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Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies (Research)

MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies)

This MPhil programme is a research only MPhil which students submit a 25,000 word dissertation for in mid-August.

Our MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies) is offered as a one-year programme which aims to give graduate students an opportunity to develop their analytical, research and writing skills in preparation for further academic research or entry to professions requiring such skills.
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.

Applicants should contact potential supervisors by email and discuss potential MPhil dissertation topics.

This entails working closely with one supervisor throughout the year on a 25,000 word dissertation to be submitted in mid-August.


Applicants for the PhD will be expected to have scored at least 67% or above (or the equivalent from an overseas University) in their Master's degree which should be related to the PhD programme they wish to pursue. All applicants should submit with their GRADSAF (graduate application) a workable and interesting research proposal and demonstrate that they have the required academic knowledge and skills to carry out their project.

Admission is at the discretion of the Degree Committee, which judges each graduate applicant on his or her own merits and in accordance with its own set rules and regulations.

For further information about the course and on how to apply, please refer to the following webpage(s) on the Graduate Admissions website: