Taught course

Middle Eastern Literary and Cultural Studies (MLitt)

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Modern Languages
Qualifications
MLittPGDipMPhil

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in Arabic, Persian, or Middle Eastern Literary and Cultural Studies; in addition, students need a Persian or Arabic language proficiency at C1 level on the European Framework or equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt in Middle Eastern Literary and Cultural Studies is a one-year taught programme run by the Department of Arabic and Persian in the School of Modern Languages. The programme is aimed at those who have studied Persian or Arabic literature, and are interested in other languages’ literatures and comparative literature, postcolonial studies, translation studies, gender studies and Middle Eastern history and culture.

Highlights

  • Students receive training in traditional and new research techniques and have the opportunity to broaden their language portfolios.
  • Small class sizes of no more than 20 students provide a close-knit postgraduate community and friendly environment.

Teaching format

The taught portion of the course consists of five compulsory modules involving literary theory, research skills, and Middle Eastern literature and culture. Classes are delivered through a mixture of lectures, seminars and fortnightly tutorials, with class sizes ranging from individual one-to-one teaching up to 20 students. Modules are assessed through coursework; there are no final exams for this programme.

You will spend the summer months focusing on researching and writing a final dissertation of no more than 15,000 words.

Modules

The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2017–2018 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2018 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,500
International students
EU: £8,500  Overseas: £17,600

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
9 months

MPhil

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
pgmodlangs@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 3670