SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme studies many aspects of the world of Islam, from its early development to its modern trends. Its primary objective is to approach the study of Islam through a variety of disciplines, cultural contexts and periods. The programme examines Islamic tradition, law and art, as well as the place of Islam in modern politics and alongside other religions. The degree may be considered as a preparation for research or as a way of completing a liberal education.

Course Modules

Major options (list A): the early development of Islam (emerging identities and contending views); the origin of Islam (sources and perspectives); modern trends in Islam; Islamic law; law and society in the Middle East and North Africa.

Course Additional Entry

Minimum 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate)
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate)