18 months
20800 AUD/year
16000 AUD/year
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The Master of Classical Arabic from Charles Sturt University prepares you to write and speak in Arabic and understand the Qur'an and classical Islamic texts in their original language.  


Developed in response to a demand for learning Classical Arabic in a university environment, this master's degree in Arabic language is a dedicated language program focusing on developing skills in reading, writing and speaking Arabic, and analysing classical Islamic texts.

You'll study Arabic grammar and textual structures so you can access and understand classical primary Islamic text, learn to read and understand the Qur'an in its original Arabic. You will also develop a proficiency in modern standard Arabic so you can access contemporary Islamic scholarly discourse. 

The Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation is a collaboration between Charles Sturt University and the Islamic Sciences and Research Academy of Australia (ISRA). Charles Sturt University's courses have been designed in collaboration with ISRA's advisory committee, which includes some of the most respected scholars from the Australian Muslim community. 

Career opportunities 

Whether you are studying for personal interest or professional development, Charles Sturt University's Master of Classical Arabic will equip you with a valuable set of skills. As a graduate, you could pursue additional study to become a teacher or an academic with expertise in classical Arabic.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Arabic Skills
  • Intermediate Arabic Grammar
  • Advanced Arabic Grammar
  • Guided Arabic Reading 
  • Applied Arabic 1: Morphology 
  • Applied Arabic 2: Syntax
  • Applied Arabic 3: Classical Texts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 00005F 

  • A completed Bachelors Degree (or AQF equivalent)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20800 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    16000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 AUD per year during 18 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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