Courses in Islamic studies

We offer a range of courses and modules in Islamic studies at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi by Eesa Latif

Undergraduate study

 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.

First year

 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:

  • Quran
  • Hadith
  • Islamic History
  • Arabic
  • Islamic Civilisation
  • Islam and Politics
  • Islamic Ethics



Postgraduate study

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.

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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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