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Course summary

The Islamic Education PGA helps participants develop a reflective academic grounding in Islamic Education and provides an opportunity to explore Muslim faith and its traditions of education. Education Studies at Warwick has pioneered this PGA, the first of its kind in the UK, to bridge the gap between educational cultures of traditional Islamic seminaries and modern higher education. This pioneering short course is the first of its kind to be offered in any UK University. It aspires to bridge the gap between the educational cultures of traditional Islamic seminaries and modern higher education. It is open to those who have an interest in exploring Muslim faith and its diverse traditions of education. The award is designed to help participants develop a reflective academic grounding in the foundations of Islamic education. Students will critically explore narratives of education in Islam and engage with modern educational theory and models of pedagogic practice. It facilitates gaining essential research skills to be able to identify and pursue further academic study on diverse perceptions of education and cultures of teaching and learning within the context of historical and contemporary Muslim societies. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of Islam, the historical, cultural, theological and philosophical foundations of Muslim educational thought. The course aims to build students’ educational and pedagogic competence through facilitating a reflective engagement with a range of theoretical perspectives on the nature of education and educational values and practical skills for organising effective teaching and learning environments within the context of formal and informal Muslim educational settings. Students who successfully complete the course will have the option of continuing with their studies by upgrading to MA Islamic Education: theory and practice. Skills from this degree

  • In-depth specialist knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of Islamic Education, by critically examining the educational teachings and values in the foundational sources and traditions of education in Islam
  • Critical insight into the relevant contemporary educational theory and pedagogic thought with special reference to examining the role of Islamic Education in modern multicultural and religious diverse secular societies
  • Competence in the exercise of generic and subject-specific intellectual abilities necessary to for facilitating reflective practice in the field
  • Competence to think educationally about Islam
  • By adopting a learner-centred, inquiry-based delivery strategy, students will develop competence for reflective practice
  • Develop philosophy of education by critically engaging with both the Islamic and Western traditions of educational thought and pedagogic practice
This information is applicable for 2024 entry. Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply.


Core modules Foundations of Islamic Education This module helps you to explore philosophical, historical and theological foundations of Islamic Education through engaging with modern educational theories and pedagogic models. You will develop knowledge, understanding and critical insights into the fundamentals of Islamic educational thought, practice and values and begin to form your own philosophy of education by critically engaging with both the Islamic and Western traditions of education thought and practice.

Assessment method

The course is assessed through a critical review and an essay. You will be guided to select the appropriate materials for completing their critical review essay.

How to apply

International applicants

As well as tuition fees and living expenses, some courses may require you to cover the cost of field trips or costs associated with travel abroad. General costs to be considered: - Core text books - Printer credits - Dissertation binding As well as tuition fees and course costs, students should budget for: - Accommodation - Food - Clothes and leisure - Robe hire for your degree ceremony

Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) or Islamic Seminary Training having teaching experience within formal and informal community based educational settings (Islamic schools and supplementary education sector like Madrassas and Maktabs). **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band B - IELTS score to 7 overall, two at 6.0/6.5 & rest 7.0+ **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

We offer a variety of postgraduate funding options for study at the University of Warwick, from postgraduate loans, university scholarships, fee awards, to academic department bursaries. It's important that you apply for your postgraduate course first before you apply for a University of Warwick scholarship.

Islamic Education at University of Warwick - UCAS