ISLAMIC STUDIES AND ISLAMIC THEOLOGY
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
Welcome to the blog on the teaching of Islamic Studies/Islamic Theology at the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Theology!
The aim of this blog is to provide the students of University of Helsinki with information about the annual teaching plan of Islamic Studies/Islamic Theology at the Faculties of Arts and Theology respectively.
The teaching of Islamic studies/Islamic theology is coordinated between the two faculties and is undertaken collaboratively by the teaching staff listed in this blog. In both faculties, a multidisciplinary teaching approach is adopted that provides students with knowledge and competence in textual, historical, and lived Islam.
At the University of Helsinki, students can pursue specialized study of Islam for their BA and/or MA degree either at the Faculty of Arts or Theology. At the Faculty of Arts, students can pursue a BA degree focused on Islamic studies as part of the bachelor’s program of Cultural Studies in the study track of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies Students can also acquire an MA degree with focus on Islamic studies, under the Masters’ program of Area and Cultural Studies, in the study track of Middle Eastern, Islamic and Jewish Studies.
At the Faculty of Theology, students can pursue a BA degree in the study track of Islamic theology as part of the bachelor’s program in Theology and the Study of Religion. Students can also attain an MA degree in the study track of Islamic theology.
At both faculties the students take 30 ECTS of Basic studies common to all the students of the program. At the Faculty of Arts, cultural studies from multidisciplinary perspective are the focus of the study, whereas at the Faculty of Theology the basic studies focus on different aspects of the study of religions.
In both faculties, students can also specialize in teaching Islam at schools.
See the degree structure in this blog for further information.
This blog is administered by the teaching staff and is updated every academic year.