Arabic and Politics University of Edinburgh

Undergraduate

Arabic is the main language of more than 250 million people inhabiting a huge swathe of land extending from the Atlantic to the Persian Gulf. It is the fifth most widely spoken language in the world and is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Given the central importance of the Arab world in current politics, and its importance as the immediate neighbour of Europe on the southern and eastern sides of the Mediterranean, Arabic and politics make an excellent combination. The School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures at the University of Edinburgh is recognised in the UK and internationally as a leading institution for research and study of Arabic, Islam, the Middle East, and other related subjects. Students of politics explore the origins and present-day contexts of conflicts over power and resources; the morality of political action, the limits of freedom and justice, and the processes of governance at various levels. Politics is part of a vibrant research-led community which is truly international. We have students from all over the world and have a vibrant student society. There is always plenty going on, and always someone for you to talk to about your academic studies, leisure interests or life in Edinburgh.

  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Start date

    10 September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years


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 TL62
Institution code E56
Campus name Central area campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level AAB - ABB Minimum entry requirement: ABB. GCSEs: A language other than English at Grade A or 7, English at Grade C or 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C or 4.
Scottish Higher AAAB - ABBB Minimum entry requirement: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in one year of S4-S6. National 5: A language other than English at Grade A, English at Grade C and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 37 - 34 points Award of Diploma with 37 points overall and grades 666 at HL - 34 points overall and grades 655 at HL. SL: A language other than English at 6, English at 5 and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.

Please note that for degrees that have a subject requirement for a language other than English, students may not use their own native language to meet this requirement. In these instances, English or an alternative language other than native will be acceptable. Full, detailed entry requirements including English language requirements, an explanation of the typical and minimum entry requirements and other accepted qualifications, including international qualifications, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website along with important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £1,820 * Year 1
International £19,900 * Whole course
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £1,820 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Scotland (to be confirmed) In 2018-19 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2019-20 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2019. Students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees. England/Wales/N Ireland (to be confirmed) The Rest of UK (RUK) rate is yet to be confirmed and was £9,250 for 2018 entry. For 2019 entry this may increase in line with inflation and will be subject to government limits. EU (to be confirmed) 2019-20 entry EU students will be admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students, will retain that status for the duration of their studies, and are eligible for tuition fee support from the Scottish Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). In 2018-19 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2019-20 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2019. International Full time international students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme. The fixed annual fee for 2019-20 entry International students is expected to be confirmed by the end of June 2018. For up-to-date information http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/tuition-fees/undergraduate