Distance Education Dept. - Islamic College for Adv. Studies

Comparative Philosophy: Islamic and Western

Distance Education Dept. - Islamic College for Adv. Studies
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Typology Master
Methodology Distance Learning
Duration 1 Year
  • Master
  • Distance Learning
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

MA Comparative Philosophy aims to give you an in-depth understanding of both the Islamic and Western philosophical traditions, with an emphasis on philosophy, theology and mysticism. You will critically examine the main topics, paradoxes and problems posed in different philosophical domains like epistemology and ethics which have been regarded as significant and noteworthy by Muslim and Western philosophers.

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· Requirements

Entry Requirements: * A BA, BSc or equivalent degree (If degrees do not correspond with the programme, the applicants will have to pass foundation courses unless they can prove they have enough knowledge in the field through an interview with one of the tutors). * Students for whom English is not a first language must have at least IELTS 6.5, TOFEL 573 (paper based), TOFEL 90 (IBT) or equivalent qualifications. If your scores are below those limits but you are interested in taking our courses, please contact us, and we may help you to improve your language skills.

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Course programme

Course Structure:

To obtain your Masters degree, you will be required to complete three core modules and three optional modules as well as a dissertation. If you are studying for a post-graduate diploma, you will not have to submit a dissertation.

If you are studying full-time, you must complete 3 modules each semester. If you are studying part-time, you must complete 4 modules in the first and 2 in the second year.

Dissertation:

If you are a Masters student, you must complete a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words. This will be the main piece of work in which you will demonstrate the extent of knowledge that you have achieved. You will be assigned a supervisor to help you prepare for and develop your topic.

Objectives

MA Comparative Philosophy aims to give you an in-depth understanding of both the Islamic and Western philosophical traditions, with an emphasis on philosophy, theology and mysticism. You will critically examine the main topics, paradoxes and problems posed in different philosophical domains like epistemology and ethics which have been regarded as significant and noteworthy by Muslim and Western philosophers.

The program of study will help you develop a broad awareness of two of the world's great intellectual traditions and how they have influenced one another. It will also develop the analytical and critical skills which are essential for anyone interested in understanding the key issues and forces that drive the modern, multicultural world. These skills will be advantageous for you in employment or in further academic research either on an independent basis or through a research degree.

Mode of Attendance : Full - time


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