Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


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.

Students will 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