You will study elementary Arabic to learn basic grammar and develop your vocabulary.
You will also take courses in Islamic history, Modern Middle Eastern history, and choose options from a wide range offered by the University of Edinburgh.
You will continue with your language study and take courses in the religion of Islam, Islamic and Middle Eastern cultures. As in Year 1, you'll also choose courses from a wide range offered by the University of Edinburgh.
You will spend Year 3 in an Arabic-speaking country, improving your language skills and undertaking independent study.
You will continue to develop your language and translation skills and will write your honours dissertation. You will also choose from a range of option courses dealing with different aspects of Islam and the Middle East.
2023 entry requirements
4 Highers at ABBB (minimum) but typically AAAB (first sitting) or 4/5 Highers at AABB/ABBBB (minimum) but typically AAAA (two sittings) plus a language other than English at A and English at National 5.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) plus a language other than English at A and English at National 5. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6.
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Literatures, Languages and Cultures