Master’s degree in Modern Middle Eastern Studies per year
In recent decades the Middle East has undergone far-reaching changes. Events such as the Islamic Revolution in Iran (1978 – 1979), the Iran-Iraq Wars (1980 – 1988), the First Gulf War (1991) and the Second Gulf War (2003), the “Arab Spring” (since 2010), and the rise of fundamentalist Islamic movements (al-Qaeda, ISIS), changed the face of the region beyond recognition.
We invite you to explore and understand, where did the Middle East come from and how did we get this far?
The program will focus primarily on coups, the tension between Islam and secularism, the understanding of heterogeneous and sectarian groups in the region, the tension between the Shiites and the Sunnis, and between the military and politics. The courses offered in the program will deal with a variety of Middle Eastern topics from a political, Arab and international perspective.
Studies will be concentrated on one day a week, the degree can be completed in one year (in three consecutive semesters subject to the required completions).
The department secretariat provides close administrative support and a warm personal attitude to any question or problem that arises during the studies. The degree opens doors for integration into the private or public labor market.