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Master’s Degree in Contemporary Arabic and Islamic Studies

Master’s Degree in Contemporary Arabic and Islamic Studies
  • The Master’s Degree in Contemporary Arabic and Islamic Studies (MEAIC) trains specialists able to look at the complexities of the Arab and Islamic world of today from the perspective of interdisciplinary knowledge of these cultures, politics and societies.

    Mainly focused on research related skills, the MEAIC programme provides training designed to enable graduates to participate in the labour market for cooperation, International Relations, journalism or entrepreneurial activity as qualified specialists in this particular geostrategic area, thanks to a wide offer of practicums.

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    Accession and admission requirements

    Students eligible for admission to official Master’s Degree studies must hold an official Spanish university degree. Likewise, applicants holding a university degree from foreign education systems are not required to validate their qualifications, provided they accredit a level of studies equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university titles and that such qualifications, in the country of issue, allow the holder access to postgraduate studies.


    This Master’s Programme is designed for students with an interest in performing professional and research tasks in the field of International Relations, processes of political and socioeconomic change, and migratory trends linked to the Arab and Muslim world today, and to provide knowledge of a sufficiently ample and efficient nature to meet this objective.


    Classes are given in Spanish, for which reason students whose mother tongue is not Spanish must accredit sufficient proficiency in this language, either by submitting an official diploma or by sitting a language level test (http://www.uam.es/servicios/idiomas/cursosesp.html). 


    Students enrolling in subjects taught in English must accredit level B2 in English according to the European Common Framework of Reference for Languages.


    Candidates for the UAM Master’s Degree in Contemporary Arabic and Islamic Studies will be selected on the assessment of the following merits:

    - Qualifications at the time of accession: preference will be given to holders of a Bachelor’s Degree in Arabic Philology or similar discipline.

    - Academic sojourns abroad and knowledge of Arabic (non-Arabic speaking candidates).

    - Experience in research.

    - Publications, and financial aid or grants to research received.


    Specific admission documentation and requirements


    Subjects pre-inscription form

    Accreditation of knowledge of Spanish (mandatory only for foreign students from non-Spanish speaking countries)



    Accreditation of level B2 in English

    Accreditation of level of Arabic

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Further information

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Description of the degree

  • Current academic offer
  • Centre, department or institute responsible: Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies and Oriental Studies
  • Location: Faculty of Philosophy and Arts
  • Year established: 2010-2011
  • Type: In-class
  • Credits 60
  • Minimum ECTS per enrolment / per year: 24/part-time students; 36/full-time students
  • Teaching languages Spanish
  • Número de plazas ofertadas: 45

Contact Details


Gonzalo Fernández Parrilla (Coordinator)

Waleed Saleh (Vice-coordinator)

Contact Data:  

Telephono: 91 497 4522



Any query on the procedure for admission to this Master’s degree should be addressed to posgrado.oficial@uam.es