The research areas of this scholarship are: The successful candidates will have to focus their study on the Middle East (defined here as the Arab League member states plus Turkey, Iran and Israel) either by the modules they complete or their choice of dissertation topic. Examples of the modules relating to the Middle East offered by LSE are: International Relations of the Middle East, Popular Politics in the Middle East, The History and Politics of the Modern Middle East, Europe, the US and Arab-Israeli Relations, Economic History of Southeastern Europe and the Middle East, 1820-1970,Turkey: Political Economy and European Integration, Political Islam: From Ibn Taymiyya to Osama bin Laden, The Emergence of Modern Iran: State, Society and Diplomacy and Islam in International Relations: From Al-Andalus to Afghanistan.
Who can apply to this scholarship? For the 2014/15 academic session, there will be up to three scholarships available for students from one of the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen. Although Syria’s membership to the Arab League has been suspended, applicants from Syria are still eligible to apply.
Benefits of the scholarship: The scholarships have a value of £30,000 which will cover the full tuition fees with the remainder available to support living costs in London.
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Duration: The successful scholars will be affiliated to the Middle East Centre for the duration of their degree and will be encouraged to participate in the Centre’s research activities.
Number of scholarships: Three masters scholarships will be offered each year, one of which will be awarded to an applicant from the United Arab Emirates.