The Middle East and wider Mediterranean region has made a momentous and diverse contribution to civilisation. In particular the region's millenarian legacy of universal empires has had a profound impact on the contemporary world.
The Middle East & Mediterranean Studies programme was established in 1994 in order to provide for expert interdisciplinary teaching and research addressing the main intellectual, political, and cultural trends that have flourished in the Mediterranean region since antiquity. The programme draws on the extensive expertise of a number of King's departments and offers teaching and research in contemporary Middle East and Mediterranean history, international relations, comparative politics, security, economics, culture and society.
Since its inception the MA and PhD programmes have been host to a dynamic group of students from North America, Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean/Middle East region. It now stands at the forefront of teaching and research in its field. Our programme has consistently received the top ranking in all research assessment excercises and its academics have established themselves as world leading in their fields. The programme is now home to one of the largest groups of doctoral students dealing with the region in the UK.
INDUCTION & TRAINING
Students on the programme are welcomed at the Middle East and Mediterranean Studies Open Day upon arrival. Throughout the year they receive close supervision and research training from their teachers and academic tutors.
The Middle East & Mediterranean Studies Research Group (MERG) attracts leading experts from around the world who provide cutting edge analysis of major events in the Middle East and Mediterranean for the benefit of our students. The programme is also home to the Centre for the Study of Divided Societies, a recently established interdisciplinary hub tasked with developing research projects in the field and conecting with the policy world through its Conversation with Diplomacy project - a joint collaboration with the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Recent events include lectures from the British Ambassadors to Baghdad and Beirut, and former Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora.
Graduate School and School of Humanities studentships and bursaries, AHRC, self-funding.
Middle East and Mediterranean Studies Programme
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Middle East & Mediterranean Studies Programme
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