University of Oxford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Portuguese and Arabic

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The European and Middle Eastern Languages (EMEL) course enables students to combine papers in one of the languages taught in the Faculty of Modern Languages with papers in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian or Turkish, providing opportunities to take advantage of the cultural links which exist between a number of European and Middle Eastern languages. For example, appropriate combinations might well be French and Arabic, German and Turkish, or Hebrew and Russian, but even some of the less obvious pairings would provide similar cultural and historical linkage. For example, Spanish and Turkish would be an interesting combination for the history of Sephardi Judaism, while Persian and Portuguese are important for the study of early colonial expansion. For more information on this course please visit ox.ac.uk/ugemel.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

Oxford is one of the most international universities in the world. Today, one third of its students, including 17% of undergraduates, are international citizens, and come from over 140 countries. For more information visit ox.ac.uk/int.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You would usually be expected to have the European language to A-level, or another academic equivalent. We would not normally expect you to have any knowledge of the Middle Eastern language before starting the course. We expect you to have taken and passed any practical component in your chosen science subjects. A range of other international qualifications is also acceptable for entry. Please see ox.ac.uk/intquals for further information.

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Interview

Modern Languages Admissions Test (MLAT)

The MLAT is paper-based and consists of eight language papers (Czech, French, German, Italian, Modern Greek, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish), a Language Aptitude Test (LAT) and a Philosophy paper. Each paper is 30 minutes, except Philosophy which is 1 hour. No course requires more than two papers. The MLAT must be taken on Wednesday 4 November 2020. All applicants must register in plenty of time and before the registration deadline, 18.00 BST on Thursday 15 October 2020. See ox.ac.uk/mlat for further information.

Oriental Languages Aptitude Test (OLAT)

The OLAT is a 30-minute paper-based test. It is for those applying for certain languages from scratch and is designed to assess ability to analyse how languages work, without knowledge of any particular language. The OLAT must be taken on Wednesday 4 November 2020. All applicants must register in plenty of time and before the registration deadline, 18.00 BST on Thursday 15 October 2020. See ox.ac.uk/olat for further information.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7.5Minimum 7.0 per component
TOEFL (iBT)110Minimum component scores: Listening: 22 Reading: 24 Speaking: 25 Writing: 24
Cambridge English AdvancedOverall score of 191 or above, with at least 185 in each component
Cambridge English ProficiencyOverall score of 191 or above, with at least 185 in each component

For details on English Language Requirements, please visit the website url

https://ox.ac.uk/englang


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Portuguese and Arabic at University of Oxford - UCAS