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MPhil Arabic Studies (Taught)

MPhil Arabic Studies (Taught)

Arabic Studies MPhil students must pick sit three papers; examples of papers which have been offered in the past are:

  • Classical Arabic Literary Creativity
  • Science and Religion in Medieval Islam
  • Qur’an and Hadith
  • Islamic Law
  • The Arabic Grammatical Tradition
  • Modes of Legitimation in the Pre-modern Islamic World 

Please note, papers may change and their availability depends upon student interest and the availability of teaching staff. Please contact Dr Andrew Marsham () for up to date information on this course.  

Language Requirements

Candidates are usually expected to have a degree level qualification (or equivalent) in a Middle Eastern language relevant to their degree programme. 

Please see the Entry Requirements page for English language requirements. 

Assessment Structure

  • The three papers are worth a total of 50% of the overall grade, and are assessed either by written examinations in June, a 5,000-word essay, or an alternative exercise.
  • The research element is a 15,000-word dissertation (also worth 50% of the overall grade), to be submitted no later than mid-August following the start of the course.

To apply, see the University Admissions pages