Research course

Ethno-Political Studies

University of Exeter · Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

Entry requirements

Please contact the School for details.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies is recognised as one of the main centres in the world for social sciences and humanities teaching and research in relation to Arab and Islamic countries. Research is divided into three disciplinary research clusters; the Islamic Studies cluster; the Middle East Social Sciences cluster and the Middle East Humanities cluster.

The institute has strong links with other departments in the University and students work closely alongside researchers from the following research centres; Centre for Gulf Studies; Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies; Centre for Kurdish Studies; European Centre for Palestine Studies and The Centre for the Study of Islam.

Department specialisms

Three research clusters; Middle East Social Science; Middle East Humanities; Islamic studies

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


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


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

Course contact details

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