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Middle Eastern Studies Research MPhil/PhD

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Overview

  • Research income: Middle East & Mediterranean Studies recently received a grant for £10,000 on Radical Islam in Europe. £45,000 for the Uses of Foreign Aid in the Middle East.

  • Current number of academic staff: 9.

  • Current number of research students: 60.

  • Recent publications:

    • Memory and Conflict in Lebanon: Remembering and Forgetting the Past - Dr Craig Larkin

    • Lebanon: After the Cedar Revolution - Professor Michael Kerr (co-edited with Dr Are Knudsen - Christen Michelson Institute)

    • Inglorious Disarray: Europe, Israel and the Palestinians since 1967 - Professor Rory Miller;

    • Investing in the Middle East: The Political Economy of European Direct Investment in Egypt - Dr Ashraf Mishrif;

    • Britain, Palestine and Empire: The Mandate Years - new edited volume by Professor Rory Miller.

  • Current research projects:

    • Europe and the Arab-Israeli Conflict.

    • Europe and the Middle East: Trade, Society & Peace.

    • Turkey, Israel and the United States.

    • Islamic Radicalism in Europe.

    • Anti-Zionism in the Modern World.

    • Arab-Israeli Conflict.


Key information

Duration 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.

Study mode Full-time,Part-time

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

Department Institute of Middle Eastern Studies

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Entry requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Minimum requirements:

  • A Master's degree at Distinction or Merit level  (or international equivalent) in a subject appropriate to the course is usually required.


In exceptional circumstances, applicants with a Bachelor's degree with 1st class or 2:1 honours (or international  equivalent) and extensive relevant experience may be considered for entry. 

If applicants do not already hold a Master's level degree, we recommend taking one of our MA programmes before undertaking research work.

Application procedure

You are encouraged to contact us before applying to discuss your proposed research project, though interviews are not compulsory. Decisions on acceptance into our research programme will be made on the basis of references and submitted research proposal. Admission will initially be for the MPhil but we expect students to transfer to the PhD after an appropriate period, usually one year, by agreement with their supervisor and the Departmental Postgraduate and Research Committee.

Personal statement and supporting information

No information required.

Course intake

2-4.

Application closing date

The deadlines for applications are detailed below for 2017/18 entry. Prior to these dates all applications will be given equal consideration and considered on their individual merits. After these dates applications will be considered subject to the availability of places, thus we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Please note that funding deadlines may be earlier.

  • January 2017 entry – Application deadline: closed to Overseas students and 3rd December 2016 for Home/EU students
  • April 2017 entry – Application deadline: 19th February 2017 for Overseas, Home/ EU students
  • Sept 2017 entry -  Application deadline: 20th July 2017 for Overseas students and 3rd September 2017 for Home/ EU students
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Course detail

Description

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.

Course study environment

Graduate students in Middle East & Mediterranean Studies work closely with their supervisors, who encourage the submission of thesis chapters on a regular basis.

Postgraduate training

We offer a research seminar series, and students can attend MA lectures, subject to agreement of the relevant teacher.

Head of group/division

Professor Michael Kerr

Contact for information

Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA) tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 2736 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200 casa_pgr@kcl.ac.uk

Contact email

mems@kcl.ac.uk

Course website

www.kcl.ac.uk/mems
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Career prospects

Career destinations

Our students have gone into teaching, journalism, or the financial sector, diplomatic service and NGOs.
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Fees and funding

UK/EU Tuition Fees 2017/18

Fees for UK/EU research students are linked to rates set by the Research Councils UK and for 2016/17 were on average £4,600 for full time fees and £2,300 for part time fees. The rates for students starting their research programmes in the 17/18 academic year will be set by the end of January 2017.

Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee.

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

International Tuition Fees 2017/18

Full time tuition fees:  £17,850 p.a.               

Part time tuition fees: £8,925 p.a.

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

 

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