Bachelor of
Islamic Studies

This course is the most comprehensive university accredited Islamic studies course in Australia. It is carefully designed to incorporate key subjects from the classical Islamic disciplines including Qur’an studies and tafsir (exegesis), hadith studies, fiqh (jurisprudence), kalam (theology), Islamic spirituality, Islamic history, the Arabic language and mantiq (logic).

The course also includes subjects from contemporary Islamic studies to ensure the course addresses contemporary issues from an Islamic perspective. Completing this degree will open doors to various pathways, including opportunities in employment, research, and further academic studies.

WHY YOU SHOULD STUDY THIS COURSE

Learn classical
Islamic disciplines

Gain a deep understanding of foundational Islamic disciplines, including theology, jurisprudence, Quranic studies, hadith and spirituality.

Understand
contemporary events

Explore current socio-political, economic, and cultural issues shaping the Muslim world. Gain insight into global issues from an Islamic perspective.

Learn your religion
systematically

Discover your faith with our structured program and well-designed curriculum for a profound, comprehensive understanding.

Create new
opportunities

Gain access to a myriad of pathways, including diverse employment options, research opportunities and further academic studies.

Subjects

To complete the Bachelor of Islamic Studies, students need to complete 192 credit points. This consists of:

  • 10 core units
  • 4 Arabic electives
  • 6 Islamic studies electives
  • 4 electives from Islamic studies, Arabic or another discipline

Select four (4) Arabic electives

Further Electives (32 points)

The elective set allows students to develop a wide range of knowledge through enrolling in any subject(s) within the University for which they meet the prerequisites/enrolment restrictions.

Select a maximum of four (4) subjects from the following options:

  1. Islamic studies electives (from the above list)
  2. Arabic electives (from the above list)
  3. Electives from another discipline with the approval of the Course Director

Session Offering

Session 1: Mar – Jun
Session 2: Jul – Oct 
Session 3: Nov – Feb

Duration

Full-time: 3 years
Part-time: 6 years

Entry requirements, fees and payment options

For information on entry requirements, fees and payment options, visit the CSU page by clicking here. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The Bachelor of Islamic Studies program encompasses subjects from classical Islamic disciplines such as Tafsir, Hadith, Kalam (Theology), Jurisprudence, Sirah, Logic, Spirituality, History, and Arabic. Additionally, the curriculum features contemporary subjects that address the current issues faced by Muslims.

The duration to complete the course is contingent on the number of subjects you choose per session. With three sessions available per year, the timeline varies. For instance, completing two subjects per session would result in a four-year duration to finish the course. Alternatively, opting for four subjects per session would expedite the completion to two years.

According to feedback from our students, diverse motivations drive enrolment in our course.

Many seek a deeper understanding of their faith, aspiring to become more devout practitioners of Islam. They value the structured and scaffolded learning approach the course provides.

Another significant reason students enrol is to pursue a teaching career. Post the Bachelor of Islamic Studies, many proceed to the Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary), obtaining qualifications to become educators. Remarkably, completing both the Bachelor and Masters courses can be achieved in a four-year timeframe.

Moreover, some students embark on this course with the intention of pursuing further academic studies, such as Honours, Masters, and even a PhD. This demonstrates the versatility of our program in accommodating diverse educational and career aspirations.

Recognition of your prior knowledge in Islam depends on the institution where you studied before enrolling in this course. If you have studied at a university recognized by Charles Sturt University, you may automatically receive credit. For those who have studied in non-university institutions, the option to sit for exemption exams exists to showcase knowledge in specific subjects and receive credit accordingly.

Moreover, if you possess proficiency in Arabic, exemption exams for Arabic subjects may be available, allowing you to earn credit for those specific language components. The decision on eligibility for exemption exams will be determined by the Course Director.

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