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Are you interested in the contemporary historical and political conditions in the Middle East?

The MA in Middle East Studies gives you a historical overview of the region as well a detailed insight into the issues that has affected -and is affecting - the modern Middle East

These and other aspects will this master cover. 

Affect your professional profile while studying

A master in Middle East Studies has its starting point in the historical and political perspective and has an interdisciplinary approach throughout the entire education

During the third semester, you will be able to choose between studying abroad in the Middle East, taking elective courses here at SDU or an internship at an organization or company in the Middle East or somewhere that has connections to the Middle East. This is a very good opportunity where you can test your professional skill set and the type of company or organization you would like to work in when you graduate. This will furthermore be a great opportunity for you to influence your existing skill set with new practical experiences that you learn either at a new university, company, or organization.

Your learning outcome 

When studying a master in Middle East Studies you will obtain a broad and solid knowledge of the modern Middle East in relation to modern history, culture, and social conditions. You will be able to develop and respond to academic issues in relation to the Middle East in an independent and scientific manner. Throughout a theoretical and methodological basis in modern history and in social and cultural analysis you will achieve a deep theoretical and practical understanding of the region, that will qualify you to work in both the private and the public sector related to the Middle East. 


That is why you should study...

  • Affect your master degree and either study og work abroad, this enhances your theoretical and practical experiences to work in the Middle East.  
  • You will be able to carry out project and communication assignments relating to the Middle East on a scientific basis and to present these to relevant working partners. 
  • You will be able to make concrete contributions to work involving information, planning or development for organizations, institutions and business concerns working with the Middle East.