Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World

MSc The Globalised Muslim World

A unique masters exploring the dynamics of contemporary Muslim societies in our increasingly interconnected world. Apply before 31st July 2024 to be eligible for one of five £5000 scholarships.

MSc The Globalised Muslim World
MSc The Globalised Muslim World
MSc The Globalised Muslim World

This exciting taught MSc programme explores the inherent diversity of the world's Muslim societies whilst encouraging students to critically analyse some of the major global, international and transnational trends and movements that cut across borders and connect Muslims across the world.

Moving Beyond the Middle East

Unlike the majority of masters programmes currently available to students with interests in contemporary Muslim societies, the MSc The Globalised Muslim World offers a genuinely global perspective, pushing the boundaries of enquiry beyond the Middle East to South Asia, Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa as well as a number of key Muslim-minority contexts in Europe and North America.

An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Experience

The University of Edinburgh is home to a critical mass of expertise on Islam and the Muslim world with leading experts working across a number of discplines and Subject Areas. Our MSc The Globalised Muslim World capitalises on Edinburgh's world-class, multidisciplinary teaching and research by offering students option courses in a variety of Subject Areas, including:

  • Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Theology and Religious Studies
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • History 

This rich interdisciplinary environment helps students refine their research interests as they plan their own original research project in the form of a 15,000 word supervised dissertation.

Additional Language Options

Those with an interest in languages can also undertake introductory Arabic, Persian or Turkish during their time in Edinburgh.

Stay in Touch

If you would like to register your interest in this programme, please provide us with your contact details by completing our online contact form.

If you have any questions at all about the programme, you can also contact us directly: thealwaleedcentre@ed.ac.uk.

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