Taught course

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Modern Middle Eastern Studies)

Institution
University of Cambridge · Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Qualifications
MPhil

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK high 2:1 honours degree.

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).

Months of entry

October

Course content

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 aspects of Modern Middle Eastern Studies, using the methods of the Humanities and Social Sciences. They will have further developed their skills in reading Arabic, Hebrew or Persian source materials. Graduates will also be able to show a sophisticated understanding of the wider fields of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and the ability to communicate their knowledge and their research findings effectively.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    11 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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