MSc in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations

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The Taught Masters in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations is a one-year academic experience that either can stand alone or be used as preparatory training for students interested in doctoral study. The programme plan is unique in examining Christian-Muslim relations from theological, historical, scriptural, and even anthropological perspectives. Courses in the Taught Masters programme will introduce critical skills and analytical frameworks that also apply to the study of relationships between other religious communities, such as Jews, Buddhists, and Hindus.

Applications for the next academic year (beginning 14 September 2020) are now open and may be completed here. The official application deadline is 31 August 2020; however, anyone wishing to apply for funding or in need of a visa to study in the UK should apply as soon as possible. Details and a message from the Programme Director may be found in this video:

Students interested in obtaining funding from the university can use the University of Edinburgh scholarship search function here. Outside funding from organizations or groups outside the university are also welcome.


Interested students with general enquiries about the application process, the structure of the taught masters programme, or life at New College in Edinburgh may contact the School office at or the Christian-Muslim Studies Network Project Co-Ordinator at

For enquiries related more directly to the topics under research, interested students may contact Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla at or Dr Joshua Ralston.

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