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MPhil Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (Taught)

MPhil Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (Taught)

The Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies MPhil has two pathways which can be chosen, each containing three papers. 

Pathway A: Muslim-Jewish Relations

  • Muslim-Jewish Relations, Foundations
  • Muslim-Jewish Relations, Special Topics
  • Cairo Genizah 

Pathway B: Persian Cultural History

  • Medieval Persian Texts: Historiography and Hagiography
  • Shaping the Ruler in Medieval Persian Beles-Lettres
  • Iranian Cinema: Gender, Adaptation, Nation and Narration

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

For Pathway A (Muslim-Jewish Relations), applicants are expected to have a university qualification in either Hebrew or Arabic. For Pathway B (Persian Cultural History), applicants are expected to have a university qualification in Persian.

Please see the Entry Requirements page for English language requirements. 

Assessment Structure

  • The three compulsory pathway papers are worth a total of 50% of the overall grade, and are assessed either by written examinations in June or a 5,000-word essay.
  • 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