Master of Islamic Studies

Course Overview

Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies

The aim of the course is to provide students with an introductory broad-based knowledge and critical skills in the study of Islam. The students will study subjects that will give a good understanding of the teachings of Islam, addressing the practical, contemporary and spiritual aspects of Islam. The course prepares students for further academic study or provides an introductory understanding of the Islamic faith and its adherents, which would benefit teachers, public servants, companies or any individual or institute dealing with Muslims regularly.

Course Objectives:

  • Provide an introductory level of knowledge in Islam for postgraduate university study;
  • Impart introductory knowledge of Islam in theology, Islamic practice and contemporary issues;
  • Support students in their research of an original work in Islamic studies; and,
  • Encourage academic writing and information literacy appropriate to postgraduate level.

Graduate Diploma of Islamic Studies

This course aims to provide students with grounded knowledge and analytical skills in the study of Islam, developing their ability to analyse information about Islamic matters. Students will be provided with an all-encompassing understanding of Islam at an advanced level, covering social, contemporary, legal and spiritual aspects. Students will also develop extensive knowledge of Islamic history and be introduced to the Arabic language. This course also provides pathways for Islamic studies at the Master level.

Course Objectives:

  • Provide an intermediate level of knowledge in Islam for postgraduate university study;
  • Impart an encompassing knowledge of Islam in theology, history, Islamic practice and contemporary issues;
  • Offer a good understanding of Islamic history;
  • Provide an introductory knowledge of the Arabic language and the history of the Arabic language;
  • Support students in their research of an original work in Islamic studies; and,
  • Encourage academic writing and information literacy appropriate to postgraduate level.

 Master of Islamic Studies

This course develops independent research and analytical skills. Graduates are expected to demonstrate critical thinking using a range of theological and research methodologies focused on the area of their research. Through the course, students will develop expertise in a particular field of Islamic Studies. This course also provides pathways for further studies at the Doctorate level.

Course Objectives:

  • Focus students on a particular topic area of Islam for postgraduate university study;
  • Bring critical awareness of issues in Islamic Studies to students in their chosen area of special interest;
  • Support students in their research of an original work in Islamic studies;
  • Encourage academic writing and information literacy appropriate to postgraduate level;
  • Provide an integrated knowledge of Islam in theology, history, Islamic practice and contemporary issues;
  • Offer a good understanding of Islamic history; and,
  • Provide an intermediate knowledge of the Arabic language.

Course Structure

Enrolment Pattern