MSc The Globalised Muslim World
A new Masters exploring the dynamics of contemporary Muslim societies in our increasingly interconnected world. Apply before 31st May 2021 to be eligible for a £3000 student bursary.
Applications for the MSc The Globalised Muslim World are now being accepted for the 2021/22 academic year.
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
This rich interdiscplinary 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. Language options are currently non-credit bearing and offered as a value-added dimension of the postgraduate experience in Edinburgh.
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This programme is run over one year (full time) or two years (part time).
You will complete four core taught courses across two semesters which will provide you with the knowledge and research expertise needed in order to embark on your own original research project in the form of a 15,000-word final dissertation.
- Regional Perspectives in a Globalised Muslim World
- International, Transnational and ‘Glocalised’ Dynamics of the Muslim world
- Research Skills and Methods
- Research Methods and Problems in the Study of the Muslim World
In addition to your core courses, you will have the opportunity to select two option courses which reflect your individual interests. Option courses are taught by leading experts from across the University of Edinburgh's College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences. Click on any of the names below to find out more.
Option Courses may include:
- Globalised Muslim Politics - Professor Frederic Volpi
- Muslims in Europe - Dr İdil Akıncı
- Migration and Transnationalism in the Indian Ocean and Gulf - Dr İdil Akıncı
- Muslim Society in Southeast Asia - Dr Siti Sarah Muwahidah
- Islamic Africa - Dr Jeremy Dell
- South Asia: Culture, Politics & Economy - Dr Hugo Gorringe
- Law and Power in the Muslim World - Dr Alexis Blouet
- Political Contestation in the Middle East - Dr Ewan Stein
- The History and Culture of Iran - Dr Andrew Newman
- Critical Readings in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies - Dr Elvire Corboz
- Major Themes in the Study of Islam - Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla
- Political Islam: Key Thinkers and their Contexts - Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla
- Liberation Theologies in Christianity and Islam taught - Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla
- From diatribe to dialogue in Christian-Muslim relations - Dr Joshua Ralston
You must also complete a 15,000-word dissertation on a relevant subject of your choosing.
This year, the Alwaleed Centre is offering up to ten student bursaries, each of £3000, to applicants to the MSc Globalised Muslim World programme. To be eligible for a student bursary you must apply to the programme by Monday 31st May 2021. Bursaries are available to both UK and International/EU students.
If your application is submitted before the 31st May deadline, you will be sent a short bursary application form. Bursaries will be paid directly to successful applicants following matriculation in September 2021.
If you have any questions about these Student Bursaries, please do not hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other funding options are available, with plans to offer additional bursaries and scholarship in subsequent years.
Professor Frédéric Volpi: Programme Convener
Frédéric Volpi is Chair of the Politics of the Muslim World in the University of Edinburgh’s Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. He is also the Director of the HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World. He earned his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2000. Before coming to Edinburgh in 2018, he was in the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews.
Frédéric's research addresses the processes of democratization and authoritarianism in the contemporary Muslim world, the role of Islamist actors in social and political mobilizations, the construction of the discourse of political Islam, and the contemporary regional and transnational dynamics of North Africa and the Mediterranean region.
Dr Kholoud Al-Ajarma: Programme Co-Convener
Kholoud Al-Ajarma is Alwaleed Lecturer in the Globalised Muslim World with research interests in environmentalism across the contemporary Muslim World.
In addition to her academic experience in anthropology and religion, Kholoud has worked in the fields of refugee studies, gender, youth development, migration, human rights, and environmental justice in several countries of the Mediterranean region including Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, and Morocco. She was a Chevening visiting fellow at Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and peace fellow of the MENA cohort fellowship programme of the United Nations Allience of Civilizations.
Applications for the MSc The Globalised Muslim World are now being accepted for the 2021/22 academic year. Apply before 29th March 2021 to be eligible for a £3000 student bursary (see bottom of page for further details).