single degree

Master of Islam in the Modern World (Advanced)

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

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  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units

Meet the growing demand for expertise in Islamic politics and Muslim societies with a unique degree from the ANU’s Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies.

The Master of Islam in the Modern World (Advanced) will take you on a journey through the various dynamics and debates surrounding and influencing contemporary Islam. The degree covers the relationship between Islam and dynamics such as politics, culture, political economy, and international relations. It exposes you to the great debates on Islam, such as its compatibility with democracy, its views towards modern economic and development ideas, and its role as an ideological and political force on the world stage. It provides the option of undertaking a specialisation in Islamic Banking. The degree also gives you expertise on Islam in various parts of the world, with courses focusing on, or using case studies from, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Europe, and elsewhere.

You will also have the opportunity to learn one of the languages most relevant to the study of the Muslim world; Arabic, Indonesian, Persian or Turkish.

 

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Employment Opportunities

A Master of Islam in the Modern World will start or advance your career in international organisations, government, non-government organisations, development agencies, media organisations, or private sector companies. It is also good grounding for further study and a research career.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. explain factors shaping contemporary Islam, in particular the complex interactions of key institutional structures, historical events, religious tenets, and political and sociological dynamics;
  2. form, explain and defend analyses of the impacts of Islam on contemporary Muslim-majority nation-states around the world, including in the realms of politics, societal dynamics, culture, and international affairs;
  3. assess the role of Islam in various Muslim-majority nation-states and other nation-states with significant Muslim populations, contrasting the role of Islam both across nation-states and relative to other factors that shape these polities and societies; and
  4. conduct detailed and complex research into issues related to contemporary Islam, applying a range of advanced approaches, methodologies, and explanatory frameworks.
  5. complete a major piece of research in the field of Islam in the modern world.

Admission Requirements

By transfer from the  Master of Islam in the Modern World with a minimum GPA of 6/7 as well as the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis.

If the total number of units attempted exceeds 72 in the same teaching period in which the 72nd unit is attempted, exactly 72 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first followed by further units from courses in descending order of marks.

Students will be awarded up to 72 units of course credit for completed courses listed in this Masters (Advanced) degree.

Cognate disciplines

International relations, modern history; politics, political economy, political science, religious studies/Islamic studies; security studies, sociology; strategic studies; other social sciences and humanities disciplines and fields where there is significant coverage of a relevant aspect of Middle Eastern, Central Asian or Islamic Studies and where similar approaches and methodologies are used; and modern languages relating to the Middle East and/or Central Asia region such as Arabic, Indonesian, Persian, Turkish, Russian or French.

English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Assessment of Qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$30,096.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$42,960.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Master of Islam in the Modern World (Advanced) requires completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

Either

            24 units from completion of the Islamic Banking specialization

 

24 units from completion of Islamic studies courses on Islam from the following list:

ASIA6165 Islam in Southeast Asia

INTR8058 Politics of Islam in Southeast Asia

MEAS8100 Oil Religion Politics and Conflict in the Middle East

MEAS8102 Islamic Radicalism

MEAS8105 Special Topic in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

MEAS8111 Islam, the West and International Terrorism

MEAS8115 Islam in World Politics

MEAS8116 Islam and Democracy

MEAS8117 Islam in Central Asia

MEAS8118 Islam in Australia

MEAS8119 Islam In Turkey

MEAS8121 Approaches to the Study of Modern Muslim Societies

MEAS8122 Shiite Islam in World Politics

MEAS8123 Special Topic in Modern Islam

 

Or

6 units from completion of MEAS8125 Islam and Modernity

 

42 units from completion of Islamic studies courses from the following list:

ASIA6165 Islam in Southeast Asia

INTR8058 Politics of Islam in Southeast Asia

MEAS8100 Oil Religion Politics and Conflict in the Middle East

MEAS8102 Islamic Radicalism

MEAS8105 Special Topic in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

MEAS8111 Islam, the West and International Terrorism

MEAS8115 Islam in World Politics

MEAS8116 Islam and Democracy

MEAS8117 Islam in Central Asia

MEAS8118 Islam in Australia

MEAS8119 Islam In Turkey

MEAS8120 Islam, Faith and Community

MEAS8121 Approaches to the Study of Modern Muslim Societies

MEAS8122 Shiite Islam in World Politics

MEAS8123 Special Topic in Modern Islam

MEAS8124 Introduction to Islamic Banking

MEAS8126 Contemporary Issues in Islamic Banking

 

24 units from completion of language courses from one of the following lists:

 

Arabic

ARAB6102 Introductory Arabic A

ARAB6103 Introductory Arabic B

ARAB6501 Intermediate Arabic A

ARAB6502 Intermediate Arabic B

ARAB6503 Advanced Arabic A

ARAB6504 Advanced Arabic B

ARAB6505 Introductory Course to Arabic Linguistics

ARAB6506 Research Project (Arabic)

ARAB6507 Introductory Course to Arabic Literature

ARAB6508 Special Topics in Arabic

ARAB6509 Directed Study Project (Arabic)

 

Indonesian

INDN6002 Indonesian 2A  

INDN6003 Indonesian 2B  

INDN6015 Translation from Indonesian   

INDN6102 Indonesian 1A  

INDN6103 Indonesian 1B  

INDN6104 The Shape of Indonesian: Its Structure and Development  

INDN6502 Indonesian 3A  

INDN6503 Indonesian 3B  

INDN6525 Learning Language Locally: Indonesia  

 

Persian

PERS6001 Introductory Persian A

PERS6002 Introductory Persian B

PERS6003 Intermediate Persian A

PERS6004 Intermediate Persian B

PERS6005 Advanced Persian A

PERS6006 Advanced Persian B

 

Turkish

TURK6001 Elementary Turkish A

TURK6002 Elementary Turkish B

TURK6503 Intermediate Turkish A

TURK6504 Intermediate Turkish B

 

24 units from completion of THES8103 Thesis

 

Unless otherwise stated, a course used to satisfy the requirements of one list may not be double counted towards satisfying the requirements of another list.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units MEAS8125 Islamic Banking Specialisation Course 6 units Language Course 6 units Islam Course 6 units
Islamic Banking Specialisation Course 6 units Islamic Banking Specialisation Course 6 units Language Course 6 units Islam Course 6 units
Year 2 48 units Contextual Course 6 units Contextual Course 6 units Islam Course 6 units Islam Course 6 units
- THES8103 Thesis 6 to 24 units - -
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