Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

PhD graduates in IMES

Browse a directory of PhD thesis titles on topics in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies by the year and name of University of Edinburgh graduates from 1921 onwards.


Prior to the establishment of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (IMES) in 1980, students at the University of Edinburgh working on topics concerning Islam and the Middle East could be formally enrolled in one of a number of departments and faculties (chiefly Arts, Divinity and Law). In this section, we list relevant PhDs from the Faculty of Arts (unless otherwise noted) over the period 1921-1980.

1981-present day

Since the establishment of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (IMES) at the University of Edinburgh in 1980, we have been graduating PhD students across a wide variety of topics. In this section, we list all IMES PhDs over the period 1981-2022.

Acknowledgments and privacy

The information on this page has been compiled by Dr Anthony Gorman, Senior Lecturer in Modern Middle Eastern History and former Departmental Postgraduate Research Director for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. Last updated in December 2022, it has been sourced from various publicly available records, including the Edinburgh Research Archive (ERA) - a digital archive of original research produced by or affiliated with academic authors based at the University of Edinburgh.

The information is published in line with the University of Edinburgh’s privacy notice. If you are listed on the page, and would prefer not to be, please do not hesitate to contact us. Likewise, if you are missing from the page and need to be added, please get in touch.