M.A. On Campus

Arab and Islamic Studies

24 months
8000 EUR/year
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The MA in Arab and Islamic Studies therefore focuses on today’s globalised and transnational realities, on Islam and Muslims in Europe as well as in the Arab world.


Islamic Cultures and Societies Research Unit

 The MA in Arab and Islamic Studies is taught by faculty members from the Islamic Cultures and Societies Research Unit (ICSRU). The ICSRU is a trans-disciplinary research unit for all those at Aarhus University who are interested in the Islamic cultures and societies, both in the Islamic world and transregionally. The central mission of the ICSRU is to provide a stimulating research milieu for both senior and junior researchers by promoting discussion and exchange, and arranging events.

Career profile

All Western organisations working with the Arab world or with Arab or Muslim communities in the West – from travel agencies to security services – need people with expertise in Arab and Islamic studies. Possible opportunities include working in the public sector – for a local administration department, or for aid organisations. There are also many opportunities in the private sector, as many Western firms operate in the Arab world. Previous graduates of MA Arab and Islamic Studies have also gone on to pursue careers in the fields of journalism, academia, and politics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Arabic for academic purposes
  • Theory and method

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The programme comprises course units to a value of 120 ECTS-credits in Arab and Islamic Studies.
  • ECTS-credits measure the weight of the individual exam or course in relation to the workload of a full-time student. 60 credits correspond to full-time studies during one academic year.
  • Admission to the Master’s degree programme in Arab and Islamic Studies requires a relevant Bachelor’s degree in accordance with the following subsections:
  • Admission to the Master’s degree programme requires a Bachelor’s degree with Arab and Islamic Studies as its central subject, or a Bachelor´s degree with another humanistic central subject and Arab and Islamic Studies as supplementary subject.
  • Other qualifications can provide admission to the Master’s degree programme, provided the university assesses that their level, extent and content correspond to the degrees mentioned above.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /month
Living costs

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


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