MScR: A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a related subject.
PhD: A UK 2:1 honours degree and a masters degree, or their international equivalents, in a related subject. We may also consider your application if you have equivalent qualifications or experience; please check with your potential supervisor before you apply.
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.
Months of entry
The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed our continuing role as a leading programme for research and study of Islam, the Middle East, and other related subjects. Over 70% of research activity in Area Studies (IMES and Asian Studies) was classified as world-leading and internationally excellent.
We offer expert supervision for postgraduate studies in Islam, the Middle East and related subjects. You will be studying in an environment that produces world-leading work, with staff who are conducting research of international significance.
A broad spectrum of research areas is available to you as a postgraduate student. Areas include:
- cinema and media studies of the Middle East
- comparative historical studies of Islam and Europe
- cultural studies of the modern Middle East
- diaspora studies
- Islamic history
- Islamic philosophy
- modern and classical Arabic literature
- modern and classical Persian literature
- modern Middle Eastern history
- Persian, Arabic and Turkish languages
- politics of the modern Middle East
- translation studies
We also offer opportunities for interdisciplinary study across the University.
Information for international students
To find out about the support offered to international student at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Graduate School Administrator
- +44 (0) 131 650 4114