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Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Studies

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  • Objectives
    Students who complete the PG Diploma in Islamic Studies will have an understanding of:

    * Methodological issues in several key areas of Islamic studies;
    * Current issues and challenges in each of the selected specialised areas of the course;
    * The philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of Islamic perspectives on the social sciences such as education, economics, anthropology, politics and sociology;
    * Major trends of contemporary Islamic thought and the social, political, and historical context within which this thought is shaped;
    * Contemporary attempts at reform;
    * How to design and write a preparatory research dissertation on an Islamic studies topic;
    * Key issues that arise in interdisciplinary contexts of research in Islamic studies.
  • Course description
    The Postgraduate Diploma is designed for graduates with an interest in academic exploration of the area. The program requires students to consider Islamic studies and related issues from a variety of perspectives and to locate these within historical, social, economic, philosophical and intellectual contexts. Students will develop their analytical and critical skills and are encouraged to adopt innovative approaches to the concepts and paradigms arising in the course.

    Structure

    Duration: 1 years full-time / up to 2 years part-time

    • Six compulsory subjects (75 points)
    • Two elective subjects (25 points)
    • Total 100 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.


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