Middle East studies



With Deakin having the only major in Middle East studies in Australia, we’re best placed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the events and issues shaping the region. With an emphasis on both historical and contemporary issues relevant to the analysis of the Middle East as a regional system, you’ll also explore its position in the international system.

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Our highly regarded academics include Associate Professor Sally Totman Marshall – an author, commentator and international expert on Middle East policy and politics.

Middle East studies courses

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Graduates can expect to gain employment in a wide range of organisations, including:

  • the education sector
  • federal defence agencies
  • government departments
  • immigration departments/consultancies
  • intelligence agencies
  • major corporations
  • management consultancies
  • media organisations
  • multicultural associations
  • research organisations.

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Middle East studies at Deakin

Lecturer Mat Hardy explains how studying Middle East studies will give you clear insights into how the region affects international relations and diplomacy around the world.

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