Guided reading is for anyone wishing to study Islam, Christianity and the Muslim-Christian interface. Each stream of guided reading is offered as a bespoke programme for those wanting to read, study and learn more about Islam, Christianity and the Muslim-Christian interface. It is perfect for pastors on sabbatical, Muslim community leaders, practitioners wanting to reflect deeper on their work or students preparing for formal research.
3 STUDY STREAMS
This stream fits in as part of an individual’s degree requirements. We organise the content of the module in co-ordination with your University in order to accredit our teaching and provide assessment. Download available Independent Study Module list and watch a video about our independent study modules.
To apply for this stream you will be a student, at either undergraduate or post-graduate level, wanting to take on an independent study module at your current university.
Day-to-day you will be part of our learning community while also receiving one-to-one tuition from our Academic Team as per course requirements. Also, you will have access to the libraries of Oxford University and will be able to attended various lectures and seminars.
As agreed with your home institution, you will receive full credit for the work you do while with us.
The cost of Independent Study will be calculated by credit hour and charged at a rate comparable to other UK-based programmes. We can provide accommodation and living costs but will be charged separately to tuition. Please contact us for further details on the cost of Independent Study.
It is not a taught programme with a fixed curriculum and offers no formal qualification. However, for the self-motivated individual, it offers the opportunity to interact with experienced academics who will advise, guide and tailor the reading to the individual’s needs.
Anyone with an interest and a passion for study in the area! You could be a Muslim or Christian faith leader seeking greater understanding of complex interfaith issues; an individual seeking knowledge and understanding of particular aspects of the Muslim-Christian interface; or someone who has completed an undergraduate or post-graduate degrees – but wants to do further study.
You will at the very least receive:
(1) An initial discussion with academic staff to agree a relevant area of study and to determine what you want to achieve;
(2) A comprehensive topic-specific reading list and if desired, essay questions; and
(3) One-to-one tutorials to guide and support your study.
The frequency of tutorials and the intensity of study is up to you: the stream is meant to work around your requirements and other commitments while still offering an opportunity to learn.
£200 per week for tuition and the full use of our resources. Accommodation is available at a separate cost, and can be arranged through the Centre according to your needs.
It can be for as long as a year or as short as a week. It could be done on a full-time basis, or over a longer period by doing it part-time. It is about what works best for you.
This stream is for those contemplating further study at post-graduate level who would like support, time and space to think through what direction to take their research. It is a chance to share your thinking, even if it is early in the stages, and explore further with us.
You will be considering further study in areas related to Islam, Christianity and the Muslim-Christian interface, but not 100% sure where your concentration might be, or where your real passion in the field lies. You could also be in the middle of your graduate studies and in need of some new ideas or new conversation partners.
You will at the very least receive:
(1) An initial discussion with academic staff to agree your needs and what you want to achieve; and
(2) One-to-one tutorials to guide and support your thinking.
£125 per week for tuition and the full use of our resources. Accommodation is available at a separate cost, and can be arranged through the Centre according to your needs.
It can be for as long as you need to be with us.