Department of the Languages and Cultures of Near and Middle East
The NME Department is a unique concentration of teaching and research on 5000 years of culture, from cuneiform and ziggurats to Arabic and Islamic revolution. It is Britain's largest university department specialising in the languages and cultures of the Middle East, with a long and distinguished track record in teaching and research in the region's modern and ancient languages.
More than twenty-five members of the department's staff are engaged full-time in research into Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Caucasian languages, Hebrew and Israeli Studies, Persian and Iranian, and Turkish. On the teaching side, the department runs seven postgraduate and fourteen undergraduate degree programmes.
In the most recent national audits of quality the department achieved a grade of 22 out of 24 in the Teaching Quality Audit and a grade of 5 in the Research Assessment Exercise.
Being in London, the NME Department offers more than just an academic forum. It is uniquely placed to take advantage of the capital's many Middle Eastern cultural centres, art galleries and museums.