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Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asian Security Studies (MLitt)

University of St Andrews

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  • Qualification

    MLitt - Master of Letters

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MLitt in Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asian Security Studies (MECCASS) provides students with an in-depth familiarity with the political and security dynamics of the geographic area of the Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asia.

Course information

The MLitt in Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asian Security Studies is a one-year multidisciplinary degree run by the School of International Relations which offers an advanced grounding in the security of three fascinating and turbulent regions: the Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asia. It explores the security, politics, economics, history and culture of these strategically significant areas.

Highlights

The course is designed as a prelude to professional work in diplomacy, government, NGOs, or international business or as a preparation for PhD study.

In most years, the MECCASS teaching staff conduct a study trip for students to either Central Asia or the Middle East, offering unique insights (these trips depend on staff availability and conditions on ground, and cannot, therefore be guaranteed to be available every year; they are funded by participating students).

The course offers an opportunity for language study in Arabic, Persian or Russian.

Teaching is deeply informed with real-world experience as the programme regularly brings in practitioners and outside experts.

Careers

If students choose not to complete the dissertation requirement for the MLitt, there is an exit award available that allows suitably qualified candidates to receive a Postgraduate Diploma. By choosing an exit award, you will finish your degree at the end of the second semester of study and receive a PGDip instead of an MLitt.

Recent graduates from the MLitt in Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asian Security Studies have gone on to work for:

  • a leading European think tank on Caucasus and Central Asia in Brussels
  • OSCE in Kazakhstan, the world's largest regional intergovernmental security organisation
  • leading political risk consultancies
  • various think tanks in Washington, DC
  • local NGOs in Central Asia.

Application deadline

30 April 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 23,090per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of St Andrews

  • University League Table

    3rd

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

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