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Politics - Middle East Politics

This programme is designed to deepen knowledge and understanding of the domestic and regional politics of the Middle East. It is structured around a set of thematic modules that encourage students to explore political dynamics in the region from a number of different perspectives

The key learning outcomes will be that students have demonstrated specialised, detailed or advanced theoretical and conceptual knowledge and understanding of Middle East Politics, which is based on current debate and controversy at the forefront of the field and that provides a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research contect.

Entry requirements

An honours undergraduate degree (NFQ Level 8) with a 2.1 classification (Second Class Honours, Grade One) or equivalent* is required.

*equivalencies will vary depending on the grade scale of award presented but will generally require a grade average of B or a GPA no less than 3

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element ) or equivalent

A primary degree with at least Second Class Honours Grade 1 (2H1) in a relevant subject such as political science, international relations, social science, sociology, history, geography, economics, global studies, public policy, development studies, EU studies, law. 2H1 is equivalent to 60 percent, B minus or 3.08 GPA - in American system: B or 3.00 GPA.

Your application will be considered on its individual merits and relevant professional experience will also be taken into account.

English language requirements: applicants whose first language is not English should have met TOEFL, IELTs, or computer-based TOEFL requirements (600, 6.5, or 90 respectively), or the Cambridge English Test (Certificate in Advanced English at a minimum of Grade B, or Certificate of Proficiency in English at Grade C). Applicants who obtained a previous degree from an English-speaking university may be exempted from this requirement. Click here for further info.


1 Year Full-Time (W393) or 2 Years Part-Time (W394).

Number of credits


Further enquiries

Contact Name: Katarzyna Glosnicka

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core

Dissertation Design

Political Behaviour in the Middle East and North Africa

Psychology of Conflict in the Middle East

Stage 1 - Option
Theories of International Relations

Politics of Development

International Political Economy

Comparative European Politics

EU Foreign, Security, and Defence Pol.

Politics of European Governance

Politics of Human Rights

Theory of Human Rights

Principles of Int. Politics

The Economics of Sust. Devel

The Politics of Inequality

Public Opinion and Politics

Comparative European Legislatures

Application date

Who should apply?

Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

How To Apply

The following entry routes are available:
MA Middle East Politics FT (W393)
Deadline: Rolling *

MA Middle East Politics PT (W394)
Deadline: Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2018/2019 September

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