Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings
Start of programme: September intake only
Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-time
This MA programme studies many aspects of the world of Islam, from its early development to its modern trends. Its primary objective is to approach the study of Islam through a variety of disciplines, cultural contexts and periods. The programme examines Islamic tradition, law and art, as well as the place of Islam in modern politics and alongside other religions. The degree may be considered as a preparation for research or as a way of completing a liberal education. Each module has its own series of classes and seminars, and in addition students attend general lectures and seminars organised by the Middle East Centre. In most modules there is one two-hour class each week. This may be an informal lecture followed by a discussion or a student presentation. At Masters level there is particular emphasis on seminar work where students may be expected to make full-scale presentations for units they take. The dissertation is on an approved topic linked to one of the taught modules.
- Students must complete 180 credits, consisting of a dissertation (worth 60 credits) in addition to 120 credits of taught modules.
- Students must take 30 credits from List A as their major.
- A further 60 credits must be selected from List B as their minor. (NB: a maximum of 30 credits of language modules can be taken from List B)
- The reamaining 30 credits can be selected from List A or B, or from the open options list
Students must take 60 credits from List B as their minor.
Students will choose the remaining 30 credits from List A OR List B OR from the Postgraduate Open Options list
List A (Major modules)
List B (Minor modules)
The Middle East
Maximum from this list - 30 credits.
This is the structure for applicants
If you are a current student you can find structure information on Moodle or through your Department.
Full details of postgraduate tuition fees can be found on the Registry's Postgraduate Tuition Fees page.
This is a Band 1 tuition fee.
Fees for 2018/19 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year.
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