Middle East studies
Learn the history, politics, cultures and languages of the Middle East. Study at St Andrews covers over 1,500 years from the rise of Islam to the modern Middle East.
This region is culturally diverse and strategically important, making it a valuable subject to study for those interested in government, international relations, and business.
Middle East Studies is a highly interdisciplinary subject area with research undertaken in the Schools of History, International Relations and Modern Languages.
To apply for a postgraduate research degree, you should first identify and contact a potential supervisor you would like to work with in your intended research area. Find out how to contact a research supervisor.
School of History
The School of History offers a broad and varied portfolio of teaching covering all periods from the fourth century to the present day. The School has expertise on many regions, including the Middle East.
School of International Relations
The School of International Relations is globally recognised for the quality of research and teaching in areas ranging from foreign policy to terrorism and political violence.
School of Modern Languages
The School of Modern Languages has research and teaching expertise in seven different languages, including Arabic and Persian.
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