Mahmoud Masud

Mahmoud Masud



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    Mahmoud Masud, prior to pursuing his dream job in academia, had over 13 years of proven record in customer relations; in both, the public (charitable) and the private (engineering) sectors. In 2015, Mahmoud completed his LLB in International Law from and was sponsored to complete his LLM in Law, which he completed in 2016 to which he was awarded the Course Tutor’s Prize.

    Mahmoud started his teaching career in 2017. Since, in addition to supervising dissertations as part of the Postgraduate Research Project, has been involved in leading and teaching on a number of legal topics in the law school (and cross-faculties), including (but not confined to) Equity and Trust, Land Law, Legal Method II, Nature of Law, Academic and Career Development and Business Law (which includes Contract Law, Tort Law, Company Law, Partnership and Agency, Employment Law, English Legal System and Criminal Law).

    Since 2019, in addition to starting his PhD in Islamic and International Human Rights law, Mahmoud has acted as the CLS Lead for academic conduct  (investigating and deciding on issues pertaining to plagiarism), and student mobility (leading on matters pertaining to study and work abroad), and a Progress Coach (providing advice on academic and/or personal concerns).

    Currently, while Mahmoud's main focus is to provide excellent collaborative teaching, learning and research, he is also keen to further develop his leadership skills in order to further his career progression, ultimately, leading in HE at national and/or international level.

    Mahmoud is an active member of the Religion and Faith Committee Group, Human Rights SIG and of the PGR Community Group. 

    Research Interests

    Mahmoud has a particular interest in International Human Rights and Islamic law. Mahmoud belives that Islam is often misinterpreted, misinformed and misjudged, a concern that Mahmoud attempts to clarify through his passion for comparative research.

    Mahmoud enjoys comparative law with the aim of promoting higher protection of minorities against hate and discremination, and defending the reputation of religious sensibilities. Mahmoud's current research aims to generate debate regarding the possiblilty of proposing a middle ground between Islamic and international human rights law, on issues pertaining to Human Rights generally, but offensive anti-religious speech in particular.

    Mahmoud believes that Islam is an adequate legal system that offers a variety of rights that can to a certain extent be compared and recociled with its secular counterpart. Mahmoud is a firm believer in women rights and occasssionaly enjoys to research and write on Islamic criminal law, such as sexual offences in Islam and the misconceptions associated with its practice. 

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Fellowship in Higher Education - FHEA, Postgraduate Certificate, Coventry University


    Award Date: 17 Oct 2020

    Law, Degree, Coventry University

    Award Date: 1 Sep 2016

    Law, Degree, Coventry University

    Award Date: 20 Jul 2015

    Law, Doctorate, Coventry University



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