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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.
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
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Political Economy of the Middle East: Theories and Practice
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
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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*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.
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.
Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.
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