Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Prospective undergraduates

Discover what programmes we have on offer and what our current students love about studying with us.

What can I study?

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IMES is recognised in the UK and internationally as a leading institution for research and study of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.

Studying Arabic

Alhamdullillah, an excerpt from the Holy Qur'an
Study Arabic at Edinburgh and learn the fifth most widely spoken language in the world.

Studying Persian

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Study Persian at Edinburgh and open the door to the rich and diverse cultures of Iran, Afghanistan, Persian-speaking Central Asia, and the Persian diaspora.

Studying Turkish

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Turkish is the main language of 65 million inhabitants of Turkey.

Degree programmes

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Our undergraduate degree programmes develops an awareness of and interest in all aspects of Islamic and Middle Eastern cultures.