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MA Middle Eastern Studies

Leiden University
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Start dates
Leiden
September 2019  (English)
September 2020  (English)
September 2021  (English)

Program Description

middle eastern studies program

Earn an MA in Middle Eastern Studies at Leiden University

This unique programme covers virtually the entire Middle East, both in time and in geography. It offers five specialisations, each of which can be further tailored to your field of interest.

The MA in Middle Eastern Studies exposes you to research covering the history, literature, languages and politics of the Arab, Persian and Turkish world, with special attention for the field of Islamic law, anthropology, philology and the modern Middle East.

You can specialise in one of five different areas, each of which can be further tailored to your field of interest by opting for a particular disciplinary approach, such as linguistics, anthropology, history, literary studies, or the Modern Middle East; or by choosing a particular geographic region, such as Morocco or Central Asia; or alternatively by concentrating on a particular historical period, such as the Middle Ages or the twentieth century.

The staff's extensive international network will give you opportunities for research abroad at various institutions and universities in the Middle East itself, making the programme even more unique in the Netherlands.

Specialisations

  • Arabic Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Israel Studies
  • Modern Middle East Studies
  • Persian Studies
  • Turkish Studies

Admission requirements

The specifics depend upon the specialization, but in general:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree, or demonstrate to meet the requirements for such a degree, including the general academic skills.
  • Sufficient command of English (IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (internet-based) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) evidenced by an appropriate test.

Degree & diploma

Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies

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Founded in 1575, Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands offering a wide variety of programs. Leiden University is a truly international university, uniting people and knowledge from all corners of the world.  The university is comprised of...


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leiden the Netherlands

Leiden, Netherlands

Leiden, the Netherlands

Life in Leiden is greatly influenced by the relatively large number of students, as most of them both live and study in the historic city of Leiden, which has approxomately 120.000 inhabitants. Leiden University does not have a campus, but the city is it’s campus. You will almost always run into someone you know when you go shopping or when you go out at night. Since Leiden is...


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Leiden University

Rapenburg 70
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands

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