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Arabic and Social Anthropology MA (Hons)

The University of Edinburgh

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    LT66

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    16th

    7
  • Subject Ranking

    11th

    (Anthropology)
  • Entry Standards

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    181

  • Graduate Prospects

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    60

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    3.94

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    MA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    SEP-20

Course Summary

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 importance of the Arab world as the immediate neighbour of Europe on the southern and eastern sides of the Mediterranean, Arabic and social anthropology 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.Social anthropology is the comparative study of human behaviour and ideas in their social contexts. Societies around the world vary enormously in their social, cultural, religious, and political forms, and their individual members also display a corresponding diversity of ideas and behaviour. The study of these variations, and the common humanity that underlies them and renders them intelligible to sympathetic outsiders lies at the heart of social anthropology. Much of this knowledge is gained through the distinctive method of ‘participant observation', which often involves anthropologists living with the people they are researching and sharing their experiences for extended periods. While the subject matter overlaps with that of sociology, human geography, and development studies, social anthropology is also closely linked to history and philosophy. You will have the opportunity to learn from researchers who are international leaders in their field, and will also engage in original anthropological research, which may be library-based or involve fieldwork.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Grades / Points

ABB–AAB

Details

Required subjects: A Level: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: a language other than English at grade A or 7 and English at grade C or 4.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

16th

About this University

The University of Edinburgh offers more than 500 undergraduate programmes across a wide range of disciplines. 89% of graduates leave the university with a 1st or 2:1 degree classification. Edinburgh is a beautiful, historic city that is regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world.

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Central area campus

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Edinburgh

EH8 9JZ

UNITED KINGDOM