Ph.D. Arabic

It is a 3-5 years Ph.D. program that aims at providing the core and enhanced knowledge about the Arabic language and literature. The degree holder will have adequate research skills to evaluate any literary content and language trend. It has 6 semesters that consist of 2 semesters of coursework, a comprehensive examination, and a research thesis. The students must have to complete their thesis and get it approved to get eligible for the degree. The prerequisite for admission in Ph.D. is MS/MPhil degree in Arabic with 1st division (annual examination system) or 3.00 CGPA (semester system). The aspirants must have passed GRE-International/ GAT-Subject from NTS before admission. The applicants must have to clear the admission test of the university with the required marks to get a place on the merit list.

Core Courses

  • Semantics
  • Arabic Stylistics
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Literary Criticism
  • Literary Genres
  • Arabic Syntax
  • Grammatical Analysis of Quranic Text
  • Translation Studies
  • Comparative Literature

Eligibility Criteria

  • 18 years of education in relevant field.
  • 50% marks in previous degree.
  • Passing marks in Entry test.


Ph.D. in Arabic is the highest degree in the said subject that updates and boosts the knowledge of scholars in literature and linguistics. It enhances the knowledge of scholars in themes, genres, and new movements in Arabic literature. The Ph.D. holder in Arabic has adequate expertise in translation skills and this also equips them in translating Quran properly. That has been considered an honor to translate Qur’an and can even explain the verses according to the historical background. Therefore, the PhDs in Arabic have quite a high scope in the research institutions that are working on the translation of the Qur’an and books of Hadith. All such institutions are working on the national level and international level. Hence, the degree holder can work within the country and internationally with other scholars that are considered as a golden opportunity to learn more. Our prestigious universities employ PhDs in their faculty to educate the future experts of Arabic language and literature. There is good scope in the curriculum devising committee also that works to devise the curriculum of Islamic studies and Arabic throughout the country for different educational levels. 

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