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


University of Cambridge Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Full time October Research Only, Other 11 months

About the course

The MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies) is a one-year research course, for highly motivated students who wish to pursue an extended research project in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, using Arabic and/or Persian sources.

Postgraduates will be able to work independently to design research projects and will have an in-depth knowledge of the primary sources and secondary literature in their chosen specialism.

They will be very well placed to study for a PhD, and will also be in a position to use their skills and knowledge in other professions and activities where advanced research skills and independent critical thinking, analysis and communication skills are needed.

Learning Outcomes

The Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies research

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Entry Requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree.

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

High II.i or a first at BA level from a UK university or equivalent. Good working knowledge (oral and written) of Arabic and/or Persian (depending on which course is chosen).

The primary aim of the course is to prepare graduate students for independent academic research.


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