University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Arab World Studies

This course explores the historical and contemporary Arab World from a range of disciplinary perspectives; achieved thorough grounding in modern critical theoretical approaches to Arab World Studies, Middle Eastern Politics and Area Studies. Students are introduced to the study of the literature, history, politics and culture of Arabic-speaking countries; and become familiar with key primary texts either in the original language or in translation.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 Honours degree or its international equivalent; applicants are requested to submit a CV with their application; 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

Advanced Arabic d and e; critical readings in Islamic and middle eastern studies; advanced issues in the study of the middle east; intensive Arabic a, b and c; research skills and methods; Christian-Muslim relations and the relationship between the world of Islam and the west; cinemas of the middle east; ideology and political practice in the modern middle east; mystical Islam.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,100 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 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

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