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Classical Arabic, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #745 (BCR) Online
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.


Course highlights

Developed in response to a demand for learning classical Arabic in a university environment, the Master of Classical Arabic is a dedicated language program focusing on developing skills in reading, writing and speaking Arabic, and analysing classical Islamic texts.

  • Comprehensive program

    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.

  • Flexible study options

    This degree is available for part-time online study to complement your work and lifestyle commitments. You can also fast-track your studies by taking extra subjects in Session 3 (November to February), graduating sooner.

  • Reputation for excellence

    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 included:
  • Introduction to Arabic Reading
  • Beginner Arabic Language 
  • Intermediate Arabic Grammar 
  • Advanced Arabic Grammar
  • Applied Arabic 1: Sentences and Rhetoric
  • Applied Arabic 2: Arabic Literature
  • Applied Arabic 3: Classical Texts

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Arabic
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • A completed Bachelors Degree (or AQF equivalent) .
  • Standard English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements. Refer to for the specific requirements. 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19440 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19440 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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