M.A. On Campus

Arab and Islamic Studies

Aarhus University

24 months
8000 EUR/year
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Islam is Denmark’s second-largest religion, something that is also true for much of Western Europe. The days are gone when it made sense to study the Arab and Islamic worlds as a distant ‘other’. Arab communities are to be found in Europe as well as in the Arab world, and Islam is a Western religion as well as an Arab one. This is offered at Aarhus University's Arab and Islamic Studies programme.

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Key facts

 Aarhus University's 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. 

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's lines A and B comprise 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, Program Lines A and B, 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.

Tuition Fee

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    8000 EUR/year
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    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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