Research course

Arab and Islamic Studies

University of Exeter · Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

Entry requirements

Please contact the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies for details.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Arab and Islamic Studies have strong links with other departments in the University, and students have opportunities for cross-disciplinary research, in collaboration with relevant programmes in other fields of study. The Institute has strong relations with academic and research institutions internationally, attracting research students from all over the world and many cultural backgrounds. There are frequent public seminars and a lecture series, which features distinguished scholars and public figures in related fields from the UK, Europe and throughout the Islamic world. Research is divided into 3 disciplinary research clusters; Islamic studies cluster; Middle East social sciences cluster and Middle East humanities cluster.

Department specialisms

Social and politics movements in the Middle East and North Africa; History, literature and culture of the Muslim world; Theological, ethical and legal traditions of Islam

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community.

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Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36-84 months
full time
36-48 months
part time
72-84 months


distance learning
24-60 months
full time
24-36 months
part time
48-60 months

Course contact details

College of Social Sciences and International Studies
+44(0) 1392 724490