MA Islamic Studies

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 2018/19UK/EU: £5,700
Financial AssistanceScholarship and study grants are available subject to conditions.
Please contact the College for more details.
Validating InstitutionMiddlesex University
Application ProcedureApplication for this course is through UK Pass or Contact:
+44 (0) 208 451 9993    –    +44 (0) 20 8438 1207

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

Module NameModule CodeCreditsModule Type
Sources of Islamic Knowledge [Qur’an & Hadith] in Islamic IstudiesMIN 40120Core
Methods and Perspectives in Islamic StudiesMIN 40320Core
Islamic TheologyMIN 40220Core
DissertationMIN 41160Core
Islamic PhilosophyMIN 40615Designated
Authority in Shi’a IslamMIN 40715Designated
Classical Islamic HistoryMIN 40815Designated
Islam and Modern PoliticsMIN 40915Designated
Islam and ModernityMIN 41015Designated
Islamic MysticismMIN40515Designated
Human Rights and IslamMIN41915Designated
Islamic Finance and BankingMIN 42015Designated

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.