Through challenging seminar courses, language instruction, and interactive study trips, our intensive 3 semester program equips its graduates with the analytical tools and knowledge base to eventually become experts on a region whose geo-political developments regularly affect the state of global affairs. If you are interested in pursuing careers pertaining to the Middle East in the fields of journalism, diplomacy, government, think tank research, advocacy/activism, and academia, you will find an unparalleled opportunity to acquire an in-depth understanding of the political, social and economic dimensions of the region from within.
Our students' success in the field of Middle Eastern Studies is our top priority. By combining theoretical knowledge delivered by exceptional and widely-published professors with critical language acquisition and practical experience gained through internship opportunities and trips throughout the region, TAU MAMES students emerge from the program with a vast exposure to several facets of the field in just 11 short months. MAMES graduates have gone on to work in the US Department of State, the European Commission, the US Peace Corps, in security consulting agencies and in NPO/NGO management. Several of our students have been accepted to PhD programs at top universities, while others write for major news outlets including Al-Jazeera, Al-Arabiya, Bloomberg, and the Jerusalem Post.
Qualified students may elect to enroll in the optional thesis track. Those who take advantage of the thesis track are provided an incomparable opportunity to study under experts in their field of interest. Students who complete the program are awarded an M.A. degree in Middle Eastern and African History from Tel Aviv University's prestigious department of Middle Eastern and African History.
MAMES students also benefit from the resources available with our premier research center, The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies. Our students have full access to The Dayan Center's unprecedented collection of books, periodicals, and multi-media resources that are critical to the study of the Middle East. To learn more about the Dayan Center, please visit www.dayan.org.
For further details, please visit: https://international.tau.ac.il/Middle_Eastern_Studies