Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies


IMES seeks to nurture excellence in your research by providing necessary services and facilities.

Research supervision

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IMES research staff supervise students across a broad spectrum of research subjects relating to the Middle East and the wider Islamic world from classical times to the present day.


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The University and city hold a wealth of resources and facilities for the study of Islam and the Middle East.


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There are frequent public seminar and lecture events across the University of Edinburgh relating to all aspects of Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies and related disciplines.

Programme Handbooks

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Each programme has its own programme handbook, see below for the links to the 2015-16 online versions.