Arabic Language and Literature


Studying Arabic Language Literature and Culture introduces learners directly to Middle Eastern heritage, to Islamic sources, and to the contemporary culture and media of the Arab world. This course provides practical language skills for students with no learning experience of Arabic and for students who can already read and write Arabic, seeks to develop their writing and translation skills.

The honours year

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) year provides students who have qualified for, or been awarded, an undergraduate pass degree in the arts or humanities the opportunity to extend their potential in research. Students may continue to work in the area of their undergraduate study or undertake research in a different area. The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) focuses on establishing your individual research practise, further equipping you for employment or entry into the Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy programs.

Workload and assessment

Honours in Arabic and Islamic Studies consists of a thesis of 18,000-20,000 words and 2500 words of written work, or its equivalent, for each seminar. Each of the two seminars meets weekly for 2 hours, for one semester. The thesis is worth 60% of the final mark and each seminar is worth 20%. While you will receive marks for all pieces of assessment, your academic transcripts will record only your final, overall Honours mark.

Related subject areas

Arab World, Islam and the Middle East

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