SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

This certificate is an introductory qualification in Persian language; students acquire a solid initial knowledge of the written and spoken language of modern Iran and study the historical and cultural background of the Middle East; when taken full'time (in 1 year) it corresponds to the 1st year of BA programme in Persian; no prior knowledge of Persian is required.

Course Modules

Year 1: Persian language 1; literatures of the near and Middle East; introduction to Islam. Year 2: Persian language 1; Persian language 2; classical Persian prose texts; modern Persian poetry; elementary written Persian; elementary Persian texts.

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

Qualifications required:

  • Interview