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Master of Islamic Studies

Graduation requirements

Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies: 32 points
Graduate Diploma of Islamic Studies: 64 points
Master of Islamic Studies: 96 points

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Master of Islamic Studies, Graduate Diploma of Islamic Studies and Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies provide study covering theological, historical, practical, contemporary and spiritual aspects of Islam

About the course

These courses provide a unique combination of the traditional Islamic sciences, study disciplines and contemporary discourse on religion and Islam to provide a balanced perspective of Islamic Studies in today's world. They are designed for students holding an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than Islamic  Studies.

The courses aim to provide students with grounded knowledge and analytical skills in the study of Islam, developing their ability to analyse information about Islamic matters. The students will be provided with an all-encompassing understanding of Islam at an advanced level, covering  theological, legal, social, contemporary and spiritual aspects of Islam.  Students will develop extensive knowledge of Islamic history and be introduced to the Arabic language.

Graduates at Master level will have developed independent research and analytical skills. Graduates will be able to demonstrate critical thinking that will enable them to use theological and research methodologies focused on the area of their research. Students will have the opportunity to develop expertise in a particular field of Islamic Studies.

Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies

Graduates of this course will be able to:

  • relate traditional Islam to contemporary society
  • demonstrate a grounded introduction to Islamic scientific disciplines
  • demonstrate a good knowledge of Islamic beliefs and spirituality
  • approach Islamic studies via critical analysis method
  • demonstrate research skills in religious and Islamic studies. 

Graduate Diploma of Islamic Studies

Graduates of this course will be able to:

  • relate traditional Islam to contemporary society
  • demonstrate a grounded introduction to Islamic scientific disciplines
  • demonstrate a good knowledge in Islamic beliefs, practices and spirituality
  • demonstrate an introduction to Arabic language
  • demonstrate a good understanding of Islamic history
  • approach Islamic studies via critical analysis method
  • demonstrate research skills in religious and Islamic studies. 

Master of Islamic Studies

Graduates of this course will be able to:

  • relate traditional Islam to contemporary subjects
  • demonstrate a grounded introduction to Islamic scientific disciplines
  • demonstrate a good understanding of Islamic history
  • approach Islamic studies via critical analysis method
  • demonstrate research skills in religious and Islamic studies
  • demonstrate a good understanding of contemporary and traditional scholarship in Islamic Studies
  • demonstrate extensive knowledge within a particular topic area of Islamic Studies.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

  • The course will provide knowledge, skills and qualifications that will add value to a profession in humanities or teaching fields.
  • Qualifications for religious education teaching  opportunities in private study circles, schools, mosques and other institutions
  • Academic career path in Islamic Studies, Islamic  Theology or Islamic Law

Course structure

Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 32 points, comprised of 4 core subjects worth 8 points each.

Core Subjects

ISL400 Overview of Islam: Worldview and Faith Essentials
ISL451 Islam in the Modern World
ISL552 Core Islamic Sciences: Essentials, History and Development
ISL570 Islamic Spirituality I: Ihsan Essentials

Graduate Diploma of Islamic Studies

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points, comprised of the 8 core subjects worth 8 points each.

Core Subjects

ISL400 Overview of Islam: Worldview and Faith Essentials
ISL451 Islam in the Modern World
ISL552 Core Islamic Sciences: Essentials, History and Development
ISL570 Islamic Spirituality I: Ihsan Essentials
ISL460 Arabic Language I – Language Essentials and Qur'anic Script
ISL580 Islamic History I: Prophetic History – Adam to Muhammad
ISL510 Islamic Law I: Practices (Fiqh) in Five Pillars
ISL581 Islamic History II: Biography (Sirah) of the Prophet Muhammad – 571-632 CE

Master of Islamic Studies

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 96 points, comprised of 10 core subjects worth 8 points each and 1 subject worth 16 points.

Core Subjects

ISL400 Overview of Islam: Worldview and Faith Essentials
ISL451 Islam in the Modern World
ISL552 Core Islamic Sciences: Essentials, History and Development
ISL570 Islamic Spirituality I: Ihsan Essentials
ISL460 Arabic Language I – Language Essentials and Qur'anic Script
ISL580 Islamic History I: Prophetic History – Adam to Muhammad
ISL510 Islamic Law I: Practices (Fiqh) in Five Pillars
ISL581 Islamic History II: Biography (Sirah) of the Prophet Muhammad – 571-632 CE
ISL461 Arabic Language II – Grammar & Vocabulary
ISL582 Islamic History III – Muslim Societies & Civilisation 632 to 1774
ISL590 Dissertation on Islamic Studies

Enrolment pattern

Students can enrol in the following subjects, based on the semester that they are available  as "single subject enrolments" or they can enrol in the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters which means they need to complete all the below subjects to graduate.

Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies

Session 1

ISL400  Overview of Islam: Worldview and Faith Essentials
ISL451  Islam in the Modern World  

Session 2

ISL552  Core Islamic Sciences: Essentials, History and Development
ISL570  Islamic Spirituality I: Ihsan Essentials

Graduate Diploma of Islamic Studies 

Session 1

ISL400 Overview of Islam: Worldview and Faith Essentials
ISL451  Islam in the Modern World  

Session 2

ISL552  Core Islamic Sciences: Essentials, History and Development
ISL570  Islamic Spirituality I: Ihsan Essentials

Session 3

ISL460  Arabic Language I: Language Essentials and Qur'anic Script
ISL580  Islamic History I: Prophetic History - Adam to Muhammad 

Session 4

ISL510  Islamic Law I: Practices (Fiqh) in Five Pillars
ISL581  Islamic History II: Biography (Sirah) of the Prophet Muhammad 571-632 CE

Master of Islamic Studies 

Session 1

ISL400  Overview of Islam: Worldview and Faith Essentials
ISL451  Islam in the Modern World  

Session 2

ISL552  Core Islamic Sciences: Essentials, History and Development
ISL570  Islamic Spirituality I: Ihsan Essentials

Session 3

ISL460  Arabic Language I: Language Essentials and Qur'anic Script
ISL580  Islamic History I: Prophetic History - Adam to Muhammad 

Session 4

ISL510  Islamic Law I: Practices (Fiqh) in Five Pillars
ISL581  Islamic History II: Biography (Sirah) of the Prophet Muhammad 571-632 CE

Session 5

ISL461  Arabic Language II: Grammar & Vocabulary
ISL582  Islamic History III: Muslim Societies & Civilisation 632 to 1774

Session 6

ISL590  Dissertation on Islamic Studies

Articulation

The Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies articulates with the Graduate Diploma of Islamic Studies which articulates with the Master of Islamic Studies.

Articulation agreements

Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies

Nil

Graduate Diploma of Islamic Studies

Students who have successfully completed Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies course or equivalent will be awarded credit into the Graduate Diploma.

Master of Islamic Studies

Students who have successfully completed Graduate Diploma of Islamic Studies course or equivalent will be awarded credit into the Master of Islamic Studies.

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Parramatta

When

Session 1; Session 2; Session 3

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

Master: 2 years part-time
Graduate Diploma: 1 and a half years part-time
Graduate Certificate: 1 year part-time

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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