Islamic Philosophy: Postgraduate-Level Studies Certificate
The Programme is open to people of all faiths. Applicants should hold an honours degree in Islamic Philosophy, Islamic Studies or related fields. Consideration is also given to other qualifications, including non-formal qualifications, on an individual basis.
Mature students, with appropriate backgrounds, are also welcome to the course.
PSCIP (Postgraduate Studies Certificate in Exegesis and Quranic sciences)
Students completing 180 credits will be eligible to receive the Postgraduate Certificate of Islamic College (PSCIP) consisting of 80 credits for five compulsory modules, 40 credits for four designated modules and 60 credits for the dissertation
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In this educational Programme, the transmission of philosophical ideas from non-Islamic cultures to the Muslim centres of learning and the impact of Islamic thought and Muslim philosophers on the subsequent development of philosophy on a global scale will be studied. The why and how of the development of Greek philosophical concepts and categories in the context of Islamic philosophy and the novel ideas, terminologies and arguments introduced by Muslim philosophers and their contributions to the enrichment and enhancement of the discipline of philosophy are among the topics critically examined in this Programme. The students will study three major schools of Islamic philosophy, namely, Peripatetic (Ibn Sina), Illumiasionist (Suhrawardi), and Transcendent (Mulla Sadra) Schools. The texts used in this Programme are the primary sources of the above Schools.
The Programme is unique in that it is taught by distinguished lecturers who have studied Islamic philosophy in its birthplace. They are fluent in English as well as the languages of the original texts (Arabic and Persian). While the Programme mainly focuses on the themes from the tradition of Islamic philosophy, a critical comparative study of some of the epistemic and moral views of Muslim philosophers with the views of a number of prominent Western philosophers is also included in it.