What will I learn?

Known as Farsi in Iran, Dari in Afghanistan and Tajik in Tajikistan, Persian is one of the major languages of Middle East and Central Asia. It has over 120 million native speakers, ranking it among the world's 20 most widely spoken first languages. To study Persian is to enter into a rich and diverse culture that has produced major epic and Sufi poets, exquisite miniature painting, fine textiles and world-class cinema. It is also a gateway to modern Iran, a dynamic society at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Our programme is designed to give you a thorough grounding in both classical and modern Persian, enabling you to access a wide range of original material. As well as developing your language skills, you'll also study Iran's historical, literary, cultural and political life, as well as the rich intellectual heritage of Islam. The School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures at the University of Edinburgh is recognised in the UK and internationally as a leading institution for the research-led study of Persian, together with Arabic, Turkish, Islam, and the Middle East.

Which department am I in?

School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£23,100.00 (US$ 31,050) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Central area campus

George Square,

Edinburgh,

Edinburgh, City Of,

EH8 9JZ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Required subjects: A Levels: two of Geography (preferred), Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, or Physics at B. GCSEs: Mathematics at B or 6 and English at C or 4.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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