Short Courses

Qur'anic Arabic (Tajwid)

This year-length course helps students to improve their recitation of the Qur'an. Participants must have a basic knowledge of the Arabic script. No charge is made for the course, but students are required to register.

Applications to this course are now CLOSED, and will open again in August 2021.

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Qur'an Recitation for Beginners 

This 10-week course helps students to begin learning how to recite the Qur'an. No prior knowledge is required and no charge is made for the course, but students are required to register.

Applications to this course are now CLOSED, and will open again in August 2021.

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Modern Standard Arabic

This course, offered at four different levels to cater for individual abilities, is designed to develop students' competence in Arabic. While Arabic has many local and regional variants, modern standard Arabic serves as a common language understood throughout the Arab world.

Applications for this course are now CLOSED, and will open again in August 2021.

Please see below for our condensed 'Express' courses aimed at the those at the Beginner and Elementary Level.

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Modern Standard Arabic - condensed 'Express' courses

Following a successful pilot in the last academic year, the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies are once again offering Beginner Level 1a and Elementary Level 1b in a condensed format running over 20 weeks in Hilary Term and Trinity Term (January to June 2021)

Applications for this course are now OPEN.

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Other courses

The Centre also occasionally runs short (weekend) courses on Islam. The standard course aims to provide a guide to understanding the role of Islam in private and public spheres using a variety of educational means. Past programmes have included sessions on ‘History of the Muslim world’, ‘Islamic Art and Architecture’ and ‘Spirituality and Muslim Devotion’, which helped illuminate a variety of issues that underscore the vitality of Islam and its social impact.

Please follow this link to a course on Islam: Faith and Culture run on 27 April 2019.