The programme is made up of 60 credits of taught modules (see the modules section below) and 120 credits achieved through a 20,000 word supervised research project on topic of your choice in Ottoman Studies. We recommend that you discuss your proposed research project with Dr Rhoads Murphey before applying.
In addition to developing professional skills in identifying and analysing key methodological and interpretative trends in Ottoman Studies, you gain experience in carrying out original research using primary sources.
The course may be taken as a self-standing degree or as the first stage of research training towards the three year PhD programme in Ottoman Studies.
Methodologies of Ottoman Studies (20/40 credits)
Ottoman Language and selected historical texts (20 / 40 credits)
Ottoman Historical Sources (20 / 40 credits)
Aspects of Ottoman History 1300-1800 (20 / 40 credits)
Aspects of Great Power Rivalry in the East Mediterranean 1850-2000 (40 credits)
Fees and funding
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2015/16 are currently as follows:
Home / EU £4,090 full-time; £2,045 part-time
Overseas: £13,195 full-time; £6,597.50 part-time
For part-time students, the above fee quoted is for year one only and tuition fees will also be payable in subsequent years of your programme.
Tuition fees can either be paid in full or by instalments.
Eligibility for Home/EU or Overseas fees can be verified with Admissions. Learn more about fees for international students
Learn more about postgraduate tuituion fees and funding.
Scholarships and studentships
Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available. To discover whether you are eligible for any award across the University, and to start your funding application, please visit the University's Postgraduate Funding Database.
International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.
University of Birmingham graduates may be entitled to a fee reduction through the College of Arts and Law Alumni Bursary scheme.
Applicants will typically have a background in studying the history of this era.
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We accept a range of qualifications; our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.
English language requirements
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