Successful completion of a Masters course, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training, is a prerequisite for entry to a PhD. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials.
Months of entry
January, April, September
Course contentTraining and research supervision in all major cultures and periods of the region are delivered by experts whose publications contribute to their subject on an international level. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise a total of 60% of its research was deemed to be in the two top quality categories of 4* (world-leading) and 3* (internationally excellent).
Your research will normally be supervised by two members of staff at the University. Regular meetings will be held with the supervisors, and details of each of the meetings will be recorded. Research Panels are held once per semester to monitor progress.
Islamic Studies; Jewish Studies; Middle Eastern History; Middle Eastern Literatures and Cultures; Linguistics and Translation
Information for international students
For students whose first language isn't Eng;ish, an overall IELTS score of 7, with 7 in the writing element is required, or a TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based test), 250 (computer-based test) or 100 (internet-based test).
Fees and fundingORS and School Awards. Please contact the School for more information.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Officer
- 00 +44 (0)161 275 3559
- 00 +44 (0)161 275 3031