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UCAS CODE: TL62

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    11-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Arabic is the main language of more than 350 million people inhabiting a huge swathe of land extending from the Atlantic to the Persian Gulf. It is the sixth 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 global politics, and its significance as the immediate neighbour of Europe on the southern and eastern sides of the Mediterranean, Arabic and Politics make an excellent combination. **Arabic**Our programme is designed to give you a thorough grounding in both classical and modern Arabic. You will develop skills in writing, reading, listening to and speaking the language.You do not currently need to know any Arabic, as Year 1 courses are suitable for beginners. By Year 3, you will have the skills to spend the year studying in a country in which Arabic is spoken.The Arabic language opens the door to a fascinating and varied region, providing access to the history, societies and cultures of the Middle East. In our courses, you will study aspects of the Arabic-speaking world, past and present. Your year abroad will provide complete immersion in Arabic language and culture.**Politics** Our programme covers a range of political systems, institutions, processes and ideas. You will explore a variety of issues within: - politics- political theory- public theory You will also study international relations in Europe, Russia, Africa and the US. The skills you develop will allow you to understand and evaluate political issues and problems in the contemporary world. These include the morality of political action, and the limits of freedom and justice. **Why Edinburgh**The University of Edinburgh is recognised in the UK and internationally as a leading institution for the research-led study of Arabic, politics, and the Middle East. Our programme is flexible. In Year 2, for example, you will choose an option course from a wide range of disciplines. You will specialise as you progress through the programme and spend a year studying abroad.When you graduate, you will have the combination of intercultural competence and specialist knowledge valued by employers worldwide.Our community is truly international. There is always plenty going on, and you will always find someone to talk to about your academic studies, leisure interests or life in Edinburgh.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 24,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : ABB - AAB

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

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University information

The University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 10 1

    10th out of 84 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 197
    183 83%

    4th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%

    4th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.71 74%

    6th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    189 90%

    7th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    16th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.46 69%

    78th

    1

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