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MPhil Arabic Studies (Taught)

MPhil Arabic Studies (Taught)

Arabic Studies MPhil students must sit three papers; papers for 2018-19 include: 

  • Advanced Literary Arabic
  • History of the Pre-Modern Middle East after Tamerlane
  • Islamic Cities and Muslim Kings? Monarchy, Legitimacy and Urbanism in the Medieval and Early Modern Islamic World
  • Comparative Semitic Linguistics
  • Cairo Genizah 
  • Theory and Method in Middle Eastern Studies 

Please note, papers may change and their availability depends upon student interest and the availability of teaching staff. Please contact Dr Andrew Marsham (adm56@cam.ac.uk) 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