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What will I learn?

Our programs in Middle East Studies offer students the opportunity to gain expertise in the Middle East and develop analytical skills of contemporary politics and business opportunities. The region has an economic growth potential for investments, markets, innovation and skills development. A solid background in the Middle East, provided by the program, opens career opportunities in areas such as Foreign Affairs, policymaking, research institutions, Canadian government ministries, Canadian organizations, international agencies, NGOs, business and investments around the world.

The concentrated program of studies is aimed to provide students with the opportunity to specialize in the Middle East. The program offers the possibility to enroll in a combination of courses related to the Middle East from such disciplines as History, Sociology, Economics, Anthropology, Political Science, Religious studies and Modern Languages. One may choose a Major in Middle East studies (7 courses) or a Minor in History with specialization in the Middle East (4 courses). Students can also opt for specialization in only one of these disciplines: Religious Studies, Modern Languages, History, Social Studies or Politics of the Middle East.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Science

Study options

Full Time (3 years or 4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$36,208.00 (US$ 26,656) per year
CAN $32,330 to CAN $36,208/year

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

Start date

9 January 2023

Venue

Faculty of Social Science

Social Science Centre,

LONDON,

Ontario (ON),

N6A 5C2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must complete the full International Baccalaureate Diploma including each of the following to be considered for admission: Completion of the entire Diploma including the Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay; Passes in a minimum of 6 subjects of which 3 must be at the Higher Level; A minimum grade total of 28 including points awarded for the Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge; No mark less than 4 on any individual course; Prerequisites for your program as specified by Western. Other English Language Requirements accepted: Minimum score required on the TOEFL is 550 on the paper based with a 5 on the TWE, and 83 on the internet-based tests with no score below 20; Pearson Test of English Academic: A minimum overall score of 58 is required with no score less than 56; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): A minimum overall score of 80 is required with no score less than 78; International English Language Testing Service (IELTS): a minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no part less than 6.0; CanTEST: A minimum overall score of 4.0 is required with no part less than 4.0; CAEL: A minimum overall score of 60 is required with no part less than 60.

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Canadian secondary school.

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

IELTS: A minimum overall band score of 6.5 is required with no part less than 6.0; TOEFL: A minimum overall score of 83 on the internet-based test with no section score below 20, and 550 on the paper-based test with a 5 on the TWE; Can TEST: A minimum overall score of 4.0 is required with no part less than 4.0; CAEL: A minimum overall score of 60 is required with no part less than 60; MELAB: A minimum overall score of 80 is required with no score less than 78; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): A minimum overall score of 58 is required with no score less than 56.

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About Western University (Ontario)

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