Studying the History and Arabic (Hons) programme at The University of Manchester, you will also develop a comprehensive grounding in Arabic language, literature, culture, history and linguistics, enabling you to become proficient enough in Arabic to live and work effectively in an Arabic-speaking environment.
- We offer one of the most diverse history courses in the UK, with our course units covering almost all of human history, including British, European, American, Asian and African history, and ranging from the classical era (Greece and Rome), through the medieval and modern periods, to the late 20th century.
- We offer a wide variety of approaches to history, from political and economic history, to gender, social, cultural, and colonial history.
- You will benefit from studying in the historically rich city of Manchester; itself is a living history book - from Peterloo to the anti-slavery movement, and from Roman and Anglo-Saxon forts to medieval monuments.
- You can draw on the abundant library, archive and museum holdings of the local area, including Chetham's Library, The Museum of Science and Industry, The People's History Museum and the Working Class Movement Library.
- You will also have access to one of only five National Research Libraries, including the special collections of The John Rylands Library, as well as the exclusive holdings of Manchester Museum.
- You have the opportunity to achieve near-native proficiency in modern Arabic while studying the language within its cultural and historical context
- You will also look more widely at Arab culture and literature from the medieval period to the present day, and be introduced to social and cultural trends in the Arab Middle East and beyond.
- The range of culture units offered across all years of the programme combine the study of the history, politics, literary, and visual culture of the Arab world and are taught by a range of specialists within these fields.
- The course is carefully structured so you can measure your progress step by step. Learning modern Arabic also opens the door to the vast literature of classical Arabic, including religious and secular texts, and provides a perfect platform from which to learn one or more of the colloquial dialects.
- You will spend your third year studying abroad at an academic institution in an Arab country such as Jordan, Egypt or Morocco, an ideal way to improve your fluency in the language while gaining a fascinating first-hand experience of the Arab world.
Studying History at The University of Manchester helps to develop transferable skills including analysis and critical reasoning, perception, judgment, critique, interpretation, and time management.
Our graduates enjoy success in a wide range of careers, which reflects the high regard in which employers hold a History degree from Manchester.
Employers include the BBC, KPMG, Deloitte, Marks and Spencer, Aviva, Accenture, and Barclays.
Professions include teaching and academia, heritage and museums, the civil service, policy and think tanks, media and journalism, marketing and public relations, and law and accountancy.
A degree in Modern Languages and Cultures paves the way for an exceptionally broad range of careers. You will develop intercultural awareness and communication skills - both highly valued by employers.
- History in Practice
- History and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
- Arabic Language
- From Reconstruction to Reagan: American
- From Republic to Empire: Introduction to Roman History, Society & Culture 218-31 BC
- Introduction to Mediterranean & Classical Archaeology
- Living and Dyjng in the Ancient World
- Histories of the Islamic World
- Capitalism in Historical Perspective: 1700-1913
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- ABB including Grade A History, plus English Language at A2 or GCSE Modern Foreign Language (grade B)
- AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.
- The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit information where available. Like all other information provided by applicants this may be taken into consideration when assessing your application. Unit grades will not normally form part of an offer conditions.
International21500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21500 GBP per year during 48 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.
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