Skip to main content
School of Politics and International Relations

POLM081 International Relations of the Middle East

Credits: 30 credits

Semester: Semester B

Timetable: Tuesdays 10:00-11:00 & 11:00-12:00 & 16:00-17:00

Contact: Prof Christopher Phillips

Availability: Optional module for MA & MRes International Relations and MSc International Public Policy students


This module will use the analytical tools of International Relations to study the Middle East. It will do this by examining the interaction of the post-colonial states that make up the region with the trans-national forces of Islam and Arab nationalism on one hand and European and American interventions on the other. The result of these interactions is a series of fierce but weak Middle Eastern states, vulnerable to both the international system and their own populations.


  • Item 1: 40% Research Essay 1 (2000 words)
  • Item 2: 60% Research Essay 2 (3000 words)
Back to top