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Postgraduate taught programmes

Postgraduate Taught Programmes

The Department of Middle Eastern Studies offers the following MA programmes:

Full details of each of these programmes can be found by following the above links to the online prospectus.

Tailoring your programme

As a student on one of our MA programmes, you will complete one whole-year core module, specific to your chosen programme, and a dissertation on a topic of your choice. You will be able to tailor the remainder of your programme to your own interests by selecting option modules from a wide variety of courses available. For further details, see the Modules page on our Department website.

Entry requirements and deadlines

Entry requirements vary from course to course; to find out more you should consult the individual prospectus pages linked above.

Our MA courses all require a previous undergraduate degree in a relevant humanities or social sciences discipline. Prospective students seeking to transfer from other disciplines are very welcome to consult with relevant staff members, to discuss whether or not their background is suitable.

Please note, there is an initial deadline for applications on 31st March. However, applications will continue to be considered after that time as long as spaces remain available. Unless stated otherwise here, you can assume that all three of our taught MA programmes are still open to new applicants. You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible, in order to ensure that it can be considered.

On all of our taught MA programmes, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 30th July or from UK/ EU nationals after 3rd September.

Funding opportunities

There are a number of funding options available for prospective postgraduate students in the Department, details of which can be found on our postgraduate funding pages. Please note that some of these schemes may have earlier deadlines than the application deadlines for the programmes themselves. You are encouraged to consult these pages well in advance of your intended start date to give yourself the maximum possibility of finding financial support for your studies.

Sciences Po – King’s Graduate Programme in International Affairs

Since 2016, King’s College London and Sciences Po have operated a unique collaborative Masters programme, the Sciences Po – King’s Graduate Programme in International Affairs. This is a two-year programme, with students spending a year in Paris completing one of seven Masters degrees offered by the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po (PSIA), before moving to London to complete one of over 30 Masters degrees offered by one of a number of schools and departments at King’s. All three of our MA programmes in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies are available to be taken as part of this joint programme. The Sciences Po – King’s Graduate Programme in International Affairs is aimed at students planning careers in diplomacy, international organisations and other areas of social and public policy at the national, European and global level. More details of the programme can be found on the Sciences Po website here. If you are interested in one of our MA degrees but would like to take it as part of this joint programme with Sciences Po, please consult the details of the admission process on the Sciences Po website.

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