University of Central Lancashire has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
Year 1: Compulsory; Essential Study Skills for Higher Education, Developing Academic Knowledge, Foundation in TESOL, Introduction to Area Studies, Skills for Language Students. Optional; Introduction to Language and Linguistics, Introduction to Literature, Extended Course Essay
Year 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||72 points|
|A level||72 UCAS points at A2|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP|
|Access to HE Diploma||72 UCAS points|
|Scottish Higher||72 UCAS points|
|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 72 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||72 UCAS points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DM|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||72 UCAS points|
English language requirements
|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
|Channel Islands||£5,500||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£5,500||Year 1|