36 months

Starting Date

February, July, November

Tuition Fee

AUD $21,680 per year 





About the program

Developed in response to a growing need for understanding the Islamic faith in the Australian context, this Islamic Studies degree at Charles Sturt University provides Islamic education that offers the skills and qualifications of a university degree with a strong focus on classical Islamic studies.

The Bachelor of Islamic Studies provides advanced knowledge of Islam, including theological, jurisprudential, historical, contemporary and spiritual aspects. Islamic sciences are studied from both a classical and contemporary perspective. You’ll graduate with grounded knowledge in the various Islamic disciplines as well as a level of proficiency in Arabic.

Learn under dedicated academics with wide-ranging experience and research interests. The Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation is a collaboration between Charles Sturt University and the Islamic Sciences and Research Academy of Australia (ISRA). Charles Sturt University’s courses have been designed in association with ISRA’s advisory committee, which includes some of the most respected scholars from the Australian Muslim community.

Career opportunities

  • An Honours qualification paves the way for further study or research in areas such as Islamic studies, Islamic theology or Islamic law.
  • Advanced insight into the Islamic faith can prove beneficial for those working in schools, businesses, the public service or institutions dealing regularly with Muslims or Islam-related matters.
  • Consider a range of employment, study and travel options abroad, where a deep level of education in Islam-related matters has worldwide relevance.

Courses Included

  • Islamic Worldview and Faith Essentials
  • Fiqh (Islamic Law) of the Five Pillars
  • Ihsan (Spirituality) Essentials
  • Sirah (Life of Prophet Muhammad)
  • Usul al-Din (Foundational Islamic Theology)
  • Usul al-Fiqh (Methodology of Islamic Law)
  • Usul al-Tafsir (Methodology of Qur’anic Exegesis)
  • Usul al-Hadith (Methodology of Prophetic Traditions)
  • Advanced Study of Tafsir (Qur’anic Exegesis) Literature
  • Advanced Study of Hadith Literature

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