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International Relations (Middle East) MA Durham University

UK

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Course info

Summary

Course Summary

This course provides you with the systematic knowledge and intellectual tools to critically review developments in the theory and practice of international relations. It enables you to evaluate in a sophisticated and critical fashion concepts, theories and paradigms within the broad field of international relations, drawing lessons from empirical studies involving both quantitative and qualitative investigations.

You will develop your ability to deploy research strategies and methods in an appropriately advanced fashion to critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship. Each study route aims to provide advanced knowledge and understanding of the dynamics, including cultural and local political and ideological factors, which shape the contemporary international relations of the area. The course also provides an opportunity for studying international relations and in comparative and historical perspective taking account of regional specific political and economic factors.

Course Learning and Teaching

At the beginning of the academic year, you will go through five-day induction events in which they are informed about University, the School, the MA/MSc courses and the facilities available for learning.

The 180 credits one-year MA degree is divided into four core and two optional modules of 15 credits each. Furthermore, you will have to submit a dissertation of 75 credits of not more than 15,000 words. Most of the modules are delivered during the first two terms and you will spend the remaining time writing your dissertation.All modules have written exercise for formative assessments. Upon getting feedback on these assignments, you can meet your lecturers to discuss marks before then eventually completing a summative assessment. Typically summative assessments are 3000 word essays but some modules may be assessed by examination. You can also meet your module coordinators during weekly contact hours or by making an appointment. When you are working on your dissertations during the later half of the year, you can meet your assigned supervisors for a minimum of 6 hours. You also have access to the academic advisors whenever there is a need.

Career Opportunities

Our students go on to a wide range of successful careers including civil service and other government agencies, UN/INGOs/CSOs, journalism, media, teaching, law, banking and finance, diplomatic services and risk analysis.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study International Relations (Middle East) MA.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

£22,260.00 (23,02,134) per year

Fees are subject to review and change in-line with inflation.

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

04-Oct-21

Venue

Durham University

The Palatine Centre,

Stockton Road,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3LE, England

Entry requirement for international students

Students need to have a UK 2.1 Bachelor degree, or equivalent. The degree should be in the field of social sciences, but we will actively consider significant relevant experience in lieu of this requirement. Students need to have: IELTS: IELTS: 6.5 (no component under 6.0); TOEFL iBT (internet based test) and TOEFL iBT Home Edition: 92 (no component under 23).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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