Project CMEPS – Joint M.A. Program CMEPS ("Comparative & Middle East Politics and Society")

Basic data

Acronym:
CMEPS
Title:
Joint M.A. Program CMEPS ("Comparative & Middle East Politics and Society")
Duration:
01/10/2012 to 30/09/2016
Abstract / short 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). It provides in-depth knowledge of the political and societal developments in the Middle East as well as analytical tools for understanding this region’s complex dynamics and challenges.
The focal point of the degree program is the relationship between societies and states in the MENA region, as well as the dynamics of social and political transformation. The key topics are Comparative Politics of the Middle East, development politics and international cooperation, and issues of regime change and democratization. Students can also choose from a range of elective modules, concentrating, for example, on International Political Economy, Peace and Conflict Resolution, or on issues in the culture and civil societies of the Middle East. Depending on their first degree, students of the CMEPS program will also take courses in either Political Science methods or basic Arabic during their first year. Irrespective of their first degree, by the end of their studies CMEPS students will have a unique profile which combines an advanced knowledge of Comparative Politics with a strong specialization in the politics, society, cultures, and language of the Arab Middle East. To promote the link between theory and practice, study trips to international organizations and development agencies as well as to important political and cultural institutions of the respective host country are included in the program.
CMEPS is open to student with a first degree in Political Science, Middle East Studies, Islamic Studies or in a related discipline. Applicants who are not English native speakers need to provide a certificate (at least 90 scores in TOEFL iBT, 6.5 IELTS, or equivalent)
For further information, please click www.cmeps.net. You can also visit us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MA.CMEPS).
Annotation:
CMEPS is jointly offered by the University of Tübingen and the American University in Cairo (AUC)
Keywords:
regime change and democratization
security
Sicherheit
Comparative Politics
cultures and civil societies of the Middle East
international political economy
Development Politics and International Cooperation
Middle East Politics
MENA region
peace and conflict resolution
Global Governance

Involved staff

Managers

Institute of Political Science
Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

Contact persons

Zintl, Tina Julia
Institute of Political Science
Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Panissié, Danae
Institute of Political Science
Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

Local organizational units

Institute of Political Science
Department of Social Sciences
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

Funders

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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