Taught course

Islam and the West: A Comparative Study

Islamic College for Advanced Studies · Islamic College for Advanced Studies

Entry requirements

Students should hold a first or second class honours degree in Islamic Studies, Philosophy, Theology or related fields. Consideration is also given to other qualifications on an individual basis. Applicants without a relevant undergraduate degree may be required to undertake a foundation course.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme deals with the similarities and differences between the approaches taken by great Western and Muslim thinkers towards major philosophical issues. By critically examining the main topics, paradoxes and problems in different philosophical domains, the course develops habits of mind that are of great importance for life in the multicultural global society.

Information for international students

International students should have obtained a suitable undergraduate qualification and have attained a minimum IELTS grade of 6.5 or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
distance learning
36 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment66
Dissertation34 (15000 words)

Course contact details

0208 451 9993 ext. 207 or 02084381207