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Islamic Education (PGA) (Part-Time, 2019 Entry)

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.

Related Degrees:

Core Module:

  • Foundations of Islamic Education

If you would like to view more detail about the course structure and programme, please visit this page.


The study programme consists of studying one module (30 CAT), EQ934 Foundations of Islamic Education and will be taught face to face on 10 consecutive Tuesday afternoons (3 hour sessions) starting on 2 October 2018.

Contact Hours:

You will have 3 contact hours a week.


The main assessment strategies are made up of a critical review (40% max 2000 words), and a long essay (60% max. 4000 words).

Students will be guided to select the appropriate materials for completing their critical review essay. Students will be provided with suggestive essay topics but will also be encouraged to formulate essay questions reflecting their own areas of interest the field.

After completing this work students will often choose one of the two paths:

  • Teaching
  • Further study

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Essential information

Course Code



Part-time: 1 term

Entry Requirements

2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) or having teaching experience within formal and informal community based educational settings (Islamic schools and supplementary education sector like Madrassas and Maktabs).

English Language Requirements

Band A

IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

Department of Study

Centre for Education Studies

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

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Additional Course Costs

No additional course costs.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

Get a PG Prospectus


This information is applicable for 2019 entry.