The degree in Middle Eastern and European Languages and Cultures gives students a unique opportunity to study the history, cultures and one language of the Middle East (Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish) combined with a choice of a European language (French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Polish) and its history and culture. In this course students explore diverse perspectives on Middle Eastern and European societies through a study of history, literature and identity politics.
The skills and in-depth knowledge acquired in this course prepare students to engage critically with, and contribute to, current discussions about the cultures, histories and religious affairs of the Middle East and their relationship with European societies as well as Europe’s millennia-long history of engagement with this region .
In our increasingly globalized world, there is need for graduates who have the skills to work and live in many cultural environments and work with international teams at home and abroad. The current challenges to our societies demand that we look beyond the traditional study of Europe and its languages recognizing the interconnectedness not only of present but also the past.
Our dynamic students enjoy the challenge of engaging with new and different cultures, not only in the classroom but living and studying abroad for a year.