Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Studying Arabic

Study Arabic at Edinburgh and learn the fifth most widely spoken language in the world.

Alhamdullillah, an excerpt from the Holy Qur'an

Why study Arabic?

With more than a quarter of a billion native speakers, Arabic is the fifth most widely spoken language in the world and is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. As well as opening the door to a fascinating and varied region extending from the Atlantic coast of North Africa to the Persian Gulf, knowledge of Arabic provides access to the rich cultural heritage of the wider world of Islam.

Arabic at Edinburgh