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Jameel Scholarships

The Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK is a leading academic institution for research and teaching about Islam and Muslims in Britain.

We have 1 International PhD Jameel Scholarship and 2 UK PhD Jameel Scholarships in British Muslim Studies available for suitably qualified students with an innovative and significant PhD proposal.

The PhD is based at the School of History, Archaeology and Religion and supervised by the Islam-UK Centre at Cardiff University.

We are seeking exceptional applicants with a First Class or high Upper Second Class Honours Degree or Masters’s Degree (or equivalent).

Research proposals are invited on topics that clearly align with the research interests and expertise of staff at the Islam-UK Centre. Proposals must demonstrate exceptional academic merit, potential and relevance to Muslims in the UK.

Relevant areas of research interest include:

  • Islam and Public Life
  • Islam in Prison and Rehabilitation
  • Islam and the Media
  • Muslim Religious Professionals including Chaplaincy and Imams
  • Mental Health and Islam
  • Pastoral Care and Pastoral Theology
  • Imams and Religious Leadership
  • Islamic Law in Britain
  • Religious Authority, Revival Movements, Tradition, and Modernity in Britain
  • Islam and Muslims in Wales, British Muslim History
  • Socio-economic inequality amongst British Muslims
  • Mixed methods research
  • Muslim Women and Islam

The scholarship is funded by the Jameel Foundation.

How to apply

For further details on the scholarship and information on how to apply, please visit the PhD studentships and projects webpage.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 23:59 Monday 3 July 2023.

Please note applicants must apply for a PhD place directly with Cardiff University (Religious and Theological Studies) and also apply for the scholarship using our online form. Only applicants who have made both applications can be considered.


For further information on the scholarship, please contact Dr Abdul-Azim Ahmed:

Dr Abdul-Azim Ahmed

Dr Abdul-Azim Ahmed

Lecturer in British Muslim Studies, Deputy Head of Islam UK Centre

+44 (0)29 2087 5634