Arabic is one of the world’s major languages, and this Arabic and Islamic studies degree allows you to become proficient while you build your understanding of the cultural, religious, political and historical contexts that have shaped the region. 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 religious, cultural, social and political issues that have shaped the Middle East and wider Muslim world. This degree offers you teaching of the highest standard, in a research-intensive environment where leading scholars and students come together to explore the rich and variegated landscape of Islam, the Islamicate, Muslim societies and cultures. We combine a number of academic perspectives throughout the degree, including theology, history, philosophy, sociology and political science. The complex and evolving nature of our field of enquiry demands dynamic tools of analysis, meaning that you'll study the conventional analytical tools applied in Islamic Studies alongside other approaches such as decoloniality and critical Muslim studies. You'll have the option to learn Persian or Turkish. You'll also be able to access a wide range of activities offered by the School's Iqbal Centre for the Study of Contemporary Islam. 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
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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.
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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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