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Islamic Studies

SOAS University of London

12 months
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22500 GBP/year
11520 GBP/year
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About

The MA Islamic Studies from SOAS University of London offers the 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.

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Overview

The MA Islamic Studies  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.

Careers

As a postgraduate student specialising in Islamic Studies, you will gain competency in language skills and intercultural awareness and understanding. Familiarity with the region will have been developed through a combination of the study of language, literature and culture (which can include literature, film, music, art and religion) of various parts of the Middle East.

Graduates leave SOAS not only with linguistic and cultural expertise, but also with a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek in many professional and management careers in both business and the public sector. These include written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to research, amass and order information from a variety of sources.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Qur'an and Hadith Studies
  • The Qur'an:Language,Style and Translation in English
  • Islamic Legal Texts in Arabic
  • Sufism
  • Islamic Law (MA/LLM)

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

120 from taught modules, 60 from dissertation

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper 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.
  • Applicants should have a first or good second class honours bachelors degree from a UK university, or international equivalent, in a subject appropriate to that of the programme to be followed.
  • If an applicant does not have a bachelors degree in an appropriate field s/he may be required to complete a qualifying year or a one year diploma before entering the masters programme. 
  • Relevant work experience may also be taken into consideration. Individual courses may have specific entry requirements, so you are advised to consult the postgraduate prospectus for further information.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22500 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 22500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11520 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11520 GBP per year 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

International Postgraduate Scholarship – The Americas 2020-21

International Postgraduate Scholarship – Pakistan

International Postgraduate Scholarship – Middle East and North Africa

International Postgraduate Scholarship – Japan and South Korea

International Postgraduate Scholarship – India

International Postgraduate Scholarship – Europe

International Postgraduate Scholarship – East Asia

International Postgraduate Scholarship - Sub-Saharan Africa

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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