This is a four-year degree with a year of Study Abroad divided between a Middle Eastern country and a European one in which your chosen languages are spoken. It combines the compulsory language element with options in culture, politics, history, literature, linguistics and religious studies for two countries.
Language course units progress from absolute beginner to advanced level in Arabic. There is a wide and constantly developing choice of optional course units; students receive advice from personal tutors when selecting these (between one and three each year).
In the first year, the balance between the two languages/cultures is equal; thereafter, the balance can be changed to one-third/two-thirds in favour of one of them.