Middle East Studies MA (joint degree) 2023 entry
Whilst St Andrews does not offer Middle East Studies as a single Honours degree, you can take Middle East Studies in combination with a wide variety of other subjects as part of a joint Honours degree. Middle East Studies provides training in the history of the Middle East, extending across 1500 years from the rise of Islam to the modern Middle East.
Taken with another subject, Middle East Studies offer a good opportunity for historical and comparative analysis between different literatures, cultures, history and politics.
"I chose Middle East Studies because I love learning about the history and causes that affect current events there today — it also pairs well with my other focus (International Relations). Since so many international students are drawn to St Andrews, the diversity of perspective is valuable to any class discussion."
Anna (Philadelphia, USA)
Joint Honours degrees
You can take Middle East Studies as part of a joint Honours degree. In taking a joint degree, you are required to take core modules in all of your subjects.
It is also possible to take a degree in Modern Languages which combines Middle East Studies with both Arabic and Persian.
Joint degrees taken with Arabic, German, Russian, Spanish are also available 'With Integrated Year Abroad'.