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.
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 is by a research project.
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.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,828 per Academic year (home fees)||36 months|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees)||36 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Manchester||Manchester||M13 9PL||North West|
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