The Master's Programme in Middle Eastern Studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides in-depth knowledge of the Middle Eastern and North African societies, as well as area studies as an academic discipline.
The program has two study paths; Arabic and Area studies.
Study path 1 (Arabic) is aimed at students who have already studied Arabic and provides in-depth training in the Arabic language by developing the student's ability to use Arabic source material in scientific analysis.
Study path 2 (Area studies) is aimed at students who have not studied Arabic or want to focus on regional studies and provides advanced studies in Middle Eastern and North African societies.
The program's common courses deals with both Area studies in general and the Middle East and North Africa specifically, as well as scientific methodology and academic writing. The program also offers students the opportunity to select a number of courses in other subjects. Within the framework of the elective courses, the student can choose to do an internship, field studies and study abroad at a university in the Middle East and North Africa region.
The program prepares students for work within the private sector, the government, international organisations, research and development, as well as media and journalism, which requires in-depth knowledge of the Middle East and North Africa and/or good knowledge of the Arabic language. The program also provides eligibility for studies at graduate level.