MA Muslim Minorities in a Global Context (Online Learning) SOAS University of London
Mode of Attendance: Online learning
What are the challenges faced by Muslim minority communities and their host societies? What are the debates surrounding the place of religious minorities in secular societies?
Recent political shifts in Muslim majority countries have put Muslim minorities in the spotlight and impacted upon their relationship with their host societies. This programme gives you an opportunity to consider Muslim minority communities comparatively, within both western and non-western contexts.
You will explore the varieties of religious interpretations and practices that have resulted in issues and challenges arising uniquely within different Muslim minority communities and the key themes of:
- Civil society
The programme is highly interdisciplinary and offers a flexible combination of module choices including law, history, international relations, and diplomacy. You will gain the expertise to evaluate materials from different sources such as the media, government reports and legal documents as well as academic research.
You will acquire the skills necessary to work in a wide range of professions that require an understanding of inter-cultural relations and policy-making at both local and national levels.
The programme is offered by the Department of Religions and Philosophies and delivered by the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD).
MA Muslim Minority students are eligible to join the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy Study tour.
Who is this programme for?
This course is for those engaged in or embarking on a career in diplomatic or related fields in East Asia requiring international expertise in government, not-for-profit, corporate or academic environments.
Students will study one core module and a range of elective modules on offer each session. There are also four research mini-modules.
- 1 x core modules (30 credits each)
- 3 x elective modules (30 credits each)
- 4 x research mini-modules
- 1 x dissertation (60 credits)
- Muslim Minorities in a Global Context
- Contemporary India, State, Society and Politics
- Global Public Policy
- Global Diplomacy: Global Citizenship and Advocacy
- International Security
- Introduction to Islam
- Islamic Law in a Global Context
- Muslim Minorities and the State: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
- Political Islam in South Asia
- Religions and Development
- Strategic Studies
- The Art of Negotiation
The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. If you are a current student you can find structure information through your Department.
This programme provides a thorough grounding in the historical and contemporary issues faced by minority Muslim communities around the world. It is essential for individuals seeking careers, with an Islamic specialisation, in:
- International media
- Social work
- International relations
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