Taught course

Gulf Studies

University of Exeter · Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

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Entry requirements

For admission to the programme we would normally expect that you hold a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a social sciences or humanities discipline. While we normally only accept applicants who meet this criteria, if you have a high 2:2 or equivalent, are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant work experience, we would welcome your application.

For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please visit our website.

Months of entry


Course content

  • Advanced and critical study of the history, politics, economy and culture of the Gulf, in one of the world's leading centres, which has played a key role in the evolution of this field of study
  • A flexible programme which you can tailor to your particular interests and conduct independent research, with the option of using our unique holdings and research collections
  • Our research-led modules are taught by a multidisciplinary team of high-profile academic specialists
  • Exeter is a world leader in Gulf Studies. Our students play an important role in the activities of our lively Centre for Gulf Studies
  • Your knowledge and expertise of the Gulf region will be valued by public and private sector employers and open doors for further academic study

Information for international students

Further information for international students can be found on our dedicated international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the UK Government’s Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at the University of Exeter, please visit the postgraduate study pages on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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