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Islamic Studies

Degree type
MA
Language of education
English
Duration
12 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University
City
Leiden

Program description

The one-year specialisation in Islamic Studies provides you with an introduction to the various theoretical and methodological approaches to historical and current forms of Islam.

The focus of this programme is on 'Islam and Society', with special emphasis on the comparative study of Muslim society. It aims to respond to the growing demand for internationally oriented programmes that provide thorough training in the methodology of Islamic Studies.

The specialisation in Islamic Studies provides you with the skills and insights required to conduct research in your chosen field. Much research on Islamic Studies is based on written sources and archive material from Islamic cultures and societies. This programme particularly focuses on these sources, teaching you to establish their value and importance in a specific context, or as the basis for a hypothesis. Social and historical approaches to the field are given ample attention, too.

Objectives
Objective is threefold. The programme is aimed at the acquisition of academic knowledge, insights and skills, together with the use of academic methods in studying the relations between Islam and society; The programme aims to develop your academic skills; The 3rd objective is to prepare you for an academic career and further education or, alternatively, for a career outside the university.

Admission requirements

Previous education

BA degree in Islamic Studies, or an equivalent degree from a recognised institution (see website www.mastersinleiden.nl).

Knowledge minimum

Working knowledge of one Islamic language, preferably Arabic. See www.mastersinleiden.nl for details.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL paper based: 570, TOEFL computer based: 230, TOEFL internet based: 88

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