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Eberhard Karls University Tubingen


Comparative + Middle East Politics and Society

Subjects: Comparative + Middle East Politics and Society,Middle East Politics,Society

M.A. | Master of Arts

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
💶  Application Fee non-EU
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💶  Cost per Semester
166 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
1,500 EUR
⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

The M.A. in Comparative & Middle East Politics and Society (CMEPS) is a two-year joint master’s program offered by the University of Tübingen and the American University in Cairo (AUC). This program equips students with a deep understanding of political and societal developments in the Middle East, along with analytical tools to navigate the region's complex dynamics and challenges. The program focuses on the relationship between societies and states in the MENA region, exploring the dynamics of social and political transformation. Key subjects include Comparative Politics of the Middle East, development politics, international cooperation, regime change, and democratization. Students can also select from a variety of elective modules, such as International Political Economy, Peace and Conflict Resolution, or topics related to the culture and civil societies of the Middle East. Depending on their initial degree, students will take courses in either Political Science methods or basic Arabic during their first year. By the end of their studies, CMEPS students will have a unique profile that combines advanced knowledge of Comparative Politics with a strong specialization in the politics, society, cultures, and language of the Arab Middle East. To bridge theory and practice, the program includes study trips to international organizations, development agencies, and significant political and

Program Information

Study Location Tübingen
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester 1,500 EUR
Cost per Semester 166 EUR
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The CMEPS program is taught and assessed in English. Applicants need to provide evidence of their proficiency in English (see admission requirements above). CMEPS students at Tübingen will also take courses in basic Arabic in their first year and have the possibility to take further Arabic courses during their semester at AUC.

Qualification Requirements

You are eligible to study in the CMEPS program if you hold a B.A. degree or equivalent - in Political Science, International Relations or a related social science, or - in Middle East Studies, Islamic Studies, or a related discipline. You also need to provide evidence of your proficiency in English, e.g. through TOEFL (scores: at least 90), IELTS (at least 6.5), a similar certificate, or through having graduated from an English-language university. The application deadline is on 15th May of each year; studies begin in fall term.

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Acceptance local admission restrictions Restricted
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