Certificate in Arabic Studies

General

Read more about this program on the school's website

Program Description

Mode of Attendance: Part-time


This certificate is complementary to the full-time Certificate in Arabic. It is designed for those unable to follow a full-time programme and those interested in a different balance of language and non-language based courses. No prior knowledge of Arabic is required.

This is a part-time programme of study. Four units are taken over two or three years.

In year 1, students take Arabic 100A, Arabic 100B and one approved course from the list below.

In year 2, students take Arabic 200 and a second approved course from the list below.

One unit can be left to a third year of study if desired; a third year of Arabic is available for this purpose, Arabic 300.

Approved units*

  • Introduction to Arabic culture
  • Literatures of the Near and Middle East
  • Music of the Middle East and North Africa
  • Art and material culture of the Islamic world
  • Mosaics, manuscripts and wall-paintings in Islamic art
  • Introduction to the history of the Near and Middle East

* Please note that not every unit may be available every year.

Courses are taught during the day. Teaching begins in late September. Examinations are in May-June.

Structure

This is a part-time programme of study. Four units are taken over two or three years.

Year 1

Students take the following course and choose one unit from the Approved Option Units list.

  • Arabic 200
  • Arabic 100 A
  • Arabic 100 B

Year 2

Students take the following course and choose one unit from the Approved Option Units list.

  • Arabic 200

Approved Option Units

  • Introduction to Arabic Culture
  • Literatures of the Near and Middle East
  • H130 Introduction to the History of the Near and Middle East

Year 3: Optional

One unit can be left to a third year of study if desired (a third year of the Arabic language). This unit replaces one of the Approved Option Units in either Year 1 or 2.

  • Arabic 300

Important notice

The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session.

Admissions and Applications

Applications are made directly to SOAS through the online application system, if you have any further questions please contact the Admissions Department.

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is the ability to demonstrate the potential to study at an 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.

English Language Entry Requirements

You must be able to show that your English is of a high enough standard to successfully engage with and complete your course at SOAS. Please note that we take our English language requirements seriously and failure to meet them exactly may well result in your application to SOAS being rejected. It is not possible to negotiate if your scores are below our required levels, with the expectation that because they are 'close enough' they will be accepted. It is important that you plan appropriately, well in advance, so that your English language test comes in good time and so that you have time to retake the test if necessary. We do not accept reasons of inconvenience or financial hardship for not submitting or retaking an English test.

International students

For EU and International students who need a visa, if unconditional entry scores are achieved we accept qualifications from several countries, as well as a range of international qualifications and tests.

If a Tier 4 entry visa is required then a SELT, such as UKVI IELTS may be needed. For this reason, we recommend all Tier 4 visa students to choose the UKVI IELTS Academic test as the test of first resort.

Last updated Sep 2019

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