University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Middle Eastern Studies

The course offers a wide range of research and advanced training in the history, languages, religious traditions and politics of the Middle East; training and research supervision in all major cultures and periods of the region are delivered; research embraces the historical-literary study of classical periods, as well as current approaches in the exploration of the social, cultural, literary or religious characteristics of the contemporary Middle East; research interests include: Modern Islamic thought; the role of women in the Muslim world; translation studies; Israeli culture; modern Jewish thought; 20th-century relations between Europe and the Arab Middle East as well as Iran; alongside classical Islamic history; Shiism; rabbinic Judaism; Turkic linguistics; and the pre-Islamic and Christian history of the Middle East.

Entry requirements

A Master's or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training; research proposal must be included with the formal application materials; overall IELTS 7.0 with 7.0 in the writing component or a TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based test), 250 (computer-based test) or 100 (internet-based test).

Assessment methods

PhD

Your research will normally be supervised by two members of staff at the University. Your supervisors will most likely be members of the School, but if your research requires it, the School or Subject area may arrange for supervision by someone outside the School. Supervisory arrangements at Manchester are governed by a Code of Practice which is available on the University's website. Regular meetings will be held with the supervisors, and details of each of the meetings will be recorded. Research Panels (consisting of at least three academic staff, including the supervisors) are held once per semester to monitor progress. Please note, the first year of the full-time programme and the first two years of the part-time programme are probationary; this means you will be required to show evidence of satisfactory progress in order to proceed with the programme.

MPhil

Your research will normally be supervised by two members of staff at the University. Your supervisors will most likely be members of the School, but if your research requires it, the School or Subject area may arrange for supervision by someone outside the School. Supervisory arrangements at Manchester are governed by a Code of Practice which is available on the University's website. Regular meetings will be held with the supervisors, and details of each of the meetings will be recorded. Research Panels (consisting of at least three academic staff, including the supervisors) are held once per semester to monitor progress.
Please note, the first year of the full-time programme and the first two years of the part-time programme are probationary; this means you will be required to show evidence of satisfactory progress in order to proceed with the programme.

Sponsorship information

British and EU students intending to take a research degree (MPhil or PhD) in the School are eligible to apply for support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). AHRC grants are competitive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students. Please see the School website for further details. The School also offers a limited number of bursaries and studentships on a competitive basis, details of which will be posted on the School website as soon as they are available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 36 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (EU) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 72 months
PhD Full-time July 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 36 months
PhD Full-time July 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 36 months
PhD Full-time July 2017 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 36 months
PhD Full-time July 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 36 months
PhD Full-time July 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 36 months
PhD Full-time July 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 36 months
PhD Part-time July 2017 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (EU) 72 months
PhD Part-time July 2017 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 72 months
PhD Part-time July 2017 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 72 months
PhD Part-time July 2017 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 72 months
PhD Part-time July 2017 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 72 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MPhil Full-time July 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MPhil Full-time July 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MPhil Full-time July 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MPhil Full-time July 2017 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MPhil Full-time July 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MPhil Full-time July 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MPhil Part-time July 2017 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MPhil Part-time July 2017 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MPhil Part-time July 2017 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MPhil Part-time July 2017 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MPhil Part-time July 2017 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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