Taught course

Islam and the West: A Comparative Study - via Distance Learning

Islamic College for Advanced Studies · Islamic College for Advanced Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a first or second class honours degree in Islamic studies or related fields. Consideration is also given to other qualifications on an individual basis. Applicants without a relevant undergraduate degree may be required to study a Foundation course.

Months of entry

January, June, October

Course content

The Muslim world and the West are home to some of the most important intellectual traditions in human history. In a world where ideas matter, it is necessary to understand those schools of thought which have shaped the development of modern societies.
MA Comparative Philosophy, offered by the Islamic College and accredited by Middlesex University, sets out to do just that. By studying the various dimensions of Islamic and Western thought, students will have the opportunity to grasp the fundamentals of philosophy, theology and mysticism in both traditions.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

No funding available.
Tuition fees for academic year 2010-11 (via Distance Learning Mode): £3950

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36-48 months
part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100
Dissertation (15000 words)

Course contact details

0208 451 9993 ext. 207 or 02084381207
0208 451 9994