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High 2:1 or a first at BA level from a UK university or equivalent. Good working knowledge of Aramaic will be expected.
Months of entry
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.
Graduates 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 in Aramaic Studies.
They will be very well placed to study for a PhD, and will also be in a position to use their skills and knowledge of Aramaic in other professions and activities where advanced research skills and independent critical thinking, analysis and communication skills are needed.
The Aramaic Studies research pathway develops its graduates' ability to develop a research project, to research independently using Aramaic language sources and the related secondary literature, and to communicate those findings effectively.
Graduates also develop their ability to read, interpret and translate primary sources in Aramaic, acquire a good knowledge of current scholarship on modern and/or pre-modern Middle Eastern culture(s), and acquire an in-depth knowledge of the secondary literature relevant to the subject of their thesis.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time11 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
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