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University of Cambridge: Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (Middle Eastern Studies)

Institution University of Cambridge
Department Middle Eastern Studies
Web https://www.cam.ac.uk
Study type Research

Summary

Graduates of the MPhil by Research will be able to work independently to design research projects and will have an in-depth knowledge of the primary sources and secondary literature in their chosen specialism.

They will be very well placed to study for a PhD, and will also be in a position to use their skills and knowledge in other professions and activities where advanced research skills and independent critical thinking, analysis and communication skills are needed.

Learning Outcomes The Middle Eastern Studies research pathway develops its postgraduates' ability to develop a research project, to research independently using sources in a Middle Eastern language or languages and the related secondary literature, and to communicate those findings effectively.

Postgraduates also develop their ability to read, interpret and translate primary sources, acquire a good knowledge of current scholarship on modern and/or pre-modern Middle Eastern culture(s), and acquire an in-depth knowledge of the secondary literature relevant to the subject of their thesis.

Continuing Applicants for the PhD should submit, via the Applicant Portal, a research proposal on an interesting and workable topic and demonstrate that they have the required academic knowledge and skills to carry out their project.

Admission is at the discretion of the Degree Committee, which judges each applicant on their own merits and in accordance with its own set of rules and regulations.

Master of Philosophy - MPhil

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