MA Islamic Law (On-Campus & Distance Learning)

The Islamic College

Program Description

MA Islamic Law (On-Campus & Distance Learning)

The Islamic College

Due to the growing number of Muslims in the UK, as well as the growing interest towards Islamic law and its branches in Western countries in general, and in the UK in particular, the Islamic college in collaboration with Middlesex University is offering this programme. The programme is structured to meet the needs of those who are looking for employment in the field of law and require expertise in Islamic law and its related branches as well as those who seek to carry on their studies to the PhD level and to become future lecturers or practitioners in the field.

The MA programme in Islamic Law offers comprehensive coverage of subjects in Islamic Law as well as comparative studies. It is designed to provide students who are looking for a postgraduate degree in Islamic law to develop a thorough knowledge and which offers various choices from a wide range of modules intended to widen knowledge of major areas in Islamic law and to deepen understanding of particular topics, methods, and concepts.

The programme intends to develop:

  • An in-depth knowledge of specialist areas of Islamic Law,
  • The application of proper methodological style to the study of Islam and Islamic Law,
  • Developing and improving critical thinking, analytical and practical abilities in assembling well-reasoned arguments,
  • Productive intellectual interaction during lectures on subjects related to Islam and Muslim cultures and in particular in relation to the contemporary era,
  • Skill in conducting research work and independent learning,
  • Competence to continue with additional postgraduate studies,
  • Dedicated knowledge and expertise that could be used in different professions.


  • Islamic Sources [Quran & Hadith]
  • Methods and Perspectives in Islamic Law
  • Islam and Modern Politics
  • Islam and Modernity
  • Dissertation
  • Islamic Commercial Law
  • Islamic Jurisprudence
  • Islam and Minority Rights
  • Islamic Family Law
  • Comparative Law and Legal Systems
  • Human Rights and Islam

Teaching and Learning

All Islamic College Students are encouraged to be active and independent learners and to acquire all the necessary skills through a variety of methods of learning such as lectures, seminars (led by staff and students), presentations, tutorials, private study, individual research, and so forth.

Each module within a course has different assessment weighting. Students should have completed at least one core module to progress to the second semester.

To achieve the MA award in Islamic law the students should complete 180 credits, out of which 60 are for the dissertation. Students are required to complete 120 credits prior to the submission of the dissertation [MA only].


  • 1 year full-time.
  • 2 years part-time.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree in Islamic Studies or related fields.

This programme was developed and is delivered and assessed by The Islamic College, awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University.


This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 17, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus or Online
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Nov. 2018
1 - 2 years
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6,850 GBP
United Kingdom - London, England
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