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/

Advanced 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

AB

Equivalent to SCQF level 9 in Arabic
Advanced Diploma in Islamic Studies No ABB AABBB

AB

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).

or

Qualification  Course Requirements
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.