Programme Structure

The MA in Muslim Cultures is a three-semester programme which consists of a number of different elements: core and elective courses, an optional field-based Language Immersion Programme, a Communications and Leadership Programme and fieldwork which contributes to a thesis.

During the three semester MA Programme, students must complete a total of 30 credits, consisting of:

  • 15 core course credits

  • 6 thesis credits

  • 9 elective course credits

Students also have the option to participate in a language immersion programme and a leadership skills programme.  

During their third semester, students prepare a thesis of up to 20,000 words following an optional field project on a theme of their choice.

In general, assessment is based on presentations, written assignments and examinations. Passing the thesis is a prerequisite for graduation from the MA Programme.​

Course Title

Credit Hours

Core / Elective

Muslim Societies in a Changing World

3.0

Core

Research Methods in the Social Sciences & Humanities I

3.0

Core

Research Methods in the Social Sciences & Humanities II

3.0

Core

Language I: Arabic I OR Persian I

3.0

Core

Language II: Arabic II OR Persian II

3.0

Core

Sacred Across Cultures

3.0

Elective

Traditions & Change in Sub-Saharan Africa

3.0

Elective

Religion, State & Politics in the Middle East

3.0

Elective

Paths in Sufism: Past &​ Present

3.0

Elective

Religion, Law and Society in Muslim Context

3.0

Elective

Muslims in Minority Context

3.0

Elective

Islam & Creativity

3.0

Elective

Art & Architecture of Muslim Culture

3.0

Elective

Historiography of the Nation

3.0

Elective

Thesis

6.0

Core​


For more information, please contact us at: ismc.admissions@aku.edu​​


Related Links​​

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MA in Muslim Cultures Prospectus 2020​​

How to Apply​​