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2021/22 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Islamic Studies

Programme code:BA-ISLAMUCAS code:V622
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Mustapha Sheikh Contact address:m.sheikh@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

For entry requirements for this course please visit: Coursefinder

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Languages, Cultures and Societies:
Languages, Cultures and Societies

Programme specification:

The programme proposes to be a distinctive and highly relevant degree for today's multi-cultural and multi-faith society. It embraces both the traditional Islamic sciences as well as a study of Islam in the modern world.

It is designed for students with no knowledge of Arabic who wish to concentrate on the religious theological aspects of Islamic culture and civilisation. However, those who do not have any knowledge of Arabic are encouraged to undertake a basic course (Beginning Arabic for one semester - 20 credits).

The course also welcomes native speakers of Arabic who will not need further training in the language.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ARAB1015Arabic for Beginners20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ARAB1140Muslim Beliefs: From Theology to Sunni-Shi'a Sectarianism20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ARAB1150Early and Medieval Islamic History20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study between 20 and 60 credits from the following optional modules:

ARAB1003Persian for Beginners20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ARAB1006Turkish for Beginners20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ARAB1030Introduction to Arab and Islamic Civilisation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
THEO1960Religion in Modern Britain10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits of Discovery modules.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

In Level 2 students must study 120 credits.

In order to be eligible for an Honours degree, students must meet the normal Rules for Award by passing all modules which are designated to be passed for award or progression and by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at level 2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at level 3).

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ARAB2015The Shari’a: Theory, Practice, Transformations20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARAB2181Cultures of the Arab Middle East and North Africa20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARAB2320The Qur'an: History, Text and Intepretation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study at least 40 credits from the following optional modules:

ARAB2007Arabic for Beginners 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ARAB2091Arab Media, Politics and Society20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ARAB2190Global Jihad: From the Taliban to ISIS20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ARAB2310Modern Middle Eastern History20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ARAB2330The Politics of Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Middle East20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL2015Black Europe20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

- Not all modules will be available every year.

Students may also choose to study the below module, as long as they are not already enrolled onto Linguists into Schools.

FOAH2020Towards the Future: Skills in Context20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Discovery modules:

- Candidates will be required to study up to 20 credits of discovery modules.
- ARAB modules may be chosen as Discovery modules.

Candidates may choose to study up to 20 credits of discovery modules or take the above FOAH module.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

In Level 3 students must study 120 credits. Finalists may only take level 1 modules which are listed as discovery skills modules (skd) and only to the value of 20 credits.

In order to be eligible for an Honours degree, students must meet the normal Rules for Award by passing all modules which are designated to be passed for award or progression and by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at level 2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at level 3).

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ARAB3072Islam and Modernity20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARAB3120The Hadith: History, Criticism and Canonisation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study ONE of the following Final Year Project modules:

MODL3300Final Year Project: Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL3350Final Year Project: Digital Documentary40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Candidates will be required to study at least 20 credits from the following optional modules:

ARAB3100Arabic for Beginners 320 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ARAB3110Middle Eastern Politics: Regimes, Societies and Conflict20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ARAB3190Performing Islam: Piety and Environment in Dialogue20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MODL3600Material Cultures and Cultures of Consumption20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL3610Adventures of the Imagination: Crime and the Fantastic Across Continents20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL3620Decolonial Approaches20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MODL3630Social Movements across Cultures20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

- Not all modules will be available every year.

Discovery modules:

- Candidates may choose to study up to 20 credits of discovery modules.
- ARAB modules may be chosen as Discovery modules.

Last updated: 10/09/2021 07:17:34

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