SOAS University of London

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

Certificate in Turkish (2021 entry)

Select year of entry: 2022 2021

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The NME department offers a short programme of study in Turkish that leads to the award of a certificate. The syllabus consists of four course units. These units are courses that are available on the single-honours BA programme in Turkish. The options available on the Certificate syllabus are typically as follows:

  • Elementary written Turkish
  • Aspects of Turkish culture
  • Literatures of the Near and Middle East
  • Ottoman Turkish language*
  • Twentieth-century Turkish literature I*
  • Twentieth-century Turkish literature II*
  • Turkish literature of the Tanzimat and late nineteenth century*
  • Introduction to Islam (subject to permission from Dept of Study of Religions)
  • Elementary written Persian

* courses marked with an asterisk require good prior knowledge of Turkish

All the courses above are valued at 1 course unit each.

Full-time syllabus (one year)

Students take four approved courses from the list of available options.

Part-time syllabus (two or three years)

Students spread the four approved courses that are required to be completed for the Certificate over two or three years.

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

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-time

Entry requirements

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Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 or 3 years



Optional Courses
Module Code Credits Term
Literatures of the Islamic Near and Middle East 155900991 15 Term 2
The following course require a good prior knowledge of Turkish
Module Code Credits Term
Ottoman Turkish Language A 155900549 15 credits

Important notice

The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. If you are a current student you can find structure information on the previous year link at the top of the page or through your Department. Please read the important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules.

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