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University of Cambridge: Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Modern Middle Eastern Studies)
|Institution||University of Cambridge|
|Department||Middle Eastern Studies|
Students of the Modern Middle Eastern Studies pathway study three taught modules and write a research dissertation of not more than 15,000-words. A core taught module provides a full overview of the wider field of Middle Eastern Studies and on-going training and support in preparation for the dissertation. The two optional modules provide specialist training in specific aspects of Modern Middle Eastern Studies.
Students are also encouraged to engage in various training courses and reading groups in the department of Middle Eastern Studies, as well as the department’s fortnightly research seminars, and the research seminars of the Centre for Islamic Studies and the many other research events taking place across the wider university..
|Level||RQF Level 7|
Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree.
If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.
Applicants are expected to have an existing level of competence in one of the three main languages of study (Arabic, Hebrew or Persian) necessary for the taught papers and dissertation research they plan to undertake (usually at least equivalent to two years full-time study of the language).
Those applicants whose native language is not English must have an excellent command of the English language (evidenced by the appropriate English-language test scores). The primary aim of the course is to prepare graduate students for independent academic research.
All prospective MPhil applicants are advised to peruse the staff profiles on our website to familiarise themselves with the research and teaching interests of staff members. Applicants should contact potential supervisors by email and discuss potential MPhil dissertation topics.
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