We offer a range of courses and modules in Islamic studies at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Islamic studies at the undergraduate level are presented within the context of the BA Theology; there are core and option courses throughout the three year degree designed to give solid background in Islamic studies. This is in addition to dissertation and/or placement.
Second year you have the option to study the following:
Third year : you can choose the following courses
In addition student could choose special study with the following courses:
Islam and Politics
MA/Diploma Islamic Studies
This programme explores the thought and practice of Islam, focusing on major points of history and emphasising the doctrinal diversity and intellectual vigour of the tradition. It provides a means of exploring Islam as a world religion, and is also an excellent preparation for further research in the field. Study includes Islamic Philosophy, Sufism, Islam in the Diaspora, Political Islam, Islam and Gender, and History of Christian-Muslim Relations. There are also opportunities to work on areas of special interest.
MRes Islamic Studies
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.
PhD/MA by Research/PhD by Distance learning Theology and Religion Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations specialism
At Birmingham we offer promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in one of the UK’s largest and most diverse Departments of Theology and Religion. We have an outstanding international reputation in the study of Islam and Christian Muslim relations including, contemporary Muslim society and women and Islam; Muslims in Europe; Sufism; Islamic philosophy; and Christian-Muslim Relations.
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