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University of Edinburgh

Persian and Politics

UCAS Code: LT26
MA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

128-144

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Politics
  • Modern Middle Eastern studies
Student score
73% LOW
64% LOW
% employed or in further study
93% MED
90% LOW
Average graduate salary
£21k MED
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA-ABB

?A Levels: ABB.

Scottish Highers
ABBB-AAAA

Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
34

Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 655 in HL subjects. SL: A language other than English at 6, English at 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The University of Edinburgh has a long and well-established reputation for teaching on Islam and the history, culture and literature of the Middle East. It hosts the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World with two other university partners. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise 25 per cent of our research in Middle Eastern and African Studies was rated 4* world-leading, with a further 45 per cent rated 3* internationally excellent. We are the only university in Scotland to offer courses in three main languages of the Muslim world â?? Arabic, Persian and Turkish. Our Arabic and Persian degree programmes provide a unique opportunity to learn the regionâ??s languages and develop a better understanding of the regionâ??s politics, culture, religion, history, literature and law. Students will have the opportunity to study a full range of material from pre-Islamic poetry and Islamic philosophy to modern literature and cinema.

Modules

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
23%
77%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

23%
77%

Year 3

20%
80%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
62%
32%
6%

Year 1

54%
39%
7%

Year 2

55%
30%
15%

Year 3

58%
35%
7%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 78%
Student score 73% LOW
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

80%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

43%

Feedback on work has been prompt

53%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

63%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
47% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
59% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
474 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 93% MED
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Other popular industries include marketing and PR, management consultancy, youth and community work, the finance industry and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in six politics graduates go on to take another course to get a Masters after they finish their degrees.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 58%
Student score 64% LOW
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

81%

Feedback on work has been helpful

26%

Feedback on work has been prompt

26%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

45%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
36% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
57% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
506 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
81% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
1% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

9%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

4%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

22%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Mainly covering the study of Turkish or Arabic, this isn't a very common degree choice for UK students - just 170 students graduated in this area in 2012 - so bear that in mind when drawing conclusions from any employment and salary stats. If you are interested in studying this subject, then it's a good idea go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course and what previous graduates went on to do.
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