Degree Programme Specification 2020/2021
MA Honours in Arabic & Politics
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|Awarding institution:||The University of Edinburgh|
|Teaching institution:||The University of Edinburgh|
|Programme accredited by:||N/A|
|Final award:||MA (Hons)|
|Programme title:||Arabic & Politics|
|Relevant QAA subject benchmarking group(s):||‘Languages’, ‘Area Studies’ and ‘Politics and International Relations’|
|Postholder with overall responsibility for QA:||Dr Huw Lewis (Director of Quality, LLC)|
|Date of production/revision:||January 2017|
|Further Information:||View the prospectus entry for this programme|
Programme structure and features
Full details of the degree programme and structure can be found at: http://www.drps.ed.ac.uk/16-17/dpt/drps_llc.htm
Courses are taught through a combination of lectures and tutorials.
Details of courses can be found at: http://www.drps.ed.ac.uk/16-17/dpt/cx_colhss.htm
Entrance Requirements: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/degrees
Progression Requirements: Students are normally expected to have gained 120 credits from each year of study.
Students who do not progress into Honours may graduate after three years of full-time study, or a longer prescribed period of part-time study, with a B.A. in Arts, Humanities and Social Science.
Teaching and learning workload
You will learn through a mixture of scheduled teaching and independent study. Some programmes also offer work placements.
At Edinburgh we use a range of teaching and learning methods including lectures, tutorials, practical laboratory sessions, technical workshops and studio critiques.
The typical workload for a student on this programme is outlined in the table below, however the actual time you spend on each type of activity will depend on what courses you choose to study.
Assessment method balance
You will be assessed through a variety of methods. These might include written or practical exams or coursework such as essays, projects, group work or presentations.
The typical assessment methods for a student on this programme are outlined below, however the balance between written exams, practical exams and coursework will vary depending on what courses you choose to study.
1. All students are assigned a Personal Tutor on admission to the degree programme, who oversees the course of the student’s degree programme, offers advice on academic matters and should be the student’s first point of contact for course-related worries or concerns.
2. The School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures has a student support office, where students can go for advice on degree transfers, course changes, authorised interruption of studies, confirmation letters and general support. Information can be found at:
3. Student opinion is actively sought through participation in Staff-Student Liaison Committees, through the election of class- and tutorial-representatives, and by the wide circulation and review of detailed student questionnaires each semester.
4. Arabic may be taken on its own as a Single Honours degree or may be combined with other subjects in a Joint Honours degree. The other joint degrees have included:
Arabic and Ancient Greek
Arabic and Economics
Arabic and French
Arabic and History
Arabic and History of Art
Arabic and Persian
Arabic and Social Anthropology
Arabic and Spanish
5. More detailed information on these programmes, and the department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, can be found at: http://www.imes.ed.ac.uk/
6. More information on the department of Politics can be found at: http://www.pol.ed.ac.uk/