Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Distance-Learning MA Program in Berlin "Intellectual Encounters of the Islamicate World"

If you just graduated and are looking for something to do, act fast:
(or think about 2014-2015)
Extended Deadline for applications until 30 August 2013
MA “Intellectual Encounters of the Islamicate World”
With this call, Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin invites qualified candidates to apply for the newly established blended-learning MA program "Intellectual Encounters of the Islamicate World" starting in the academic year 2013-14.

The overall goal of the one-year degree program is to provide its international graduate students with a thorough understanding of the deep and manifold interconnections between Muslim, Jewish and Christian intellectual output during Medieval times. The students will acquire expertise in a broad spectrum of aspects of the Islamicate world, such as rational theology, philosophy, logic, exegesis, mysticism, law and legal methodology as well as material culture and social history. Emphasis will be placed on primary texts in the original language (Arabic). The English-spoken MA program includes three actual classroom meetings during the academic year (the Introductory Week as well as two colloquia at different locations) during which the students and teachers will come together for discussion, teaching and examination. There is no tuition fee.

Entry requirements

·         Above average university degree

·         240 credit points according to ECTS, with a minimum of 80 credit

points in one or more of the following:, Arabic, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Religious Studies and/or Philosophy

·         Language proficiency in English and Arabic (both C 1 according to

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)



All students will receive funding for covering travel and accommodation costs for the face-to-face sessions.


For more information on the MA program, please refer to the website http://www.ihiw.de/w/ma/



Dr. Katja Jung, Managing Director

Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin, Institute of Islamic Studies Research Unit Intellectual History of the Islamicate World Altensteinstr. 40, 14195 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0)30 838 51068; katja.jung@fu-berlin.de