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MPhil Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (Research)

Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (By Research)

An MPhil by research suits those graduate students who have specific research interests and who already possess some research training.

Before applying to this course, it is essential that you consult with a potential supervisor. A list of our academics, with brief biographies designed to give you an idea of their research interests, can be found here.

Language Requirements

Applicants will be expected to have an advanced level of either Arabic (Modern or Classical) or Persian depending on which language they wish to pursue.

Please see the Entry Requirements page for English language requirements. 

Assessment Structure

The MPhil Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (by research) is assessed by a thesis on a topic approved by the degree committee, which is subject to a 25,000-word limit (including footnotes and appendices but excluding bibliography). Students will also be required to sit a viva (oral examination) on their thesis and the general field in which it falls. 

To apply, see the University Admissions pages