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What will I learn?

Classical Greek heritage has been enormously important for Islamic thought. Via Arabic, it has also been of considerable importance to Western thought since the 12th century CE. The long-standing links between Arabic, ancient Greek, and associated civilisations make this programme combination highly desirable. Arabic is the main language of more than 350 million people inhabiting a huge swathe of land extending from the Atlantic to the Persian Gulf. It is the 6th most widely-spoken language in the world. Knowledge of Arabic provides access to the rich intellectual heritage of Islam and opens the door to a fascinating and varied region. This joint honours programme aims to develop your interest in, and knowledge and understanding of, both Arabic and ancient Greek. It will also develop your knowledge and understanding of the literature, culture and history of the classical and Islamic Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Which department am I in?

School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£24,500.00 (US$ 29,663) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved
Start date

11 September 2023


Central area campus

George Square,


Edinburgh, City Of,

EH8 9JZ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Required subjects: A Levels: two of Geography (preferred), Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, or Physics at B. GCSEs: Mathematics at B or 6 and English at C or 4.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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