The University of Sharjah is a non-profit Arab university and scientific institution owned by the government of Sharjah, which enjoys administrative and financial independence.
The establishment of Department of Arabic Language and Literature with the inauguration of the University of Sharjah in the academic year 1997/1998. Since then, a sizeable number of students enrolled in its undergraduate program.
In 2001, it started offering a master degree program, which attracted graduates from other departments and universities. Over the past few years, the program has witnessed a significant increase in the number of applicants. One major attraction of this postgraduate program is that it has responded to the development and modernization requirements of the UAE, and fulfilled the goal of the University of Sharjah to meet the growing needs of the local and regional communities for scholars and specialists in scientific researches in the field of Arabic language and literature.
In addition, the Arabic Department launched a Ph.D. program, accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, to meet the needs of the UAE and match the momentous scientific development in the country.
The program complies with the provisions stipulated in the Standards for Licensure and Accreditation 2011 edition, issued by the Commission for Academic Accreditation in the Ministry of Higher Education.
- Training Ph.D. holders to conduct scientific research in the fields of Arabic language and literature, linguistics, and criticism
- Supplying governmental institutions, in particular the Ministry of Higher Education, with Ph.D. graduates in Arabic language and literature to fill positions in teaching and other areas
- Providing research centers with Ph.D. holders
- Enabling Master Degree graduates to obtain their PhD degrees
- Cultivating a generation of scholars and researchers in the fields of Arabic language and literature
- Creating a scientific research environment in linguistics and literary studies that contributes to the fulfillment of the university's mission