University of Central Lancashire

Middle Eastern Studies University of Central Lancashire Degree level: Undergraduate

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This programme specialising in Middle-Eastern culture, society, and language(s) offers you the opportunity to become an expert on Arabic language and Middle Eastern culture, religion and politics. The course reflects the increasingly critical domain of international relations and religion and addresses contemporary issues, such as religious conflict associated with social problems emerging in the current global order.

You can enhance your language skills and cultural understanding during the optional period abroad.

Arabic is the core language, but you can mix with other modules based on your preference.

Lecturers have links with the industry; they use research in their teaching to make it more innovative.

This course is designed to enhance your employment opportunities, particularly if you are seeking work in the Middle East or with international organisations, the media, politics or security. Former students have gone to work in recruitment, teaching in the UK and overseas.

Course details

Modules

Year One: Compulsory; Double Arabic language module, Middle Eastern Folklore, Introduction to Islam, Middle Eastern History & Contemporary Society, A Language elective, Level 1 (Farsi, Turkish, Russian, Urdu or Hebrew)

Year Two: Compulsory; Single Language module, Single Language module, Single Language/Middle Eastern dialects. Optional; History of Political ideas, Qur’anic Studies: Revelation & Reformation, Fundamentalism & Cultural Heritage, Arabic and the Written Word, Contemporary Female Middle Eastern Writers, The Middle East through Music and Film, Period Abroad

Year Three: Compulsory; Single Language module, Single Language module, Arabic-English Translation, Single Dissertation, OR Double dissertation. Optional; Ethics, War and Society, Contemporary Anglo-American Political Philosophy, Religion, Media and Culture, Political Islam & Islamic Movements, Arabic for Business, Middle Eastern Literature in English


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code T600
Institution code C30
Campus name Main Site
Campus code U

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Our typical offer is 112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.
A level 112 UCAS points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma 112 UCAS points.
Scottish Higher 112 UCAS points.
AS Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Pass IB Diploma including 112 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 UCAS points.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D*
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*
Scottish Advanced Higher 112 UCAS points.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Provider information

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University of Central Lancashire
Preston
PR1 2HE


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