MA Iranian Studies, Faculty of World Studies, Fall 2022





Faculty of World Studies is now accepting applications for MA Iranian Studies. This program is ONLY AVAILABLE to Non-Iranian candidates.

Master of Arts in Iranian Studies is an internationally recognized degree from the University of Tehran. It is an intensive two-year program consisting of rigorous course-work and research.

The Iranian Studies MA Program follows a cleverly-designed bi-lingual outline studying contemporary Iran. During the first and second semesters, most instructions will be conducted in English. However, as students improve their knowledge of Persian, some modules will be offered in Persian, particularly during the third semester. Students will have the option to write their dissertations in either Persian or English, but are highly encouraged to write in Persian.

Course themes include Iranian contemporary history, society and culture, ethnic groups and local traditions, media and arts, political economy, geopolitics and foreign policy, and Shi’a studies.

Program Start Date: Late September

Application Requirements:

  • A filled out application form
  • A detailed letter of motivation (no longer than 1000 words)
  • Scanned copy of passport
  • Scanned copy of previous academic certificate(s)
  • Scanned copy of academic transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation from previous lecturers attesting to the applicant’s qualifications 
  • (the letters must be sent directly to the program director by email)
  • A curriculum vitae, including detailed information about previous educations as well as academic publications or work experience (if any)
  • Students for whom English is not their first language must have at least  IELTS  6.5  or equivalent qualifications.
  • A recent colour photo (scanned and small-sized)
  • Any additional supporting material that you may prefer to include in your application

All  applicants  are  required  to  send  their  applications  via  email  before Mid-May for Autumn Semester and before Mid-October for Spring Semester. Short listed candidates will be informed two weeks after the deadline.

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Farsi Courses:
Attending Farsi courses is compulsory for everyone. Public classes cost 900 USD per year.

Tuition Fees:

The program costs 1800 USD per semester.

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Last Update At : 06 July 2022