Call for applications: Master of Arts in Middle East Studies

The Faculty of Law and Political Science is now accepting applications for MA in Middle East Studies. The program is only available to Non-Iranian candidates. The Master of Arts in Middle East Studies is an internationally recognized degree from the University of Tehran. It is an intensive two-year program consisting of rigorous course-work and research, while the modules will be conducted in English. Also, students are supposed to write their dissertations in English. Nevertheless, students could learn the Persian language, Iranian literature and history at the International Center for Persian Studies. (
The 15 modules two-year MA degree is divided into 8 core (16 credits) and 6 optional (12 credits) modules, together with a dissertation. Furthermore, you have to submit a dissertation of 4 credits of not more than 45000 words. Most of the modules are delivered during the first two terms and you will spend the remaining time writing your dissertation.

Application Requirements:

A filled out application form
This program is only offered to non-Iranian candidates under the age of 45.
A detailed letter of motivation (no longer than 1000 words)
Scanned copy of passport
Scanned copy of previous academic certificate(s)
Scanned copy of academic transcripts
Two letters of recommendation from previous lecturers attesting to the applicant's qualifications (the letters must be sent directly to the program director by email)
A curriculum vitae, including detailed information about previous educations as well as academic publications or work experience (if any)
Students for whom English is not their first language must have at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent in English
A recent colour photo (scanned and small-sized)
Any additional supporting material that you may prefer to include in your application

Deadline: Open until filled
Program Start Date: Late September

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