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UK: Apply online for Exeter University Kurdish Studies MA
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UK: Apply online for Exeter University
Kurdish Studies MA
The University of Exeter in the UK is now accepting
applications for the Masters degree in Kurdish
Studies. This new degree, offered by the
university’s Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies,
begins in October 2007.
This programme, which is open to interested students
without any previous specialised background,
introduces the study of the Kurdish regions of the
Middle East and the Caucasus. The course provides an
in-depth understanding to the regions’ modern
history, societies, literature, politics and
A wide range of options and supervisory
possibilities for MA dissertation research allow
students to pursue their own interests in the
multitude of fields related to Kurdish Studies,
including the study of Islam in contemporary
settings, and to begin related language preparation
in Sorani Kurdish.
1. Two core compulsory modules: the first
concentrating on assessing Kurdish social,
historical and political development from a range of
critical viewpoints; and the second on the history
and politics of the Kurds.
2. Options selected from any of the Institute’s MA
programmes, as well as related MA programmes offered
by other departments. These include intensive Sorani
Kurdish language offered at Undergraduate level to
students without previous knowledge of the language.
3. Research Sources and Methods in Islamic, Middle
East and Gulf Studies.
All taught modules (with the exception of Language
modules which have an end of year examination) are
assessed by coursework, plus a dissertation of
15,000 words must be submitted by 31 August
following successful completion of the taught
A good Honours degree preferably, but not
necessarily, in Arabic, Islamic or Middle Eastern
Studies. Those without standard entry qualifications
are encouraged to contact the directors.
Overseas students must show proficiency in the
English language in accordance with English language
requirements set by the University (Based on IELTS,
TOEFL and Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency
scores or other equivalent examinations).
Mature applicants are encouraged to apply. The
University and the Institute have a strong
commitment to the widening participation remit and
encourage applications from all sections of society,
particularly from ethnic and religious minorities.
Read the full details of the
MA in Kurdish Studies
Apply online for the full-time
Apply online for the part-time
Fees and staff contact details
can be found here
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