Postgraduate

The Centre's strategic links with government, leading institutions and professional networks will provide you with access to Australia's foremost Islamic studies scholars and exciting research projects.

Postgraduate research programs

Postgraduate research opportunities

The Centre's strategic links with government, leading institutions and professional networks will provide you with access to Australia's foremost Islamic studies scholars and exciting research projects.

Our funding and community links will enable you to engage with well-resourced research projects in a diverse range of areas relating to Muslim societies, including modern contemporary Islamic thought, philosophy, politics, literature and gender.

You will enjoy access to fieldwork and conference attendance opportunities, both nationally and internationally. You may also have the opportunity to publish original works in academic journals and to present your research at postgraduate seminars. A research higher degree program in Islamic studies will equip you with valuable academic networks, and the skills and scholarship needed for professional engagement in international forums.

Scholarships

Please visit the Faculty of Arts Scholarships Asia Institute web page for a list of scholarships available to students in the School.

Student testimonial

Anisa Buckley
Anisa Buckley, PhD student (Islamic Studies)
National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies
Asia Insititute, University of Melbourne

"As an Australian-born Muslim, I am interested in how Islam and Islamic law is understood and practised by Muslims in contemporary times, particularly in Western countries.

I have been supported financially by the University to undertake fieldwork; to meet and interview Muslims regarding aspects of Islamic divorce in Australia and Britain. I have also met and interviewed prominent public figures such as Professor Tariq Ramadan, Professor Tim Winter and Lord Nazir Ahmed of Britian's House of Lords.

The expertise of the academic staff at the Centre, and the support they have given me, have been invaluable in guiding me in my research."