Foundation Year in Qur’anic Arabic

Entry Requirements Two A-levels or equivalent
Students from the EU may also apply.
Prior knowledge of the Arabic language is not required.
Duration 1 years on a full-time basis or 2 years on a part-time basis.
Fees 2017/18 UK/EU: £3,000
Financial Assistance Please contact the College for more details.
Validating Institution Middlesex University
Application Procedure Application for this course is directed to the Islamic College.
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This programme was developed and is delivered and assessed by The Islamic College, awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University.

Foundation Year in Qur’anic Arabic (Objects to revalidation)

Since the successful study of Islamic sciences requires knowledge of the Arabic language students are required to know Arabic before starting their BA course. For this purpose, The Islamic College offers the one year course in Qur’anic Arabic as a foundation for Islamic Studies students. This intensive course will equip students with the necessary skills required to access primary Arabic sources in order to perform their independent reading and research. The Foundation Year as a part of the BA Islamic Studies and BA Hawza Studies is eligible for student loans and support, otherwise, to study this as a separate one year course, the course must be self-funded.

The Foundation Year in Qur’anic Arabic aims to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of classical Arabic and to train them in skills that are essential for understanding Arabic texts. The course is designed to teach beginners all aspects of the language including speaking, reading, writing, comprehension and grammar. Additionally, students are trained to correctly and fluently recite the Holy Qur’an.



Students are required to complete all the 120 credits to qualify for the Foundation Year Certificate. 80 of these credits are made up of the four main modules of the Arabic language: Grammar (divided into its two major components: Morphology and Syntax), Reading and Writing and Listening and Speaking. The remaining 40 credits consist of Analytical Grammar, which supports the two Grammar modules through the application of grammatical rules to selected texts; and Recitation of the Qur’an, which assists students in their reading and pronunciation of Arabic letters and words

Course Outline

Module Title Code Level Credits Module Type
Morphology IQA 110 4 20 Core
Syntax IQA 111 4 20 Core
Analytical Grammar IQA 112 4 20 Core
Reading and Writing IQA 113 4 20 Core
Listening and Speaking IQA 114 4 20 Core
Recitation of the Qur’an IQA 115 4 20 Core

All Islamic College Students are encouraged to be active and independent learners and to acquire all the necessary skills through a variety of methods of learning such as lectures, seminars (led by staff and students), presentations, tutorials, private study, individual research, and so forth.

Each module within a course has a different assessment weighting. Assessment is by a combination of written examination and essays unless specified otherwise.