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Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations PhD, MPhil

University of Edinburgh School of Divinity

Full time September MPhil MPhil: 2 years full-time

About the course

Research profile

In this research area, you can pursue interdisciplinary study of Islamic thought and practice, and of historical, theological, ethical and political encounters between Christianity and Islam.

Research topics

Staff research interests focus on:

  • Islamic theology (kalam)
  • law (shari‘a and fiqh)
  • philosophy
  • Qur’an, Hadith, and Tafsir
  • Muslim views of Christianity and Judaism
  • Christian theological engagements with Islam
  • constructive theology and ethics from a Christian or Muslim perspective
  • Arab Christianity, classic and contemporary
  • political Islam
  • political theology
  • comparative theology
  • migration
  • religion
  • politics

Research supervisor

You can find out more and identify a potential supervisor by looking at the School’s staff profiles, which give details of research interests and publications, and

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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.


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