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4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
St Andrews
English
06 September 2021
Virtual open day
3/3/2021

Program description

Arabic MA Hons

Whilst St Andrews does not offer Arabic as a single Honours degree, you can take Arabic in combination with a wide variety of other subjects as part of a joint Honours degree. It is useful to study Arabic, by far the most commonly used language of the Middle East, alongside almost any subject as it offers the opportunity for comparative analyses between different languages, literatures, cultures, histories, politics and economics.

By choosing to study Arabic, you will learn the language of the Arabic media as well as classical and modern Arabic languages and literature. All Arabic modules prioritise building a high level of competence in language skills, and after completing the first two years of your course, you will be able to read, write and converse in basic Modern Standard Arabic.

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Admission requirements

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  • SQA Highers
  • GCE A-Levels
  • IB points

International applicants

If English is not your first language you will need an overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 6.5 in each component (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking), or an equivalent English language qualification.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

First Year

Students are required to take the following compulsory modules in their first year:

  • Arabic for Beginners 1
  • Arabic for Beginners 2

Second Year

Students are required to take the following compulsory modules in their second year:

  • Intermediate Arabic 1
  • Intermediate Arabic 2

Honours

If you take Arabic in your third and fourth years, you will choose from a variety of advanced options which incorporate literary, historical and cultural studies into language learning.

Modules in previous years at Honours level have included (but are not limited to):

  • Arabic Short Stories
  • Classical Arabic Poetry
  • Exile and Identity
  • Fannanat: Arab Women's Creativity in Modern Arab Culture
  • Key Texts in Classical Arabic Literature and Culture
  • Media Arabic
  • Modern Arab Culture and Society
  • Palestinian Fiction.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Sub-honours Arabic modules are delivered through lectures and small-group tutorials. At Honours level, lectures are replaced by small classes alongside tutorials. Typical class sizes for Arabic:

  • first year: lectures 40 to 80 students, tutorials 10 to 15 students
  • second year: lectures 20 to 40 students, tutorials 10 to 15 students
  • Honours: classes 5 to 20 students, tutorials 5 to 15 students.

When not attending lectures, tutorials and practical language classes, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve:

  • working on individual and group projects
  • undertaking research in the library and online
  • preparing coursework assignments and presentations
  • preparing for examinations.

Tuition fees

For more information about tuition fees, please visit our website.

Career opportunities

Graduates in Arabic go on to a wide range of careers for which an Arts degree is a recognised qualification. Graduates of the Department have become:

  • academics in international institutions
  • civil servants in government departments (notably the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the US State Department)
  • employees in non-governmental organisations and international companies
  • human rights lawyers
  • journalists.

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University of St Andrews

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Graduates of St Andrews are highly sought after by employers around the world due to our reputation for excellence. A qualification from St Andrews will help you reach your ambitions and kickstart your career.

Consistently ranked as the best student academic experience in the UK by students in the National Student Survey, your time as a student in St Andrews will be unique and rewarding, leaving you with a prestigious qualification, but also memories and connections to treasure for years to come.

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University of St Andrews

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St Katharine's West
KY16 9AX St Andrews
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https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/

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