SOAS University of London

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

Certificate in Arabic Studies

2016 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.

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Overview

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

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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.

ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Arabic 100 155901202 1 Unit Full Year
Year 2

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

ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Arabic 200 155901203 1 Unit Full Year
Approved Option Units
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Introduction to Arabic Culture 155901205 1 Unit Full Year
Literatures of the Near and Middle East 155900991 1 Unit Full Year
Art and Material Culture of the Islamic World: 7th to 14th Centuries 154900138 1 Unit Full Year Not Running 2016/2017
Mosaics, Manuscripts, and Wall Painting in Islamic Art 154900134 1 Unit Full Year Not Running 2016/2017
H130 Introduction to the History of the Near and Middle East 154800230 1 Unit Full Year
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.

ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Arabic 300 155901204 1 Unit Full Year

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