Cambridge Muslim College’s new BA (Hons) in Islamic Studies is a unique course rooted in authentic Islamic scholarship and engaged with the pressing issues of our time.
The prerequisite of the new programme takes the form of an Arabic Intensive course in order to allow students to work with relevant fundamental texts in their original language. This intensive course is delivered in partnership with Qasid Institute in Amman.
This leads on to the three-year BA (Hons) in Islamic Studies taught at the College. The Core Curriculum focuses on Islamic Studies through the study of classical texts, drawing most importantly on the core curriculum of the al-Fath Academy (Ma’had al-Fath) in Damascus but also on the programme at al-Azhar University.
In addition, the programme includes a set of modules in Contextual Knowledge and Skills, based on many of the elements of the College’s well-established Diploma course. These are designed to allow students to think about how to contextualise and apply their learning in Islamic Studies in the most appropriate and beneficial ways.
There is currently no such course available in the UK, and its provision is a major contribution to the development of Islamic knowledge and leadership at a time of urgent need for the Muslim community.