Iranian Studies in Marburg
Iranian Studies is a philological discipline, dealing with Iranian
languages and literatures in all their variety. Here in Marburg we
understand it as a field of study that analyses the historical,
religious, social and cultural dimensions of Iranian peoples from
antiquity to modern times.
The department of Iranian Studies at the Centre for Near and Middle
Eastern Studies was established in 2007. On the basis of intensive
language training in modern Persian, our study programmes will provide
you with an in-depth understanding of Iranian cultures and societies.
The geographical focus in research and teaching is present-day Iran
with its neighbouring countries, in particular Afghanistan and
Tajikistan. We offer a major in Iranian Studies as part of the B.A.
"Oriental Studies" and there is an independent M.A. course "Iranian
Studies". Of course you can apply for a Ph.D. in Iranian Studies as
well. We have a strong research focus in Iranian history, ranging from
the Mongol period up to the 20th century, but we also welcome students
interested in literature and comparative cultural studies.
All members of our academic staff will be glad to answer any questions
you might have.