Masters degrees in Islamic Studies examine the theory and practice of Islam, typically covering a broad range of subjects from history, law and finance through to politics and art.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Christian-Muslim Relations, Islamic Finance & Accounting and Religions of Asia & Africa.
With over 1.8 billion followers, Islam is an important area of scholarly attention. Courses typically trace the development of Islam from its early beginnings in around 600 CE to its current position as the world’s fastest growing faith.
Masters in Islamic Studies may take a broad, interdisciplinary approach to the religion: in addition to its theological underpinnings, you could study Islamic law and finance, political Islam and Islam’s influence on fields such as mathematics, astronomy and algebra.
By completing a Masters in Islamic Studies, you’ll have a proven track record in intercultural understanding, a valuable trait in today’s globalised society. You might find work for an international organisation like the European Union or the United Nations, a non-governmental organisation or a media company. Alternatively, you’ll be well-equipped to pursue your research interests in further academic study.