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Religions, Society and Education (Islamic Education) - MA (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2019 Entry)

The central objective of the Islamic Education Pathway is to enable diverse groups of teachers and Muslim educators to become research-based reflective practitioners whilst facilitating teaching and learning of Muslim faith and its historical and modern expressions within diverse contemporary educational settings. By adopting an interdisciplinary research framework, you will critically examine perceptions of education in Muslim textual sources and intellectual heritage as well as engage with modern educational theory and pedagogic practice.

You’ll develop your ability to engage and apply a range of research and methodological approaches to your own practice and provide opportunities for your professional development and reflection.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

Optional core modules (select at least two) of the following:

  • Education Theory Studies in Religions, Society and Education
  • Ethnographic Studies in Religions, Society and Education
  • Interview Studies in Religions, Society and Education
  • Qualitative Studies in Religions, Society and Education
  • Quantitative Studies in Religions, Society and Education
  • Questionnaire Studies in Religions, Society and Education
  • Dissertation

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Optional Modules:

This programme has a number of optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the programme. Our optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. For the optional modules available in this department please visit the department website.

  • Historical Studies in Religions, Society and Education
  • Philosophical Studies in Religions, Society and Education
  • Psychological Studies in Religions, Society and Education
  • Sociological Studies in Religions, Society and Education
  • Textual Studies in Religions, Society and Education
  • Theological Studies in Religions, Society and Education

Relevant modules from other MA programmes offered at CES can be taken with the permission of the course leaders.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.


The emphasis within the seminars and teaching sessions is on full candidate participation, guided learning and independent research based enquiry that enhances professional reflective practice. Individual candidates concentrate on research problems or questions emerging from their own professional practice and experience. You will select at least two optional core 30-credit modules and up to two option 30-credit modules drawn from following choice, followed by a dissertation. The candidates, depending on their interests, will be able to take relevant optional modules within other MA programmes offered at the CES.


Programmes within the Centre for Education Studies are assessed through a variety of methods depending on the module choices each student makes. For detailed information on individual modules please visit the website.

Designed for opening up professional development pathways for diverse groups of educational practitioners, Muslim educators and faith leaders who work within the context of formal and informal Islamic and general educational settings. It is also suited if you want to progress into or within senior leadership positions, including senior faith leaders, staff running the Islamic Education provision within the Mosque and Madrassa, as well as subject leaders, head teachers and senior leadership teams within schools.

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Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Part-time: 2-5 years

Entry Requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

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.

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