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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Area of Study

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Political and Social Inquiry
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton


Islamic studies offers a broad and comparative introduction to the social, cultural, historical and political aspects of Islam. A multi-disciplinary approach to the study of Islam is offered and particular attention is paid to Islamic thought, social movements and Muslim societies and cultures in Southeast Asia, South Asia and Turkey which includes the disciplines of anthropology, politics, sociology, history, religion and theology, and international studies.

Studentswill be exposed to the history of Islam and its civilization, its diversity of thoughts and interpretations, its geographical spread, challenges of modernity and globalisation, and the practice of Islam in the West.


For a list of units studied or course outlines, refer to the relevant courses.

Relevant Courses

  • 4003 Master of Islamic Studies