Master in Arabic Language and Literature – Literature

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Study Plan:
NumberStrandStudy SystemStrand CodeCredit HoursPre-requisite
First: Compulsory Common Requirements (12 Credit Hours)
01Arabic Rhetoric and StylisticsPhysical Attendance080171003N/A
02Comparative LiteratureRemote Learning080175003N/A
03Modern and Contemporary Linguistic SchoolsRemote Learning080172003N/A
04Research Methods in Language, Literature and Text InvestigationPhysical Attendance080177003N/A
Total Credit Hours12
Second: Compulsory Specialization Requirements (12 Credit Hours)
05Literature TheoryRemote Learning080175103N/A
06Orientalism and OccidentalismPhysical Attendance080175203N/A
07Issues of Ancient Arabic LiteraturePhysical Attendance080175303N/A
08Ancient Literary CriticismPhysical Attendance0801760030801753
Total Credit Hours12
Third: Elective Specialization Requirements (03 Credit Hours)
09Issues of Modern Arabic Literature 

Physical Attendance



Literature of Emirates and Gulf Issues and Phenomena0801755N/A
Total Credit Hours03
Fourth – Thesis (36 Credit Hours)
Total Credit Hours36


Program Information:
  • Program Name: Master’s Degree in Arabic Language and Literature – Literature
  • Program Code: 230
  • Program Initial Approval Date: 25 July 2021
  • Program Providing Entity: College of Arts and Humanities
  • Program Duration: (8) Eight Semesters
  • Program Hours: (36) Credit Hours
  • Total Number of Modules: (9) Modules
Master’s Degree Program Admission Requirements:
  • To be succeeded in the bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with “very good” or above.
  • The bachelor’s degree must be issued by a recognized university.
  • His university degree be in a subject that qualifies him for the specialized study, to which he is applying.
  • To pass a written exam and a personal interview before the Scientific Committee.
The student shall meet the following requirements to be admitted at the end of the first semester:
  • A minimum average of (3) in the semester average.
  • A minimum score of (1400) points in the Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) in Arabic language, and a minimum score of (1250) in English or its equivalent in other standardized tests (IETLS, TOEFL …).
  • A minimum score of (700) points in the Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) in mathematics.
Fulfilling the Graduation Requirements
  • The master’s program is completed when all the courses of the program, including the thesis, are completed.
  • The student must obtain a cumulative GPA of no less than (3.00).
  • The student must spend the time required to obtain the degree and not exceed the maximum.
Course Completion.
  • The course is completed with a mark not less than (2.00).
  • Master Certificate is awarded at the university with one of the following grades:
Mark Grade
3.70 to 4.00Excellent
3.00 – Less than – 3.70Very Good
Study System
  • The study system of the program is the credit hours system, and teaching will be during the academic weekdays only, i.e., from Monday to Friday.
  • The program is presented in the blended study system in accordance with the academic accreditation standards of the Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates.    
Minimum and maximum academic load for the student

The student’s academic load in one semester ranges between (9) credit hours as a minimum, and (12) credit hours as a maximum.

Program Objectives
  1. Achieve a distinguished level in scientific knowledge in general and Arabic sciences and literature in particular.
  2. Prepare student to benefit from the original sources and references, in order to achieve depth in knowledge and excellence in research.
  3. Enable the student to understand the rules, principles, and skills of scientific research, and qualify him to prepare original and distinguished research in the sciences of language and literature.
  4. Prepare the student to employ his knowledge and skill gains in the labor market, strengthen his role in serving the university and society, and qualifying him for the Doctorate.
  5. Provide the local and Arab community with distinguished scientific competencies in the field of specialization.
  6. To have the intermediate knowledge that enables the student to create bridges of communication with all nations through Arabic literature and its curricula.
  7. Consolidate the student’s self-learning values.
Programme Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate specialized knowledge of advanced concepts in the field of Arabic literature.
  2. Employ scientific research methodologies and tools in the field of literature in preparing his thesis.
  3. Link the literary and critical study in the Arab heritage and modern literary and critical studies, to build a new perception in the field of knowledge.
  4. Discuss Arabic texts; based on ancient and modern literary criticism methods.
  5. Use literary theories and accurately employs them in the analysis of Arabic texts in the practical and functional applied fields.
  6. Employ modern technology in developing literary and research skills.
  7. Develop projects individually and collectively in the field of scientific research in the field of literature.
  8. Employ his skills in addressing issues or in developing innovative solutions and proposals in the field of literature.
  9. Demonstrate an ability to positively communicate with the local and external community using the tools of the digital age.
  10. Demonstrate the ability to manage tasks and adapt positively to the job environment.
  11. Evaluate his continuous scientific performance in a way that reflects his scientific ambitions and professional practices in the field of Arabic literature
Alignment between the program learning outcomes and the National Qualification System (NQS)

The program outcomes have been aligned with the National Qualification System (NQS) of the United Arab Emirates

StrandStatement Programme Learning Outcomes
KnowledgeComprehensive and very specialized knowledge in the field of work, specialization, or professional practice, and at the boundaries linking different fields, including knowledge of advanced concepts and recent developments**
Advanced knowledge of applicable research principles and methods**
Sophisticated analytical awareness of cognitive issues as the base of original and creative thinking, a realization that includes knowledge of the steps of deriving information and of contemporary processes capable of producing good knowledge.***
A comprehensive encyclopedia of knowledge about the latest developments related to a field of work or specialization.**
SkillsAdvanced skills required in research, analysis, evaluation and/or creation of complex ideas, information, concepts, and/or activities**
Skills to develop new knowledge or to integrate knowledge from different fields using highly developed cognitive and creative skills with intellectual independence in the field of work or specialization.****
Advanced problem-solving skills that can be employed in analyzing very complex issues based on data that may be incomplete, or in developing innovative/ proposed solutions related to a professional academic field, field of work or specialization***
Planning skills capable of developing and implementing large projects or similar activities enhanced by skill in research methodologies to reach logical conclusions*
Very advanced ICT skills to present, explain or analyze highly complex topics**
Autonomy and ResponsibilityAbility to operate independently and/or take responsibility for managing professional practices, work systems or educational contexts that are very complex, unfamiliar, and unpredictable, that require new approaches and/or the introduction of conceptual or abstract solutions*
Ability to take responsibility for managing a high level of processes and systems*
The ability to analyze and transmit norms and socio-cultural relations and to work towards their construction and circulation.**
Integration into ContextAbility to take initiative and manage professional activities that may require a highly complex environment*
Ability to take responsibility for driving strategic performance and developing professional and self-motivated teams**
Self-developmentThe possibility of undertaking a self-evaluation process and taking responsibility for contributing to the fields of knowledge and professional practice in unfamiliar educational contexts*
The possibility of developing and implementing the principle of continuous learning on a regular basis and at the level of expected responsibility.*
The possibility to continuously and consciously deal with highly complex ethical issues that lead to reasoned, right, and fair decisions.**
Employment Opportunities

A graduate of the Master of Arts in Arabic language – Literature is qualified to work in various fields within the following institutions:

  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Higher Education
  • Teaching at Universities
  • Scientific Research and Studies Centers.
  • Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development
  • Department of Culture and Tourism
  • National Media Council
  • Al Muwatta Centre
  • Newspapers, Radio and Television