Taught course

Islamic Studies

University of Wales Trinity Saint David · School of Theology, Religious Studies and Islamic Studies

Entry requirements

Good first degree or relevant experience for those over 25.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The Islamic Studies programmes are dynamic and exciting programme of study, appropriate for all those seeking to further their knowledge in the multidisciplinary academic fields associated with the study of Islam.

The programmes are taught by experts with diverse interests in Islamic Studies who will encourage you to explore a range of topics relating to Islam in contemporary and historical perspectives. The programmes provides a great opportunity for continuous professional development for individuals working within – or associated with - Muslim communities, in minority and majority contexts, especially those wishing to develop a greater understanding of the people, cultures and religious perspectives with in which they are working.

Islamic Studies is a long-standing discipline at the university, and our academic team have contributed to the field through publications, specialist research, and participation in international conferences.

“This was a fantastic distance learning programme on many aspects of Islam. The modules covered Islamic law, politics and networks among other things and the essays accommodated a wide range of interests. I would definitely recommend this programme to anyone interested in this subject” – Christopher Garwood, MA Islamic Studies.

Learning and Teaching

The programme is taught via online learning by dedicated staff, experienced in guiding UK and international students through the programme via distance learning. Distance learning students will have access to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and have contact with tutors via phone, email and skype.

MA students will study six, 20-credit modules followed by a dissertation. Students on the MRes pathway will study three taught modules followed by a 120-credit dissertation amounting to up to 30,000 words. Your dissertation supervisor will be available to you to help guide you through the independent research phase. The awards of PG Cert and PG Dip will be made upon completion of 60 or 120 credits respectively.


  • Study Skills for Islamic Studies (20 credits)
  • Islam Today (20 credits)
  • Islamic Law in the Contemporary World (20 credits)
  • Muslim Networks (20 credits)*
  • Muslim Politics (20 credits)*
  • Perspective on Islamic Sources (20 credits)*
  • Dissertation (60 / 120 credits)

*MA programme only

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12-48 months


distance learning
12-60 months


distance learning
12-48 months


distance learning
12-48 months

Course contact details

Dr Gary Bunt