MA Islamic Studies – DE

Entry RequirementsApplicants should hold a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree in Islamic Studies or related fields.
Duration1 year full time or 2 years part time.
Fees 2018/19MA: £5,700
PgD: £4,850
Financial AssistanceScholarship and study grants are avaliable subject to conditions.
Please contact the College for more details.
Validating InstitutionMiddlesex University
Application ProcedureApplication for this course is online, please click here for enrolment.
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This programme was developed and is delivered and assessed by The Islamic College, awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University.

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-PgD Modules for Full-time and Part-time Students

Module NameModule CodeCreditsModule Type
Sources of Islamic Knowledge [Qur’an & Hadith]MIN 40130Core
Islamic TheologyMIN 40230Core
Methods and Perspectives in Islamic StudiesMIN 40330Core
Islamic MysticismMIN 40515Designated
Islamic PhilosophyMIN 40615Designated
Authority in Shi’a IslamMIN 40715Designated
Classical Islamic HistoryMIN 40815Designated
Islam and Modern PoliticsMIN 40915Designated
Islam and ModernityMIN 41015Designated
DissertationMIN 41160Core
Islamic Family LawMIN 41530Designated
Human Rights and IslamMIN 41915Designated
Islamic Finance and BankingMIN42030Designated

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.