Literatures, Languages & Cultures

Spotlight on… studying Persian

Known as Farsi in Iran, Dari in Afghanistan and Tajik in Tajikistan, Persian has over 120 million native speakers, ranking it among the world's 20 most widely spoken first languages. From language courses for complete beginners, to a masters programme in Persian Civilisation, we are your gateway to a rich and diverse culture that has produced major epic and Sufi poets, exquisite miniature painting, fine textiles and world-class cinema.

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Find out about postgraduate study in Persian and related areas

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