24 months
20800 AUD/year
16000 AUD/year
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Combining traditional Islamic sciences with contemporary discourse on religion and Islam, the Master of Islamic Studies from Charles Sturt University offers a uniquely balanced Islamic studies program for the current global context.  


The Master of Islamic Studies at Charles Sturt University provides grounded knowledge and research skills to develop your ability to analyse information in theological, legal, social, contemporary and spiritual aspects of Islam. You'll gain knowledge in both traditional and contemporary Islamic studies. You'll have the opportunity to develop in-depth understanding in a number of Islamic disciplines through the extensive research opportunities offered in the course.

This Islamic studies degree develops your independent research, analytical and communication skills, as well as your critical thinking in diverse theological and research methodologies focused on your research area. 

The Centre for Islamic Sciences and Civilisation is a collaboration between Charles Sturt University and ISRA. Charles Sturt University's courses have been designed in collaboration with ISRA's advisory committee, which includes some of the most respected scholars from the Australian Muslim community.

Career opportunities 

The Master of Islamic Studies builds the knowledge and skills you need to add value to any number of different professions, including medicine, nursing, policing, psychology and teaching.

This degree will also enable you to pursue religious education teaching opportunities in schools, mosques, religious organisations and private Islamic teaching circles.

This course can also provide a pathway to further postgraduate study, which would allow you to begin an academic career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Islamic Worldview and Theology
  • Islamic Jurisprudence of the Five Pillars
  • Islamic Family Law and Society
  • Methodology of Islamic Law (Usul al-Fiqh) 
  • Methodology of Qur'anic Exegesis (Usul al-Tafsir)
  • Methodology of Prophetic Traditions (Usul al-Hadith)
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Women in Islam, Civilisations and Cultures
  • Essentials of Islamic Spirituality 
  • Islam: Morality and Etiquette in Daily Life
  • Philosophy of Prophet Muhammad's Life (Sirah)
  • Islamic History and Civilisations
  • Modern History of the Muslim World

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


128 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 00005F 

Applicants for the Master of Islamic Studies must meet the following requirements.

  • A completed Bachelors Degree (or AQF equivalent)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20800 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    16000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 AUD per year during 24 months.


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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