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Islamic Studies (Research)

Charles Sturt University

12 months
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Whether you're seeking to enhance your career or explore an area of personal interest, the Master of Islamic Studies (Research) from Charles Sturt University is an ideal choice. Available for full-time or part-time online study, this Islamic studies degree allows you to develop an advanced body of knowledge in an Islamic studies discipline area.  


Developed in response to demand from students and the academic community, this Islamic Studies (Research) degree provides advanced knowledge and understanding in Islamic studies. Under the guidance of an academic supervisor, you'll research an aspect of Islamic studies that interests you and present your findings in a detailed thesis.

This Islamic studies degree gives you the opportunity to develop expertise in an Islamic studies discipline area, such as Qur'anic studies, Islamic theology, Islamic history, Islamic law, Islamic spirituality and contemporary Islamic studies to gain an understanding of recent developments in the field. 

You'll design, use and evaluate research and research methods and develop skills in analysing and synthesising complex information, problems, concepts and theories, as applied to contemporary theological and social problems. You'll also develop valuable academic research skills and present your arguments and research results to specialist and non-specialist audiences. 

The Centre for Islamic Sciences and Civilisation (CISAC) is a collaboration between Charles Sturt University and the Islamic Sciences and Research Academy of Australia. CISAC lecturers have a broad spectrum of expertise and are fully engaged in research, putting them in a prime position to support and oversee your research project.

Career opportunities

A postgraduate qualification in Islamic studies may lead to a range of career opportunities. If you're already working in a field related to Islamic studies, this degree will bolster your expertise and enhance your career prospects.

Successful completion of Charles Sturt University's Master of Islamic Studies (Research) demonstrates to employers that you have high-level skills in conducting research, analysing data, managing a project and communicating. With further study, your degree could pave the way for a career in academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Master Research (Islamic Studies) part-time
  • Islamic Jurisprudence of Five Pillars
  • Islamic Family Law and Society 
  • 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)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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64 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

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  • a Master of Islamic Studies from Charles Sturt University with a Distinction average plus evidence of research; or
  • a Bachelor of Islamic Studies (Honours) with Class 1 or Class 2 Division 1 from Charles Sturt University; or
  • an award from another accredited tertiary institution, accepted by the Research Advisory Committee as equivalent to one of the above awards, and/or have demonstrated in study or professional performance potential to undertake research at a Master degree level.

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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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