Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies


Discover why Edinburgh is UK and internationally recognised as a leading institution for studying Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies


Old map of Arabia
Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies was established in 1980 through an amalgamation of the old Departments of Arabic, Turkish and Persian (established in 1912, 1950 and 1951 respectively).

Facilities and resources

Semi-circular building
Students and staff have access to a variety of library and information resources, including a library housed within 19 George Square.