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

Certificate in Arabic

Overview

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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 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

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
  • Arabic 1 - 155900896 (3 Unit) - Full Year
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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

My training as a specialist in the Middle East and Subcontinent would be rather incomplete without these languages or a stay at SOAS!

Padraig Belton