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Explore the main theoretical assumptions, methods and research areas of the Political Economy of the Middle East as a discipline. Intellectual and practical skills are developed through core and optional modules which include the study of political economy theory, trade, globalization and business, the politics of development, economic ties with the EU, US and Asia, and welfare studies.
The MA programme is unique in combining the study of political economy and Middle Eastern studies. The interdisciplinary programme enables students to analyse the political economy of the Middle East from a variety of different perspectives.
Provides enhanced skills and qualifications for future employment and research in an increasingly important field. We offer to MA students a research methodology seminar series in addition to courses.
Located in the heart of London and its policy, academic and think thank networks as well as being a journalistic hub, centre for international finance as well as being a world cultural centre that has close ties with the region.
Strong intellectual and methodological foundations for further research. Research skills for archival research as well as qualitative and quantitative research methodologies for the social sciences.
Communication skills: 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.
Application status Open
Duration One year FT, two 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 7429 fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200
Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0)20 7848 7429 fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200
Course contact email firstname.lastname@example.org
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
Department Institute of Middle Eastern Studies
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 a relevant subject, such as economics, political economy, economic history, history, politics, international relations or languages.
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.
In their application students should outline a likely dissertation topic, and try to provide a breakdown of the courses/modules studied at undergraduate level. In the personal statement applicants should explain fully their motivation for applying to the MA in Political Economy of the Middle East here at King's, and how they believe it will contribute to their own intellectual and professional development.
The deadline for applications is 01 April 2016 for 2016 entry. Prior to this date all applications will be given equal consideration and considered on their individual merits. After this date 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.
The MA in Political Economy of the Middle East attracts a cosmopolitan mix of students from around the world who value the academic, social, economic and cultural appeal of one of Europe's most dynamic cities. The MA is taught by experienced research-active staff with a passion for knowledge and critical thought, and may be able to draw upon the expertise of academics from several leading departments such as European & International Studies. It is designed to provide students with an understanding of the political systems and regimes and their approaches to economic development, as well as equipping them with the relevant intellectual tools for postgraduate studies in the political economy, politics and economics of the Middle East and North Africa region.
The programme offers an in-depth analysis of major scholarly debates in the political economy of the region through a range of interdisciplinary approaches on the core module (political economy of the Middle East, theory and practice) and then chooses from a wide range of specialist modules covering specific regions or issues relating to the politics and economics of the Middle East (political economy, economic relations, trade policies, globalization and business, politics of development, and welfare).
The programme is ideally suited to 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.
120 credits from taught modules assessed by essay; 60 credits from individual dissertation supervised by staff member.
Political Economy of the Middle East: Theories and Practice
Indicative non-core content
Globalization and business in the Middle East
Foreign trade in the Middle East
The politics of business in contemporary Middle East
European Union and the Middle East: economics, politics and peace
US police in the Middle EastTurkey and the Middle East
Political Economy of the Welfare State
Critical Political Economy
The political economy of China and East Asia
State Builders, Revolutionaries and Reactionaries: Makers of the Contemporary Middle East.
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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