Islamic Studies Major

Bachelor of Arts, 3 years full-time, Parkville. CRICOS code: 002167E

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Students that complete this major will:

  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of the religion, culture and civilization of Islam and Muslim societies and develop a capacity to combine knowledge of Islamic studies and one or more discipline
  • Gain knowledge of the social and cultural diversity in Muslim societies and develop the skills to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Gain the ability to set goals and manage time and priorities and work effectively both independently and in groups

Course Description

Offered by the Asia Institute

Islam is one of the fastest-growing religions in the world, embraced by around a fifth of the world's population. Through the Islamic Studies program, you will study the development of Islamic thought and Muslim societies from a broad, multidisciplinary perspective. Islamic Studies addresses the issues relevant to the development of Islam as a religion and civilisation from its origins to the present.


  • International relations
  • Diplomacy
  • Community development
  • Communications
  • Government
  • Policy Development

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