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Graduate Admissions

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Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (Arabic Studies) is not currently open for applications. Please check the sidebar for the relevant dates.

The Arabic Studies pathway is a one-year research course, for highly motivated students who wish to pursue an extended research project on some aspect of Arabic Studies, classical or modern.

Graduates will be able to work independently to design research projects, and will have an in-depth knowledge of the primary sources and secondary literature in their chosen specialism in Arabic Studies.

They will be very well placed to study for a PhD, and will also be in a position to use their skills and knowledge of Arabic in other professions and activities where advanced research skills and independent critical thinking, analysis and communication skills are needed.

Learning Outcomes

The Arabic Studies research pathway develops its graduates' ability to develop a research project, to research independently using Arabic language sources and the related secondary literature, and to communicate those findings effectively.

Graduates also develop their ability to read, interpret and translate primary sources in Modern and/or Classical Arabic, acquire a good knowledge of current scholarship on modern and/or pre-modern Middle Eastern culture(s), and acquire an in-depth knowledge of the secondary literature relevant to the subject of their dissertation.


Continuing

Applicants for the PhD  should submit via the Applicant Portal a workable and interesting research proposal and demonstrate that they have the required academic knowledge and skills to carry out their project.

Admission is at the discretion of the Degree Committee, which judges each graduate applicant on his or her own merits and in accordance with its own set of rules and regulations.


Open Days

The University of Cambridge will be hosting its Cambridge Postgraduate Open Day on Friday 1 November 2019. Visit the Postgraduate Open Day page for more details.

Key Information


11 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
June 2, 2020
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 3, 2019
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 9, 2019

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