Taught course

Islam in Contemporary Britain

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Entry requirements

The course is suitable for graduates in a wide variety of Humanities disciplines and Social Sciences and those with an interest in understanding Islam in Britain, past, present and future. This programme is also helpful for people who work with, or for, the Muslim community, and those who are keen to develop a research/academic career in this exciting new field. Applicants should normally possess or expect to obtain a First or Upper Second class UK Honours degree, or equivalent. Those without a degree from a recognised university may be considered for the programme via the alternative entry route, which requires an examination and interview. Students are encouraged to undertake voluntary work with Muslim communities in Cardiff, and are supported in doing so. This might include activities such as assisting with homework clubs run via local mosques, or contributing to the Muslim Council of Wales ‘iLead’ programme which aims to support young Muslims developing leadership skills.

Months of entry


Course content

Course Aims

This programme aims to provide students with an understanding of the history and development of Muslim communities in the UK, and the social science training and skills to undertake original qualitative research with and about Muslims in Britain.

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Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English will be expected to provide evidence of English proficiency. IELTS exam results showing an overall grade of 6.5 are acceptable for this programme, with no particular minimum in each sub score.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Dr. Sophie Gilliat-Ray
+44 (0)29 2087 6125