Taught course

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Muslim-Jewish Relations)

University of Cambridge · Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

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 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


Course content

The Muslim-Jewish Relations pathway is designed for highly motivated students who would like to develop their knowledge and understanding of Muslim-Jewish relations, together with the research skills necessary to carry out independent primary research work to a high academic standard through engagement with primary sources in one or more Middle Eastern languages. Graduates will be well placed to pursue further research in a PhD programme, 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 Muslim-Jewish Relations will equip its graduates with the skills and knowledge to research aspects of Muslim-Jewish relations independently and effectively, including further development of their skills in reading source materials in Arabic, Hebrew or Persian. Graduates will also be able to show a sophisticated understanding of the wider field of 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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