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Islamic Studies

SOAS University of London

12 months
Duration
22500 GBP/year
11520 GBP/year
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About

The Islamic Studies programme from SOAS University of London offers students the opportunity to concentrate on the Qur'an, the Hadith and other Islamic texts, and so provides a unique training in the translation of Islamic religious material. 

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

The Islamic Studies programme from SOAS University of London is designed to benefit academics, teachers of Islam in other institutions, translators of Islamic material into English in research centres, government departments and da'wa centres. It provides excellent research training and is a useful qualification for those who wish to progress to higher postgraduate degrees.

Why study Islam at SOAS

SOAS is ranked 1st in London in the Complete University Guide 2021 for Middle Eastern and African Studies, and 6th in UK

we are world-renowned for our language courses and specialist in the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East

study a wider range of religious and philosophical traditions in more depth than any other programme in the field, with our highly diversified expertise, our comprehensive resources, and our interdisciplinary approach

Employment

Graduates of the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics leave SOAS not only with linguistic and cultural expertise, but also with skills in written and oral communication, analysis and problem solving.

Recent School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics graduates have been hired by:

  • Africa Matters
  • Amnesty International
  • Arab British Chamber of Commerce
  • BBC World Service
  • British High Commission
  • Council for British Research in the Levant
  • Department for International Development
  • Edelman
  • Embassy of Jordan
  • Ernst & Young
  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Google
  • Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Qur'an and Hadith Studies
  • The Qur'an:Language,Style and Translation in English 
  • Islamic Texts: Language and the Synthesis of Classical Scholarship P
  • Translation of Islamic Texts (a project)
  • Modern Trends in Islam
  • Islamic Law 
  • Reading Classical Arabic Historians: Themes and Trends in Islamic Historiography

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

We will consider all applications with 2:ii (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    11520 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11520 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

PT fees (2 years):

  • UK/EU - 5,760 GBP/year.
  • Overseas  - 11,250 GBP/year.

PT fees (3 years):

  • UK/EU - 3,840 GBP/year.
  • Overseas - 7,500 GBP/year.

PT fees (4 years - intensive language only):

  • UK/EU - 5,760 GBP/year.
  • Overseas  - 11,250 GBP/year.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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