Master of Islamic Studies Articulated Set

includes:

Master of Islamic Studies
Graduate Diploma of Islamic Studies
Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies GradCertIslStud

Graduate Diploma of Islamic Studies GradDipIslStud

Master of Islamic Studies MIslStud

Availability

Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies (1311IS)

Online - United Theological College

Graduate Diploma of Islamic Studies (1611IS)

Online - United Theological College

Master of Islamic Studies (1716IS)

Online - United Theological College

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

Normal Course Duration

Master of Islamic Studies

Full-time: 2 years (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Diploma of Islamic Studies

Full-time: 1.0 year (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies

Full-time: 0.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Master of Islamic Studies

Applicants for the Master of Islamic Studies must meet the following requirements.

*          A completed Bachelors Degree (or AQF equivalent)

English Language Proficiency
Standard English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements. 

Graduate Diploma of Islamic Studies

Applicants for the Graduate Diploma of Islamic Studies must meet the following requirements.

*          A completed Bachelors Degree (or AQF equivalent) in any discipline from a University or other tertiary education provider.

English Language Proficiency
Standard English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements. This will apply to both domestic and international applicants. Offer may be conditional on ELP but applicants will be required to provide evidence of meeting these requirements before the start of studies.

Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies must meet the following admission requirements.

A completed Bachelors Degree (or AQF equivalent) in any discipline from a University or other tertiary education provider.
OR
Work experience, within the same industry as the course profile, of no less than three years.

English Language Proficiency
Standard English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements. This will apply to both domestic and international applicants. Offer may be conditional on ELP but applicants will be required to provide evidence of meeting these requirements before the start of studies.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Master of Islamic Studies

Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies or the Graduate Diploma of Islamic Studies or equivalent will be awarded credit into the Master of Islamic Studies.

Graduate Diploma of Islamic Studies

Students who have successfully completed Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies or equivalent will be awarded credit into the Graduate Diploma.

Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies

No special arrangements apply.

Articulation

The Master, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower.

Graduation Requirement

Master of Islamic Studies

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 128 points.

Graduate Diploma of Islamic Studies

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Graduate Certificate in Islamic Studies

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

Course Structure

Subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise stated.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ISLAMIC STUDIES
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 32 points comprising 1 core subject (8 points) and 3 restricted electives (24 points).

Core subject (8 points)
ISL400 Islamic Worldview and Theology

Restricted electives (choose 3 subjects)
ISL410 Islamic Jurisprudence of the Five Pillars
ISL413 Islamic Family Law and Society
ISL411 Methodology of Islamic Law (Usul al-Fiqh)
ISL430 Methodology of Qur'anic Exegesis (Usul al-Tafsir)
ISL432 Methodology of Prophetic Traditions (Usul al-Hadith)
ISL451 Islam in the Modern World
ISL455 Women in Islam, Civilisations and Cultures
ISL470 Essentials of Islamic Spirituality
ISL471 Islam: Morality and Etiquette in Daily Life
ISL481 Philosophy of Prophet Muhammad's Life (Sirah)
ISL483 Islamic History and Civilisations
ISL484 Modern History of the Muslim World


GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF ISLAMIC STUDIES
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points comprising 4 core subjects (32 points) and 4 restricted electives (32 points).

Core subjects (32 points)
ISL400 Islamic Worldview and Theology
ISL411 Methodology of Islamic Law (Usul al-Fiqh)
ISL430 Methodology of Qur'anic Exegesis (Usul al-Tafsir)
ISL432 Methodology of Prophetic Traditions (Usul al-Hadith)

Restricted electives (choose 4 subjects; one elective can be Arabic)
ISL410 Islamic Jurisprudence of the Five Pillars
ISL413 Islamic Family Law and Society
ISL451 Islam in the Modern World
ISL455 Women in Islam, Civilisations and Cultures
ISL470 Essentials of Islamic Spirituality
ISL471 Islam: Morality and Etiquette in Daily Life
ISL481 Philosophy of Prophet Muhammad's Life (Sirah)
ISL483 Islamic History and Civilisations
ISL484 Modern History of the Muslim World
ISL441 Arabic Skills 1
ISL442 Arabic Skills 2
ISL443 Arabic Skills 3
ISL460 Introduction to Arabic Reading
ISL461 Beginner Arabic Language 1
ISL462 Beginner Arabic Language 2
ISL463 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 1
ISL464 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 2
ISL465 Advanced Arabic Grammar


MASTER OF ISLAMIC STUDIES
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 128 points comprising the following:

- Four core subjects (32 points)
- Four 8-point restricted electives (32 points)
- Four 16-point restricted electives (64 points)

Core subjects (32 points)
ISL400 Islamic Worldview and Theology
ISL411 Methodology of Islamic Law (Usul al-Fiqh)
ISL430 Methodology of Qur'anic Exegesis (Usul al-Tafsir)
ISL432 Methodology of Prophetic Traditions (Usul al-Hadith)

8-point restricted electives (choose 4 subjects; minimum 1 and maximum 2 must be Arabic)
ISL410 Islamic Jurisprudence of Five Pillars
ISL413 Islamic Family Law and Society
ISL451 Islam in the Modern World
ISL455 Women in Islam, Civilisations and Cultures
ISL470 Essentials of Islamic Spirituality
ISL471 Islam: Morality and Etiquette in Daily Life
ISL481 Philosophy of Prophet Muhammad's Life (Sirah)
ISL483 Islamic History and Civilisations
ISL484 Modern History of the Muslim World
ISL441 Arabic Skills 1
ISL442 Arabic Skills 2
ISL443 Arabic Skills 3
ISL460 Introduction to Arabic Reading
ISL461 Beginner Arabic Language 1
ISL462 Beginner Arabic Language 2
ISL463 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 1
ISL464 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 2
ISL465 Advanced Arabic Grammar

16-point restricted electives (choose 3 subjects)
ISL591 Interpreting Islamic Sacred Texts (16 points)
ISL593 Islamic Theology: Classical to Contemporary Thought (16 points)
ISL550 Islam and Science: Contemporary Ethical Issues (16 points)
ISL555 Contemporary Islamic Movements (16 points)
ISL556 Islamic Economy, Banking and Finance (16 points)

PLUS

ISL599 Guided Research (16 points)
OR
ISL596 Islamic Studies Project (16 points)

Enrolment Pattern

There is a degree of flexibility in the course enrolment pattern. Students should choose subjects based on their availability in a given session. The recommended general pattern is:

" Complete the 4 Level 4 core subjects;
" Complete 4 Level 4 restricted electives;
" Complete 3 Level 5 restricted electives;
" Complete ISL599 Guided Research OR ISL596 Islamic Studies Project.

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

ISL484 Modern History of Islamic Societies
ISL550 Islam and Science: Contemporary Ethical Issues
ISL555 Contemporary Islamic Movements

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Contact

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Future students

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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