Middle Eastern Studies

Academic staff: 12
Research postgraduates: 15

Middle Eastern Studies offers MA and PhD programmes in all of the traditional language-based disciplines as well as in an extensive range of interdisciplinary areas, including:

  • Translation
  • Literatures
  • Modern History
  • Cultures
  • Religions

Areas of particular expertise include:

  • Islamic Studies
  • Modern History
  • Contemporary Cultural Studies
  • Israeli/Jewish Studies

One of the discipline's most distinguished scholarly journals, the Journal of Semitic Studies, has its editorial home in Middle Eastern Studies.

Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Manchester is also a partner (with the Universities of Edinburgh and Durham) in the recently established Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World which fields one of the largest concentrations of expertise in the UK.

The Centre brings together more than 50 full-time members of staff drawn from a variety of disciplines in the arts, humanities and social and political sciences, all working on areas directly related to the Arab world.

We offer excellent facilities, including a Centre for Graduate Studies which provides space specifically for postgraduate students and the excellent holdings of the John Rylands Research Institute and Library.


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