Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Study abroad

Study abroad is an exciting and challenging part of undertaking an IMES degree.

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IMES currently offers students the opportunity to study at a number of language Institutes in the Middle East and North Africa depending on the current security situation. During their third year, students will study a combination of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and spoken Arabic as part of an intensive language programme.


IMES currently offers students the opportunity to study at University of Tehran's International Centre for Persian Studies (Dehkhoda Institutes) in Iran. During the year abroad, students will study Modern Persian in both formal and spoken forms as part of their intensive language programme for third year. 


Our Erasmus exchange programme offers the opportunity for students doing Islamic Studies or Middle Eastern Studies to spend a semester or two in Istanbul at Bilgi University or Bogaziçi University.

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Erasmus destinations

Erasmus activities are carried out with the support of the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme

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MA in Arabic

MA in Persian Studies