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Experts in the field of Middle Eastern Studies work for the government or for companies at home or abroad. There are job opportunities in teaching or in research, in Middle Eastern journalism and media, diplomatic services or in social and community-related work. Other possibilities for a career could be in travel world and tourism, or in libraries and museums.

Midden-Oosten deskundigheid is nodig op vele terreinen. Een loopbaan is mogelijk in de media, op ambassades en bij ministeries. Media en schrijvende pers bieden vaak banen op dit gebied. Bedrijven die in het Midden-Oosten actief zijn bieden aantrekkelijke posities. Momenteel zijn Midden-Oostendeskundigen zeer gevraagd bij de begeleiding van migranten. Wil je verder in het wetenschappelijk onderzoek, dan kun je aan de slag bij universiteiten of instituten.

Potentiële beroepen

  • Verslaggever Midden-Oosten voor krant, radio of tv
  • Wetenschappelijk onderzoeker
  • Journalist of buitenlands correspondent
  • Diplomaat of attaché
  • Tourist operator
  • Testimonial van Florence Klee

    Middle Eastern Studies is the most topical degree programme there is

    'After I had finished my BA in Art History, I wanted to focus more on current issues. I chose Middle Eastern Studies, the most topical degree programme there is. News items are discussed and extensively analysed in class the very same day they appear. A major plus about the programme was that it taught us a variety of different ways to delve deeper into a subject. For example, I wrote papers and gave presentations, but I also organized a study day on Iran together with my fellow students.

    What I also liked a lot was that the programme included the option to go on a placement. I followed my placement at the Koninklijke Militaire School Luchtmacht, the Royal Netherlands Air Force school at Woensdrecht air base, where I taught classes on all kinds of topics, from Dutch politics to Dutch mission areas in the Middle East. I also gave several lectures on the United Nations and thereby contributed to the Missiegerichte Opleiding Mali, the training programme for military personnel about to go on a mission to Mali.
    Right now I am busy applying for jobs and have already noticed that this Master’s degree programme prepares you for a wide range of jobs. So besides imparting a lot of knowledge about current issues in the Middle East, it also ensure great prospects for the future!’

    – Florence Klee
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