Taught course

Islamic Studies

University of Birmingham · Department of Theology and Religion

Entry requirements

You will need an Honours degree in a relevant subject, normally of an upper second-class standard, or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme offers a flexible framework within which you can develop knowledge and skills in Islamic Studies in historical and/or contemporary contexts.
Amongst the strengths of the programme is the context of its delivery within the School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion. This allows an exploration of Islamic intellectual traditions, as well as questions relating to contemporary Muslim practice and societies, in conversation with other traditions and broader approaches in Philosophy, Theology and Religion.
You will have the opportunity engage with material that is at the forefront of contemporary academic research in Islamic Studies, and explore a range of topics in Islamic Studies that reflect the expertise of academic staff: this may typically include content with historical, sociological, contextual, legal, textual or philosophical emphases.
Taught in collaboration with the Al-Mahdi Institute, the programme provides an ideal foundation for further research, enabling a transition for students with seminary backgrounds in Islamic Studies as well those who come to the study of Islam without significant prior formal learning in Islamic Studies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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