SOAS University of London

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

Certificate in Persian

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 an introductory qualification in Persian language. Students acquire a solid initial knowledge of the written and spoken language of modern Iran and study the historical and cultural background of the Middle East. When taken full-time (in one year) it corresponds to the first year of BA programme in Persian. No prior knowledge of Persian is required.

Full-time students:

Part-time students:

The part-time syllabus allows a fuller engagement with Persian language. Year 1 is devoted the intensive introductory course in Persian Language I (2 units). Students normally follow this with Persian Language II and EITHER Classical Persian Prose Texts OR Persian Poetry 1.

Alternatively, students can take a more gradual path to acquisition of language by enrolling on Elementary written Persian in the first year, followed by Elementary Persian texts in the subsequent year. On this path, two other course-units are chosen from the available options to complete the syllabus.

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Structure

Full-time (1 Year)
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Intensive Persian Language 155901242 2 Unit Full Year
Literatures of the Near and Middle East 155900991 1 Unit Full Year
Part-time (2 Years)

2 Units are taken each year. The first year Persian Language 1 is taken. The second year Persian Language 2 is taken and students choose either Classical Persian Prose Texts OR Persian Poetry 1.

ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Intensive Persian Language 155901242 2 Unit Full Year
Intermediate Persian Language 155900801 1 Unit Full Year
Classical Persian Prose Texts 155900334 1 Unit Full Year
Modern Persian Poetry 155901379 1 Unit Full Year Not Running 2016/2017
Alternative Part-time (2 years)

A more gradual path to acquisition of language. Year 1 Elementary written Persian is taken aswell as another approved option. In year 2 Elementary Persian texts is taken aswell as another approved option.

ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Elementary Written Persian 155901053 1 Unit Full Year
Elementary Persian Texts 155901155 1 Unit Full Year

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Teaching and Learning

Timetable

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

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