Taught course

Middle East Studies

University of Exeter · Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in the Social Sciences or Humanities.

Months of entry


Course content

This masters is designed to develop skills within the field of Middle East Studies. Core training is in social scientific philosophy and methodology, which students learn to apply to the study of the contemporary Middle East.

The programme is designed to develop your understanding of the history and evolution of the Middle East as a region, as well as introducing approaches to studying the area, and specialised quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques appropriate to this specialism.

This programme also forms part of the ESRC South West Doctoral Training Centre – a hub of world-class social sciences research

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found at www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/admissions/applying/english

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see our website for details
International students
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The University of Exeter offers a range of funding opportunities for postgraduates. Please visit www.exeter.ac.uk/scholarships for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

SSIS Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0) 1392 723192