CMES courses

All courses organized by CMES focus not only on exposing students to the required literature and issues but put a tremendous effort in increasing students perceptions and critical thinking on a region that is widely misunderstood. This is reflected in the subjects we teach, the instructors, course structure and assignments.

Fall 2014

During fall term CMES’ MA-program in Middle Eastern Studies offer our students three mandatory courses.

Spring 2015

Most of our courses are given within the framework of the CMES’ MA-program in Middle Eastern Studies, but are also offered to any student aspiring a deeper understanding of the political, social, cultural, economic and religious developments of the contemporary Middle East.


Spring 2015 CMES is offering courses on methodology; politics; development; environment and Women and Social Change.
Please see the section current students for a full list of courses offered spring 2015.


During Spring 2016 CMES is offering courses with focus on the research conducted at the Center of Middle Eastern Studies `The Middle East in the Contemporary World´ (MECW). The main research domains are; Contemporary Interpretation of Islam and Muslim Culture; Hydro politics, Security and International Law; Migration and Spatial Mobility and The Middle East in Sweden.


Classes are conducted in English. Information about the courses and application procedure is only available in Swedish at the moment. For non-Swedish speakers, please contact our Education Coordinator Tina Robertsson.