Bachelor of Arts - Islamic Studies Major

In this major you will engage in interdisciplinary study essential to an understanding of Islam, past and present. The area of study balances historical and modern Islamic studies and research methods. One of the keys to Islamic Studies is 'relevance' to contemporary Australian society, but relevance can only come from a sound comprehension of past traditions in Islamic scholarship and their socio-historical contexts.

Preparation for graduate study is also a key objective of this program, with its focus on developing critical and interdisciplinary research skills through a combination of approaches.

Local International
Delivery Mode On campus On campus
Location Bankstown; Parramatta Bankstown; Parramatta
Duration 3F / 6P 3F
Course Code 720510 [Bankstown]; 720515 [Parramatta]; 720518 [Penrith] 1706.1 [CRICOS Code 040992A] 
Entrance Rank 65.00 ATAR [Bankstown]; 65.00 ATAR [Parramatta]; 65.00 ATAR [Penrith]

Please refer to Admission Requirements

Fee Information

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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

A career in Islamic Studies

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Islamic Studies, you will be prepared to work in a range of areas where specialist Islamic knowledge is required. Possible job titles and areas include:

  • Islamic community development officer
  • political adviser
  • foreign affairs
  • immigration
  • journalism
  • primary/secondary teaching, with further training

How to apply

All domestic applications for entry to Western Sydney University undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

Instructions for international applications are available on the International Admissions pages.

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