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Lifelong Learning Centre

Arabic, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

A part-time pathway to degree-level study with the Department of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Leeds.

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  • Teaching is only one afternoon a week so you can fit in your studies alongside work and family commitments. You will be taught by friendly and supportive staff who have experience working with adult learners.
  • There are no upfront fees and we offer generous, non-repayable financial support (depending on your circumstances)
  • Applications are made directly to the Lifelong Learning Centre and you will be well-supported from the application stage onwards
  • As a student of an internationally renowned university you will have access to a range of world-class facilities

Our Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) in Arabic, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies represents the first level of an Honours degree. You will study part-time for two years with the Lifelong Learning Centre before completing your BA with the Department of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Leeds.

When it comes time to progress to full-time study you will be able to choose between either:

The course is designed to broaden your knowledge in a variety of disciplines related to Islam, encouraging you to consider and reflect upon different approaches and perspectives. In addition to extending your academic confidence the course will build your research, critical thinking and communication skills, equipping you with a wide range of tools for your personal and professional development.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and are keen to support those who have the potential to succeed but whose personal circumstances may have affected their levels of achievement. Our entry requirements are GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above and either three A Levels at grade B or above (equivalent to 300 UCAS Tariff points) or an Access to HE Diploma with a strong profile of merits at level three.

If you don’t have the formal qualifications, but do have work and life experience, you can gain entry to the course by succesfully completing the University of Leeds Alternative Entry Scheme.

If you would like us to get in touch with you about the Cert HE please complete and submit the form at the top of this page.