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Graduate Admissions

Course closed:

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Classical Islamic History and Culture) is no longer accepting new applications.

Apply using the Applicant Portal

The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal, where you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and request references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  2. you have paid the £60 application fee
  3. your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

For applicants who are required to satisfy the English language condition:

The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies accepts the IELTS (Academic) and TOEFL examinations to satisfy the English language requirement. Please see the Arts Language Requirement tables given above for the minimum marks which need to be achieved in each element for the IELTS (Academic) and TOEFL.

Selection Process

Applications are considered as they are received (rolling admissions). It is in the applicant's best interests to submit their application early in the academical year, ie to meet the funding deadline and to ensure that their application is considered in good time as places can be filled before the final deadline date.

Further information on How To Apply

Things You'll Need

In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English  
    If required - you can check using our tool
  • Statement of Interest
  • Research proposal
  • Sample of work (max. 2)

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will also need to provide the following:

  • Gates Cambridge Reference  
  • Research Proposal (PhD applicants only)

See Gates Cambridge for more information.

Key Information

11 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
May 31, 2019
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2019

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 5, 2018
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 10, 2018

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