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.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

Enrolment Restrictions

Master of Islamic Studies

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

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. 


This 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


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.