At SOAS the study of Arabic can be combined with a range of disciplines and languages. Combined'honours degrees in Arabic are intended to give students a solid grounding in Modern Standard and classical Arabic, as well as conversational ability in Egyptian colloquial Arabic, in combination with a second subject. Intensive study of a wide range of Arabic language and literature is a compulsory feature of combined'honours degrees in Arabic. Students are usually required to spend the third year of study at a university in the Middle East or on an equivalent programme elsewhere.
Year 1: Arabic 1; introduction to Islam. Year 2: Arabic 2; introduction to early Islamic texts; the Muslim world (unity in diversity); options: Introduction to classical Arabic literature; introduction to modern Arabic literature; introduction to Sufism; introduction to Arabic dialects. Year 3: Year abroad in Amman, Alexandria or Nablus. Year 4: Arabic 4; Quran and hadith studies; Islamic texts; plus optional courses: Language and oral literature of an Arabic vernacular; Sufism (texts and history); independent study project in Arabic studies (using language sources); independent study project in Arabic studies; Quran and hadith studies; Islamic texts; reading classical Arabic historians; politics and aesthetics in modern Arabic literature; Arabic cinema (1). Optional modules: Islamic law; government and politics of the Middle East; economic development of the modern Middle East; introduction to the history of the Near and Middle East; the making of the modern Middle East; introduction to the study of religions; introduction to the art and archaeology of the Near and Middle East; Islamic architecture; elementary written Persian; elementary written Turkish; elementary Hebrew; elementary Western Armenian.
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees|
Full Time With Time Abroad
|BA (Hons)||£9,000 Academic year. First year home fees|
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- The course is well organised and is running smoothly 70%
- I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 88%
- The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 92%
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Total Written: 64%
Total Coursework: 24%
Total Practical: 12%