Gives students the opportunity to experience teaching from across two broad areas of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures bringing together expertise across a wide range of Subject Areas. Students can choose from a wide range of courses, from Ancient, Medieval, Modern and Economic and Social History, as well as in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. Students develop detailed knowledge of both the language and culture of the Arab world from the medieval period to the present day. The range of culture units offered across all years of the programme combine the study of the history, politics, literary, and visual culture of the Arab world and are taught by a range of specialists within these fields. Assessment comprises a variety of methods including coursework essays, commentaries, presentations and exams. Language courses, taught by native speakers, involve comprehension, translation, grammar, and oral work. The third year of the programme is spent at a University approved language-teaching institution in an Arabic-speaking country, such as Jordan, Egypt, and Morocco.