Undergraduate options at a glance

If you wish to study Iran but do not want to learn Persian, there is a wide range of modules with Iranian dimensions or relevant taught within the Schools of Art History, Classics, History and International Relations, covering all periods of the Iranian past from the Achaemenids to the present. Again you would need to be admitted on the relevant degree programme to have access to these modules. To get a sense of the options presently being offered within the School of History, please click here and follow the links to the individual programmes (Medieval, Modern and Middle East Studies)


Persian MA joint honours degrees

You can take Persian as part of a joint Honours degree alongside one of the following subjects:

  • Ancient History
  • Arabic
  • Classical Studies
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Greek
  • International Relations
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Management
  • Mediaeval History
  • Middle East Studies
  • Modern History
  • Philosophy
  • Russian
  • Social Anthropology
  • Spanish

For students taking Persian with another language, you will have the opportunity to take an integrated year abroad. It is possible to combine a degree in Persian with two modern languages – any combination of Arabic, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. You can also take Persian as part of a Modern Languages joint Honours degree with two modern languages and one additional subject.

Finally, you can take Persian as part of a “with” Honours degree in which the majority of the course deals with the first named subject. St Andrews offers the following “with” degrees in Persian:

  • Geography with Persian
  • International Relations with Persian
  • Mediaeval History with Persian
  • Modern History with Persian

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