Near and Middle East Section & School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Certificate in Arabic Studies

Key information

Duration
2 or 3 years (part-time)
Start of programme
September
Attendance mode
Part-time
Location
Russell Square, College Buildings
Fees

Home student fees: £9,250
Overseas student fees: £21,160

Please note that fees go up each year. 
See undergraduate fees for further details.

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.

Course 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.

Structure

This is a part-time programme of study

Four units are taken over two or three years.

In year 1 students take Arabic 100A, Arabic 100B 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

Important notice

The information on the website reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. The modules are indicative options of the content students can expect and are/have been previously taught as part of these programmes. However, this information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change. 

Year 1

Students take the following course and choose one unit from the approved option units list.

Year 2

Students take the following course and choose one unit from the approved option units list.

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 Year 2.

Fees and funding

Fees for 2023/24 entrants per academic year

Full-time Part-time 2 years Part-time 3 years
Home students Overseas students Home students Overseas students Home students Overseas students
£9,250 £21,160 £4,625 £10,1750 £3,083 £6,715

Fees go up each year, therefore your tuition fee in your second and subsequent years of study will be higher.

Our continuing students, on the same degree programme, are protected from annual increases higher than 5%.

For full details of tuition fees, please see undergraduate fees and postgraduate fees.