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PhD Palestine Studies

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Full time | Streatham Campus | 3 years | APR-23

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Full time


3 years

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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Arabian States: Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Research overview
Research circles

Our research is focused on a number of specialist research centres and more informal research circles. Our research culture is collaborative and democratic, drawing together doctoral researchers, staff and students to produce cutting-edge new knowledge about the Arab and Islamic worlds.

Staff and postgraduate research students are affiliated to one these clusters, sharing research findings and participating in seminars, lectures and research projects.

Palestine Studies

The MPhil/PhD Palestine Studies draws on the expertise of academic staff in the European Centre for Palestine Studies. Led by Professor Ilan Pappé, and affiliated members of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS), the Centre acknowledges the academic importance of the Palestine issue and is the only such centre in Europe.

If you are interested in pursuing an MPhil/PhD in Palestine Studies, we can provide supervision and expertise in the following subject areas:

  • Palestine studies
  • Arabic historiography
  • Diaspora and migration studies
  • Middle East politics, economics, society, history and culture
  • Social anthropology of the Middle East
  • Women and gender studies

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Entry requirements

For all research degrees you will normally be required to have obtained or expect to obtain a first degree equivalent to at least a UK 2:1 Honours degree. You will need at least a 2:1 or its equivalent in order to be considered by any of the main funding bodies. For some programmes we also consider evidence of relevant personal, professional and educational experience.

University information

The University of Exeter is a global university and a member of the leading research-oriented UK universities, The Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of its 27,000 students from over 150 countries, 5,600 of these are postgraduates, studying across the university’s three main...more

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