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Major

Islamic Studies

      What will I study?

      Overview

      Study subjects that range from Islam in the Modern World and Islam, Media and Conflict, through to Sufism: The Spiritual Dimension of Islam and The First Centuries of Islam.

      Your course structure

      The Bachelor of Arts requires the successful completion of 24 subjects (300-points), including at least one major. Most students study eight subjects each year (usually four subjects in each semester) for three years full-time, or the part-time equivalent.

      Most Arts majors require 100 points of study (usually eight subjects) for attainment. This means out of your 300-point program, you have the opportunity to achieve two majors in your course.

      COMPLETING YOUR MAJOR

      If you are taking Islamic Studies as a major, you must complete:

      • One level 1 subject AND one Arts Foundation subject
      • One level 2 compulsory subject plus 25 points (usually two subjects) of level 2 elective subjects
      • 25 points (usually two subjects) of level 3 elective subjects and
      • One level 3 Capstone subject

      Note: The capstone is compulsory for students completing a major in Islamic Studies. The capstone is not available to students completing a minor or breadth studies.

      If you are taking Islamic Studies as a minor, you must complete:

      • One level 1 subject AND one Arts Foundation subject
      • One level 2 compulsory subject plus 12.5 points (usually one subject) level two elective
      • 25 points (usually two subjects) of level 3 elective subjects
      BREADTH STUDIES

      Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne Model. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside of arts, developing new perspectives and learning to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests — just as you will in your future career.

      Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others used breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with a language, communication skills or business expertise.

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