Taught course

Islamic Studies

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


Course content

Our MA in Islamic Studies, validated by Middlesex University, offers students the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the core texts of Islam; the Islamic sciences and recent developments in the Muslim world; including the impact of modernity and the relationship between Islam and politics. This degree will be of use to anyone who wishes to pursue an academic career in Islamic Studies, whose work is related to Muslims or the Muslim world, or who have an interest in acquiring a deeper understanding of Islam and Muslim societies.

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

This course is eligible for funding via the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Visit the website for more details. This information is subject to terms and conditions stipulated by AHRC at the time of applying. The Islamic College is not responsible for the content provided by AHRC.

Qualification and course duration


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