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Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, Arabic - Master’s (120 credits) thesis

Within this course the student will write a degree project. The course will give the student in-depth knowledge on academic research and will develop the students ability to do, in an independent and critical way, a scientific study.

Information for admitted students Spring 2021

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Information from the department - courses

The following information is for students admitted to a course at the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies at Stockholm University. We are happy that you want to study with us!

Email to admitted students

If you have been admitted to a course or programme at our department you will recieve an email with information about your studies with us during the next semester.


When you have a university account, you must register online in Ladok. When you register you claim your place in the course and have the right to participate in lectures and examinations.

Ladok for students

Web registration is open from 28 december 2020. Registration closes one week after the course starts.
In the email from the department you will find information about the registration period for your course. It is important that you registrer before the last date that is listed in the email.

If you are conditionally admitted, you must be able to show that you are eligible for admission no later than course start to claim your place in the course.

Learning platform

Once you register, you get access to the course page on Athena, where you can find important information and course materials.

In Athena you can:

  • See course plans and reading instructions
  • Receive messages from teachers and the department
  • Submit your exams and assignments
  • Find schedules
  • Find uploaded articles and course materials

In TimeEdit you can find your schedule by searching for course name or course code. You can subscribe to your schedule to get it directly in your mobile calendar.

Teaching and education spring semester 2021

All teaching and examinations at the department will be web-based during spring semester 2021 because of the Coronavirus.

The decision is subject to change based on directives from the government, or the University and faculty boards.

More information can be found at the department's website:

Continued web-based education during spring semester 2021

More information about your studies at the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies:

Student office at The Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies

At the Student Office you can register for courses (in cases where you can't register online) and obtain help with other administrative matters concerning your studies.

Please note that the Student office is temporarily closed for visits because of Covid-19. You are welcome to contact us by phone or email.


Phone: +46 (08) 16 10 35

Phone hours:
Mondays and thursdays: 10-12
Wednesdays: 13-15

Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

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The course leads, together with 90 ECTS within the program, to a master's degree in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures.

  • Course structure

    Within this course the student will write a degree project.

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures and seminars, as well as individual supervision.

    The language of instruction is English. For more detailed information, please refer to the course description. The course description will be made available at least one month before the course starts.

    Course planning and resources

    The course syllabus and resources for Spring 2021 can be found in the learning platform Athena.


    The course is examined on the basis of a written degree project, public presentation of the written degree project and discussion and examination of another student's degree project.



    Examiner: Elie Wardini

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Literature related to the degree project  will be selected in consultation with the supervisor.

  • Contact

    Do you have questions about the courses in Middle Eastern and North Africa's Languages and Cultures?

    Student Councelor:

    Director of Studies:
    Martin Säfström
    Room 104, Kräftriket 4B
    Phone: 08-16 29 43