PhD Programs in Middle East Studies

A Doctor of Philosophy is a research-based degree option. This is the highest level of degree available and requires students to work closely with academic advisors. What is a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies? A program in Middle Eastern studies at the doctorate level allows students to tailor studies to their specific interests. Students can usually choose to focus on a specific area of study, such… Read more

A Doctor of Philosophy is a research-based degree option. This is the highest level of degree available and requires students to work closely with academic advisors.

What is a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies? A program in Middle Eastern studies at the doctorate level allows students to tailor studies to their specific interests. Students can usually choose to focus on a specific area of study, such as literature, history, politics and culture. Religion is a commonly studied area, along with gender studies. Students typically work closely with advisors to complete a dissertation in their chosen subject. Students may also take courses designed to help them through the program, such as research methods or basic Middle Eastern history. Programs may vary in length as a student doesn’t complete a program until completing the dissertation.

Completing a program allows a student to work as an expert in Middle Eastern related areas. Students learn skills in leadership, research and management that can help them in future careers, along with knowledge in their chosen areas that can guide their career choices.

The costs of a PhD program vary. This is due to how programs are structured. Students should check with their school’s financial department for cost estimates.

Upon completing a PhD, students may enter into research programs or continue working in academics. Students may also work in the private sector for companies that are looking to have better relations with Middle Eastern counterparts or to expand to those areas and need advisors to help. Students may also work for companies in Middle Eastern divisions. Government agencies and nonprofits also offer some career opportunities within international divisions and departments.

If you want to focus in-depth on Middle Eastern Studies, then consider a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

All students register in year 1 of the programme as MPhil students. The upgrade from MPhil to PhD takes place at the end of the first academic session for full-time students ( ... +

All students register in year 1 of the programme as MPhil students. The upgrade from MPhil to PhD takes place at the end of the first academic session for full-time students (or at the end of the second academic session for part-time students). All new MPhil/PhD students are provided with a supervisory committee of three members, comprising a main or primary supervisor, and a second and third supervisor. The split in time commitment across the supervisory committee is 60:25:15. In the first year, students are expected to meet their main supervisor on a bi-weekly basis for a period of at least one hour. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus