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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

CertHE in Arabic, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Programme code:CHE-PT/AM&ISUCAS code:
Duration:2 Years Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Samar Al-Afandi Contact address:s.al-afandi@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 120

Entry requirements:

GCSE English grade A/7 - C/4 or equivalent or IELTS 7.0

GCSE Maths grade A/7 - C4 or equivalent

AND

3 A Levels grade CCC or equivalent e.g.Access to HE Diploma: 60 credits overall including at least 45 credits at level 3 of which 25 must be at Merit or above.
BTEC: Merit, Merit, Merit


Priority is given to applicants who live permanently in the UK and who meet at least two of the following:

- your permanent address is in a neighbourhood with low progression to higher education
- you attended a school which achieved less than the national average of 5 A*/7- C/4 passes at GCSE
- you grew up in public care
- the residual income of your household is less than £25,000
- you will be the first member of your immediate family (excluding older brothers or sisters or your own children) to achieve a degree
- your studies have been adversely affected by circumstances in your personal, social or domestic life.

We actively encourage applications from mature students. Further consideration will be given to the life experience of mature applicants and the circumstances in which they gained prior qualifications.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Lifelong Learning Centre

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Arabic, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies exam board within the Lifelong Learning Centre

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

This Certificate of Higher Education in Arabic, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies is designed for applicants who can benefit from a programme in which the first two years provide intensive, well-structured support to enable the development of academic skills and knowledge.

On successful completion of the Certificate, students can progress onto a wide range of BA degrees offered by the Department of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, at the University of Leeds. They will join the second year of the Programme and graduate with an honours degree after two or three further years of full-time study; the duration depends on the Programme of choice.

This unique Programme allows students to explore and gain in-depth knowledge of subjects ranging from Arabic language, theology, philosophy, politics, history, culture, law, to gender issues prevalent in Middle Eastern and Islamic societies. The wide breadth of modules on offer allows students to engage in the art of critical thinking, creating the thinkers of tomorrow. This Programme is also ideal in providing students with a better understanding of the multi-cultural society we live in today.

Throughout the Certificate there is a strong emphasis on helping students develop skills for success. Teaching is imaginative and supportive to make sure that students are intellectually stretched and helped through any sticking points in their learning. Group sizes are small enough for individuals to engage actively and be well supported by their peers. Methods of assessment reflect those that students will find later in their degree, this ensures that learners are well prepared for their continued study.
Upon graduation students have access to a wide range of careers ranging from teaching, translation, interpreting, business and the civil service.


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates are required to study the following compulsory modules

LLLC0172Introduction to Personal Development and Academic Skills15 creditsSemester 1
LLLC0173Beginners Arabic5 creditsSemester 1
LLLC1398Key Texts in Middle Eastern Religions20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC1427Beginners Arabic 115 creditsSemester 2
ODLM1006Studying in a Digital Age (Lifelong Learning)5 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Discovery modules:


Year 2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will study the following compulsory module

LLLC1373Islamic History and Civilisation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

The choice of optional modules will depend upon the chosen progression route which must be approved by the Programme Leader

Progression on to Arabic & Islamic Studies
Candidates progressing onto Arabic & Islamic Studies must also take the following modules

LLLC1367Introduction to Islam20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LLLC1388Intermediate Arabic20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Progression on to Middle Eastern Studies
Candidates progressing onto Middle Eastern Studies must take the following module

ARAB1160Introduction to the Middle East: Politics, Culture and Religion20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates progressing onto Middle Eastern Studies must take 20 credits of the following modules

LLLC1304Islam in Western Societies10 creditsNot running in 201718
LLLC1321Women, Culture and Islam10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
LLLC1374Arabic 220 creditsNot running in 201718
LLLC1389Introduction into Islamic Philosophy10 creditsNot running in 201718
LLLC1394Political Islam: Past and Present10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
LLLC1431Islamic Law in Practice20 creditsNot running in 201718

Progression onto Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies
Candidates progressing onto Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies must also take the following

ARAB1160Introduction to the Middle East: Politics, Culture and Religion20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LLLC1388Intermediate Arabic20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Progression onto Islamic Studies
Candidates progressing onto Islamic Studies must take the following module

LLLC1367Introduction to Islam20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates progressing onto Islamic Studies must take 20 credits of the following modules

LLLC1304Islam in Western Societies10 creditsNot running in 201718
LLLC1321Women, Culture and Islam10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
LLLC1374Arabic 220 creditsNot running in 201718
LLLC1389Introduction into Islamic Philosophy10 creditsNot running in 201718
LLLC1394Political Islam: Past and Present10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
LLLC1431Islamic Law in Practice20 creditsNot running in 201718

Last updated: 10/04/2017

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