Centre for Kurdish Studies
Exeter is the only British university with a strong research focus in the field of Kurdish Studies. As such, we are the leading centre of research in the field in the UK, and one of the global centres of excellence. Our focus on Kurdish Studies places the Kurds at the centre of our research and offers a chance to consider Kurdish society, culture and politics holistically in all its complexity and variation, across and within established nationstates and the global diaspora community.
The Centre of Kurdish Studies has benefited from generous donations from the Ibrahim Ahmed Foundation and the Kurdistan Regional Government which have enabled us to expand our staff base and our research and teaching activities. We now offer the following degrees:
- PhD in Kurdish Studies
A multi-disciplinary programme covering Social Science, Political Science, and Humanities and Arts disciplines.
- A unique MA in Kurdish Studies
This degree offers an intensive and comprehensive advanced-level degree covering modern Kurdish issues. However, due to restructuring of the degree programmes, the MA Kurdish Studies will not be available in 2013/14. Our new programmes will be available in 2014/15. For information about the MA programmes running in 2013/14, please see the Taught Programme Index.
We hold regular international conferences and we actively seek cooperation with other universities through participation in larger research projects and other partnerships.
Our Second International Conference on Kurdish Studies was held in Exeter on 6-8 September 2012.
For detailed information about the Centre for Kurdish Studies, please download the Centre for Kurdish Studies Brochure (11 MB pdf document).