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MA Political Economy of the Middle East (Part-Time)

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Part Time

2 Years
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 Tuition fee

18750 GBP
10500 GBP
10500 GBP

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Institute of Middle Eastern Studies
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100

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About this course

Our course explores the main theoretical assumptions, methods and research areas of the political economy of the Middle East as a discipline. Intellectual and practical skills are developed through core and optional modules which include the study of political economy theory, trade, globalisation and business, the politics of development, economic ties with the EU, US and Asia, and welfare studies.

Key benefits

  • Unique in combining the study of political economy and Middle Eastern studies. The interdisciplinary programme enables you to analyse the political economy of the Middle East from a variety of different perspectives.
  • Provides enhanced skills and qualifications for future employment and research in an increasingly important field. We offer you a research methodology seminar series in addition to courses.
  • Located in the heart of London with its policy, academic and think thank networks as well as a journalistic hub, centre for international finance and a world cultural centre that has close ties with the region.
  • Strong intellectual and methodological foundations for further research. Research skills for archival research as well as qualitative and quantitative research methodologies for the social sciences.
  • Communication skills: presenting and disseminating research in written and oral forms, to classmates, tutors, and the wider academic community. Vibrant research community, designated as a Centre of Excellence in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Studies.

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Eligibility Criteria

Minimum UK undergraduate honours degree with 2:1 classification (or overseas equivalent) in such a relevant subject as economics, political economy, economic history, history, politics, international relations or languages.

English language requirement:

  • IELTS: 7.0
  • TOEFL-IBT: 100

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Course Modules

Required Modules

  • Political Economy of the Middle East: Theories and Practice
  • Dissertation

Optional Modules

We offer a range of optional modules which usually reflect the specific current research of current members of our academic team. This is in keeping with King’s reputation as a research university and also ensures that our degree programmes are relevant. Therefore, not all module options will be available every year and may change, subject to staff availability. New modules may also be added. There are a wide variety of optional modules on offer each year from Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, an indicative list includes:

  • States, Markets and People in the Contemporary Middle East
  • Globalisation And Business In The Middle East
  • The European Union & The Middle East
  • The US & The Middle East: Intervention And Mediation Since 1945

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How to Apply

Application procedure

Students may be invited to attend an interview, either in person or by phone if overseas. We aim to process all applications within four to six weeks, although this may take longer during busy periods.

Personal statement and supporting information

In your application you should outline a likely dissertation topic and try to provide a breakdown of the courses/modules studied at undergraduate level. In your personal statement you should explain fully your motivation for applying to the MA Political Economy of the Middle East at King's, and how you believe it will contribute to your own intellectual and professional development.

Application closing date

The deadline for applications is 02 September for 2016 entry. Note that funding deadlines may be earlier. Applications will be considered subject to availability of places, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. International applications must be received by 29 July to allow sufficient time for visa processing.

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