Taught course

Islamic Intellectual History

Institution
SOAS University of London · SOAS University of London
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

  • Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent)
  • Applicants are not required to have previous academic experience of this subject, although a strong interest in Islamic societies and cultures is of course expected

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA Islamic Intellectual History (formerly MA Islamic Societies and Cultures) studies many aspects of the world of Islam, from its early development to its modern trends. Its primary objective is to approach the study of Islam through a variety of disciplines, cultural contexts and periods. The programme examines Islamic tradition, law and art, as well as the place of Islam in modern politics and alongside other religions. The degree may be considered as a preparation for research or as a way of completing a liberal education. Each module has its own series of classes and seminars, and in addition students attend general lectures and seminars organised by the Middle East Centre. In most modules there is one two-hour class each week. This may be an informal lecture followed by a discussion or a student presentation. At Masters level there is particular emphasis on seminar work where students may be expected to make full-scale presentations for modules they take. The dissertation is on an approved topic linked to one of the taught modules.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
study@soas.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 20 7898 4700