BA Honours in Arabic and English Language

General

Program Description

Course summary

At Westminster, we train competent linguists in modern languages ready to enter graduate employment. We place particular emphasis on employability and the contemporary cultural context and offer high-quality teaching in all language skills.

This course will enable you to achieve a good or high level of linguistic competence in Arabic in all four skill areas (reading, writing, listening and speaking), enhance your skills in using English, and develop linguistic and cultural knowledge and understanding. You will be able to function in different cultural situations and acquire the qualities and skills of a humanities graduate. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

Our Arabic courses are only available to beginner or 'false beginner' entrants – false beginners are students who may be able to read the Arabic script, and/or have the equivalent to one or two years' part-time study. Please note that we may need to test you to determine your entry point.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study in this course.

Year 1

Subjects of study include:

  • Intercultural Communication: An Introduction
  • Introduction to the Study of Language and Culture
  • Language Myths
  • Objects and Meaning: World Cultures in London Galleries and Museums
  • The Arabic World and the Word
  • Words and Meaning

Credit Level 4

Year 2

Subjects of study include:

  • Child Language Acquisition
  • Cultures and Conflicts: Representations of War, Conflict and Revolution across Cultures
  • Discourse Across Time
  • Expressions of Arabic Culture
  • Language and Literary Style
  • Language, Power and Institutions: Decoding Dominant Narratives
  • Making Memory
  • Monsters
  • Multilingual E-Collaboration: Transposing Current Affairs
  • Travel Sickness
  • Writing Revolutions

Credit Level 5

Year 3

Subjects of study include:

  • Applied Language Studies
  • Career Competencies for Linguists
  • Dissertation
  • Dreaming the Same Dream?: Concepts of Happiness Across Cultures
  • Gender Matters
  • Language and Power
  • Language Contact and Change
  • Language Form
  • Narrating the Other: Politics and Literature
  • People and Things on the Move: Identity, Place and Memory in and Across Diasporic Spaces
  • Studies in Literary Language
  • Themes in Contemporary Arabic Studies

Credit Level 6

Entry Requirements

UK

One of the following (or equivalent qualification):

  • A Levels – BCC
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma – DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction

In addition to one of the above, you should have:

  • GCSE minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each element.

We are ideally looking for evidence of successful language learning, formal or informal, in the applicant’s personal statement, but please note that these courses are designed for students only at Beginners or False Beginners level in Arabic and we may need to test you to determine your language level.

EU/International

  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each element.

Career development centre

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course,
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience,
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability,
  • market yourself effectively to employers,
  • write better CVs and application forms,
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills,
  • plan your career with our careers consultants,
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year.

Last updated July 2019

About the School

The University of Westminster is a dynamic international education institution with a distinguished 175-year history. With three campuses in central London (Cavendish, Marylebone and Regent) and one i ... Read More

The University of Westminster is a dynamic international education institution with a distinguished 175-year history. With three campuses in central London (Cavendish, Marylebone and Regent) and one in Harrow, it is home to over 20,000 students from over 150 nations. Read less