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MSc in Modern Middle Eastern Studies

MSc in Modern Middle Eastern Studies

University of Oxford

Wellington Square, Oxford, GB, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    2
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 12 months

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The MSc in Modern Middle Eastern Studies is a new one-year, taught master's course, offered by the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA). This course offers research training for students already familiar with the Middle East region and its languages. The course provides a common foundation in the methods and disciplines relevant to the study of the Middle East. It provides intensive training in several fields of knowledge based on a combination of lectures, tutorials and essay writing allowing students to develop research and writing skills with training in appropriate theoretical and methodological approaches, through supervision of a dissertation on a subject of the student’s choice. The MSc teaches both qualitative and quantitative methodologies through assessed work. There are two tracks in this course from which students can choose to pursue: a language and a non-language one. The language track is designed for students who already have intermediate to advanced-level ability in either Arabic or Hebrew and who wish to further develop these skills through intensive classes. The non-language track is designed for students who already have full research fluency in at least one of the languages of the region through being either a literate native speaker, or possessing a degree in the language (a course specifically focusing on language and acquisition of the capacity to read untranslated texts in a Middle-Eastern language, not a disciplinary or area studies degree in which the applicant has taken language classes).