Arabic Studies (4 Years) [BA]
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- UCAS course code
- UCAS institution code
- Degree awarded
- 4 years
- Typical A-level offer
ABB-BBC Evidence of language study at GCSE or above preferred
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
29 - 34 points overall (core points accepted)
Higher Level Requirements - 6,5,5 -5,5,4
Evidence of language study at GCSE level (or equivalent) or above preferred
- How to apply
- Apply through UCAS
BA (Hons) Arabic Studies
Allows students to achieve near-native proficiency in modern Arabic and to study the language within its cultural and historical context. Students start as absolute beginners and go through to an advanced level over four years.
- The course also looks more widely at Arab culture and literature and introduces students to social and cultural trends in the Arab Middle East and beyond.
- The course is carefully structured so that students can measure their progress step by step. Learning modern Arabic also opens the door to the vast literature of classical Arabic, including religious and secular texts, and provides a perfect platform from which to learn one or more of the colloquial dialects.
- The third year of study is spent at an academic institution in an Arab country, an ideal way to improve students' fluency in the language while gaining a fascinating first hand experience of the Arab world.
- Modern Arabic language courses: Gain competence in reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension, while developing knowledge and understanding of the Arab World..
- Arabic-based thematic courses: Study documents which introduce you to the cultures of the medieval Arab World; read contemporary literature reflecting life and social trends in modern Arab countries.
A choice from a wide variety of options to focus on your special interests or to extend your studies to other disciplines open within the University such as linguistics, history, archaeology or the social sciences.
The Department of Middle Eastern Studies runs regular Visit and Interview Days during which applicants can see the Department and language learning facilities, meet members of staff and current students, and have an opportunity to discuss their study aims and qualifications with lecturers.
- We consider a visit and interview to be an essential part of the admissions process. Coming to the Department gives you an opportunity to see if your expectations are matched by what the course offers and explain your interest in the subject and your qualifications.
- All applicants to the department of Middle Eastern Studies who meet our entry requirements are invited for an interview (or telephone interview for overseas applicants) and visit day.
- At the Visit Day individual meetings with lecturers are arranged which last between 15 and 20 minutes. The applicant is invited to explain her/his interests and qualifications, and how their chosen subjects fits in with these. Lecturers look in particular for evidence of subject interest and motivation. Lecturers explain the department's subject and course portfolio and specific requirements to the applicant. Alternative routes of study may be explored together. Applicants are invited to pose any questions they might have.
- We are happy to make offers for deferred entry.
Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2015 will be approximately £9,000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £14,500 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate fees pages.
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