Advanced Diploma in Arabic Language (SQA)

Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education the United Kingdom

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The award
SQA

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September, January

International course fees
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All study options

About Advanced Diploma in Arabic Language at Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education

Overview

Arabic is a Semitic Language and is closely related to Aramaic and Hebrew. Literary Arabic is an official language of 27 countries and is spoken by well over 400 million native speakers in a wide region stretching across the Middle East, North Africa and the Horn of Africa.

Besides being the liturgical language of 1.6 billion Muslims, Arabic is also an official language of the Arab League, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference and the African Union and is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.

Through religious, academic, scientific, philosophical and business terminologies, Arabic has left important influences on other languages of the Islamic world, where Arabic is not the main or official language. Moreover, due to the vicinity and trade connections between Europe and Islamic lands, there have been major Islamic contributions and cultural influences to both medieval Europe and the Renaissance period.

All of these make the learning of the Arabic language fascinating, and this programme is designed to develop your knowledge, confidence, and communication skills.

Course Information

The programme is intended for candidates eager to become familiar with certain aspects of Arab culture, society and history and/or pursue education in academic fields such as Arab/Middle Eastern Studies/history, Islamic Studies and many other fields and to reach advanced level of the language. The philosophy of this programme is to teach Arabic as a living language to a diverse body of students with a wide variety of academic and professional needs. Therefore, it aims to develop all four skills, namely listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Course Level

The programme is approved and credit-rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). It is available on a full-time or part-time basis.

The Advanced Diploma in Arabic Language is awarded at SCQF level 10

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardSQAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptember, JanuaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

Tuition Fees

Full tuition fee information can be found here

  • Scholarships available
  • Contact SAAS for loans and funding information

Entry requirements

Do I need prior knowledge of this subject?

Yes

Advanced Diploma in Arabic Language (year 1)- Equivalent to SCQF level 6 in Arabic & entry test OR successful completion of Introductory Certificate Arabic Language

Advanced Diploma in Arabic Language (year 2)-  Equivalent to SCQF level 8 in Arabic & Entry test OR Successful completion of the Certificate Arabic Language OR 2 Highers/ equivalent

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education to prepare for your chosen course:

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