Taught course

Arabic Literature

Institution
SOAS University of London · Department of Languages and Cultures of Near and Middle East
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

First or upper second class honours degree or overseas equivalent in Arabic or another relevant subject, with good knowledge of Arabic. Interviews by arrangement.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This new taught-Masters degree offers a deep insight into the Arab world through its literatures. It is an advanced programme designed for students with a good first degree in Arabic or with a good university degree who also know Arabic. The fundamental objective is to make Arabic culture and literature accessible to a wider body of postgraduate students and to provide them with training in the study of literature.

Students develop an advanced understanding of Arabic literature and gain detailed knowledge of its past and present. The syllabus combines the literary approaches of comparative literature with in-depth study of Arabic literature. Students have the opportunity to become familiar with, among other things, literary theory, translation techniques, the sociology of literature, the social and political dimensions of modern Arabic literature, and different genres and themes of classical, medieval and modern Arabic literature.

Information for international students

Information, including English language requirements, can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Please check Funding your studies for details.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Office
Email
study@soas.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7898 4700