Swedish title: Mellanösternkunskap: Mellanösterns internationella relationer
ECTS credits: 7.5
NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about autumn semester 2020.
Type of education: both campus/online
Type of studies: part time, 50 %, day
Study period: 2020-08-31 – 2020-10-30
Language of instruction: Swedish
Application code: LU-37402
Eligibility: General and Middle Eastern Studies: The Modern History of the Middle East (ARAH12) or equivalent.
- Exam schedule
- Canvas ARAH15 - Mellanösternkunskap: Mellanösterns internationella relationer
- Library Guide Mellanösternstudier
The course deals with the international relations of the Middle East from two main perspectives: the relationship between state formation in the region and international relations, and the significance of imperialism and superpowers for these relations.
Among the topics addressed are tensions between regional players and external powers, relationships of dependence between states in the region and superpowers, such as patron-client relationships, and regional conflicts. The course examines specific conflict areas, for example the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, minority conflicts, and conflicts and cooperation relating to the Persian Gulf. Moreover, trends of integration and disintegration inside and outside the region are examined.
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.
Extended application deadline
Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on universityadmissions.se. You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.
First or Second Admission Round?
All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.
The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
Middle Eastern Studies
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