MPhil in The Middle East in a Global Context


The MPhil in The Middle East in a Global Context is a new online taught Masters course, offered by Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education in partnership with Trinity College Dublin. The course is awarded and taught by the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies at Trinity College Dublin.

The course provides a solid foundation in the research methods and disciplines relevant to the study of the Middle East and North Africa, and the region’s histories, cultures, politics and (optionally) language, in the larger context of global relations past and present.

The course is aimed at graduates from a wide range of backgrounds, including those recently graduated in a related discipline and seeking to deepen their knowledge of the Middle East and/or North Africa or to apply their undergraduate experiences in other fields to the area of Middle Eastern Studies. It is also intended for graduates already working in various fields and seeking to reskill, upskill, and attain a cultural fluency in the region. It further prepares students for progression to research degrees in Middle Eastern and North.

For more information on this course, click here or download The Middle East in a Global Context information booklet.


How to apply

Application forms for all three entry routes (MPhil, Certificate, Diploma) can be downloaded here. Completed application forms should be submitted to

As part of your application, you should also submit a completed PG Proforma, available for download here.

Applicants may be invited to an online interview.

Your data will be shared with Trinity College Dublin. For further guidance on how to apply and the required materials, click here. 


Fees and funding

Fees for overseas students are £14,800 (€16,140)  and £7,400 (€8,125) for home students.


For further information

For more information click here or contact Course Director, Dr Martin Worthington, at: