M.Sc. On Campus

The Globalised Muslim World

The University of Edinburgh

12 months
25300 GBP/year
12500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Globalised Muslim World programme from The University of Edinburgh is truly interdisciplinary in bringing together Area Studies, Social and Political Science, Religious Studies and History to explore the unique characteristics of contemporary Muslim societies in our increasingly globalised world.


Muslim societies across the globe

Unlike the majority of Masters programmes available to students with interests in contemporary Muslim societies, the MSc the Globalised Muslim World offers a genuinely global perspective, pushing the boundaries of enquiry beyond the Middle East to South Asia, Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa as well as a number of key Muslim-minority contexts.

Beyond considering this wider geographical scope, you will be taught to critically analyse and interrogate major global, international and transnational interactions and movements which operate across borders and geographies, shaping Muslim imaginaries and their representations.

Bridging disciplines and boundaries

The  Globalised Muslim World programme from The University of Edinburgh is grounded in an interdisciplinary approach with an emphasis on research-led teaching based on empirical investigation. It also promotes comparative perspectives both within the core regions of the Muslim world and across Muslim/non-Muslim boundaries.

This programme has been developed by the Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World, a research and teaching Centre based within the School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures. The Alwaleed Centre is offering generous student bursaries for the 2022/23 academic year - see Scholarships and funding.

Career opportunities

This programme aims to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to pursue PhD research on a wide variety of Muslim-majority and Muslim-minorities states and societies.

It will also provide you with crucial insights into the interactions producing a globalised Muslim world which would be extremely useful in many professional roles, including:

  • global/international/national NGOs
  • private sector organisations
  • international business
  • foreign policy and diplomacy roles

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Regional Perspectives in a Globalised Muslim World
  • International, Transnational and Globalised Dynamics of the Muslim World
  • Research Skills and Methods in the Study of the Globalised Muslim World
  • Research and Dissertation Methods on the Muslim World  
  • Globalised Muslim Politics
  • Muslims in Europe
  • Muslim Society in Southeast Asia
  • Islamic Africa
  • Transnational Islam and the African Diaspora
  • South Asia: Culture, Politics & Economy
    • Law and Power in the Muslim World
    • Migration and Transnationalism in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time fees per year

  • Home: £6,250
    • International/EU: £12,650

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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