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MA in Islam and the West

This groundbreaking, interdisciplinary MA explores one of the fundamental issues of our times – the relationship between Islam and the western world. 

Covering the period from the birth of the Muslim faith in the seventh century to the present day, the programme examines a diverse array of contacts between these two overlapping worlds, from the spheres of politics, warfare and religion, to social, cultural, intellectual and economic interactions, and questions of law, migration and language. 

Students will be taught by leading experts in fields such as the modern Middle East, the crusades, medieval Islam, Iberia, Sharia Law and Orientalist literature, gaining a fuller understanding of the nature and significance of relations between Islam and the West. ...more

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