MA Islamic Law

Entry Requirements Applicants should hold a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree in Islamic Studies or related fields.
Duration 1 year full time or 2 years part time.
Fees 2021/22 UK/EU: £6,850
Financial Assistance Scholarship and study grants are available subject to conditions.
Please contact the College for more details.
Validating Institution Middlesex University
Application Procedure Application for this course is through UK Pass or Contact:
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This programme was developed and is delivered and assessed by The Islamic College, awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University.

Due to the growing number of Muslims in the UK, as well as the growing interest towards Islamic law and its branches in Western countries in general, and in the UK in particular, the Islamic college in collaboration with Middlesex University is offering this program. The program is structured to meet the needs of those who are looking for employment in the field of law and require expertise in Islamic law and its related branches as well as those who seek to carry on their studies to the PhD level and to become future lecturers or practitioners in the field.

The MA program in Islamic Law offers comprehensive coverage of subjects in Islamic Law as well as comparative studies. It is designed to provide students who are looking for a postgraduate degree in Islamic law to develop thorough knowledge and which offers various choices from a wide range of modules intended to widen knowledge of major areas in Islamic law, and to deepen understanding of particular topics, methods, and concepts.

The program intends to develop:

  • An in-depth knowledge of specialist areas of the Islamic Law
  • The use of appropriate methodological approach to the study of Islam
  • Critical thinking, analytical and practical skills in constructing well-reasoned arguments
  • Constructive intellectual class interaction on issues related to Islam and Muslim societies and in particular in relation to today’s Islam
  • Fusion of practical application and intellectual rigour
  • An integrated programme that covers various Islamic schools of Thought
  • Proficiency in conducting research work and independent study
  • Capability to pursue further postgraduate studies
  • Specialised knowledge and skills that could be used in different career pursuits

MA-PG Dip Modules for Full-time and Part-time Students

Module Name Module Code Credits Module Type
Sources of Islamic Knowledge [Qur’an & Hadith] in Islamic Law ML 401 20 Core
Methods and Perspectives in Islamic Law ML 403 20 Core
Islamic Family Law ML 415 20 Core
Dissertation ML 411 60 Core
Authority in Shi’a Islam ML 407 15 Designated
Islam and Modern Politics ML 409 15 Designated
Islam and Modernity ML 410 15 Designated
Islamic Commercial Law ML 412 15 Designated
Islamic Jurisprudence ML 413 15 Designated
Islam and Minority Rights ML 414 15 Designated
Human Rights and Islam ML 419 15 Designated
Comparative Legal Systems ML 420 15 Designated

All Islamic College Students are encouraged to be active and independent learners and to acquire all the necessary skills through a variety of methods of learning such as lectures, seminars (led by staff and students), presentations, tutorials, private study, individual research, and so forth.

Each module within a course has different assessment weighting. Students should have completed at least one core module to progress to second semester.

To achieve the MA award in Islamic law the students should complete 180 credits, out of which 60 are for the dissertation. Students are required to complete 120 credits prior to the submission of the dissertation [MA only]