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TOP UK Universities with Middle East and African Studies 2021


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African Studies is an academic area that studies political, economic, cultural events and trends in Africa. Programs in this area can be country-oriented, region-specific, or for specific periods of time, such as colonization and its aftermath.

Bachelor's and Master's programs are based on regional studies, students have an additional opportunity to learn Afrikaans, local dialects.

Students study basic subjects in 1, 2 courses, later choose a specialization, choosing from a number of additional courses, such as:

  • History
  • Politics
  • Religion
  • Literature
  • Culture.

Acquaintance with the ancient culture and peoples of this region is provided through the modules on religious studies, Islamic art, archeology. Modules in Arabic are offered to those with a good command of the language, while Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish are available for those who wish to acquire or develop additional language skills.

Students from leading universities in the United Kingdom develop critical and analytical skills, learn to focus on key issues, practice the application of concepts orally and in writing, and analyze and interpret source material.

Our 2021 ranking of the UK's best universities for studying the Middle East and Africa offers the most popular undergraduate and graduate programs for international high school and university students.

Rank Institution Entry Standards Student Satisfaction Research Quality Research Intensity Graduate Prospects Overall Score
1 Oxford 196   3.07 0.73 90 100
2 Durham 196 4.06 2.98 0.83 90 98.5
3 St Andrews 188 4.22 3.23 0.84   98.2
4 Edinburgh 182 4.03 2.91 0.79 90 97
5 Manchester 161 3.71 3.16 0.91 75 93.4
6 SOAS University of London 152 4.11 2.78 0.76 75 91.9
7 Exeter 155 3.4 3.25 0.63 75 91.5
8 Leeds 146 4.23 2.91 0.7 70 91.2
9 Birmingham 3.83 3.37 0.84 50 89.4
10 Westminster 98 4.13 1.99 0.16 65 81
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Kuban State University, Russia (World Economics); Westminster University (Business & Management).
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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