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BA Middle Eastern Studies
Gain an in-depth understanding of the Middle East and its importance in modern society.

BA Middle Eastern Studies / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
BA (Hons)
3 Years [Full-Time]
Typical A-level offer


Typical International Baccalaureate offer

31 - 34 points overall (core points accepted)

Higher Level Requirements - 6,5,5 -5,5,5

Full entry requirements

How to apply
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Course description

BA (Hons) Middle Eastern Studies

Allows Students to gain an in-depth understanding of a large region that is of central importance in the contemporary world.

  • This course takes into account the fact that the study of the Middle East has grown into a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural academic phenomenon, attracting strong interest for political, cultural and social reasons.
  • It takes on board academic developments in fields such as globalisation, cultural identity, diaspora and migration studies, gender studies, and post-colonial studies all of which are based on techniques in the analysis of evidence across several Middle eastern languages, and uses original sources in English translation as well as secondary sources in English.
  • The interplay of disciplines and skills involved in achieving a balanced view of the history, literatures, cultures, and religions of the Middle East is broad and complex. 
  • Language skills are useful in achieving an advanced understanding of this balanced view, but not the only route.  This degree programme therefore allows the study of language(s) up to level 2, but does not make language study compulsory.
  • Furthermore the course equips students, through core course units and a wide range of optional course units, with the ability to acquire a thorough and sufficiently specific, but language-independent understanding of the Middle East, alongside key contemporary methods in the study of culture, religion, literature and history.

BA (Hons) Middle Eastern Studies is carefully structured so that students can measure their progress step by step.

Flexible Honours may allow you to study an additional arts, languages or cultures subject. Find out more here .

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Fees for entry in 2017 have not yet been set. For entry in 2016 the tuition fees were £9,000 per annum for home/EU students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2017 entry.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
Thomas Waring
+44 (0) 161 275 8129
Academic department overview

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