Middle East Studies

Careers for Middle East Studies Graduates

Your understanding of the Middle East's history, culture and society including events and issues shaping that part of the world will benefit you in roles in both the public and private sectors.

You can undertake roles in areas such as diplomacy, defence, immigration, education, research, finance, communications, trade and aid, consulting and tourism.

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Skills and attributes

Graduates of Middle East Studies need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

  • Sophisticated knowledge of Middle Eastern political issues and policy debates
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills through analytical and conceptual thought
  • Presentation skills

Related roles include:

  • Diplomat/foreign affairs officer/trade officer
  • Policy analyst or information officer
  • International project officer
  • Management or education consultant
  • Anthropologist
  • Journalist
  • Tourism adviser

Some related roles may require further study or experience.  Descriptions of occupations, industry career profile, salary and other employment information can be obtained from the My future website.

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Salary and job outlook

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