A degree in Islamic Studies provides you with a knowledge and understanding of the core textual tradition of Islam, allowing you to engage with religious, philosophical and the wider intellectual discourses of Islam. If you are English speaking, for example, you will study the texts in translation, but you will typically receive a foundation in Arabic or another language which is widely used in Islamic societies.
With a PhD
in Islamic Studies
at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
you will have received a solid grounding in the areas of, for example, introduction to Islam, reading Qur'anic Arabic, Islamic law and society, reading and translation, Islamic devotional life, Sufism, an introduction to Persian history and culture, armed Islamist movements and others
phd students: You will have engaged in advanced research and study in such diverse areas as Arabic language, linguistics and literature, Arabic historiography, Islamic studies, culture, philosophy and law, Middle East politics, economics, society, history and culture and modern Islamist movements,