Our research programme offers a unique and exciting environment for the in-depth study of the varied aspects of the Mediterranean and Middle East. The programme has attracted students from all over the Middle East and Mediterranean (including Egypt, Israel, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iraq, Bahrain and Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates), as well as Europe, Japan, Canada and the United States. Students are carrying out research in areas as diverse as the Middle East Peace process, the history of Zionism, Greek-Turkish foreign relations, Euro-Arab and Euro-Mediterranean political and economic relations; Israel's foreign and domestic policy; and the foreign policy of the Arab world; Social change in Kuwaiti Society, UAE National Security Policy.
Graduate students in Middle East & Mediterranean Studies work closely with their supervisors, who encourage the submission of thesis chapters on a regular basis.
We offer a research seminar series, and students can attend MA lectures, subject to agreement of the relevant teacher.
Head of group/division
Professor Rory Miller
King's College London
Expected to be: PhD three years FT, four-six years PT; MPhil two years FT, three years PT, September to September, January to January or April to April.
Our students have gone into teaching, journalism, or the financial sector, diplomatic service and NGOs.
Year of entry 2013