Entry requirements for 2018 entry
If you are a mature student who has been out of education or are applying with no formal qualifications, please email [email protected] before you apply.
Students that apply to Al-Maktoum are diverse in terms of age, life experience and epistemological conventions. All students are expected to have good communication skills.
*For full entry requirements, click on the subject pages below.
|Name of course||Is previous knowledge needed||A-Level||Higher/
|Other entry requirements|
|Introductory Certificate in Arabic||No||–||–||Progress test after 4 weeks of study|
|Certificate in Arabic||Yes||–||–||Test or successful completion of Introductory Certificate|
|Diploma in Arabic||Yes||–||–||Equivalent to SCQF level 8 in Arabic|
|Advanced Diploma in Arabic||Yes||ABB||AABBB
|Equivalent to SCQF level 9 in Arabic|
|Advanced Diploma in Islamic Studies||No||ABB||AABBB
|Professional Diploma in Islamic Economics||No||–||–||Relevant work experience would be beneficial|
Email any questions to [email protected]
English Language Requirements
Teaching takes place solely in English and students must demonstrate that their English language proficiency is at a level that will allow them to follow their intended programme successfully.
We require you to have the equivalent of at least GCSE (grade C or new grades 4-9) in English/Standard Grade (grades 1-3)/National 5 (grades A-C).
|IELTS or equivalent||Introductory Certificate in Arabic Language||Overall 5.0|
|IELTS or equivalent||Certificate in Arabic Language||Overall 5.0|
|IELTS or equivalent||Diploma in Arabic Language||Overall 5.0|
|IELTS or equivalent||Advanced Diploma in Arabic Language||6.0 (Minimum of 5.5 in each part and 6.0 in writing)*|
|IELTS or equivalent||Advanced Diploma in Islamic Studies||6.0 (Minimum of 5.5 in each part and 6.0 in writing)*|
|IELTS or equivalent||Professional Diploma in Islamic Economics and Finance||6.0 (Minimum of 5.5 in each part and 6.0 in writing)*|
*For the Introductory Certificate in Arabic Language, an IELTS score of 5.0 will be accepted.
IELTS tests will be considered to be valid for 2 years, and must still be valid on the programme start date. You should ask for a copy of your Test Report Form to be sent to the College.
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