Marwa Mouazen

Lecturer of Arabic


Marwa holds a BA in Linguistics and English Literature from the College of Arts and Humanities, University of Aleppo, Syria. After obtaining a Diploma in Linguistics she pursued her studies in the field of education. In 2004 Marwa was awarded a Masters in Education in the field of Teaching Languages in Higher Education, College of St Mark and St John, University of Exeter.

Upon graduation she worked as a Lecturer of English at the Higher Institute of Languages, University of Aleppo, and then as a language instructor for four years at the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Science, Physics and Chemistry. She was appointed to her current post in 2010. In addition to teaching Arabic, her interests revolve around teacher development and translation.



In 2016 Marwa won the Ian Campell Award for Best Teacher in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Since 2010 Marwa has been nominated several times for the Edinburgh University Student Association (EUSA) Teaching Awards.

Undergraduate teaching

  • Arabic 1a
  • Arabic 1b
  • Arabic 2 (course organiser)
  • Arabic 4
  • Arabic Oral (course organiser)
  • Introductory Arabic

Postgraduate teaching

  • Portfolio of written Translation Exercise 1 & 2
  • MSc Advanced Arabic final projects
  • MSc Translation Studies dissertations

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?