SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

This certificate is essentially equivalent to the 1st year of the school's 4'year BA degree in Arabic; students acquire a solid initial knowledge of the written language and some with the spoken, and familiarise themselves with aspects of Middle Eastern history and culture; no prior knowledge of Arabic is required.

Course Modules

All years: core modules: Arabic 1; choose 1 of the following: Introduction to Arabic culture; introduction to Islam; literatures of the Near and Middle East; music of the Middle East and North Africa; introduction to the history of the Near and Middle East.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
CertHE (Post A-Level) £12,600  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
CertHE (Post A-Level) £3,375  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Interview