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Master of Arts (Islamic Studies Research)


Master of Arts (Islamic Studies Research)

The Master of Arts (Islamic Studies Research) prepares graduates to apply an advanced body of knowledge in one of the Islamic Studies discipline areas of Qur’anic Studies, Islamic Theology, Islamic History, and Islamic Law, including understanding of recent developments in the field, together with advanced knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the discipline, for research and scholarship and as a pathway for future learning. The course allows the student to develop and demonstrate technical and creative skills in their chosen area and to design, use and evaluate research and research methods, and to develop skills in analysising and synthesising complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to contemporary theological and social problems. Students also develop valuable academic research skills and present coherent and sustained arguments and present research results to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

  • Award Names
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  • Admission
  • Credit
  • Graduation
  • Course Structure
  • Enrolment Pattern

The course includes the following awards:

Master of Arts (Islamic Studies Research) MA(IslStudRes)

Course Study Modes and Locations

Master of Arts (Islamic Studies Research) (1713IR)

Distance Education - United Theological College

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal course duration

Master of Arts (Islamic Studies Research)

Full-time 1 years (2.0 sessions)

Part-time 2.0 years (4.0 sessions)

Normal course duration is the effective period of time taken to complete a course when studied Full-time (Full-time Equivalent: FTE). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern for the actual length of study. Not all courses are offered in Full-time mode.

Admission criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Applicants should hold:

  • a Master of Islamic Studies from Charles Sturt University with a Distinction average plus evidence of research; or
  • a Bachelor of Islamic Studies (Honours) with Class 1 or Class 2 Division 1 from Charles Sturt University; or
  • an award from another accredited tertiary institution, accepted by the Research Advisory Committee as equivalent to one of the above awards, and/or have demonstrated in study or professional performance potential to undertake research at a Master degree level.

Admission to candidature is subject to approval by the Research Advisory Committee.


CSU Credit Policy

This is a research degree. There are no special credit arrangements for this degree.

Graduation requirements

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Course Structure

Students should contact the Field of Research Coordinator to discuss possible research topics.

Each student will be allocated one of the following research subject codes and will enrol in that subject for the period of their candidature:

ISL601 Master Research (Islamic Studies) PT (64)
ISL602 Master Research (Islamic Studies) FT (64)

Enrolment Pattern

No enrolment pattern is specified for HDR courses. Students are advised to contact their Coordinator for relevant information.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.