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Islamic Education: Theory and Practice (MA) (2020 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • Full-time: TEQA-X3V7
  • Part-time: TEQA-X3V9 (2 years)/TEQA-X35S (3 years)
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MA
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2-3 years
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


Islamic Education: Theory and Practice MA facilitates a critical dialogue between Western and Islamic approaches to education and enables teachers and Muslim educators to become research-based reflective practitioners. Join Warwick's flexible MA and engage with a transformative teaching and learning experience that nurtures academic, personal and professional formation.


The central objective of this course 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 educational settings. You will explore intersecting issues related to Muslims in mainstream education and educational/pedagogic challenges experienced within contemporary Muslim minority and majority societies. By adopting an interdisciplinary study 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. The emphasis on the course is on the importance of contemporary educational research into Islamic Education, especially research springing from the Social Sciences directed towards pedagogy and curriculum development. You will discover Islamic Education as an interdisciplinary field of scholarly study, empirical research and professional development.


Core Modules

  • New Perspectives in Islamic Pedagogy
  • Foundation Research Methods in Education (available online for part time study)
  • Dissertation
  • Foundations in Islamic Education or Islamic Education and Human Department

Optional Modules

This programme has a number of optional modules to choose from. Our optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. You can find the most up to date list here


Depending on which term modules run, you'll attend one or two 3-hour seminars each week during the Autumn and Spring Terms of modules plus research methods training lectures and seminars throughout all three terms. If you are a part-time student the number of modules you take each term will depend on the length of your course. You will have one optional module to select in total. Depending on the modules you select, sessions consist of presentations, group discussions, case studies and self-study. Some modules are available online. Seminar group numbers vary depending on the modules that are selected. Assessment types vary depending on modules selected but may be a mixture of assignments and oral presentations. You’ll also complete a dissertation based on an individual research project, with support from a member of academic staff.

Skills from this degree

  • Critically analyse and explain the origins and sources of Muslim Educational thought and practice as well as evaluate critically current theory, literature, research, advanced scholarship and methodologies in Islamic Education, Islamic Pedagogy and Education Studies
  • Identify and critically analyse the contemporary educational issues and challenges facing diverse Muslim communities in contemporary Muslim majority and minority communities
  • Application of research skills in developing and evaluating scholarly and empirical research in Islamic Education
  • Develop competence to identify areas of research and structure personal research interests and projects in the field
  • Deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements in the absence of complete data, and communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • By adopting a learner-centred, inquiry-based delivery strategy, students will develop competence for reflective practice
  • Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level

Minimum requirements 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject or successful completion of the Islamic Education PGA

English language requirements Band B
(IELTS score to 7 overall, two at 6.0/6.5 & rest 7.0+)


10% Alumni Discount Scheme
If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.

Graduate Award Scheme 2020
We want to reward our loyal students and graduates of Warwick during a time like no other. We are introducing our prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme for 2020 entry. You could be eligible for 30% off tuition fees. You will be automatically considered if you apply and accept your place by 31 July 2020.

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.

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.


Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Academy 360; Ark Schools; British Council; Department of Education; E-Act; Oxfordshire County Council; PricewaterhouseCoopers and Royal Academy of Engineering. They have pursued roles such as: actors, entertainers and presenters; business, research and administrative professionals; chief executives and senior officials; education advisers and school inspectors; further education teaching professionals and vocational and industrial trainers and instructors.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Careers in Education
  • Careers with Children and Young People
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year

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