Master of Islamic Studies
Course code: 4003 ~ Course abbreviation: MIslamStds ~ Total credit points required: 72 ~ 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts
Study mode and course location
This course offers a broad and comparative introduction to the social, historical and political aspects of Islam. It will cover a broad range of areas and disciplines, such as international relations theories and practice, human rights, international business, and concepts of nationalism and post-colonialism.
Upon completion of this course, students will have: 1. a comprehensive understanding of Islamic civilisation, history and contemporary politics; 2. an appreciation and understanding of the diversity for Islamic culture and Muslim societies and the issues facing them in Asia, North Africa or the Middle East; 3. highly developed critical thinking skills, particularly in regard to analysis of contemporary Islam and the perceived challenges it poses; 4. the ability to integrate theoretical understandings and analysis of Islam in the historical and contemporary context into their own professional workplace environment; 5. highly developed collaborative learning and research skills; 6. the ability to work and research independently on complex academic and workplace-based projects: 7. high level writing, communication and presentation skills.
Minimum pass grade
Student must maintain a minimum credit average (60 ~ ). If students do not maintain a minimum credit average they will exit the course after completing 24 points with a Graduate Certificate of Islamic Studies.
This course will cover a broad range of areas and disciplines, such as international relations theories and practice, human rights, international business, and concepts of nationalism and post-colonialism.
Students must complete satisfactorily 48 points at Level 4 (two cores and two electives) and 24 points at Level 5 (one core and one elective) as outlined below.
Level 4 core units
Level 5 core units
One of the following:
Level 4 and 5 electives
Entry to the research project elective will be reserved for students with distinction-plus results in the two level 4 core units. The research unit may only be taken at level 5.
After successful completion of 24 points, students may apply to exit the program with a Graduate Certificate of Islamic Studies, or after successful completion of 48 points with a Graduate Diploma of Islamic Studies.
Assoc Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh