Research course

Kurdish Studies

University of Exeter · Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

Entry requirements

Learn more about our entry requirements on the course page.

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 the Arab world and the world of Islam. Our MPhil/PhD programmes provide an opportunity for you to study with leading specialists in the field.

We 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. Our relationships extend beyond the University and we have good 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.

Information for international students

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)
Overall score 7.0 with a minimum score of 6.5 in the writing component and all other sections no less than 6.0.

Overall score 100 with minimum scores of 25 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)
65 with no less than 58 in all communicative skills.

For further information visit the international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4400 (full time) £2200 (part time)
International students
£16,400 (full time)

Learn more at our Postgraduate Funding page.

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