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Oriental Studies (Arabic) (Hons)

University of Malta

36 months
8500 EUR/year
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The B.A. and B.A. (Hons) are the Faculty’s staple undergraduate degrees. They differ from each other mainly in that the B.A. is spread equally over two areas of study, whereas the B.A. (Hons) focuses on a single area, with a secondary area as subsidiary. This Oriental Studies (Arabic) (Hons) degree is offered at the University of Malta.


All undergraduate students follow two areas of study during the first year, but those who wish and qualify to proceed to the honours track continue with one area of study, in addition to a limited number of credits in the subsidiary area to be taken during the second year. Undergraduates may choose a combination of any two areas of study, with some restriction imposed only by practical time-table requirements.


  • The duration of the Oriental Studies (Arabic) (Hons) degree courses is three years. Honours students at the University of Malta write research-based dissertations or long essays in the final stages of their studies.
  • The weighting of the course components in establishing the final grade is biased in favour of the later parts of the course, on the principle that the fairest evaluation of a student is at the point of exit.
  • Students who wish to participate in an ERASMUS exchange are encouraged to do so preferably during the first semester or the second semester of the second year of the course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods of Research
  • Arabic Literature: The Modern Period
  • Arabic Literature: The Pre-Islamic, Islamic and Umayyad Periods
  • Arab History and Civilization: The Oral Tradition
  • Arabic Readings: Classical Arabic Literature
  • Arabic Literature: The Abbasid Period
  • Islam and Mediaeval Christendom
  • Media Arabic
  • Arabic Dialectology
  • The Qur’ân: Its Recitation and Interpretation
  • Arabic Readings: Contemporary Arabic Writings

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Msida

690 - 1170 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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