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Completing my MPhil in Classical Islamic History & Culture at FAMES was a wonderful experience! From the beginning, I was supported by some of the best scholars in my field who allowed me to guide my research project while always being there to support and provide essential advice. The MPhil training module gave a thorough and broad overview of foundational methods and developments in the field.  The subject courses were small and interactive. And overall, FAMES facilitated a generous community of scholarship and friendship among students and faculty that made the program not only excellent in education, but also a joyful and supportive place to be. 

Iman Masmoudi (April 2021)

My MPhil experience at FAMES was really enriching, personally and academically. The faculty is engaging and academically vibrant. My lectures were delivered by researchers whose work I would often footnote in my undergraduate essays. The first few months of my MPhil I spent reading papers that would give me a holistic view of the Islamic world. I then embarked on my MPhil thesis and received constant support from my supervisor who guided me through all the challenges of the project. Completing the MPhil was a critical precursor to embarking on my PhD. It gave me the necessary tools to be an efficient and productive researcher and enough space and support to grow personally.

Aliya Abdukadir Ali (April 2021)

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11 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2022

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
May 16, 2022
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2022

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 2, 2021
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 13, 2021

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2022, Lent 2023 and Easter 2023.


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