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

Certificate in Turkish

Key information

One year (full-time), two or three years (part-time)
Start of programme
Attendance mode
Full-time or part-time
Russell Square, College Buildings

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.

See English language requirements

Course overview

The Near and Middle East 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 were 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.

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

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. 

Optional courses

The following course require a good prior knowledge of Turkish

Module Credits
Ottoman Turkish Language 30

Teaching and learning

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.

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.