Taught course

Turkish (Certificate)

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

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Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

The NME department offers a short programme of study in Turkish that leads to the award of a certificate. The syllabus consists of four course units. These units are courses that are available on the single-honours BA programme in Turkish. The options available on the Certificate syllabus are typically as follows:

  • Elementary written Turkish
  • Aspects of Turkish culture
  • Literatures of the Near and Middle East
  • Ottoman Turkish language*
  • Twentieth-century Turkish literature I*
  • Twentieth-century Turkish literature II*
  • Turkish literature of the Tanzimat and late nineteenth century*
  • Introduction to Islam (subject to permission from Dept of Study of Religions)
  • Elementary written Persian

* courses marked with an asterisk require good prior knowledge of Turkish

All the courses above are valued at 1 course unit each.

Full-time syllabus (one year)

Students take four approved courses from the list of available options.

Part-time syllabus (two or three years)

Students spread the four approved courses that are required to be completed for the Certificate over two or three years.

Courses are taught during the day. Teaching begins in October. Examinations are in May-June.

Information for international students

For details, including English language requirements, please see SOAS website

Fees and funding

For details of fees, please see SOAS website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Cert
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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