MA Islamic Studies

Entry Requirements Applicants should hold a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree in Islamic Studies or related fields.
Duration 1 year full time or 2 years part time.
Fees 2016/17 UK/EU: £5,700
Financial Assistance Scholarship and study grants are available subject to conditions.
Please contact the College for more details.
Validating Institution Middlesex University
Application Procedure Application for this course is through UK Pass or Contact: admissions@islamic-college.ac.uk

The MA / PG Dip in Islamic Studies course at the Islamic College is aimed at deepening the students’ over all understanding of Islam within historical and modern contexts while providing an opportunity to study Quran, Hadith and other Islamic texts extensively.

The program is structured to benefit students who aspire to continue their studies to a PhD degree and to become future lecturers in the field as well as to those who may seek employment in various fields requiring expertise in Islam.

Alternatively the course would suit those students whose first degree is not in Islamic Studies and are seeking to broaden their understanding of Islam.

The course aims to provide:

  • An in-depth knowledge of specialist area within Islamic Studies.
  • Use of appropriate methodological approach to the study of Islam.
  • Sophisticated comprehension of challenging issues in Islamic Studies.
  • Critical thinking, analytical and practical skills in constructing well-reasoned arguments.
  • Constructive intellectual class interaction on issues related to Islam and Muslim societies.
  • Proficiency in conducting research work and independent study.
  • Capability to pursue further postgraduate studies.
  • Specialised knowledge and skills that could be used in different career pursuits.

MA-PG Modules for Full-time and Part-time Students

Module Name Module Code Credits Module Type
Sources of Islamic Knowledge [Qur’an & Hadith] MIN 401 30 Core
Islamic Theology MIN 402 30 Core
Methods and Perspectives in Islamic Studies MIN 403 30 Core
Islamic Mysticism MIN 405 15 Designated
Islamic Philosophy MIN 406 15 Designated
Authority in Shi’a Islam MIN 407 15 Designated
Classical Islamic History MIN 408 15 Designated
Islam and Modern Politics MIN 409 15 Designated
Islam and Modernity MIN 410 15 Designated
Dissertation MIN 411 60 Core
Islamic Family Law MIN 415 30 Designated
Human Rights and Islam MIN 419 15 Designated
Islamic Finance and Banking MIN420 30 Designated

Please note that not all the designated modules are offered each year.

All Islamic College Students are encouraged to be active and independent learners and to acquire all the necessary skills through a variety of methods of learning such as lectures, seminars (led by staff and students), presentations, tutorials, private study, individual research, and so forth.

Each module within a course has different assessment weighting.