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MAArab and Islamic Studies

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The days are gone when it made sense to study the Arab and Islamic worlds as a distant ‘other’. Arab communities are to be found in Europe as well as in the Arab world, and Islam is a Western religion as well as an Arab one. This programme focuses on today’s globalised and transnational realities, on Islam and Muslims in Europe as well as in the Arab world.

Programme structure

During their first two semesters, students take a foundational course on Theory and Method in Arab and Islamic Studies, two required courses – Globalised and Transnational Islam & Islam and Muslims in the West – and two elective seminars, and one course on Arabic Text Reading.

During their third semester, students take one further elective seminar and begin to prepare for the thesis, which is written in their fourth and final semester.

Career opportunities

All Western organisations working with the Arab world or with Arab or Muslim communities in the West – from travel agencies to security services – need people with expertise in Arab and Islamic studies. Possible employers include both public sector, from local administrations to aid organisations, and private sector, as many Western firms operate in the Arab world. Graduates in Arab and Islamic Studies also choose careers as journalists, scholars, and political experts.

Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Application deadline
Feb 20, 2019 23:59
Europe/Budapest time
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 2, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: Hungary