This flexible programme (full-time / part-time) specialising in Middle-Eastern culture, society, and language(s) offers you the opportunity to become an expert on Arabic language and Middle Eastern culture, religion and politics. The course reflects the increasingly critical domain of international relations and religion and addresses contemporary issues, such as religious conflict associated with social problems emerging in the current global order.
You can enhance your language skills and cultural understanding during the optional period abroad. Arabic is the core language, but you can mix with other modules based on your preference. Lecturers have links with the industry; they use research in their teaching to make it more innovative.
This course is designed to enhance your employment opportunities, particularly if you are seeking work in the Middle East or with international organisations, the media, politics or security. Former students have gone to work in recruitment, teaching in the UK and overseas.
Full-time: 3-4 years, part-time: 6-8 years
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
Preston (Campus code: U)
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.Discover More
Our typical offer is 104 - 112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction - Distinction*, Distinction*
Pass Access Course: 106 - 112 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 104 - 112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no subscore lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
AK1010 Double Arabic language module
AK1005 Middle Eastern Folklore
RB1005 Introduction to Islam
AK1002 Middle Eastern History & Contemporary Society
A Language elective, Level 1 (Farsi, Turkish, Russian, Urdu or Hebrew)
AK2000 Single Language module
AK2001 Single Language module
AK2002 Single Language /Middle Eastern dialects
PO2110 History of Political ideas
RB2006 Qur’anic Studies: Revelation & Reformation
RB2000 Fundamentalism & Cultural Heritage
AK2005 Arabic and the Written Word*
AK2004 Contemporary Female Middle Eastern Writers
AK2006 The Middle East through Music and Film
ML2882 Period Abroad
AK3000 Single Language module
AK3001 Single Language module
AK3003 Arabic-English Translation
ML3990 Single Dissertation, OR
ML 3995 Double dissertation
IR3001 Ethics, War and Society
PO3112 Contemporary Anglo-American Political Philosophy
RB3007 Religion, Media and Culture
RB3005 Political Islam & Islamic Movements
AK3004 Arabic for Business
AK3005 Middle Eastern Literature in English
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2019 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.