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MA in Islam, Pastoral Care and Counselling

The Markfield Institute of Higher Education

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 12 months Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £5500.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

The MA in Islam, Pastoral Care and Counselling programme critically explores theological and practical issues related to Muslim chaplaincy. The course will provide students with a critical understanding of the background of pastoral care in Islam and its history and encourage them to reflect theologically on the demands Islam places on the concept of Khidmah (service). The programme includes a range of optional modules that prepare students to contextualise their studies while addressing contemporary pastoral care challenges.

The need for Muslim chaplains in universities, hospitals, prisons and in the armed services in the UK and Europe, in general, is now well established. Muslims chaplains are required to provide high quality pastoral and spiritual care in a variety of contexts. This programme employs a multi-disciplinary approach to working with people and offers a grounding in both pastoral and theological aspects of the chaplaincy role.

Based on the developmental needs of Muslim communities, this programme would be of interest to those who wish to enhance the intellectual, as well as, reflective and practical competence of the subject. It should be useful to practitioners of chaplaincy, ‘ulama, ‘alimahs, along with those who wish to develop their reflective skills that will enable them to understand and assess Islamic approaches to pastoral care.  

MIHE offers an opportunity to study Muslim Chaplaincy based on Islamic sources along with contemporary critical analysis applied to the study of Islam and modern Muslim society. Specialist staff offer expertise in Muslim chaplaincy, via a friendly teaching environment for students from diverse backgrounds.

The MA in Islam, Pastoral Care and Counselling programme critically explores theological and practical issues related to Muslim chaplaincy. The course will provide students with a critical understanding of the background of pastoral care in Islam and its history and encourage them to reflect theologically on the demands Islam places on the concept of Khidmah (service). The...

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Ratby Lane Markfield

Full Time, 12 months

September, 2020

£5500.00

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Ratby Lane Markfield

Part Time, 24 months

September, 2020

£5500.00

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Entry Requirements

Candidates will normally need to have achieved an honours degree from a UK university or an overseas university agreed by NARIC as equivalent. 

Students may also enter with up to 90 level 7 credits via the accreditation of prior learning (APL). 

International applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK will need to ensure that they have an IELTS test from a UKVI approved test centre. Applicants will need to have achieved an average score of 6.5 in their IELTS test (with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the four sub-components of language learning (reading, writing, speaking and listening). For a list of UKVI approved test centres please use the following link: UKVI approved test centre

Candidates will normally need to have achieved an honours degree from a UK university or an overseas university agreed by NARIC as equivalent.  Students may also enter with up to 90 level 7 credits via the accreditation of prior learning (APL).  International applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK will need to ensure that they have an IELTS test...

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