=160 th
World University Rankings 2021
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Impact Rankings 2020
101-125 th
World Reputation Rankings 2020
171-173 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

Arabic and Islamic Studies - University of Leeds

Arabic is one of the world’s major languages, and this Arabic and Islamic studies degree allows you to become proficient while you build your understanding of the cultural, religious and historical contexts that have shaped the region. You’ll benefit from a firm grounding in spoken and written Arabic – which you’ll strengthen by spending a year in an Arabic-speaking country – while gaining insight into the religious, cultural, social and political issues that have shaped the Middle East and wider Muslim world. You could even learn Persian or Turkish. You'll be introduced to a wide range of modules covering different aspects of Islamic Studies. This degree offers you teaching of the highest standard, in a research-intensive environment where leading scholars and students come together to explore the rich and variegated landscape of Islam, the Islamicate, Muslim societies and cultures. We combine a number of academic perspectives throughout the degree, including theology, history, philosophy, sociology and political science. The complex and evolving nature of our field of enquiry demands dynamic tools of analysis, meaning that you'll study the conventional analytical tools applied in Islamic Studies alongside cutting-edge approaches such as decoloniality and critical Muslim studies. You'll also be able to access a wide range of activities offered by the School's Iqbal Centre for the Study of Contemporary Islam.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,LeedsUnited Kingdom