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Islam: Higher Education

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which universities in the UK have departments dedicated to Islamic studies. (169697)

We do not collect information on whether universities have departments dedicated to Islamic studies. Courses in Islamic studies are predominantly provided in departments of theology and middle eastern studies but may also be included in a broad range of humanities and social science disciplines. In his report ‘Islam at Universities in England’ published earlier this year Dr. Siddiqui listed 19 departments/centres offering teaching and research related to Islam.