Master's Dissertation Prize 2021

The LSE Middle East Centre is delighted to announce the third round of its Master’s Dissertation Prize for LSE students. Launched in 2018, the prize is designed to encourage and celebrate outstanding research on the Middle East and North Africa, and is awarded to the most innovative and significant Master’s dissertation focussing on the region.

Criteria and Process

  • Entries are invited from any LSE Master’s student in the social sciences, arts and humanities, whose dissertation examines the Middle East and North Africa (defined as Arab League member states plus Turkey, Iran and Israel). Dissertations based on comparative research are eligible as long as the MENA region (or any of its countries) is substantially addressed.
  • Applicants must have completed their dissertation in the 2020/21 academic year and received a minimum score of 70.
  • Applicants should complete the online application form by 23.59 GMT on 30 November 2021.
  • Applicants should submit a copy of their official dissertation feedback form through the online submission system.
  • An MEC Selection Committee will assess applications on the basis of: innovation of the research question, significance of the findings, as well as quality of the written dissertation and methodology.
  • The prize will be announced on 10 January 2022. 
  • The 1st prize winner will receive £250 and the 2nd prize winner will receive £150. Both will be invited to contribute a blog piece related to their research, on the Middle East Centre Blog.

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More information on last year's winners can be found here.


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@nadia_theartist Thanks for sharing your work Nadia, we'll be in touch soon once we've looked over all submissions.

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