SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

The degree offers students an opportunity to study politics in the region through a number of disciplinary approaches, such as political sociology (class, gender, ethnicity and sect), comparative politics (state power, political economy of development, democratic openings and nationalism), and international politics (war, international political economy, regionalism and dependency); at the same time.

Course Modules

Political society in the Middle East; state and transformation in the Middle East; Islam and politics; Islam and political ideologies; state and transformation in the Middle East; political society in the Middle East; political violence; politics of resistance in the Middle East.

Course Additional Entry

The qualification for entry is normally a 1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in politics or international relations, or a related social science discipline; applicants without such a background may be considered for admission depending on their academic training and undergraduate performance.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £17,895  Whole course. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £10,470  Whole course. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £8,948  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £5,235  Academic year. First year home fees