​Courses


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Full-time students on the MA in Muslim Cultures (30 Credits) take 24 credits of coursework in the first two semesters, followed by 6 credits of thesis research in the third semester. ​​​Students who have the right to study part time in the UK, can also opt to take this course part time. Part-time students must take a minimum of 6 credits and maximum of 9 credits per semester. ​​Part-time students must complete all of the MA degree requirements within 6 years.​​

  • Muslim Societies in a Changing World (3 credits) - Core course

  • Research Methods for the Social Sciences and Humanities I (3 credits) - Core course

  • Research Methods for the Social Sciences and Humanities II (3 credits) - Core course

  • Language I: Arabic OR Persian (3 credits) - Core course

  • Language II: Arabic OR Persian (3 credits) - Core course

  • Thesis (6 credits) - Core course

  • Plus 3 elective courses worth 3 credits each

    • 1 in the first semester

    • 2 in the second semester

  • Communications and Organisational Skills Workshop (non-credit bearing)

  • Language immersion programme (non-credit bearing)​

Course Descriptions​

​​​Elective Course Descriptions

The elective courses described here are only illustrative and will change from year to year. Students select one elective course in the first semester and two elective courses in the second semester.​