Research course

Middle East Politics

Institution
University of Exeter · Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Learn more via the entry requirements page.

Months of entry

January, September

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. 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.

Department specialisms

Middle East Social Sciences; Middle East Humanities; Islamic Studies; Gulf Studies; Kurdish Studies; Persian and Iranian Studies; Palestine Studies

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

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.

TOEFL IBT*

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.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,400 (full-time) £2,200 (part-time)
International students
£16,400 (full-time)

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

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

MPhil

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

Course contact details

Name
College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Email
ssis-researchadmissions@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0) 1392 724490