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Course summary

The Advanced Diploma in Islamic Studies is a unique programme is designed to develop your knowledge in the key areas of Islamic Studies. The Advanced Diploma in Islamic Studies will introduce Islam in terms of its fundamental beliefs, history and development from the Arabian Peninsula to other parts of the world and you will examine the key teachings of Islam as a religion and a civilisation. You will also explore other areas such as women and Islam, Islamic core sources and Islamic ethics considering contemporary developments. Through establishing a foundation and some critical thinking on the subject matter, you will become confident in addressing various challenges in response to their personal or professional situations through working in a multicultural society. You can choose optional units in Arabic language or Moral Economy and Finance to develop your skills further.


Introduction to Islamic Studies Women and Islam Research Methodology in Social Sciences and Islamic Studies Islamic Core Sources and Approaches Optional units in Arabic Language and Moral Economy & Finance

Assessment method

The programme is composed of 5 core units and an optional unit. Each unit makes up of 12 credits taught over 10 weeks. For each unit students must dedicate at least 120 hours of study; 20 contact hours and 10 hours of independent study. The option of Arabic may require extra study hours. Classes are made up of lectures, seminars and tutorials and you will have 2 hours of contact teaching per week. The assessment is varied and will be both formative and summative. Students will write either and essay or a critical review on a subject about the unit. They will also present in the class for about 15 minutes as part of developing the communication skills, argumentation and coherence of ideas. Class participation and online discussions will constitute a part of the assessment as well.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £3300 Whole course
International £3300 Whole course
England £3300 Whole course
Northern Ireland £3300 Whole course
Scotland £3300 Whole course
Wales £3300 Whole course
Channel Islands £3300 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £3300 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

We offer a variety of fee waivers, bursaries and scholarships of up to £3,000 to encourage and support students to come and study at Al-Maktoum College. Scholarships will be awarded on academic merit. That is, scholarships will be awarded to students whose applications are judged to have the highest level of academic distinction in their studies. Fee waivers and bursaries are awarded to students based upon personal circumstances. These awards are issued to support students who may face financial difficulties in attending and funding full-time education.

Advanced Diploma in Islamic Studies at Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education - UCAS