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Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

Department of the Languages and Cultures of Near and Middle East

The Department offers a unique concentration of world-class teaching and research on 5,000 years of culture, from cuneiform and ziggurats to Arabic and Islamic revolution. It is the UK'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.

The range of degrees taught reflects not only the present economic and political importance of the region, but also the diversity and historical depth of culture within the area. While language and literature form the core of expertise within the Department, some of its members specialise in the study of religions, and others have particular interests in such fields as ethnicity, politics, cinema, drama and music.

In the Near and Middle East Department you will find a truly diverse and international student body, including students from many countries of the Middle East. After completing their postgraduate studies, many have gone on to pursue an academic career at home or abroad, while others find an outlet for their newly acquired skills in publishing and other media.

Being in central 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.