SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London

Islamic Studies

The programme offers the students the opportunity to concentrate on the Qur'an, the Hadith and other Islamic texts, and so provides training in the translation of Islamic religious material.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours BA (or equivalent) in Arabic; an upper 2nd Class Honours BA / BSc degree in any other subject is an acceptable qualification providing it is accompanied by the required level of Arabic language: students should be able to read and understand original classical Arabic texts, such as Qur'an, Hadith, Tafsir, Sirah, Fiqh.

Course modules

Qur'an and Hadith studies; the Qur'an: language, style and translation in English; Islamic legal texts in Arabic; Islamic texts; translation of Islamic texts (a project); early and classical Qur'anic exegesis: literature and thought; medieval Arabic thought: the philosophical and theological traditions.

Assessment methods



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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