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 Masters
in Islamic Studies
at University of Khartoum
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
masters students: You will have widened your skills in a Middle Eastern language (typically, Arabic, Persian or Turkish) as well as Islamic History, and you will have engaged in advanced research and study in a variety of courses on subjects relating to Islam or the Middle East, including history, politics, religion or cultural studies.