Research Opportunities - Middle Eastern and African Studies

March 31, 2000

The following listing is for research degrees and jobs in Middle Eastern and African Studies #221> . Where possible a central contact person or office contact point has been given. Where there are several contact people they have been listed with the courses for which they have responsibility. If an institution does not appear in this list you should not assume that they do not offer post-graduate research degrees.

Key #221> Name of institution #221> For the sake of brevity the short version of an institution's name has been used. Validation #221> If an institution's courses are validated by another college its name is given in brackets. Contact names #221> A contact is given for each opportunity listed. Where there is a central contact for all an institution's opportunities in a particular area, the contact will be given once only. Qualification level #221> MSc, PhD etc. The figure in brackets indicates the number of places available where known. Mode of study #221> FT = Full Time PT = Part Time Funding #221> A = Assistantships available to students to undertake paid work while studying for a higher degree £ = Scholarship/ studentships available ? = Funding is a possibility.

Students should contact the department listed. Do not address enquiries to The THES. We are unable to help

Middle Eastern and African Studies

Queen's U. of Belfast Greek, Roman and Semitic Studies: Department ofSemitic Studies Dr D R G Beattie Tel: 01232 3442; URL: £?

Birmingham U. Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies Prof JF Haldon Tel: 0121 414 3728/5488; URL: Centre ofWest African Studies Dr P F De M Farias Tel: 0121 414 5126/5488; URL:

Bradford U. Development and Project Planning Dr F Wilson Tel: 014 383979Fax: 014 385280

Coventry U. International Studies and Law Mr Roy May Tel: 01203 838256; URL:

Durham U. Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Dr A Ehteshami Tel:0191 374 2821 Email:

East Anglia U. Sainsbury Research Unit for the Art of Africa, Oceania andthe Americas Francine Hunt Tel: 01603 592498; URL:

Edge Hill U.C. (Lancaster U.) African and Asian Studies Dr Murray SteeleTel: 01695 584363 Email: steelem@admin.

Edinburgh U. Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Dr C Hillenbrand Tel: 0131650 4181; URL:

Exeter U. Arabic and Middle East Studies Prof Alexander Knysh Tel: 01392264028 Email: £? Centre for Arab Gulf Studies ProfAlexander Knysh Tel: 01392 264028; URL: £? Arabicand Middle East Studies Prof Alexander Knysh Tel: 01392 264028 £?

Glasgow U. Arabic and Islamic Studies Mr R Macdonald Tel: 0141 330 6319Email:

Leeds U. Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies Dr Hussein Sirriyeh Tel: 0113 2333424 Fax: 0113 233 6017 £?

Liverpool John Moores U. Modern Languages Dr M K Menacere Tel: 0151 2313835; URL: uk/marketing/prosp.html £? A?

London: Institute of Commonwealth Studies Middle Eastern and African StudiesMrs R M Kochanowska Tel: 0171 580 5876; URL:

London: SOAS Africa Department/ Department of the Near and Middle East TheRegistrar Tel: 0171 637 2388 Email:

London: Royal Holloway College History Dr Vanessa Martin Tel: 01784 443638Email:

London: University College Hebrew and Jewish Studies Admission EnquiriesTel: 0171 380 7365; URL: £

Manchester U. Middle Eastern Studies Dr F Yasamee Tel: 0161 5 3073; URL: £? A?

St Andrews U. Institute for Middle East Studies Dr R A Kimber Tel: 01334463635; URL:

About this service #221>

The THES Research Opportunities Service aims to list the current availability of opportunities for postgraduate research training.

The listings include details of new research posts. Although courses from more than 140 institutions are represented here it is not an exhaustive listing.

Some institutions have not wished to list their courses in this way; so you should not assume that institutions not featuring in these lists have no courses to offer. This listing should give a good flavour of the wide variety of research training on offer at higher education institutions in the United kingdom.

Potential students should not make decisions on the basis of this listing alone. Potential candidates should contact the institutions of their choice directly if they wish to discuss their future plans. They should not contact The THES or the compilers of this listing.

Quality of degrees #221>

All UK universities in membership of the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals have power to award British degrees after either courses of study or programmes of research, and some colleges of higher education have one or both of these powers.

Other colleges provide courses or programmes which are validated by an institution which has those powers. Courses of this kind are listed under the name of the college which runs them; the name of the validating institution, which finally awards the degree, is in brackets.

The compilers #221>

This list has been compiled by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (CSU) on the basis of returns from institutions. CSU is an agency of the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals, the Standing Conference of Principals of Colleges and Institutes of higher education and the Committee of Scottish Centrally Funded Colleges.

This information has been provided for information purposes only. It is not definitive and does not take precedence over the official publications of universities and colleges.

While every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate and that those institutions which wanted to take part have been included, CSU an accept no responsibility for errors or omissions.

Any queries about this list should be addressed to the data collectors, Mayflower Directories Production, Ro Dew, West Looe Hill, Looe, Cornwall PL13 2HH. Tel: 01503 264454. Fax: 01503 264821. Email: All rights reserved. No part of this listing may be stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the written permission of the publishers.

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