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Politik, Kultur und Wirtschaft des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens / Politics, Culture and Economy of the Middle East (minor subject in a combined bachelor’s degree)

Program: Politik, Kultur und Wirtschaft des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens / Politics, Culture and Economy of the Middle East
Degree: depends on the major chosen
Program option: minor subject in a combined bachelor's degree
Study model: combined bachelor's degree
Program length: 6/8 semesters / 3/4 years (180/ 210 ECTS points) (depending on the combination)
Start: Winter and Summer semesters 


Analyse developments in the Middle East, combining the methods of political science, cultural studies and economics. In this minor subject, this interdisciplinary approach will give you a multi-perspective insight into Middle East research and is the perfect complement to a variety of major subjects. This minor subject is suitable for combining with an additional minor subject offered by the Centre for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS), especially one of the regional languages, Arabic, Persian or Turkish, and can train you to become an expert in the interdisciplinary analysis of the Middle East.


The course will open up a variety of professions to you in the following fields:

  • academia (universities, research institutions)
  • international institutions and organisations
  • intercultural institutions and migration authorities
  • policy advice (public administration, associations, institutions and organisations)
  • the media, publishing houses and public relations
  • adult education, cultural institutions and journalism

and a large number of other senior positions that require professional research capabilities and information analysis in various subject areas The organisational, communication, social and intellectual key skills taught in this course are of practical professional significance in other fields of work too.

A minor subject will help you to extend your professional qualifications profile, which is decisively shaped by the choice of your major subject. In conjunction with your major subject, your relevant work experience (e.g. internships, part-time jobs, voluntary work) and your personal skills, it will enable you to refine your profile and carve out your own individual array of career options.