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Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

Certificate in Arabic Studies

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Minimum Entry Requirements: The minimum entry requirement is the ability to demonstrate the potential to study at undergraduate level. However, programmes may have their own specific requirements, such as, in the case of language-based studies, a proven ability to learn a language.

This certificate is complementary to the full-time Certificate in Arabic. It is designed for those unable to follow a full-time programme and those interested in a different balance of language and non-language based courses. No prior knowledge of Arabic is required.

This is a part-time programme of study. Four units are taken over two or three years.

In year 1 students take Arabic 100 and one approved course from the list below. 

In year 2 students take Arabic 200 and a second approved course from the list below.

One unit can be left to a third year of study if desired; a third year of Arabic is available for this purpose, Arabic 300.

Approved units*

* Please note that not every unit may be available every year.

Courses are taught during the day. Teaching begins in late September. Examinations are in May-June

Structure

This is a part-time programme of study. Four units are taken over two or three years.

Year 1

Students take the following course and choose one unit from the Approved Option Units list.

Year 2

Students take the following course and choose one unit from the Approved Option Units list.

Approved Option Units
Year 3: Optional

One unit can be left to a third year of study if desired (a third year of arabic language) This unit replaces one of the Approved Option Units in either Year 1 or 2.

Teaching & Learning

How to apply

Applications are made directly to SOAS through the online application system, if you have any further questions please contact the Admissions Department on associatestudent@soas.ac.uk

A Student's Perspective

I attended as many SOAS events as possible because it is the best way to meet non-study abroad students and interact with the community

Ranya Saadawi, Columbia University