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Islamic Education (PGA) (2022 Entry)

About this taught graduate course

Course overview

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. 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.

Students who successfully complete the course will have the option of continuing with their studies by upgrading to MA Islamic Education: theory and practice.

Skills from this degree

  • In-depth specialist knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of Islamic Education, by critically examining the educational teachings and values in the foundational sources and traditions of education in Islam
  • Critical insight into the relevant contemporary educational theory and pedagogic thought with special reference to examining the role of Islamic Education in modern multicultural and religious diverse secular societies
  • Competence in the exercise of generic and subject-specific intellectual abilities necessary to for facilitating reflective practice in the field
  • Competence to think educationally about Islam
  • By adopting a learner-centred, inquiry-based delivery strategy, students will develop competence for reflective practice
  • Develop philosophy of education by critically engaging with both the Islamic and Western traditions of educational thought and pedagogic practice

General entry requirements

Minimum requirements

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


English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

  • Band B
  • IELTS score to 7 overall, two at 6.0/6.5 & rest 7.0+

International qualifications

We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page.


Additional requirements

There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Core modules

Foundations of Islamic Education

This module helps you to explore philosophical, historical and theological foundations of Islamic Education through engaging with modern educational theories and pedagogic models. You will develop knowledge, understanding and critical insights into the fundamentals of Islamic educational thought, practice and values and begin to form your own philosophy of education by critically engaging with both the Islamic and Western traditions of education thought and practice.


Teaching

The study programme consists of studying one module, Foundations of Islamic Education and will be taught face to face over ten weeks in Autumn Term (October). Each session will be three hours. You will be guided to select the appropriate materials for completing their critical review essay. You will be provided with suggestive essay topics but will also be encouraged to formulate essay questions reflecting their own areas of interest the field.


Class sizes

Class Size


Typical contact hours

Ten weeks of taught face to face sessions in the Autumn Term (October), with each session lasting 3 hours.


Assessment

The course is assessed through a critical review and an essay. You will be guided to select the appropriate materials for completing their critical review essay.


Additional course costs

You may wish to undertake some research with children or young people that may require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check or a Certificate of Good Conduct for students from outside of the UK. A DBS check costs around £70 and a Certificate of Good Conduct can vary in price.

Find out more about our additional course costs.


Reading lists

Most departments have reading lists available through Warwick Library. If you would like to view reading lists for the current cohort of students you can visit our Warwick Library web page.


Your timetable

Your personalised timetable will be complete when you are registered for all modules, compulsory and optional, and you have been allocated to your lectures, seminars and other small group classes. Your compulsory modules will be registered for you and you will be able to choose your optional modules when you join us.

Your career

This is a short course and more than half of those who graduate progress onto completing the full MA in Islamic Education offered at the Department of Education Studies. Most of the community-based education institutions such as Muslim schools and Madrassahs now prefer to employ teachers who completed the Warwick PGA in Islamic Education.

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Tuition fees

Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.

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Fee Status Guidance

The University carries out an initial fee status assessment based on information provided in the application and according to the guidance published by UKCISA. Students are classified as either Home or Overseas Fee status and this can determine the tuition fee and eligibility of certain scholarships and financial support.

If you receive an offer, your fee status will be stated with the tuition fee information, however we are awaiting guidance from the UK government regarding fee status for EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members living in the UK for academic year 2021/22 onwards. We are not able to confirm the fee status for these students until the relevant eligibility criteria have been confirmed. Once we have received further information from the UK government, we will provide you with an update on your fee status and let you know if any additional information is required. If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly classified you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire (follow the instructions in your offer) and provide the required documentation for this to be reassessed.

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides guidance to UK universities on fees status criteria, you can find the latest guidance on the impact of Brexit on fees and student support on the UKCISA website.


Additional course costs

As well as tuition fees and living expenses, some courses may require you to cover the cost of field trips or costs associated with travel abroad. Information about department specific costs should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below, such as:

  • Core text books
  • Printer credits
  • Dissertation binding
  • Robe hire for your degree ceremony

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