MA Arabic Literature

SOAS University of London

Program Description

MA Arabic Literature

SOAS University of London

MA Arabic Literature

Duration: One calendar year (full-time), or two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Entry Requirement: First or upper second-class honors degree or overseas equivalent in Arabic or another relevant subject with good knowledge of Arabic

Interview Policy: Interviews by arrangement

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

This taught-Masters degree offers a deep insight into the Arab world through its works of literature. It is an advanced programme designed for students with a good first degree in Arabic or with a good university degree who also know Arabic. The fundamental objective is to make Arabic culture and literature accessible to a wider body of postgraduate students and to provide them with training in the study of literature. Students develop an advanced understanding of Arabic literature and gain detailed knowledge of its past and present. The syllabus combines the literary approaches of comparative literature with the in-depth study of Arabic literature. Students have the opportunity to become familiar with, among other things, literary theory, translation techniques, the sociology of literature, the social and political dimensions of modern Arabic literature, and different genres and themes of classical, medieval and modern Arabic literature.

Structure

Students take 180 credits, 60 of which are a dissertation and a 120 from taught modules. Of the taught modules, students must choose at least 60 credits from the list of Arabic Literature modules. One of these will be considered their major (30 credits). Students are encouraged to take 90 credits from the Literature options modules and 30 credits from the list of optional modules. However, students may select 60 credits from the optional modules list.

Compulsory Module

Students must take 60 credits from the list below. You may take more.

  • Theory and techniques of Comparative Literature 15PCSC002 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Social and Political Dimensions of Modern Arabic Literature 15PNMC347 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Arabic Women's Writing: Theories and Practices 15PNMC411 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Early and Medieval Arabic Linguistic Thought: Scholarship and Literature 15PNMC410 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • A Modern Arabic Literary Genre: Themes and Techniques 15PNMC046 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Arabic Poetry and Criticism 15PNMC048 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Arabic Popular Literature: Themes, Genres & Theory 15PNMC045 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Modern Palestinian Literature (PG) 15PNMC379 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Classical Arabic Prose Literature and Adab 15PNMC047 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Reading Classical Arabic Historians: Themes and Trends in Islamic Historiography 15PNMC378 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Arabic Critical Theory and Thought 15PNMC403 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Culture, Society and Politics in Classical Arabic Literature 15PNMC426 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018

Compulsory Module

Students must take the module below.

  • Dissertation in the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East 15PNMC999 (60 credits) Full Year

Optional Modules

Students take a further 30 to 60 credits from the list of approved optional modules.

  • Issues in the Anthropology of Gender 15PANH024 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Culture and Society of Near and the Middle East 15PANH067 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Islamic Art & Architecture of Medieval Anatolia and the South Caucasus (11-13th centuries) 15PARH070 (15 credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Arab Painting 15PARH054 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Art and Architecture of the Fatimids 15PARH035 (15 credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Islam and the West: Artistic and Cultural Contacts 15PARH034 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Problems of Development in the Middle East and North Africa 15PDSH019 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Economic development of the Middle East 15PECC341 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Gender in the Middle East 15PGNH001 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Gendering Migration & Diasporas 15PGNH002 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Critical Perspectives on Palestine Studies I: History and Politics 15PNMH006 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Critical Perspectives on Palestine Studies II: Culture and Society 15PNMH007 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Encountering the Other: the Middle East during the Crusading Period 15PHIH037 (15 credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Zionist Ideology 15PNMC035 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Israel and the Palestinians 15PNMC038 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Outsiders in Medieval Middle Eastern Societies: Minorities, Social Outcasts and Foreigners 15PHIH006 (15 credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Turkey: Continuity and Change 15PNMC377 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Modernity and the Transformation of the Middle East I 15PHIH031 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Iran: History, Culture, Politics 15PNMC405 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Modernity and the Transformation of the Middle East II 15PHIH032 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Introduction to Standard Modern Arabic 15PNMC032 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Arabic 300 (Postgraduate) 15PNMC390
  • Arabic 2 (PG) 15PNMC382 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Arabic 4 (PG) 15PNMC391 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Elementary Hebrew (PG) 15PNMC392 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Intermediate Hebrew (PG) 15PNMC393 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Advanced Hebrew (PG) 15PNMC394 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Elementary Written Turkish 15PNMC386 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Intermediate Modern Turkish Language (PG) 15PNMC383 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Intensive Turkish Language (PG) 15PNMC395 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Advanced Translation (Turkish) 15PNMC044 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Elementary Written Persian 15PNMC387 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Persian for Readers of Arabic Script (PG) 15PNMC422 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Persian Language 2 (PG) 15PNMC033 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Avestan I 15PSRC033 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Islamic Law (MA/LLM) 15PLAC121 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Law and Society in The Middle East and North Africa 15PLAC130 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Human Rights and Islamic Law 15PLAC150 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Communication, Culture, and Politics in the Middle East: Theoretical and Analytical Approaches 15PMSC005 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Film and Society in the Middle East 15PNMC230 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Mediated Culture in the Middle East: Politics and Communications 15PMSH003 (15 credits) Term 1
  • The Transnational News Environment: Production, Representation and Use 15PMSH006 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Studies in Global Media and Post-National Communication 15PMSH007 (15 credits) Term 1
  • International Political Communication 15PMSH009 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Transnational Communities and Diasporic Media: Networking, Connectivity, Identity 15PMSH004 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Comparative politics of the Middle East 15PPOC026 (30 credits) Full Year
  • State and transformation in the Middle East 15PPOH011 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Political society in the Middle East 15PPOH008 (15credits) Term 1
  • The Law & Politics of State Violence: An Interdisciplinary Perspective 15PPOH034 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Israel and the Palestinians 15PNMC038 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Turkey: Continuity and Change 15PNMC377 (30 credits) Full Year
  • State and Society in Central Asia and the Caucasus 15PPOH022 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Geopolitics and Security in Central Asia and the Caucasus 15PPOH023 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Critical Perspectives on Palestine Studies I: History and Politics 15PNMH006 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Critical Perspectives on Palestine Studies II: Culture and Society 15PNMH007 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Zoroastrianism: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives 15PSRC052 - Not Running 2017/18
  • Christians and Muslims in Syriac Texts 15PSRC175 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Modern Trends in Islam 15PNMC228 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Religion, Nationhood and Ethnicity in Judaism 15PSRH030 (15 credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
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Last updated July 18, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 - 3 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
9,225 GBP
Full-time UK/EU Fees: £9,225; Full-time Overseas Fees: £18,980 per academic year
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Deadline
Locations
United Kingdom - London, England
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline Request Info
End date Sept. 1, 2019
Dates
Sept. 2019
United Kingdom - London, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Sept. 1, 2019