SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London

Islamic Societies and Cultures

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.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent).

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.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Oriental and African Studies Camden WC1H 0XG South East

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