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Master

In St Andrews

£ 9,250 VAT inc.

Description

  • Type

    Master

  • Location

    St andrews (Scotland)

  • Duration

    4 Years

Whilst St Andrews does not offer Arabic as a single Honours degree, you can take Arabic in combination with a wide variety of other subjects as part of a joint Honours degree. It is useful to study Arabic, by far the most commonly used language of the Middle East, alongside almost any subject as it offers the opportunity for comparative analyses between different languages, literatures, cultures, histories, politics and economics.

By choosing to study Arabic, you will learn the language of the Arabic media as well as classical and modern Arabic languages and literature. All Arabic modules prioritise the building of a high level of competence in language skills, and after completing the first two years of your course, you will be able to read, write and converse in basic Modern Standard Arabic.

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Location

Start date

St Andrews (Fife)
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University Of St Andrews, KY16 9AJ

Start date

On request

About this course

The Arabic portion of the four-year joint Honours degree course is run by the Department of Arabic and Persian within the School of Modern Languages. The degree syllabus includes a wide spectrum of subjects from Islamic history to media Arabic, from mediaeval and classical literature to modern and contemporary literature. Your first two years focus on enabling you to read, write and converse in simple Modern Standard Arabic. You will cover the Arabic alphabet and writing system and begin the study of Arabic grammar. You will also be introduced to contemporary issues and key themes in Arabic culture. Alongside Arabic, in the first year of your studies, you will be required to study an additional two subjects. In the second year you will usually carry on at least one of these subjects, sometimes two.

Graduates in Arabic go on to a wide range of careers for which an Arts degree is a recognised qualification. Graduates of the Department have become: academics in international institutions civil servants in government departments (notably the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the US State Department) employees in non-governmental organisations and international companies human rights lawyers journalists.

SQA Highers AAAB GCE A-Levels AAB IB points 36

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4.3
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  • I really thought to consider more university in Britain. Edinburg is good for English and having more fun. If you like small student towns with the beautiful feel that this is a great place for you. The accommodations are also cheaper and you will learn so much here.
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  • Having completed my first year in Medicine, I would genuinely recommend this university to anyone interested in studying here.
    |
  • The accomodation was excellent and most outstanding. I was pleased with their services thanks a lot for everything.
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4.8
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Course rating

Recommended

Centre rating

MEHERA

4.0
21/11/2020
About the course: I really thought to consider more university in Britain. Edinburg is good for English and having more fun. If you like small student towns with the beautiful feel that this is a great place for you. The accommodations are also cheaper and you will learn so much here.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
19/11/2018
What I would highlight: Having completed my first year in Medicine, I would genuinely recommend this university to anyone interested in studying here.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

AMelosi

4.0
09/10/2018
What I would highlight: The accomodation was excellent and most outstanding. I was pleased with their services thanks a lot for everything.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Subjects

  • Arabic
  • Media
  • Arabic Short Stories
  • Classical Arabic Poetry
  • Arabic Literature and Culture
  • Classical Arabic Literature
  • Media Arabic
  • Arab Culture and Society
  • Arabic grammar
  • Writing system

Course programme

Modules

In the first two years of your degree (known as sub-honours) you will take the required modules in Arabic along with modules from your chosen joint subject.

Typically, you will take one Arabic module per semester during your first two years, and two modules per semester during your third and fourth years (known as Honours).

1st Year

Students are required to take the following compulsory modules in their first year:

  • Arabic for Beginners 1: enables students to read, write and converse in simple Modern Standard Arabic. It will cover the Arabic alphabet and writing system, and begin the study of Arabic grammar.
  • Arabic for Beginners 2: covers the remaining points of Arabic grammar from Arabic 1 using a selection of representative non-literary texts.
2nd Year

Students are required to take the following compulsory modules in their second year:

  • Intermediate Arabic 1: enables students to read and write Modern Standard Arabic to intermediate level with the aid of a dictionary, and to speak in standard Arabic on appropriate topics with a limited vocabulary.
  • Intermediate Arabic 2: prepares students for Honours modules in Arabic by applying language work to contemporary and modern writings.
Honours

If you take Arabic in your third and fourth years, you will choose from a variety of advanced options which incorporate literary, historical and cultural studies into language learning.

Modules in previous year at Honours level have included (but are not limited to):

  • Arabic Short Stories
  • Classical Arabic Poetry
  • Exile and Identity
  • Key Texts in Classical Arabic Literature and Culture
  • Media Arabic
  • Modern Arab Culture and Society
  • Novellas.

In fourth year, students have the option of undertaking a dissertation of about 10,000 words on an approved topic in Arabic and Middle East Studies. This independent project enables you to develop key research skills which are desired by both prospective employers and by graduate schools offering postgraduate degrees.

The sub-honours modules listed here are the compulsory modules that students must take in order to graduate in this subject. However, most students at St Andrews take additional modules, either in their primary subject or from other subjects they are interested in. For Honours-level, students choose from a range of Honours modules, some of which are listed above.

Additional information

Overseas Fee £22,350

Arabic

£ 9,250 VAT inc.