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  • Entry requirements
    Selected entry requirements English language: Minimum IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent; eg. NCUK EAP minimum Grade of A with range of 70-79 TOEFL: PBT score of 600; CBT score of 250; TWE score of 5.5; IBT score of 100. A level: Grades ABB-BBB. General Studies is welcomed but is not normally included as part of the standard offer. Two AS-levels are accepted in place of one A-level. Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes. GCSE: Minimum grade C in English Language Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University. International baccalaureate: 33-32 points overall, to include 6 or 5 in three subjects at higher level. Additional entry requirements Additional entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.
  • Academic Title
    BA (Hons) Islamic Studies and Muslim Societies
  • Course description
    The programme is an interdisciplinary degree designed to study Islam and Muslim societies in their cultural, social, economic, political and religious dimensions. It is intended to offer new perspectives on Muslim societies in all their complex structures and institutions. It will be the aim to see these societies as evolving entities endowed with their own internal mode of evolution and response to external challenges. Being interdisciplinary and internationally focused, the programme seeks to explore and express a variety of approaches and methodologies, encouraging thereby students to develop and articulate their own theoretical and practical skills.

    The study of Muslim societies will be complemented by a thorough study of Islamic texts and the scholarly/intellectual tradition of Islam. This is a shared programme by Middle Eastern Studies (MES) and Religions & Theology (R&T).

    Course content for year 1
    In addition to the following four compulsory modules, the student may choose 2 additional modules.

    * Introduction to Muslim Societies (R&T)

    * Questions in the Study of Religion (Joint Degree Version) (R&T)

    * Introduction to Islam (MES)

    * The Contemporary Middle East (MES)

    Course content for year 2
    In addition to the following two compulsory modules, the student may choose 4 additional modules.

    * Issues in Contemporary Islam (MES)

    * Islam in Practice: Ethnographic Approaches to Islam (R&T)

    Course content for year 3
    In addition to the following, the student may choose 4 additional modules.

    * Dissertation (MES and R&T)

    Career opportunities
    You develop skills that are valuable for many occupations, including translation, teaching in schools and colleges, broadcasting and print journalism, publishing, banking, legal, personnel, public sector professions, Civil Service, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), and many others.

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