From its London campus, Aga Khan Universityís Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations will offer a two-year, full-time Masterís degree in Muslim Cultures beginning in September 2006.
The MA in Muslim Cultures offers a distinctive way of understanding the cultures of Muslims as they have evolved over time. The course will use the theories and methods of the humanities and social sciences as a framework for study. Learning is both classroom and field based: as part of their language course, during the summer of their first year, students will travel to a relevant country to immerse themselves in a language and culture different from their own; during their second year, students will prepare a dissertation following a four-week field project on a theme of their choosing.
The degree aims to contribute to the formation of scholars, intellectuals and professionals capable of engaging with contemporary challenges, particularly those faced by Muslims, by drawing upon ethical ideals, critical thinking and modern academic tools.
A diverse student body will be taught by an international faculty. Students will also benefit from the facilities and activities offered by neighbouring institutions such as the School of Oriental and African Studies, the London School of Economics and the British Library, among others.
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