Master of Arts in Islamic Studies
The Master of Arts in Islamic Studies offers students a unique opportunity to enjoy a strong multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary graduate education across a range of core subjects, while also enabling them to pursue specialist study in one of a range of important areas within the field of modern Islamic scholarship.
The program is tailored to examine traditional Islamic knowledge and place such knowledge in the context of the challenges faced in modern society.
Although Islamic Studies is a discipline that is widely taught in universities across the world, the blended combination of specialties and research offered at HBKU is unique.
The MA in Islamic Studies program covers Islamic knowledge sources and addresses the role they play in understanding and addressing pressing issues in the contemporary world. The program uniquely focuses on teaching the skills required to produce graduates with exceptional knowledge of Islam in the modern context and significant critical ability. It develops graduates who can practice the values of moderation and understanding in order to respond positively to the modern challenges of pluralism and globalization.
Applicants seeking admission to the Master of Arts in Islamic Studies should have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution. They must also have a strong undergraduate academic record. Applicants who wish to pursue the Contemporary Fiqh or Contemporary Quranic Studies concentration should have a bachelor’s degree in Sharia, Islamic Studies, or a related area.
Applicants who intend to pursue a concentration in Islamic Thought and Applied Ethics, Comparative Religions, or Islamic Civilization and Societies are required to take the IELTS or TOEFL exam in order to demonstrate their proficiency in English. Applicants who completed their bachelor’s degree at a university where the primary language of instruction is English may seek a waiver for this requirement. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about exemption.
Applicants who intend to pursue a concentration in Contemporary Fiqh or Contemporary Quranic Studies must demonstrate proficiency in Arabic through previous studies (e.g. completing an undergraduate degree in which the language of instruction was Arabic or by completing a proficiency examination offered by QFIS).
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