PhD Arab World Studies / Overview
Year of entry: 2021
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- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy
- 3 years [full-time]
- Entry requirements
- A Bachelors (Honours) degree at 2:1 level or above (or its international equivalent) in a related subject; and
- A UK Master's degree with an overall average of 65% or higher, with a minimum of 65% in the dissertation and with no mark below 55% (or its international equivalent) in a related subject.
- Number of places/applicants
There is no limit on the number of places available.
- How to apply
- Apply online
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Our PhD Arab World Studies programme offers wide-ranging opportunities for research and advanced training in the history, politics, gender studies, literatures, religious traditions and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Training and research supervision in most major cultures and periods of the MENA region are delivered by experts whose publications contribute to their subject on an international level.
Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies regularly organises seminars, workshops and conferences, and offers some specialist training opportunities.
Another major research centre, the Centre for Jewish Studies ( CJS ), brings together a wide range of specialists from across the University, and a large and active body of graduate students working on various aspects of Jewish culture and history, including modern Israeli/Palestinian society.
Research specialisms in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies and related subject areas include literature, women and gender, culture and history of the Arab countries (Salhi, Mostafa, Behar), Islamic societies and practices (Woerner-Powell), the phenomenon of nationalism and the modern and contemporary history of Israel/Palestine, with special focus on the Arab-Israeli conflict (Behar).
Other areas of doctoral supervision can be offered or are available through inter-disciplinary collaboration.
Manchester's experts in Middle Eastern Studies contribute to the public debate on contemporary cultural-religious issues in the UK, the analysis and contextualisation of current affairs in the Middle East, and the understanding of gender roles and the relations between East and West.
Manchester is also the editorial home of the Journal of Semitic Studies ( JSS ), an internationally renowned academic journal which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Find out what it's like to study at Manchester by visiting us on one of our open days .
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2021, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK students (per annum): TBC
International, including EU, students (per annum): £19,500
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.
The School offers a limited number of bursaries and studentships on a competitive basis, details of which can be found via the links below.
Please note that whilst we do not have closing dates for programme applications, all funding competitions have a specified deadline for submitting the funding application form and a separate (earlier) deadline for submitting the online programme application form, both of which will be stated in the funding competition details below:
- ESRC North West Social Science DTP (NWSSDTP) PhD Studentships in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2021-22
- AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2021-22
- President's Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Awards in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2021-22
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures PhD Studentships 2021-22
- China Scholarship Council - The University of Manchester Joint Scholarship for PhD Study in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2021-22
- Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships 2021-22
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
- Contact name
- Rachel Corbishley
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