadline for this programme is 1 March 2014.
The academic entry requirement is a UK Bachelor Honours degree with at least 2:1 or its international equivalent.
An official transcript and certificate (if the degree has been awarded) is required upon application. References are not required upon initial application but may be requested at a later stage in the application process.
Where work experience is taken into consideration, an up-to-date CV and work reference is required.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.
Detailed advice for international students is available here:
This innovative degree combines the academic content of the MSc in International Relations of the Middle East with an intensive Arabic language programme.
You will have the opportunity to study the international politics and culture of the Middle East while learning to communicate to an advanced level in its dominant language, including a period of study in an Arabic-speaking country.
The programme will be delivered through lectures, seminars, group work and guided independent study.
You will complete three compulsory courses and three optional courses, as well as a programme of intensive Arabic language studies, which will involve oral and written exams. (You can also take language courses in Persian and Turkish, although they will not count towards your qualification.)
Your second year of study will culminate in an independently researched dissertation.
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.
The specialist knowledge you acquire through this programme will equip you for any career relating to international relations, particularly of the Middle East, either in academia (after further study) or with an international institution. Your Arabic language skills will be invaluable in many contexts including academia, media and the NGO sector. In addition, the transferable skills you gain in areas such as communication and research will give you an edge in the employment market, whatever your eventual career.
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This article was published on Aug 21, 2013