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Political Economy of the Middle East MA

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Overview

Our Political Economy of the Middle East MA explores the main theoretical assumptions, methods and research areas of this discipline. You will develop intellectual and practical skills through required and optional modules, and you will have the opportunity to pursue your own academic interests.


Key benefits

  • Unique in combining the study of political economy and Middle Eastern studies.
  • Enables you to analyse the political economy of the Middle East from a variety of different perspectives.
  • Provides a strong intellectual and methodological foundation for further research.
  • Develop your communication skills by presenting and disseminating research in written and oral forms, to classmates, tutors, and the wider academic community.
  • Vibrant research community, designated as a Centre of Excellence in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Studies.

Key information

Application status Open

Duration 1 year FT / 2 years PT, September to September

Study mode Full-time, Part-time

Credit value UK 180 / ECTS 90

Course intake Not set number

Course leaders Dr Mayssoun Sukarieh, Dr Hannes Baumann

Course contact for further information

Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office
tel: +44 (0)20 7848 7000
fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200

 

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions enquiry form

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 & how to apply


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

General entry advice

Minimum UK undergraduate honours degree with 2:1 classification (or overseas equivalent) in such a relevant subject as economics, political economy, economic history, history, politics, international relations or languages.

Application procedure

Students may be invited to attend an interview, either in person or by phone if overseas. We aim to process all applications within four to six weeks, although this may take longer during busy periods.

Personal statement and supporting information

In your application you should outline a likely dissertation topic and try to provide a breakdown of the courses/modules studied at undergraduate level. In your personal statement you should explain fully your motivation for applying to the MA Political Economy of the Middle East at King's, and how you believe it will contribute to your own intellectual and professional development.

Application closing date

The deadline for applications for September 2017 entry is 31st March 2017. After this date, programmes will remain open if places are available, and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 30th July 2017 or from UK/ EU nationals after 3rd September 2017.

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Course detail

Description

Our MA programme Political Economy of the Middle East attracts a diverse mix of students from around the world who value the academic, social, economic and cultural appeal of one of Europe's most dynamic cities. Our staff are experienced, research-active and passionate about their subject. We are able to draw on the expertise of academics from several leading departments, including European & International Studies[JD1] . We have designed this course to provide you with an understanding of the political systems and regimes of the region and their approaches to economic development, as well as equipping you with the tools required for higher-level study.

Our programme offers you an in-depth analysis of major scholarly debates in the political economy of the region through the required module Political Economy of the Middle East: Theory and Practice. It also allows you to pursue your own developing interests by choosing from a wide range of specialist modules. This programme is ideal for graduates with a degree in international relations, economics, politics, international political economy and Middle Eastern studies. We also welcome recent graduates from other disciplines in the humanities, the social sciences and law, as well as those from a professional background.


 [JD1]Is this a department?

Our MA programme Political Economy of the Middle East attracts a diverse mix of students from around the world who value the academic, social, economic and cultural appeal of one of Europe's most dynamic cities. Our staff are experienced, research-active and passionate about their subject. We are able to draw on the expertise of academics from several leading departments, including European & International Studies[JD1] . We have designed this course to provide you with an understanding of the political systems and regimes of the region and their approaches to economic development, as well as equipping you with the tools required for higher-level study.

Our programme offers you an in-depth analysis of major scholarly debates in the political economy of the region through the required module Political Economy of the Middle East: Theory and Practice. It also allows you to pursue your own developing interests by choosing from a wide range of specialist modules. This programme is ideal for graduates with a degree in international relations, economics, politics, international political economy and Middle Eastern studies. We also welcome recent graduates from other disciplines in the humanities, the social sciences and law, as well as those from a professional background.

Further literature:

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/enquiry-form.aspx


 [JD1]Is this a department?

Course purpose

Our programme is ideally suited for anyone with a degree in international relations, economics, politics, international political economy and Middle Eastern studies. We also welcome recent graduates from other disciplines in the humanities, the social sciences and law, as well as those from a professional background.

Further literature

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/enquiry-form.aspx

Course format and assessment

We assess Political Economy of the Middle East: Theory and Practice through essay and class participation. We assess our optional taught modules through essays and, at the discretion of the module convener, through class participation. Your dissertation will be a 15,000-word thesis on a topic of your choosing.

Structure

  • Required Modules

    Political Economy of the Middle East: Theories and Practice

    Dissertation

    Optional Modules

    We offer a range of optional modules which usually reflect the specific current research of current members of our academic team. This is in keeping with King’s reputation as a research university and also ensures that our degree programmes are relevant. Therefore, not all module options will be available every year and may change, subject to staff availability. New modules may also be added. There are a wide variety of optional modules on offer each year from Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, an indicative list includes:

    States, Markets and People in the Contemporary Middle East

    Globalisation And Business In The Middle East
    The European Union & The Middle East
    The US & The Middle East: Intervention And Mediation Since 1945
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Career prospects

We expect students to go on to research in the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies or another department; others may go into teaching, journalism or the financial sector, diplomatic service and NGOs.

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Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

£10,950 p.a. (2017/18)*

Full time tuition fees - Overseas

£19,650 p.a. (2017/18)*

Part time tuition fees - Home/EU

£5,475 p.a. (2017/18)*

Part time tuition Fees - Overseas

£9,825 p.a. (2017/18)*

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

Please note: 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. 

Deposit                                                   

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK/EU deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2017, payment is due by 30th April 2017.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April 2017 and 30th June 2017, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July 2017 and 31st July 2017, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2017, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.

 Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

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