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Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Specializing Master in Middle Eastern Studies
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Specializing Master in Middle Eastern Studies

Milan, Italy

1 Years


Full time

31 Oct 2024

Jan 2025

EUR 7,500 / per year



This Master's program in Middle Eastern Studies is specifically tailored for graduates of various disciplines and backgrounds, who are interested in obtaining a better knowledge of the Middle East region, considering its social-historical complexity and cultural plurality.

The program aims to offer solid historical, political, and institutional perspectives of the current domestic, regional, and international dynamics affecting the stability of the region, as well as a critical outlook on current debates over the Middle East. Its distinguished international Faculty is composed of renowned professors from the Middle East, Europe, and the United States, who have matured a long experience as field researchers or in situ professionals.

Students are guided across this diverse and fascinating region, which, for decades, has been at the center of the geostrategic interest of the international system.
The program mainly focuses on the contemporary period, through a multi-disciplinary approach ranging over international relations, geopolitics, conflicts, and security, economy, and energy. Nonetheless, specific sections are devoted to the analysis of the historical and religious foundations of the modern Middle East, from the birth of Islam to the evolution of Islamic thought, law, and economy. A dedicated course will offer a linguistic analysis of the political and juridical terminology and a glossary in Arabic.

MIMES analyses in detail infra-regions and inter-regions peculiarities and relations, from Maghreb to Central-Southern Asia, encouraging a comparative and holistic area studies approach.


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