General information

Academic year: 2023/2024

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

Programme orientation Research

Length of programme (full time): 1 YEAR

Mode of delivery: Blended

Level of qualification: Máster (MECES level 3 - EQF level 7)

Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)

Work-based learning (Practicum): Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

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Programme coordinator


Faculty of Arts / Granada campus

Field(s) of education and training (ISCED-F)

  • Humanities (except languages), not elsewhere classified (0229)

Main focus

; Graduates of this master’s programme will be able to situate texts and traditions belonging to classical, medieval, and contemporary periods in the general and specific context of Judaism and/or Islam. They will know how to select the scientific theory and methodology that is most suitable for the analysis of key basic texts. They will be capable of identifying the intangible cultural heritage of Al-Andalus and/or the contemporary Arab world and its influences. Graduates will have an in-depth knowledge of the foundations of this heritage as well as of the Arabic and Hebrew cultural legacy and their expression. They will know how to identify the intercultural relations of the Jewish and Muslim communities, as reflected in their manifestations. Finally, graduates will be able to recognize the presence of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim minorities based on their relations with social majority groups.


Students that have completed the second cycle have the following competencies: – Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that is founded upon a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. – Can apply their acquired knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. – Have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. – Can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously. – Have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Culturas Árabe y Hebrea: Al-Andalus y Mundo Árabe Contemporáneo

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Arab and Hebrew Cultures: Workshops and Seminars 1st Year 2nd Semester
Conflicts, Territorial Policies and Decolonisation Processes 1st Year 1st Semester
Contemporary Arabic Artistic Expressions 1st Year 2nd Semester
Contemporary Arabic Literatures: New Perspectives 1st Year 2nd Semester
Entity and Identity in Al-Andalus and their Confluence in Nasrid Granada: Historiography, Sources and Documents 1st Year 2nd Semester
Islamic Law in National Legislations 1st Year 2nd Semester
Jewish Archaeology and Legacy in Medieval Spain 1st Year 1st Semester
Legal and Scientific Jewish Discourse: Meaning Construction about Sexual Difference 1st Year 1st Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Medieval Hebrew Literature: Cross-Cultural Poems and Tales 1st Year 2nd Semester
Methodology: Approaches and Perspectives on Arab and Hebrew Studies 1st Year 1st Semester
Minority Communities in Al-Andalus: Migrations, Presence and Diasporas 1st Year 2nd Semester
Muslims and Jews in Europe: Memory, Identity and Transnational Dimension 1st Year 1st Semester
Political Changes, Transitions and Civil Society in the Arab World: Maghreb and Middle East 1st Year 2nd Semester
Political Thinking: Islamic Discourse and Contemporary Arabic Philosophy 1st Year 1st Semester
Research Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics 1st Year 2nd Semester
Research Stay 1st Year Yearly
Science and Philosophy in Al-Andalus: Agronomy and Botanics 1st Year 2nd Semester
Science and Philosophy in Al-Andalus: Philosophy and Medicine 1st Year 1st Semester
The Alhambra of Granada: Arabic Sources, Epigraphy and Monument Conservation 1st Year 2nd Semester
The Classical Legacy and its Survival 1st Year 1st Semester
The Fourth Power in the Arab World: Information and Manipulation 1st Year 2nd Semester
The Women of Al-Andalus through Literary, Historical and Biographical Sources 1st Year 2nd Semester
Work Placement 1st Year 2nd Semester


Specialisation name

– No Specialisation

Admission information

Access to Master’s Degree programmes is granted to holders of:
A.1. A Spanish official university degree.
A.2. A degree issued by a Higher Education institution from another European Higher Education Area Member State which allows access to Master Degree’s programmes in that State.
A.3. A degree from a non-EHEA education system, upon verification by the Spanish University that the aforementioned degree accredits an equivalent education level to that of a Spanish university degree and allows access to postgraduate programmes in the issuing country.
A.4. A Spanish Bachelor in Advanced Artistic Education.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.

Specific admission requirements

Access to this Master’s degree programme is granted to holders of the following Spanish official university degrees of Licenciado or Graduado (Bachelor’s degree), and to holders of equivalent degrees from other education systems: Arabic and Islamic Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, Arabic Philology, Hebrew Philology. Access will also be granted to graduates from the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences.; Since the academic year 2017/2018 applicants must have an accredited Arabic or Hebrew B1 level or higher, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Students with a mother tongue other than Spanish will be required an accredited Spanish B1 level or higher.

General regulations

Grading scale
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».


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