Taught course

Islamic Education

University of Warwick · Department of Education Studies

Entry requirements

  • 2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) or Islamic Seminary Training having teaching experience within formal and informal community based educational settings (Islamic schools and supplementary education sector like Madrassas and Maktabs).

English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

  • Band B
  • IELTS score to 7 overall, no more than two components at 6.0/6.5 & rest 7.0+

Months of entry


Course content

This pioneering short course is the first of its kind to be offered in any UK University. It aspires to bridge the gap between the educational cultures of traditional Islamic seminaries and modern higher education. It is open to those who have an interest in exploring Muslim faith and its diverse traditions of education.

The award is designed to help participants 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 organising effective teaching and learning environments within the context of formal and informal Muslim educational settings.

Students who successfully complete the course will have the option of continuing with their studies by upgrading to MA Islamic Education: theory and practice.

Skills from this degree

  • In-depth specialist knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of Islamic Education, by critically examining the educational teachings and values in the foundational sources and traditions of education in Islam
  • Critical insight into the relevant contemporary educational theory and pedagogic thought with special reference to examining the role of Islamic Education in modern multicultural and religious diverse secular societies
  • Competence in the exercise of generic and subject-specific intellectual abilities necessary to for facilitating reflective practice in the field
  • Competence to think educationally about Islam
  • By adopting a learner-centred, inquiry-based delivery strategy, students will develop competence for reflective practice
  • Develop philosophy of education by critically engaging with both the Islamic and Western traditions of educational thought and pedagogic practice

Fees and funding

See University website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
024 7657 4058