Good first degree in relevant subject area; interview normally expected for UK-based students. Two page research proposal.
Months of entry
The MRes degree is a research programme with some provision for taught modules. It is aimed at those who wish to move beyond undergraduate work and to engage in research in depth for a postgraduate thesis, but who also wish to take modules that help develop research and related skills. On this programme you explore most aspects of Islamic Studies, including Islamic history and philosophy and contemporary religious and political thought.
The programme comprises four components; a compulsory Research Methodology module, two optional modules, and a 20,000-word thesis on a topic of your choice.
- Research Methods
- Christian-Muslim Relations – Origins and Issues
- Contemporary Sufi Movements
- Feminism in the Muslim World
- Islam in Diaspora
- Islamic Philosophy
- Islamic Studies Postgraduate Seminars: Themes
- Islamic Studies Postgraduate Seminars: Methodologies
- Political Islam
Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays
If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate enquiry service
- 0121 414 5005