12 months
19500 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Join the Middle East Studies programme at The University of Exeter and you’ll develop your research skills through in-depth study of the recent and social history of the Middle East.

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  • Receive core training in social scientific philosophy and methodology and learn how to apply this to the study of the contemporary Middle East
  • You’ll examine how the region has changed and developed over the last 150 years
  • Join an active and collaborative research culture that draws together doctoral researchers, staff and students to produce cutting-edge knowledge about the Arab and Islamic worlds
  • Learn discipline specific methodology and analytical techniques that lay the basis for you to progress to doctoral study


Graduates from this Middle East Studies programme at The University of Exeter may find professional employment in a wide range of sectors both in the UK and internationally. A comprehensive background in Islamic Studies is relevant to careers in:

  • Academia and education
  • International agencies such as the United Nations or the European Union
  • International development
  • Print and broadcast media
  • Politics
  • Private sector companies with interests in Islamic countries

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation skills
  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences 
  • Qualitative Methods in Social Research
  • State and Society in the Middle East
  • Applied Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Gender and Identity in the Middle East: Part I Constructing Selves in Social and Political Contexts
  • International Relations of the Middle East

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Whilst we don’t have a formal deadline for application, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We close to applications wishing to join us for study in 2022/2023 on Friday 16 September. We advise international applicants to submit a complete application by mid-July.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in the Social Sciences or Humanities

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 12 months.

UK fees per year:

  •  £4,500 part-time

Living costs for Exeter

649 - 1087 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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