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Middle Eastern Studies

The interdisciplinary minor Middle Eastern Studies focuses on the cultures and societies of the contemporary Middle East.

While the Middle East and North Africa have been prominent in media and public debate for decades, the region continues to be presented as an enigma in which modernity cannot hold and where mystery and irrational zealotry rule the day. An academic understanding must always find a way around mysteries and enigmata, and in this minor we will therefore address these head-on, dispelling common misunderstandings and oversimplifications.

The interdisciplinary minor Middle Eastern Studies is focussed on the cultures and societies of the contemporary Middle East. The region is approached from both a humanities and a social science point of view and discusses the Middle East in its cultural, social and political complexity.

For more information about the minor programme, see the course cataloque.

Course Catalogue

Download the minor flyer Middle Eastern Studies

Master's programme

Those who have successfully finished the minor in Middle Eastern Studies automatically qualify for admission to the MA programme  Midden-Oostenstudies , (provided that one has a BA degree in the Humanities or the Social Sciences).

Middle Eastern Studies
Mode Full-time
Credits 30 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September