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Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies MScR

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies MScR

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Middle Eastern Studies Islamic Studies

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Research profile

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed our continuing role as a leading programme for research and study of Islam, the Middle East, and other related subjects. Over 70% of research activity in Area Studies (IMES and Asian Studies) was classified as world-leading and internationally excellent.

We offer expert supervision for postgraduate studies in Islam, the Middle East and related subjects. You will be studying in an environment that produces world-leading work, with staff who are conducting research of international significance.

A broad spectrum of research areas is available to you as a postgraduate student. Areas include:

  • language and literature: classical and modern Arabic literature, classical Persian literature, cultural transmission and translation between Arabic and Persian cultures
  • history and historiography: pre-Islamic Iran, early Islamic history, Ottoman history, modern history and politics, in particular Iraq, Iran, and Egypt
  • religion: early and classical Islam, Qur’an and Qur’anic exegesis, Hadith, the biography of Muhammad, Sufism, Islam in the Ottoman Empire
  • contemporary Muslim politics: Islamism, social movements, comparative social and political change in the Muslim world
  • arts and cultures of the Middle East and Muslim societies: particularly visual arts, cinema
  • gender and sexuality in the MENA region, contemporary Arab media
  • Shi’ism: Shi’i history and contemporary Shi’ism.

We also offer opportunities for interdisciplinary study across the University.

Different course options

Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 1 year | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

14-SEP-20

Modules

Supervised Research in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures 1 - Core
Supervised Research in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures 2 - Core
Research Skills and Methods in IMES - Core
MSc by Research in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Dissertation - Core
Research Methods and Problems in IMES - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,750

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£22,850

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a related subject.

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