Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM081: Advanced Arabic Language

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11-15 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Ms Abla Oudeh Mahmoud (Convenor)


ARA2139 Intermediate Arabic Language II and ARA3190 Intermediate Arabic Language



Available via distance learning


This is a core module for MArabic final year students. There are three­­ distinctive parts to this module: i) you spend one term in an accredited language institution in an Arabic-speaking country when possible, ii) you undertake a short (two week) work placement—in person or on line—either  in an Arabic-speaking country or with a Middle East-oriented organization anywhere in the world. This will take place immediately before or following this period of language study or simultaneous with it. And iii) you spend one term being taught intensively in Exeter. During your period of study abroad you will be supported by both colleagues in the study abroad institution and by IAIS colleagues, including the Module Convenor who will act as your named IAIS contact. There will be scheduled regular (usually at least fortnightly) contact with IAIS colleagues by e-mail and/or Skype.


This module is at Master’s level. Building on knowledge from ARA3190, this module brings you to a high level of proficiency in Arabic. You will become familiar with variety of complex text types for writing and translation and learn to converse fluently on a wide range of topics. On graduation, your command of Arabic will be a significant asset for you in the employment market and you will have further enhanced your employment prospects following your work placements.


Pre-requisites: ARA3190 Intermediate Arabic Language or equivalent.

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