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Arabic and History MA (Hons)

The University of Edinburgh

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    TV61

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    16th

    7
  • Subject Ranking

    4th

    (Middle Eastern & African Studies)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    175

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    90

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    3.80

    / 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. Apart from opening the door to a fascinating and varied region, knowledge of Arabic provides access to the rich intellectual heritage of Islam.The discipline of history involves study of the human past, adopting a critical approach to evidence relevant to that enquiry. Work in history takes the form of interaction with the evidence in primary form and sceptical reading of a wide body of historical writing.Arabic and history make an excellent combination, allowing you to situate your understanding of the Arabic language, the Middle East and the Islamic world in the wider context of human history.Our Arabic and history programme is designed to give you a thorough grounding in both classical and modern Arabic and a good knowledge of the Arabic-speaking world, past and present, alongside a thorough understanding of the problems of historical interpretation as applied to a wide range of periods and geographical areas, including the Middle East. A year spent studying Arabic abroad provides complete immersion in Arabic language and culture.The University of Edinburgh is recognised, both in the UK and internationally, as a leading institution for the study of Islamic and Middle Eastern studies, within the School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures, and of history, within the School of History, Classics & Archaeology.

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

George Square

Edinburgh

EH8 9JZ

UNITED KINGDOM