Higher Diploma in Arabic (Bridge to MA in Arabic)

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The Higher Diploma in Arabic (BMARB) course is offered to students who already possess an undergraduate degree or its equivalent in other disciplines, and would like to enter the Master’s degree (MA in Arabic) program rather than the undergraduate degree (BA in Arabic Language and Linguistics) program. 

The BMARB is a one-year program (2 semesters, 5 courses in each semester) that can be completed in a maximum period of three years. The minimum academic qualification to enter the IOU Higher Diploma in Arabic program is a Bachelor’s degree in any field. 

This is an accredited program. Students who successfully complete this course of study will be given a certificate. 

There are three options for graduates of the BMARB program:

  1. Students are automatically eligible for the IOU MA in Arabic degree program the following semester.
  2. Students may join the MA in Arabic degree program later if they choose to take some time off.
  3. Students may pursue an MA in Arabic at any other institution of their choice.


APIL 305Pre-Islam and Islamic Literature
ALNQ 305Lessons from Noble Qur’an (Juz ‘Amma)
ALNG 306Linguistics
ATOH 306Arabic Grammar (AL TohfahAssanyyah 1)
AMPH 408Arabic Morphology (Sarf)
AANM 407Andalusian, Osmanli and Modern Literature
ATOH 407Arabic grammar (AL tohfah Assanyyah2)
ATOH 408Arabic grammar (AL tohfah Assanyyah3)
ARHT 407Rhetoric 
ATAB 408Texts from Arabic language books

Applying to International Open University

The current program is presently not available.
We are in the process of improving this program and will open the admissions once it has been finalized.