Undergraduate in Arabic and Islamic Studies

Our Degree in Arabic and Islamic studies gives you the opportunity to become an expert in a number of key areas, namely; Arabic literature and language, and Arabic and Islamic history, society and culture. It provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the socio-political, religious and cultural realities of today’s Arab world. Moreover, it allows you to fully apprehend the rich al-Andalus cultural legacy and its relation to modern-day Spain. Our degree is multidisciplinary in nature and allows students to approach the course contents in a critical and creative way. 

As a student on our course, you not only have the opportunity to study standard Arabic and Arabic dialects in depth, but also to choose from a range of modern languages, further improving your career prospects. Additionally, you have the chance to complete a study period overseas in an Arabic speaking country such as Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia or Morocco (to mention but a few). These are only some of the modules that you will have the opportunity to study during your degree: Women in contemporary Arab society, Classical Islamic history: Al-Andalus and the Maghreb, Al-Andalus literature, Islamic law, Arab cinema, Contemporary Arabic literature, Sociological studies of the contemporary Arab world, Contemporary Spanish language: norms and usage, Contemporary Arab thought.

Studying Arabic and Islamic studies in Granada is an unrivalled experience, given its rich Al-Andalus history. 

Indeed, Granada’s awe-inspiring and world-renowned Alhambra palace was the last remaining stronghold of Moorish rule in Western Europe until its fall in 1492, while the spectacular historical quarter known as the Albaicin was once home to the Moorish communities in Granada. This quarter maintains, in large measure, its Moorish past with its traditional houses known as “Carmenes”, its “aljibes” or fresh water tanks, its narrow streets, and Mosques. Thanks to the diversity of the communities that settled here, Granada itself is one of the most historically and archaeologically rich cities in Western Europe. It is also one of the most multicultural cities in Spain. 

Indeed, Granada’s awe-inspiring and world-renowned Alhambra palace was the last remaining stronghold of Moorish rule in Western Europe until its fall in 1492, while the spectacular historical quarter known as the Albaicin was once home to the Moorish communities in Granada. This quarter maintains, in large measure, its Moorish past with its traditional houses known as “Carmenes”, its “aljibes” or fresh water tanks, its narrow streets, and Mosques. Thanks to the diversity of the communities that settled here, Granada itself is one of the most historically and archaeologically rich cities in Western Europe. It is also one of the most multicultural cities in Spain. 

Upon completion of our degree, students go on to work in many fields, including: 

Teaching of the Arabic language and Islamic studies, Management of museums and libraries with Arab collections, Archaeological and ethnographical museums, Literary translation, Consultancy, Social work with immigrant communities, Diplomacy, Journalism, International relations, Public administration. 

We also work closely with a number of important local institutions: La Fundación Euroárabe de Altos Estudios, Instituto Euroárabe de Educación y Formación de cuadros árabes y españoles en gestión y buena gobernanza, Patronato de la Alhambra, Legado Andalusí.

 

ECTS Credits 240
Duration 4 academic years (September/October to June each year approximately)
Start Date Autumn
Language Spanish
Tuition Fees €757 (approximately)
Application Period June – September (approximately)
Offered by  Vice-Rector’s Office for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching
How to apply Please visit the Applications and Admissions Section