Master On Campus

Islamic Studies

University of Malaya

48 months
5466 USD/year
2471 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Offered at University of Malaya to candidates who do not have a specific degree in Shariah or Usuluddin but are interested to do interdisciplinary research in their area of specialization and Islamic Studies.


This Islamic Studies programme at University of Malaya offers research opportunity at master level for candidate with background from various disciplines either Islamic Studies or not.

This is a pure research programme and there are no course modules for this programme. The medium of dissertation is in Malay or English, but under special circumstances, the Senate may approve the use of a language other than Bahasa Malaysia or English for the dissertation concerned. Some of special areas of research under this program include :-

  • Islamic Education
  • Islamic Studies with Science
  • Islam and Social Sciences

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fiqh and Usul Fiqh
  • Shariah Law and Comparative Law
  • Islamic Economy and Comparative Economy
  • Islamic Management and Islamic Finance
  • Siasah Syar’iyyah and Islamic Governance
  • Aqidah and Islamic Thought
  • Al-Qur’an and al-Hadith
  • Islamic History and Islamic Civilization
  • Da’wah and Human Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5466 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5466 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    2471 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2471 USD per year during 48 months.
  • RM 10,202 National
  • RM 22,565 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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