University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Arab World Studies

The course offers 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 by experts whose publications contribute to their subject on the international level; 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; staff 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 course, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training, is a prerequisite for entry to a PhD; research proposal must be included with the formal application materials; students whose 1st language is not English require an overall IELTS score of 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

Assessment is by a research project.

Sponsorship information

The Centre for the Advanced Study of the Modern Arab World (CASAW) normally awards PhD studentships which cover fees and maintenance; British and EU students intending to take a research degree (MPhil or PhD) are eligible to apply for support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC); the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures also offers a limited number of fee bursaries on a competitive basis.

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 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 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

Campus details

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

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