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School of Government & International Affairs | MSc Arab World Studies

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Program Duration

24 monthsProgram duration

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Main Subject Area

PoliticsMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Politics

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

MSc Arab World Studies at Durham University

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Develop your knowledge of disciplinary, multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary research on the Arab world and gain an international edge when you study on this Economic & Social Research Council-recognised MSc.


The MSc equips you with the knowledge and skills to carry out research related to the Arab world. From history and culture to politics and language, this course has been designed to provide rigorous, research-driven, interdisciplinary education and training in a broad range of social science research methods, as well as building the transferable skills you will need for Economic & Social Research Council recognition.


Studied over two years full-time, it is an ideal choice for high-calibre students who have not previously completed any substantive research training and who have few or no Arabic language skills. The course includes a period of language study on a placement in a Middle Eastern country, designed to develop your language skills to a level that enables you to effectively communicate in a research or employment context in the Arabic-speaking world.


As a student on this research-informed course, you will have access to the wealth of ongoing research being carried out in the School. Our researchers work at the cutting edge of their field,  with areas of expertise including Political Philosophy & the History of Political Thought, Comparative Political Science, International Relations and the wider disciplines of International Studies, Political Economy and International Political Economy and Area Studies.


We pride ourselves on turning students into independent researchers who take responsibility for their own learning. The knowledge, skills and understanding developed on the course will prepare you to undertake research for a doctoral degree in Politics, International Relations or International Studies and provide a background that will help you take your first steps into professional research.


Our postgraduates achieve successful careers in a wide range of fields including local and national government, diplomacy, newspaper and broadcast journalism, the charity sector, business and finance, publishing, law, manufacturing, teaching and academia, and the armed forces.


Former postgraduate students have taken up roles with leading employers including the House of Commons, Clifford Chance, Accenture, British Airways, Ernst and Young, British Telecom, Goldman Sachs, PwC, the Royal Navy, House of Fraser, Channel 4, HSBC, Teach First, Durham University, Black Rock and the Audit Commission.


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We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

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Program overview

Main Subject

Politics

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

MSc Arab World Studies at Durham University

[email protected]


Develop your knowledge of disciplinary, multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary research on the Arab world and gain an international edge when you study on this Economic & Social Research Council-recognised MSc.


The MSc equips you with the knowledge and skills to carry out research related to the Arab world. From history and culture to politics and language, this course has been designed to provide rigorous, research-driven, interdisciplinary education and training in a broad range of social science research methods, as well as building the transferable skills you will need for Economic & Social Research Council recognition.


Studied over two years full-time, it is an ideal choice for high-calibre students who have not previously completed any substantive research training and who have few or no Arabic language skills. The course includes a period of language study on a placement in a Middle Eastern country, designed to develop your language skills to a level that enables you to effectively communicate in a research or employment context in the Arabic-speaking world.


As a student on this research-informed course, you will have access to the wealth of ongoing research being carried out in the School. Our researchers work at the cutting edge of their field,  with areas of expertise including Political Philosophy & the History of Political Thought, Comparative Political Science, International Relations and the wider disciplines of International Studies, Political Economy and International Political Economy and Area Studies.


We pride ourselves on turning students into independent researchers who take responsibility for their own learning. The knowledge, skills and understanding developed on the course will prepare you to undertake research for a doctoral degree in Politics, International Relations or International Studies and provide a background that will help you take your first steps into professional research.


Our postgraduates achieve successful careers in a wide range of fields including local and national government, diplomacy, newspaper and broadcast journalism, the charity sector, business and finance, publishing, law, manufacturing, teaching and academia, and the armed forces.


Former postgraduate students have taken up roles with leading employers including the House of Commons, Clifford Chance, Accenture, British Airways, Ernst and Young, British Telecom, Goldman Sachs, PwC, the Royal Navy, House of Fraser, Channel 4, HSBC, Teach First, Durham University, Black Rock and the Audit Commission.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

2 Years
Sep-2024

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Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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