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PhD in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

University of Cambridge

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN, APR, OCT

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The PhD in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies is a three-year course consisting of individual supervisions and guided research. Students are given guidance in areas specific to their subject and in advanced research methods. In the Easter term of the first year, students submit a PhD progress examination, which usually consists of a critical essay and a general statement about progress to date and the likely course of their future research.

Assessment

Thesis

The PhD thesis must not exceed 80,000 words exclusive of footnotes, appendices and bibliography subject to an overall word limit of 100,000 words exclusive of bibliography. An oral examination (viva voce) is required.

At the end of each PhD programme, students will be expected to have:

  • acquired the ability to read, interpret and translate primary sources fluently into their subject area (both spoken and written);
  • acquired an excellent knowledge of the general scholarship on their chosen research topic;
  • acquired an in-depth and focused knowledge of the secondary literature relevant to the subject of their thesis;
  • developed the ability to formulate original research questions and produce a well-constructed argument to answer them, in the form of an independent piece of research based on the use of primary and secondary sources; and
  • developed advanced, independent library- and internet-based research skills concomitant with successful completion of a higher research degree.

Application deadline

02 June 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,531per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Cambridge

  • University League Table

    1st

  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 15

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    198 94%

    2nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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