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Postgraduate Taught

Arab and Islamic Studies

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Largest Centre for Middle East Studies in a UK university with excellent research links in the Islamic world 

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MAs suitable for students from a wide range of disciplines

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Masters Excellence Scholarships available for 2022 entry

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Our Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies research is No2 in the UK for world-leading research.*

The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies is one of Europe’s most renowned centres for research and teaching in the Arab and Muslim World.

Our impressive building is the largest purpose-built Middle East centre in the UK, and is constructed in an architectural style evocative of the region. It is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including a computerised language lab, lecture theatres, seminar rooms, lounge, satellite TV for viewing Middle Eastern channels and a gallery for Middle Eastern art exhibitions.

The Arab World Documentation Unit based in the Research Commons is a valuable research resource, housing numerous collections of academic textbooks, press cuttings,  government papers and reports, periodicals, pamphlets, business yearbooks, and much more, with material in English, Arabic and Hebrew.

*Based on 4* research submitted to REF 2021, Submitted to UoA25 Area Studies

The atmosphere at the Institute is buzzing with new research and interesting topics of learning. The community is very international, with conversations in many different languages. Meeting so many people with new perspectives and sharing interests and nuggets of research over coffee or lunch has been brilliant.


Arab and Islamic Studies Masters student