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ISL590 Dissertation for Islamic Studies (16)


This subject provides an opportunity for students to undertake a research on Islamic Studies. It comprises of a 12,000 word research project on a topic which has been touched upon by one of the subjects they have studied so far in their Islamic Studies course. The research will advance theoretical and/or practical understanding of the chosen topic.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sesssionHD/FLCentre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

Assumed Knowledge

Students will need to have a foundational knowledge in Islamic Studies by completing other subjects on Islamic Studies before attemoting the dissertation.

Enrolment restrictions

Master of Islamic Studies

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate a high order of skill in planning and implementing a research project;
  • be able to demonstrate a deeper level of knowledge in a particular area of Islamic Studies;
  • be able to demonstrate a level of expertise on scholarship that exists in a particular area of Islamic Studies;
  • be able to produce a thorough, carefully reasoned report which demonstrates an in-depth understanding of a specific area of knowledge or inquiry; and
  • be able to demonstrate effective reference and critical engagement with the relevant literature. 


The subject will cover the following topics:
The supervisor will give guidance to the student in the following areas:
  • management of a research project
  • literature reviews and surveys
  • collection and analysis of data
  • evaluation and interpretation of analysis
  • written presentation of research findings
  • professional issues associated with research, including ethics and supervision
  • preparation for publishing findings in appropriate journals


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.