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Middle Eastern Studies (Research)





2 year



This programme offers the possibility of focusing completely on a region, such as the Arabic world, North Africa, Turkey or the Persian world, or on a subject, such as history, political science, religious studies or language and literature studies. Both a regional or an interregional approach are possible.


Positions in the public or private sectors in which advanced research skills are required. This includes editing, education, tourism, journalism or research in commercial or governmental organisations.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A bachelor’s degree which includes knowledge of the fundamentals of Middle Eastern studies and/or area studies, literary studies, linguistics, history and/or social sciences.

English proficiency**

IELTS: 7.0 / TOEFL internet-based: 100

Faculty of Humanities

1 & 2

year master’s programmes


master's students


International master's students




EU/EEA student tuition fee*


Non-EU/EEA student tuition fee

* This tuition fee is per year and only applies if this is your first master’s programme in The Netherlands
** English language proficiency requirements are subject to change. Please check our website for the updated English language proficiency requirements. You can find the exact language requirements and more detailed language requirements per programme under each programme description. Also check our website for detailed information on the types of English tests accepted and the equivalent scores for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English tests.
NOTE: Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check online our updated tuition fees.