Taught course

Middle East Studies

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

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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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Overview
  • Equips you with the skills, sources and tools to study the Middle East, North Africa and the Muslim world
  • Introduces you to theorists whose work has underpinned scholarship in key fields
  • You’ll learn how to make choices around your own work and be exposed to the forms of work found in the most successful research
  • Your understanding and appreciation of the culture, history and language of the Middle East will open up career paths in a wide variety of areas such as academia and education, international development, government and NGO’s

Careers

Graduates from this programme may find professional employment in a wide range of sectors both in the UK and internationally. A comprehensive background in Islamic Studies is relevant to careers in:

  • academia and education
  • international agencies such as the United Nations or the European Union
  • international development
  • print and broadcast media
  • politics
  • private sector companies with interests in Islamic countries
  • business and risk analysts

Information for international students

English language requirements
  • IELTS
    Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
  • TOEFL
    Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
  • Pearson
    58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/arabislamic/middleeaststudiesma/#fees
International students
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/arabislamic/middleeaststudiesma/#fees

Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies Masters Excellence Scholarships

The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies is offering scholarships for students starting with us in September 2021. Details of these scholarships can be found as follows:

HRH Prince Alwaleed Al Saud Scholarship for short study courses abroad

Students undertaking MA Programmes in Islamic Studies or Middle East and Islamic Studies are eligible to apply for an award of up to £1,500 to enable them to spend time in an Arab country for further language module studies or for collection of material relevant to their dissertations. Find out more.

Find out more about tuition fees and funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    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

Name
SSIS Student Recruitment Office
Email
ssis-admissions@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1392 723192