Our courses are nearly as diverse as the areas we study, but they do have common aims: to give a thorough knowledge of the languages studied, and a sense of the history, literature and culture of the region, including religion, philosophy, politics, archaeology and others as appropriate. No prior knowledge of any of the languages to be studied on the Faculty's undergraduate courses is expected from applicants. Our students spend the whole third year of their four-year course abroad, studying in the relevant country. Arrangements for this year abroad vary according to the subject studied.
The Undergraduate dissertation prize in Middle Eastern studies was awarded to Rosabel Martin-Ross in Easter term 2012. Her dissertation can be viewed here.