School of Social and Political Science

Middle East research


The Middle East Research Group, co-convened by Dr Nida Alahmad and Dr Nicola Perugini, brings together the research activities undertaken by academic staff and postgraduates from across the College of Humanities and Social Science with a research interest and expertise on the contemporary politics and international relations of the Middle East.  

Politics and International Relations (PIR) members are explicitly engaged in research-led teaching and have developed specialist courses related to the Middle East at Honours and Masters levels including:

and running for the first time in 2019-20:

We also offer the specialist MSc International Relations of the Middle East and MSc International Relations of the Middle East with Arabic programmes.

Contemporary Middle East Series 2020-21

The Contemporary Middle East Series, sponsored by PIR,  brings together expertise on Middle East from PIR, the School of Social and Political Science and a wider international network of scholars. To date, this interdisciplinary series has featured colleagues' research, invited external experts, briefing roundtables and teach-ins on contemporary and emergent issues.

View the 2020-21 programme.

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