Taught course

Islamic Studies

Institution
University of Exeter · Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

For admission to the programme we would normally expect that you hold a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a social sciences or humanities discipline. While we normally only accept applicants who meet this criteria, if you have a high 2:2 or equivalent, are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant work experience, we would welcome your application.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Overview
  • Advanced study of Islam with leading scholars in the field
  • A broad and flexible programme which you can tailor to your particular interests and conduct independent research
  • You will investigate key issues and debates in Islamic studies and receive training in the methologies of Islamic studies research
  • IAIS is one of the foremost academic departments in Middle East, Islamic Studies and Arabic. Get involved in a variety of IAIS activities and join our vibrant research community
  • Your advanced knowledge and expertise in Islam and contemporary debates in Islamic Studies will be valued by public and private sector employers and open doors to further academic study

Information for international students

English language requirements
  • IELTS
    Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
  • TOEFL
    Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
  • Pearson
    58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
https://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/arabislamic/islamicstudiesma/#fees
International students
https://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/arabislamic/islamicstudiesma/#fees

Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies Masters Excellence Scholarships

The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies is offering scholarships for students starting with us in September 2021. Details of these scholarships can be found as follows:

HRH Prince Alwaleed Al Saud Scholarship for short study courses abroad

Students undertaking MA Programmes in Islamic Studies or Middle East and Islamic Studies are eligible to apply for an award of up to £1,500 to enable them to spend time in an Arab country for further language module studies or for collection of material relevant to their dissertations. Find out more.

Find out more about tuition fees and funding

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

Name
SSIS Student Recruitment Office
Email
ssis-admissions@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1392 723192