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MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Modern Middle Eastern Studies)


University of Cambridge Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Full time October Other 11 months

About the course

The Modern Middle Eastern Studies pathway is designed for highly motivated students who would like to develop their knowledge and understanding of the Modern Middle East, together with the research skills necessary to carry out independent primary research work in the Humanities or Social Sciences to a high academic standard. Graduates will be well placed to pursue further research in a PhD programme, to use their skills and knowledge in NGOs, charities, government, education, or in any other field where cultural understanding, linguistic skills and high-level critical thinking, analysis and communication skills are needed.

Learning Outcomes

The pathway in Modern Middle Eastern Studies will equip its graduates with the skills and knowledge to research independently and effectively on

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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.

Applicants are expected to have an existing level of competence in one of the three main languages of study (Arabic, Hebrew or Persian) necessary for the taught papers and dissertation research they plan to undertake (usually at least equivalent to two years full-time study of the language).


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