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MA Arabic

Catalog id : T620
 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
4 Years
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
15850 GBP
National
9000 GBP
EU
1820 GBP

Application fee

International 20 GBP
National 20 GBP
EU 20 GBP
Department
Literatures, Languages and Cultures
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92
SAT (avg)1290
ACT (avg)27
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About this course

Arabic is the main language of over 250 million people inhabiting a huge swathe of land extending from the Atlantic to the Persian Gulf. It is the fifth most widely spoken language in the world and is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Apart from opening the door to a fascinating and varied region, knowledge of Arabic provides access to the rich intellectual heritage of Islam.

The Department of Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies in Edinburgh’s School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures is recognised in the UK and internationally as a leading institution for research and study of Arabic, Islam, the Middle East, and other related subjects.

The MA Honours Arabic degree programme at Edinburgh is designed to give students a thorough grounding in both classical and modern Arabic, enabling them to access a wide range of original material, from pre-Islamic poetry and Islamic philosophy to Arabic novels and television. Alongside knowledge of the written and spoken language, students will also acquire a good knowledge of the Arabic-speaking world, past and present, including its language, literature, culture, history and politics. A year spent studying Arabic abroad provides complete immersion in Arabic language and culture.

 

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Eligibility Criteria

Typical offer
The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AABB.
  • A Levels: AAB.
  • IB: 36 points (grades 655 at HL).

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6. National 5: A language other than English at Grade A, English at Grade C and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C.
  • A Levels: ABB. GCSEs: A language other than English at Grade A, English at Grade C and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C.
  • IB: Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 655 in HL subjects. SL: A language other than English at 6, English at 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.

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Course Modules

Year 1
You will study elementary Arabic to learn basic grammar and develop your vocabulary. You will also take courses in Islamic history, Modern Middle Eastern history and choose courses from other academic areas.

Year 2
As Year 1.

Year 3
You will spend your third year in an Arabic-speaking country, improving your language skills and undertaking independent study.

Year 4
You will continue to develop your language and translation skills and will write your honours dissertation. You will also choose from a range of option courses dealing with different aspects of Islam and the Middle East.

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How to Apply

  • All applications to the University for full-time study must be made online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
  • You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, your personal statement and your reference.
  • To ensure your application is considered you should apply by the relevant deadline, 15 January 2017.

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