MA Islamic Studies offers you the chance to study the Qur'an, the Hadith literature and the Islamic sciences which have grown around them such as Theology, Jurisprudence (fiqh), Islamic history, Philosophy and Mysticism. You will also be able to take modules that will acquaint you with current issues facing Islam and Muslims around the world, such as the impact of modernity and Islam and modern politics.
By the end of the course, you will have a broad understanding of Islamic thought, including major eras, figures and concepts throughout Islamic history. You will have also received training and experience in research skills and critical and interpretative methods relevant to both this and other disciplines.
If you are looking for a deeper understanding of Islam, a professional qualification or an entryway into academia, then MA Islamic Studies will be perfect for you.
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.
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.
Mode of Attendance : Full-time