|Study location||Denmark, Århus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||€9,100.00 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A Bachelor’s degree in Arabic and Islamic studies;
Students with a BA degree that partly matches this requirement may also apply for admission so long as they have a solid background both in Arabic (or, exceptionally, another ‘Islamic’ language) and in the
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Danish / Norwegian / Swedish.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
If the documents mentioned above are not in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English, they must be accompanied by translations into English. The translations of your diploma and grade transcript must be officially certified translations into English, either by your home institution or a certified translator. The course description may be translated by yourself, but certified by your university.
NB! Your language test results cannot be older than 2 years (incl. CAE, CPE).
When you sign up for an IELTS or TOEFL test, you must also ask the test institution to send your test results to AU. The university will use the results sent by the testing institution to validate your document. The Aarhus University TOEFL code is 8935 (select “Other department not listed”).
It is possible to apply for admission before you have taken your English language test and obtained the required result. Instead you must submit documentation that you have signed up for a test.
Please also provide the following:
1. Course descriptions in English briefly describing the contents of your specific BA courses or other information that will contribute to describing the contents of your Bachelor’s degree programme.
2. Official descriptions of relevant courses to be completed after the application deadline.
3. An official description of the marking scale used at your home university.
!NB As the programme only admits a limited number of students each year, meeting the admission requirements does not in itself guarantee admission to the programme.
The days are gone when it made sense to study the Arab and Islamic worlds as a distant ‘other’. Arab communities are to be found in Europe as well as in the Arab world, and Islam is a Western religion as well as an Arab one. This programme focuses on today’s globalised and transnational realities, on Islam and Muslims in Europe as well as in the Arab world.
During their first two semesters, students take a foundational course on Theory and Method in Arab and Islamic Studies, two required courses – Globalised and Transnational Islam & Islam and Muslims in the West – and two elective seminars, and one course on Arabic Text Reading.
During their third semester, students take one further elective seminar and begin to prepare for the thesis, which is written in their fourth and final semester.
All Western organisations working with the Arab world or with Arab or Muslim communities in the West – from travel agencies to security services – need people with expertise in Arab and Islamic studies. Possible employers include both public sector, from local administrations to aid organisations, and private sector, as many Western firms operate in the Arab world. Graduates in Arab and Islamic Studies also choose careers as journalists, scholars, and political experts.