Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM082: International Relations of the Middle East

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

Studying the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from an international relations perspective

The MENA regional system

Application of IR theories to the MENA

Regionalism in the MENA

Foreign policy analysis

The Gulf sub-region

The Levant sub-region & Israel-Palestine conflict

The Maghreb sub-region

External actors (1): the US and China

External actors (2): the EU and Russia

The impact of the 2011 uprisings

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities2211 x 2 hour seminars
Guided independent study100Reading for seminars
Guided independent study178Completion of course work

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).