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University of Malaya

36 months
1822 USD/year
823 USD/year
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The Usuluddin programmes at University of Malaya offer a study related to the principles of Usuluddin in multidisciplinary areas including Aqidah and Islamic Thought, al-Quran and al-Hadith, Dakwah and Human Development, History and Islamic Civilization.



The dynamic and fast paced developing world calls for the need of more and more Islamic scholars. Needless to say, this programme is UM’s in response to that particular need. All-encompassing and in-depth, the programme offers a detailed look on the Islamic principles and thinking in order to produce analytical graduates who will undoubtedly heed the call for their religion and their nation. 

The objectives of this Usuluddin programme at University of Malaya are; to produce scholars in Quran and Hadith who have outstanding credibility and expertise in these disciplines, to raise intellectuals who hold fast to the Quranic teachings and Prophetic traditions and set free from blind imitation of dogmatic practices that have invalid evidence, to contribute quality publications and research works that can give benefits to the Muslim ummah and nation at large, to produce graduates who embrace Islamic aqidah and possess integrated knowledge in order to meet the needs of contemporary society, to produce high quality researches and publications on ‘aqidah and Islamic thought as contributions at national and international levels, to promote intellectual networking and to provide consultation and to produce student who possess da’wah and human development knowledge in meeting the needs of today's society, to bring forth students who have knowledge and skills in developing da’wah programmes,to support students with the ability in providing appropriate services through various da’wah activities,to develop students’ character, behavior, self-esteem, ethics, moral and spiritual values so that they can be accountable for their work and knowledge, to produce graduates who are competent in knowledge and sources of Islamic History and Civilization as well as able to analyze an relate it to contemporary issues, to produce excellent graduate who are equipped with skill od leadership integration efficient in their career and socialiazible within community and to produce graduate who are able to apply long life learning thru conducting researches especially in field of Islamic History and Civilization.

Career Opportunity

  • Author
  • Educator
  • Lecturer
  • Philosopher
  • Researcher
  • Scholar
  • Teacher
  • Motivator
  • Archeologist
  • Management

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methodology of Usuluddin Studies
  • Advanced Research Methodology
  • Major Literatures in Aqidah and Islamic Thought
  • Epitemological Discourse in Islamic Thought
  • Issues in Aqidah and Islamic Thought
  • Literature of Al-Quran and Hadith Studies
  • Contemporary Issue in the Study of al-Qur’an and al-Hadith
  • Quranic and Hadith Studies in Malay Archipelago
  • Historiography and Philosophy of Islamic History
  • Issues in History and Islamic Civilization
  • Contemporary Islamic World and Institutions
  • Fiqh Da’wah Issues
  • Issues in Da’wah Media
  • Human Development in Malaysia

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good bachelor’s degree in Usuluddin with a minimum CGPA 3.0 or second class honours from recognized universities. Bachelor in general Islamic Studies or other certificates with Islamic majors can be considered as equivalent to Usuluddin bachelor degree, or other qualifications approved by the Senate from time to time
  • Before registering, international candidates who are writing their dissertation in English are required to fullfill all English Language requirements if their first degree was not obtained from a university that uses English Language as the medium of instruction, or a pass in any English Language Proficiency Programme (ELP) approved by the University.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1822 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5466 USD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    823 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2471 USD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • 10,202 RM - Local
  • 22,565 RM - International

Living costs for Kuala Lumpur

2210 - 3815 MYR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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