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Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies

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Largest purpose-built centre for Middle East and Islamic Studies in any UK university

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1st for Middle Eastern & African Studies*

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

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1st in UK in Middle East Studies and 2nd in Area Studies*

*Based on 4* research submitted to REF2021, Submitted to UoA25 Area Studies

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1st in the Russell Group for student satisfaction*

National Student Survey 2023

The Institute is a truly exceptional place. With our beautiful building, world-leading scholars and vibrant student community, we attract people from across the world to study and work with us. We are one of the top-ranking departments for Middle East and Arabic in Europe. Our programmes are led by scholars at the forefront of their chosen field, and we are committed to providing an exceptional learning experience for all students, with graduates going on to take up rewarding careers in journalism, international non-governmental organisations and diplomatic service.

Professor Christina Phillips
Institute Director

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