Bernasek, Lisa and Bunt, Gary
Islamic Studies provision in the UK. Bristol, GB, Higher Education Funding Council for England, 27pp.
This report presents an analysis of data on the provision of teaching in Islamic Studies at UK Higher Education Institutions. It is based on data collected for 1,101 modules in Islamic Studies and related disciplines identified at 110 of 161 institutions investigated.
The main findings of this report are:
a. Islamic Studies teaching is concentrated in a small number of pre-92 institutions, but limited provision can be found at most institutions surveyed.
b. Although a large amount of teaching takes place within a core of disciplines and departments traditionally associated with Islamic Studies, provision also takes place in a wide range of disciplines and departments.
c. Most Islamic Studies teaching takes place at level 2 and above. In terms of numbers of modules, the greatest provision is at Masters level.
d. A relatively small proportion of the modules identified contribute to named degrees in Islamic Studies.
e. Although a large number of modules are devoted entirely to Islamic Studies topics, Islamic Studies is also taught in many modules for which Islam is not the primary focus.
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