Studies & Degrees in Islamic History and Culture

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Islamic History and Culture is usually a module or discipline which can be found as a part of another program – i.e. Islamic Studies, or any other history, geography, or social science-related program. The subject usually explores Islamic history, including both later medieval period and early modern times - the Spanish Ummayed rule, the Persian Safavid empire, the Indian Mughal dynasty and the Turkish Ottoman rule. You would learn about each of these dynasties or empires, exploring their cultural activities. This would help you gain a deeper understanding of the modern Islamic states, what drives their behaviors, and where they stem from.

Personal Qualities

Personal qualities required for this program are genuine interest in the subject as well as good memory and analytical skills. Further qualities may include:

  • An aptitude for the study of humanities
  • Excellent communication skills – especially written communication
  • Ability to draw out conclusions and present arguments

Study Options

As mentioned earlier, Islamic History and Culture is usually a subject that is part of another degree or certificate program. You could also be able to choose it within a master’s in history course, or similar. It is typically aimed to broaden the horizon of economic or history students who are interested in this area of study.

You could also look for various study abroad opportunities and internships if you wish to get really involved in the subject. Many institutions have excellent partnerships with universities from the Islamic world, and this can greatly enhance your study in the subject of Islamic History and Culture.

Career Opportunities

The study of this subject could greatly enhance your employability in many sectors. Depending on the major you are specializing in, the field could both enhance your intercultural understanding and equip you with many transferrable skills.