Islamic Studies & Christian-Muslim Relations
Pursue interdisciplinary study of Islamic thought and practice, and of encounters between Christianity and Islam.
Interfaith Awareness and World Christian Consciousness
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In this research area, you can pursue interdisciplinary study of Islamic thought and practice, and of historical, theological, ethical and political encounters between Christianity and Islam. Staff research interests focus on Islamic theology (kalam), law (shari‘a and fiqh), and philosophy; Qur’an, Hadith, and Tafsir; Muslim views of Christianity and Judaism; Christian theological engagements with Islam; constructive theology and ethics from a Christian or Muslim perspective; Arab Christianity, classic and contemporary; political Islam; political theology; comparative theology; migration, religion and politics.
Training and support
The ethos of the Graduate School is to promote excellence in postgraduate study, within a stimulating and supportive environment. We value equality and diversity in the School community, and an academic culture that is both critical and constructive.
Choose your research programme
You can choose from three research programmes: two Masters programmes and the PhD.
The School of Divinity, one of the largest centres for the study of religion in the United Kingdom, is located in the historic setting of New College, close to Edinburgh Castle and overlooking Princes Street.
For entry to Masters by Research, MPhil, or PhD, you should have a first degree in a relevant subject, showing academic training in the area of your research project. The standard should be a strong UK 2:1 honours degree (65% or above) or international equivalent. Relevant qualifications and experience will also be considered.
Fees and costs
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Scholarships and funding
In the School's 2015 intake, about 50% of postgraduates held some type of scholarship.
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