Middle Eastern Studies
Pre-master programmes are not independent study programmes; therefore you cannot apply for admission to the pre-master Middle Eastern Studies. The pre-master programme is meant to provide a solution for students who have applied for the Master’s programme in Middle Eastern Studies, but who, according to the admission committee, still have deficiencies to eliminate.
Once the Board of Admissions receives your online application for the programme, it will decide if you are eligible for admission. This decision depends largely on your academic background and skills: the various specialisations of the MA Middle Eastern Studies carry different entry requirements.
If you do not fully meet the set entry requirements, you will be required to “cure” this deficiency. If the deficiency is 15 EC or less, you may be allowed to do extra courses during your MA. Your MA will then consist of 65 – 75 EC (the regular 60 EC plus the required extra courses). If your deficiency is more than 15 EC, you will get admitted to the MA Middle Eastern Studies under the condition that you first successfully complete a so-called pre-Master’s programme.
During a pre-Master’s programme you will gain the knowledge and skills needed for successful participation in the Master’s programme. Depending on your educational background and the chosen specialisation, the pre-Master’s programme will constitute a course load of 60 EC (1 year) or 30 EC (1 semester). In general, students with a BA degree from a University of Applied Sciences (HBO) will have to do a pre-master of 60 EC, while students with a BA degree from an academic university will be looking at a pre-master of 30 EC if their BA did not include any relevant courses at all. The coursework of the pre-master will consist of a series of courses from the Bachelor tracks in Middle Eastern Studies. Upon successful completion of this programme, you will be granted unconditional admission to the MA Middle Eastern Studies.
You can start a pre-Master programme in September and February.
This track requires you to finish six BA-level courses, of 5 ECTS each (two courses should have level 100, two courses level 200 and two courses level 300, with the possibility to replace a course with one of a higher level). The selection of these courses is made individually depending on your background and the specific track that you want to follow.
This track requires you to finish a maximum of 10 courses, of 5 or 10 EC each, and a BA-eindwerkstuk (BA-thesis) of 10 EC. The chosen courses should have a balanced division regarding level. The selection of these courses is made individually depending on your background and the specific track that you want to follow.
Information on the tuition fee can be found in the list Tarieven instellingscollegegeld en overige onderwijstarieven 2015-2016 page 4/4 second and third item from the top.