BA (Hons) Arabic Studies Allows students to achieve near-native proficiency in modern Arabic and to study the language within its cultural and historical context. Students start as absolute beginners and go through to an advanced level over four years. The course also looks more widely at Arab culture and literature and introduces students to social and cultural trends in the Arab Middle East and beyond. The course is carefully structured so that students can measure their progress step by step. Learning modern Arabic also opens the door to the vast literature of classical Arabic, including religious and secular texts, and provides a perfect platform from which to learn one or more of the colloquial dialects. The third year of study is spent at an academic institution in an Arab country, an ideal way to improve students' fluency in the language while gaining a fascinating first hand experience of the Arab world. Course includes: - Modern Arabic language courses: Gain competence in reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension, while developing knowledge and understanding of the Arab World. - Arabic-based thematic courses: Study documents which introduce you to the cultures of the medieval Arab World; read contemporary literature reflecting life and social trends in modern Arab countries. A choice from a wide variety of options to focus on your special interests or to extend your studies to other disciplines open within the University such as linguistics, history, archaeology or the social sciences. Flexible Honours may allow you to study an additional arts, languages or cultures subject. Find out more here . **Special Features** - Native speakers of Arabic will be involved in your language teaching at all levels on BA (Hons) Arabic Studies, and an understanding of the culture forms an inherent part of the language learning. Your study is supported by the multi-media facilities of the Language Centre. Staff there can also put you in touch with students who are Arabic native speakers. - Multi-cultural Manchester provides excellent general opportunities for contact with speakers of Arabic and the pursuit of Arabic and Islamic interests outside the University of Manchester (e.g. public lectures, societies, cultural events). - The study of Arabic and the Arab world is placed within the context of related Middle Eastern languages, countries and cultures. - The year of Study Abroad offers you the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the way of life in the Arab world. You will have the chance to gain skills in the colloquial language. Students on BA (Hons) Arabic Studies are eligible for financial support from the University of Manchester towards the cost of tuition fees in Arab countries. - The final-year dissertation gives you the opportunity to apply and demonstrate the transferable skills you have acquired in research, analysis and high-level writing, which is attractive to future employers. - Personal tutors based in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies will help you in planning your progress and reflecting on it, to ensure that you are constantly building up transferable and academic skills. Your tutor will also be able to help in case of problems. - You will have access to the excellent student support and award winning careers service of the University of Manchester.