Arab and Islamic Studies

MA Kurdish Studies


Streatham Campus, Exeter

This unique programme introduces the study of the Kurdish regions of the Middle East and the Caucasus with a focus on developing an in-depth understanding of their societies, literature, politics and international relations. You will also be introduced to the historical origins and development of the social, economic and institutional structures of the contemporary Kurdish regions.

A wide range of options and supervisory possibilities for MA dissertation research will allow you to pursue your own interests in the multitude of fields related to Kurdish Studies, including the study of Islam in contemporary settings, and to begin related language preparation in Sorani Kurdish.

The MA in Kurdish Studies is designed to appeal to graduates with no prior knowledge of Kurdish studies as well as those who would like to deepen their knowledge. Programmes within the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies are based on the latest cutting-edge research and as a result progress quickly, closing the gap between the two groups of graduates.