Course and lecture in London : Government and Politics of the Middle East and Arabic or Persian Language

.: June 21, 2018

The MEP invites you to the course organized by SOAS, School of Oriental and African Studies, Univesity of London named "Government and Politics of the Middle East and Arabic or Persian Language". This event will take place from June 18 9:00am 2018, until July 19 5:00pm 2018.

This course serves as an introduction to the politics of North Africa (Maghreb), the Arab East (Mashriq) including the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula, Israel, Turkey and Iran. It gives - on a country by county basis - an overview of the major political issues and developments in the region since the end of the First World War and addresses key themes in the study of contemporary Middle East politics, including: the role of the military, social and economic development, political Islam, and the recent uprisings (the ’Arab Spring’).

Its aim is to develop the students’ understanding of the major trends in the Middle East politics and their skills of political analysis through critical reading, lectures, presentations and informed discussion. The course is normally offered in conjunction with Beginners Arabic (Level 1 or 2).

Tuition fee:
- £2,700 (both courses) £1,400 (one course) A limited number of partial tuition fee waivers (two per course) of up to 50% off the fee are available to SOAS’s current students on a first come, first serve basis (please enquire). 15% discount off the fee for SOAS alumni.

In order to join our Summer School, you will need to meet the following entry requirements:
- A university student or a graduate at the time of attending the summer school, and 18+ years of age.
- Professional experience can be acknowledged as equivalent to a university qualification.
- A minimum English language requirement if English is not your first language:
- IELTS, 6.5 overall or higher, with at least 6 in all sub scores.
- TOEFL Paper based test we require a minimum of 583 with minimum 53 in all skills and for TOEFL Internet Based Test we require a minimum of 93 with minimum 20 in all skills.
- Pearson Test of English a score of 59-64
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Grade B

SOAS University of London Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0XG, United Kingdom, Underground Piccadilly (Russel Square Station).

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