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2018/19 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

CertHE in Arabic, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (Part-time)

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*- C or 9 - 4 or equivalent or IELTS 7.0 with not less than 6.5 in each component
GCSE Maths grade A*- C or 9 - 4 or equivalent
Attended a school which achieved less than the national average of 5 A* - C or 9 - 4 passes (including English and Maths) at GCSE


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 one 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

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. We offer non-standard entry through successful completion of the University of Leeds Alternative Entry Scheme.

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

LLLC0177Academic Development Through the Study of the Abrahamic Faiths20 creditsSemester 1
LLLC1398Key Texts in Middle Eastern Religions20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Students studying the Islamic Studies Pathway are also required to take the following modules:

LLLC1371Arabic 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

LLLC 1371 covers the same subject area as ARAB 1001 but at a reduced intensity to suit part-time students and those not following either the Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies or Arabic & Islamic Studies pathways.

Students studying the Middle Eastern Studies Pathway are also required to take the following modules:

LLLC1371Arabic 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

LLLC 1371 covers the same subject area as ARAB 1001 but at a reduced intensity to suit part-time students and those not following either the Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies or Arabic & Islamic Studies pathways.

Students studying the Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies Pathway are required to take the following modules:

LLLC1371Arabic 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

LLLC 1371 covers the same subject area as ARAB 1001 but at a reduced intensity to suit part-time students and those not following either the Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies or Arabic & Islamic Studies pathways.

Students studying the Arabic & Islamic Studies Pathway are required to take the following modules:

LLLC1371Arabic 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

LLLC 1371 covers the same subject area as ARAB 1001 but at a reduced intensity to suit part-time students and those not following either the Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies or Arabic & Islamic Studies pathways.

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

Students studying the Islamic Studies Pathway are also required to take the following module:

LLLC1367Introduction to Islam20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students studying the Islamic Studies Pathway are also required to take 20 credits of modules from the following:

LLLC1304Islam in Western Societies10 creditsSemester 2
LLLC1321Women, Culture and Islam10 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
LLLC1389Introduction into Islamic Philosophy10 creditsSemester 2
LLLC1394Political Islam: Past and Present10 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
LLLC1436Introduction to Islamic Law10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2

Candidates progressing onto Middle Eastern Studies must take the following module

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

Students studying the Middle Eastern Studies Pathway are also required to take 20 credits from the following modules:

LLLC1304Islam in Western Societies10 creditsSemester 2
LLLC1321Women, Culture and Islam10 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
LLLC1389Introduction into Islamic Philosophy10 creditsSemester 2
LLLC1394Political Islam: Past and Present10 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
LLLC1436Introduction to Islamic Law10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2

Students studying the Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies Pathway are required to take the following modules:

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

LLLC 1388 covers the same subject area as ARAB 1002 but at a reduced intensity to reflect the study pattern of part-time students

Students studying the Arabic & Islamic Studies Pathway are required to take the following modules:

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

LLLC 1388 covers the same subject area as ARAB 1002 but at a reduced intensity to reflect the study pattern of part-time students

Last updated: 01/08/2018

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