Arabic is one of the world’s major languages, and this degree will allow you to become proficient while you build your understanding of the cultural and historical contexts that have shaped the Middle East and North Africa. From the early history of the Arabs, North Africans and Islam to the complex international relations of today, you’ll build your knowledge through a range of conceptual approaches such as postcolonialism, decoloniality and Critical Muslim Studies. You’ll benefit from a firm grounding in spoken and written Arabic – which you’ll strengthen by spending a year in an Arabic-speaking country – while gaining insight into the cultural, social and political issues that have shaped the Middle East. At the same time, you’ll build critical, analytical and advanced communication skills that are popular with employers. You’ll combine core and optional modules to give you a firm foundation in language study while allowing you to shape your degree to suit your interests in Middle Eastern Studies and North African Studies. You’ll have the option to study Turkish or Persian. This four-year course includes a year abroad.
Information on modules can be found on the University website.
Information on assessment methods can be found on the University website.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. Contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.
Further information on accepted qualifications can be found at http://courses.leeds.ac.uk
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||7 overall, with no lower than 6.5 in any component.|
If you're an international student and you don't meet the English language requirements for this course, you may be able to study our undergraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
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