Modern Persian is the national language of countries including Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. It is the second language of the Middle East and the Islamic world, making it highly valuable across this geopolitically and economically important region.
Persian studies at St Andrews emphasise:
- modern language
- visual culture and cinema
- classical literary and historical texts.
The School of Modern Languages has research and teaching expertise in seven different languages. The Department of Persian within the School excels in student-focused teaching and has well-established links throughout the University, including with the Schools of History and International Relations.
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