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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 19.8k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 28.9k / 1 year
  • Deadline:
  • 20 Tháng một
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 102pts.
  • Duration:
  • 1 year

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    The MSt in Islamic Art and Archaeology is a one-year degree which aims to provide tailor-made courses in order to train you at the beginning of your research in the history of Islamic art and architecture (to circa 1900) and in Islamic archaeology.

    Graduate destinations

    Oriental studies graduates have found employment in many and diverse fields including business, finance law, civil service, journalism, government and industry.

    Many graduates have also undertaken further research into subjects linked with Oriental studies and have pursued successful careers in the academic world, education and in museums.

    Before admission to this course, you will have demonstrated that you possess the necessary qualifications in Arabic or Persian or Ottoman Turkish to use primary sources in the original language for the study of Islamic art. You will have a supervisor who will guide your progress through the course and who will agree with you a programme of work and a timetable for each term of the course, including: general skills and research specific training, formal teaching and instruction, attendance at lectures and seminars, and regular meetings (normally at least twice per term) with your supervisor for detailed discussions on your progress.

    You will be expected to attend tutorials, classes, lectures and seminars regularly, and tutors will give you regular assignments of written work. Tutors report to your supervisor on your progress at the end of each term, and the supervisor will write a formal report upon your work and progress during the term.

    The final examination is taken at the end of the course and consists of four elements.

    The first is a thesis of between 12,000 and 15,000 words in length (excluding bibliography), which should be equivalent to a substantial draft chapter or chapters of a proposed thesis for the MLitt or DPhil. 

    The second element is either a portfolio containing reports of practical work completed during the year, which may include any of the following: architecture, ceramics, epigraphy, manuscript painting, metalwork, numismatics, and textiles (classes on presentation of work in a lecture or seminar, and on developing a personal website are also offered) or a report or reports on practical work completed on an object or objects that will form part of a proposed thesis for the MLitt or the DPhil.

    The third and fourth elements consist of any one of the three options below:

    • a. two examination papers, which may be any combination of language and non-language papers;
    • b. two essays of 5,000 to 7,000 words each, which may be any two of the following:
      • an essay on the theoretical issues raised by the subject which the candidate is proposing for the thesis for the MLitt or DPhil;
      • an essay discussing the historical or literary background, or the source material, relevant to the proposed thesis for the MLitt or DPhil; or
      • an essay discussing the historical or literary background, or the source material, relevant to the proposed thesis for the MLitt or DPhil.
    • c. one examination paper under (a) above and one essay under (b) above.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    Applicants are normally expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in a course with a substantial component of either Islamic studies, Islamic history, Middle Eastern history, or anthropology of the Middle East, or language and language-related degrees in Arabic, Persian or Ottoman Turkish.

    For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.5 out of 4.0.

    If you hold non-UK qualifications and wish to check how your qualifications match these requirements, you can contact the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC).

    You should also have a sound knowledge of Islamic history.

    No Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or GMAT scores are sought.

    • Official transcript(s)
    • CV/résumé
    • Statement of purpose/personal statement: Up to three pages
    • Written work:Two essays of 2,000 words each
    • References/letters of recommendation:Three overall, generally academic

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

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    Standard level scores

    Higher level scores

    IELTS Academic 
    Institution code: 0713

    7.0 Minimum 6.5 per component  7.5  Minimum 7.0 per component 

    TOEFL iBT 
    Institution code: 0490

    100

    Minimum component scores:

    • Listening: 22
    • Reading: 24
    • Speaking: 25
    • Writing: 24
    110

    Minimum component scores:

    • Listening: 22
    • Reading: 24
    • Speaking: 25
    • Writing: 24
    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) 185

    Minimum 176 per component

    191 

    Minimum 185 per component

    Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) 185

    Minimum 176 per component

    191 

    Minimum 185 per component

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