MA Courses

Students wishing to study for the MA Degree/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in Islamic Studies, Islamic Banking and Finance, or the MEd in Islamic Education should submit their applications not less than three months prior to the commencement of the autumn and spring intakes. Application forms should be accompanied by copies of all current qualifications, proof of identity and details of who will be responsible for the payment of tuition fees. Two references, one of which must be an academic reference, must be received before any offer of admission is confirmed.

Entry Requirements

Applicants wishing to register for the PG Certificate, PG Diploma, MEd or MA degrees must normally have at least a second class honours degree from a recognised university, or the equivalent in a recognised subject area. Applicants who do not satisfy this requirement, may be considered on the basis of maturity and experience in the relevant subject area. Such applicants may be required to undertake a written examination and a verbal English test. Applications will be considered on an individual basis. If accepted, these applicants will be registered for the PG Certificate and if they successfully complete this course, will be transferred to the MA programme. If appropriate an applicant will be advised to undertake foundation courses in Arabic, English, or Fundamentals of Islam. The Institute may also advise students to follow certain courses if they are deficient in Islamic knowledge or in some other discipline.

Non EEA students will be required to provide an IELTS certificate with a minimum score of 5.5 in each area, plus a NARIC certificate proving that their first degree is equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree. EEA students will be required to provide an English GCSE certificate (grade C or above) or the equivalent.