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 offers PhD, MPhil, and MSt (Res) research programmes. Research interests in the School cover many aspects of language studies, including:
- identity studies.
To apply, 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.
First in Scotland and second in the UK for languages and linguistics
Guardian University Guide 2023
83% of research activity rated 3* or 4*
Most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021)
School of Modern Languages
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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