Interdisciplinary Studies of the Middle East (ISME)
Interdisciplinary Studies of the Middle East (ISME) is a two-year, full-time master’s program taught in English.
It brings together six disciplines – Arabic Studies, Iranian Studies, Islamic Studies including Islam in Europe, Jewish Studies, Semitic Studies, and Ottoman Studies and Turcology – to approach the Middle East from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
The program allows you to learn and apply new methods that take into account the diversity of languages, literatures, societies, religions, and cultures of this region and to gain a new understanding of the many ways in which they have become intertwined throughout their rich histories.
As a consecutive program, it builds on knowledge about the Middle East and skills from the field of humanities and cultural studies that have been acquired in the course of a bachelor program or through professional qualification.
The master's program is, as standard in Germany, tuition-free for all students, irrespective of their country of origin.