Our programme of non-credit bearing short courses in Arabic and Islamic Studies aims to take you on a journey through Asia and the Middle East to give you an insight into Islam and the Muslim world. We offer courses in a range of different areas – from Arabic language to an exploration of women’s rights in Islam; from the fascinating history of Islam to the study of religious texts. You will be given the opportunity to challenge the misconceptions held about Islam including terrorism, fundamentalism and the oppression of women.
Who are these courses for?
These courses are for anyone with an interest in learning more about Islam and/or Arabic. They provide an opportunity to study various aspects of Islam and the Muslim world in an academic environment from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Our short courses programme also provides a foundation in the Arabic language.
What can I study?
We are currently accepting bookings for a ten-week Pre-Intermediate Arabic course.
This course will run on Thursday evenings from 6.00-8.00pm, starting on 16 January and finishing on 20 March 2014.
For a description of this course including entry requirements and expected outcomes, please click here.
For information on how to book a place please read this document which outlines methods of payment and how to register. You can also download a registration form (for registration by post or in person only) here.
How much will it cost?
The standard fee for both of these courses is £80 for the full ten weeks, or £30 for anyone who is in receipt of one or more of the following means-tested benefits (please note that you may be asked to demonstrate receipt):
- Income Support
- Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance or New Deal Allowance
- Working Tax Credit
- Housing Benefit or Local Housing Allowance
- Pension Credit
- Carer’s Allowance
- Council Tax Support
- Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
- Universal Credit
Where will I study?
Our 2013-2014 Arabic Language courses will run on the University campus.
I still have some questions – who can I speak to?
Please contact Georgina Collins from our Arabic and Islamic Studies Programme Team on 0113 343 6892.
What our students say
These courses have helped me develop a much better understanding of the Islamic faith and cultures. It has been great having discussions and debates with people from different communities.
I had no idea that there were so many different aspects to Islam, this programme has broadened my knowledge exploring different sects and interpretations of religious texts, finding out about its rich history and studying the language.