MA Iranian Studies
Duration: 2-3 years
Awarding Institute: University of Tehran
Students will be introduced to issues related to contemporary Iran in subjects such as contemporary history, Shi`a studies, politics, culture, literature and economics. They will have access to primary resources that would allow them to pursue their studies in their interested topics.
• This program is only offered to non-Iranian students.
• Candidates are required to have BA, BSc or an equivalent undergraduate degree from a recognized higher education institute.
• Students for whom English is not their first language must have at least IELTS 6.5, TOFEL 575 (paper based) or TOFEL 231 (computer based) or equivalent qualifications.
• You may be required to complete a few foundation courses if your first degree does not correspond with the program.
Students will be completing a total of 32 credits of which 10 are core, 16 are optional and your dissertation will have 6 credits.
• Research Methodology
• International Politics
• Principles of Shia Studies
• Islamic Revolution of Iran
• Theoretical Evolutions in International Relations, Globalization and Regionalism
• Politics and Governance in Iran
• Contemporary History of Iran
• Political Geography of Iran
• Iranian Society and Culture
• Advanced Persian (reading and understanding academic writing)
• Iran in Regional & International Organizations
• Introduction to Customs of Groups in Iran
• Political Economy of Iran
• Economy of Energy and Natural Resources
• Iran & the Middle-East
• Iran and the Big Powers
• Contemporary Art and Literature in Iran
• The Role and Development of Media in Iran
• Iranian Studies Seminars
Students will complete their course by submitting a 30,000-35,000 word dissertation on a topic of interest supervised by one the professors during the last semester. The dissertation can be written in either Persian or English.
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