SOAS University of London

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

Certificate in Arabic

2017 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 essentially equivalent to the first year of the School’s four-year BA degree in Arabic. Students acquire a solid initial knowledge of the written language and some with the spoken, and familiarise themselves with aspects of Middle Eastern history and culture. No prior knowledge of Arabic is required.

This is an intensive one-year programme of study. Two courses are taken:

Students take Arabic 1, which is equivalent to three course units. They also choose a fourth unit from the following 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

Students take Arabic 1, which is equivalent to three course units. They also choose a fourth unit from the list of approved units.

Course structure
Compulsory Course
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Arabic 1 155900896 3 Unit Full Year
Choose one of the following
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

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