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Undergraduate Study

Arab and Islamic Studies

6th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Work placements overseas to support your career development 

Unprecedented support for study abroad including dialectic training and staff visits 

Sharjah Scholarships of £1,500 per year available for programmes which include the study of Arabic

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. 

I chose Exeter because of the combination of inspiring lecturers, interesting modules, exciting year-abroad prospects and it being an utterly beautiful place to study.

I love the diversity of my degree and thus inevitably the people I have met and continue to meet along the way. There is so much flexibility in terms of how you can tailor your degree to what you want to get out of it, for me it's become a living breathing part of my life!

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studying Arab and Islamic Studies with Spanish