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Census data shows that Muslims are now the second largest faith community in British society. Our rewarding programme delivers a comprehensive understanding of the development of Muslim communities in the UK, the current challenges they face, and an introduction to the scholarly study of Islam in a modern Western European society.

On this programme, you will gain the social science skills essential to pursue high-calibre research on Islam in Britain today within our flagship Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK.

You will gain an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and conceptual vocabulary surrounding British Islam and the skills to undertake high-quality research according to social sciences professional ethics codes.

Our recognised qualifications are recognised as indicators of professional competence to work with British Muslims.

Encouraged to contribute to the Centre’s highly respected Public Seminar Series, you will have ample opportunity to engage in placements and volunteer with local Muslim organisations.

You are encouraged to undertake voluntary work with Muslim communities in Cardiff in activities ranging from assisting with homework clubs run via local mosques to contributing to the Muslim Council of Wales ‘iLead’ programme which aims to support young Muslims developing leadership skills.

Distinctive features

  • Gain in-depth understanding of the theoretical and conceptual vocabulary surrounding British Islam
  • Develops essential skills for high-quality research on Islam in Britain in accordance with codes of professional ethics in the social sciences
  • Recognised qualification indicating competence to work in a professional capacity with British Muslims
  • Opportunities to engage in placements/volunteering with local Muslim organisations
  • Ideal for professional development within the public sector
  • Excellent resources and facilities including excellent library resources, access to a wide range of relevant journals and online sources and extensive audio-visual resources via Vimeo
  • Dedicated seminar room

Visit the Islam in Contemporary Britain - MA/PgDip page on the Cardiff University website for more details!

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