University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

This programme aims to provide an advanced, interdisciplinary understanding of aspects of the history and modern politics and culture of the Islamic Middle East. The programme is designed to familiarise students with the different paradigms that underpin the different disciplines which make up the field of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies; it allows students to utilise these in their own research to enhance and further develop their critical faculties.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in an appropriate subject is required; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Compulsory courses: advanced issues in the middle east ; critical readings in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies. Option courses include: the Arab-Israeli conflict: liberty, land and people; Christian-Muslim relations and the relationship between the world of Islam and the west; cinemas of the Middle East; diasporas of the Middle East; early Islamic political thought; the harem and the body: space and gender in middle eastern literatures; the history of Islamicate medicine; ideology and political practice in the modern Middle East; Islam in modern societies; international relations of the Middle East; an introduction to Twelver Shi�ism; Jihad: theory and practice; mystical Islam; politics of the Middle East; ritual and religion.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
0131 650 4465