Bachelor of Arts - Islamic Studies Major

Students 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 Bankstown
Duration 3F / 6P 3F
Course Code 720510 [Bankstown] 1706.1 [CRICOS Code 040992A] 
Entrance Rank 65.00 ATAR [Bankstown]

Please refer to Admission Requirements

Fee Information

Local Course Fees (opens in a new window)

International Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Part time study is only available to local students and is generally completed by day classes as there are limited night classes.

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study

A career in Islamic Studies

As an Islamic Studies graduate, 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 education with further training

How to apply

All domestic applications for entry to UWS 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 UWS International Admissions pages.

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If you are interested in completing a higher research degree, for example Masters Honours, information is accessible from UWS Research (opens in a new window).