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Masters degrees in Middle Eastern Languages & Literature equip postgraduates with the skills to critically analyse and understand the history, development and usage of Middle Eastern languages, as well as their representation and interpretation in Middle Eastern literature.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Middle Eastern Studies and Ancient Near Eastern Languages. Entry requirements normally include a relevant undergraduate degree such as Cultural Studies or Languages and Literature.
The Middle East is a huge cultural and economic centre which comprises 17 countries and 60 languages. As a result, the literary and lingual traditions across this geographical area are diverse and broad-ranging. You may wish to specialise your studies in one area of the field.
For example, you might wish to focus your studies predominantly on Arabic varieties of language and literature. With this, you could undertake modules which help you to acquire a language fluently, or even provide you with methods for translation.
Careers include roles within strategy and policy departments of businesses or even government bodies, as well as public services such as immigration, and even charity work or heritage management.
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The MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies provides exceptional opportunities for studying this diverse and fascinating area at the postgraduate level through a variety of disciplinary approaches. Read more
The MLitt in Middle Eastern Literary and Cultural Studies is a one-year taught programme run by the Department of Arabic and Persian in the School of Modern Languages. Read more
This taught-Masters degree offers a deep insight into the Arab world through its literatures. It is an advanced programme designed for students with a good first degree in Arabic or with a good university degree who also know Arabic. Read more
The Arabic Studies pathway is a one-year research course, for highly motivated students who wish to pursue an extended research project on some aspect of Arabic Studies, classical or modern. Read more
The MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (Aramaic Studies) is a one-year research Masters which gives graduate students an opportunity to pursue an extended research project on some aspect of Aramaic Studies. Read more
The MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (Hebrew Studies) is a one-year research Masters which gives graduate students an opportunity to pursue an extended research project on some aspect of Hebrew Studies. Read more
The two-year language pathway is directed at students who want to engage with the Arab Middle East in a professional as well as academic way, as the intensive pathways will enable them to develop a serious competency in Arabic, and achieve an advanced professional level depending on their starting knowledge of the language. Read more
This SOAS Language Centre programme of professional development leads to highly sought after and widely accepted post-graduate qualifications (Certificate and Diploma) in teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language. Read more