Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies


Read about the experiences of our students, staff and alumni in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.

Putting the tee into translation

MA (Hons) Arabic and French student, Emma Penney, talks about the student-run charity SolidariTee and how translating for refugees has helped shape her future.

PhD graduate wins Man Booker International Prize 2019

Jokha Alharthi reflects on her time in a "literature paradise" as a postgraduate student of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies in Edinburgh.

Outstanding Global Citizenship

We talk to Emily Lewis (recent Arabic and French MA Hons graduate) about success in the Students' Association Impact Awards, recognising the work of a group of volunteers in supporting their fellow students and the local community.

What our Teaching Awards mean to us

As nominations roll in for the Students’ Association Teaching Awards, we talk to previous winners about the impact of being recognised in this annual celebration of excellence.