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Master of Arts (Arabic Language) - With Thesis


The programme aims to equip candidates with knowledge of theories and practices relevant to the field of Arabic language studies. In this programme, candidates are exposed to the latest developments in Arabic language and linguistics. The programme aims to train professionals from the public and private sectors to be specialists in the Arabic language.


Entrance Requirements

  • Candidates should have a Second Class Upper Division Bachelor’s degree or  a minimum CGPA of 2.75 in Arabic language studies or Arabic literature (Major or Minor) from UPM or other recognized universities.
  • Applicants with a CGPA of less than 2.75 or a Second Class Lower  Division Bachelor’s degree may be considered if they have work experience (min. 1 year), publications and research experience in related fields.
  • Applicants with a CGPA of 3.00 and above, who do not hold a Major or Minor qualification in Arabic language studies or Arabic literature, are required to take three preparatory courses at the B.A. (Arabic Language) level in the first semester and must obtain a minimum grade of B+ for each of the course.

Semester Programme Offered

First Semester and Second semester.


Programme Requirements

a.  Coursework Requirement

Candidates pursuing this programme are required to complete a 6 credits (minimum) of coursework:

BBA 5401       Research Methodology in Arabic                   3 credits

BBA 5601       Seminar on Arabic Language Studies             3 credits or

any other 3 credits course approved by the supervisory committee

List of courses offered by the department

BBA 5201       Analysis of Arabic Morphology and Syntax              3 credits

BBA 5202       Arabic Discourse Analysis                                          3 credits

BBA 5203       Acquisition of Arabic as a Second Language             3 credits

BBA 5204       Arabic Translation                                                       3 credits

BBA 5205       Arabic Language in the al-Qur’an and Hadis             3 credits

b. Other Requirements

i. Thesis

SPS 5999   Master’s Research

The candidate must register for the Master’s Research (SPS 5999) course. This is a research project course that will culminate into a thesis by the end of the programme. This thesis will be assessed and a viva voce will be conducted to ensure the candidate’s competency in field of study.

ii. Seminar

SPS 5903    Seminar

The candidate is required to enroll for the SPS5903 course that represent a defense of the research proposal. This course has to be taken as soon as the proposal has been approved by the thesis supervisory committee (not the academic advisor). The course will be assessed and the candidate will be given either a Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory grade.

Updated:: 05/04/2013 [noorziha]


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