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Master of Islam in the Modern World

Meet the growing demand for expertise in Islamic politics and Muslim societies with a unique degree from the ANU Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies.

The Master of Islam in the Modern World will take you on a journey through the various dynamics and debates surrounding and influencing contemporary Islam. The degree covers the relationship between Islam and dynamics such as politics, culture, political economy, and international relations. It exposes you to the great debates on Islam, such as its compatibility with democracy, its views towards modern economic and development ideas, and its role as an ideological and political force on the world stage.

The degree also gives you expertise on Islam in various parts of the world, with courses focusing on, or using case studies from, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Europe, and elsewhere. You will also have the opportunity to learn one of the languages most relevant to the study of the Muslim world; Arabic, Persian or Turkish.

Admission requirements

Domestic

  1. A Bachelor degree with an average mark of at least 65%. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units(1 semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit.
  2. All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

International

  1. A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65%. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units(1 semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit.
  2. All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Career opportunities

A Master of Islam in the Modern World will start or advance your career in international organisations, government, non-government organisations, development agencies, media organisations, or private sector companies. It is also good grounding for further study and a research career.

Further studies

Master of Islam in the Modern World (Advanced)

In this advanced option you complete a thesis instead of a semester of electives, which allows you to have a stronger research focus to your master’s qualification.

Admissions requirements

By transfer from the Master of Islam in the Modern World, with a weighted average mark of at least 70% in the first 72 units of course work attempted as well as the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis.If the total number of units attempted exceeds 72 in the same teaching period in which the 72nd unit is attempted, exactly 72 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first fol lowed by further units from courses in descending order of marks.Students will be awarded up to 72 units of course credit for completed courses listed in this Masters (Advanced) degree.

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Updated:  23 August, 2017/Responsible Officer:  College Dean/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications