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Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree or equivalent study provision such as being a Muslim seminary graduate.

Identifying Islamic Education as an area of professional practice and academic development will be a significant rationale for admission.

Having teaching experience within formal and informal community based-educational settings (Islamic schools and supplementary education sector like Madrassas and Maktabs) with plans to move into the field of Education in general and Islamic Education specifically as a professional and academic area of development will be also considered as part of the admission process.

Applicants who have completed their training through traditional Islamic ‘study circles’ will be required to attend an interview either face to face or by Skype in order to substantiate their study and teaching experiences.

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Award in Islamic Education is designed as a bridge course helping participants to develop a reflective academic grounding in the foundations of Islamic Education. Students will critically explore narratives of education in Islam and engage with modern educational theory and models of pedagogic practice. It facilitates gaining essential research skills to be able to identify and pursue further academic study on diverse perceptions of education and cultures of teaching and learning within the context of historical and contemporary Muslim societies.

Students will develop knowledge and understanding of Islam, the historical, cultural, theological and philosophical foundations of Muslim educational thought. The course aims to build students’ educational and pedagogic competence through facilitating a reflective engagement with a range of theoretical perspectives on the nature of education and educational values, and practical skills for organizing effective teaching and learning environments within the context of formal and informal Muslim educational settings.

By adopting a learner-centred, inquiry-based delivery strategy, students will develop competence for reflective practice.

The course aims to integrate traditional Islamic Education with contemporary Educational, Pedagogic and Social Scientific Studies and as such will creatively respond to the academic and professional development needs of a large and often forgotten group of practitioners.

Students who successfully complete the course and pass the assessment at a mark of 50% or higher will have the option of continuing with their studies by upgrading to a Masters degree.

Information for international students

English Language requirement: Band A. For more guidance on English language requirements please visit our website.

Fees and funding

For more information on funding please visit our Postgraduate fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGA
    part time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Education Studies
(0)24 7652 3800