Quranic Exegesis: Postgraduate-Level Studies Certificate
|Exegesis and Qur’anic Sciences
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.
PSCEQSP (Postgraduate Studies Certificate in Exegesis and Quranic sciences)
(Issued by The Islamic College)
Duration of Study
(Number of Semesters)
|Three Semesters (full-time) & Six Semesters (part-time)
|Mode of study
|Scholarship and study grants are available subject to conditions.
Please contact the College for more details.
|15th September 2023
|Application for this course is online, please click here for enrolment.
|Contact Postgraduate Certificate Programmes Department
0044 (0) 2084519993 (Ext. 231)
In this programme, students will engage in an in-depth study of the Qur’an, the Muslims’ divine scripture, utilising different exegetical methods.
Qur’anic exegesis provides the knowledge and tool to understand the meaning of each word and phrases and become familiar with the underlying meaning of the text. In this programme, the students will become well-versed with the principles of exegesis and Qur’anic sciences. They will engage in their own independent research through reading the Qur’an and consulting major exegetical works, while using sequential or thematic methods and employing different theological, philosophical, mystical, narrative and jurisprudential approaches of different Islamic intellectual tradition, especially that of Shi’i school.
The students will become familiar with both the external and internal hermeneutic principles governing the understanding of the text. They will learn different exegetical methods including Qur’an-by-Qur’an, narration-based, reason/intellect-based, or mystical methods. The programme will also delve into the views of leading orientalists regarding the Qur’an, its compilation and qira’āt.
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.