The Master in Middle Eastern Studies
With its ethnic, religious, economic and political diversity, the Middle East is both a culturally rich and an extremely complex region. It is also a strategic region, vulnerable, and full of promises. Recently, the Arab Springs have put the Middle East in the media spotlight. The challenges of transition in the region come at a time of accelerating economic, political and cultural change, both on the national and the global levels.
The Master's programme in Middle Eastern studies allows students to an in-depth understanding of the issues the region is facing, from a historical, cultural and geopolitical perspective. Within this programme, students will study social mobilizations and democratisation processes in the Middle East, the stability in Maghreb and Mashreq countries and the rising of the areas as major player in the field of the arts and heritage. This Master also analyses the influence of new players on the regional stage, including Turkey and the Gulf states, and addresses the economics of oil revenues.
This programme is designed for students who want to specialise in issues related to the Middle East through an open and interdisciplinary approach.
DURATION OF STUDIES
2 years (4 semesters)
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
Passive knowledge of English is
Bachelor or equivalent degree.
Admission based on application file.
4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Required courses in the core curriculum
History of the Contemporary Middle East
Geopolitics and Middle Eastern political regimes
Orient, orientalism(s) and the West
Globalization and cultural issues in Middle East
Concentration in one or more areas of the core
Internship or dissertation
LEVEL OF FRENCH REQUIRED BY UNIGE
Eliminatory basic language test for
non-Francophones, with the exception of the
Master's students are allowed to go on exchange for
one semester maximum. Students may go on
exchange as early as their third semester but may
earn no more than 30 credits at another university.
The dissertation cannot be substituted.
Students from diverse academic backgrounds will
benefit from an in-depth understanding of the issues
surrounding the Middle East, and such knowledge is
essential for anyone going on to a career in diplomacy;
NGOs and international organisations; the media;
companies with economic ties in the region; cultural
heritage and the arts.
500 CHF / semester
Registration period for the academic period 2020-2021 : from January 2 to February 28, 2020.