BA Arabic and .... (a language)

Duration: 4 Years

Entry Requirements: Languages at SOAS are taught ab initio, and no prior knowledge of Arabic is required.

Subjects Preferred: A good pass in a foreign language at A-level, or equivalent, is preferred

Interview Policy: Candidates with "non-standard" qualifications may be invited for interview

A Levels: AAB-ABB

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

At SOAS the study of Arabic can be combined with Hebrew, Indonesian, Persian and Turkish. For the BA Arabic and French UCL is the admitting institution.

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 Colloquial Arabic, in combination with an advanced command of the second language. Students are required to spend the third year of studying Arabic and the other language abroad at a university in the Middle East.

Combinations

May be combined with:

  • French (at UCL)
  • Hebrew
  • Indonesian
  • Persian
  • Turkish

Structure

Students take modules to the value of 120 credits per year. There is some element of choice to develop special interests.

Year 1

Core Module

Must be passed with an overall mark of 50 to proceed to the following year of study.

  • Arabic 1 Intensive 155900896 (90 credits) Full Year

Other Subject - Hebrew

You must choose the 30 credit module below.

  • Modern Hebrew Language: Elementary 155901407 (30 credits) Full Year

Other Subject Turkish/Persian

Choose 30 credits from the list below.

  • Introduction to Arabic Culture 155901205 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Works of literature of the Near and Middle East 155900991 (30 credits) Full Year
  • H130 Introduction to the History of the Near and Middle East 154800230 (30 credits) Full Year

Year 2

Core Module

  • Arabic 2 155900897 (30 credits) Full Year

Compulsory Module

Choose modules to the value of 30 credits from the list below.

  • Introduction to Islamic texts 155901115 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Introduction to Arabic Literature 155905004 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Introduction to Arabic Dialects 155901396 (30 credits) Full Year

Another subject

You should choose 60 credits in your second subject.

Year 3

Year 4

You should choose modules to the value of 30 to 60 credits from the list below.

  • Arabic 4 155900899 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Arabic Womens' Writing 155901406 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Politics and Aesthetics in Modern Arabic Literature 155901382 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Culture Society and Politics in Classical Arabic Literature 155901373 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Reading Classical Arabic historians 155901334 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Language and Oral Literature of an Arabic Vernacular 155901376 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Quran and hadith Studies 155900734 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Islamic Texts 155900356 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Independent Study Project in Arabic Studies (using Language sources) 155901344 (30 credits) Full Year

Other Subject

You should choose 60 - 90 credits in your second subject.

Program taught in:
English

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Last updated January 22, 2019
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Full-time UK/EU Fees: £9,250; Full-time Overseas Fees: £16,907 per academic year
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