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Contemporary Islamic Studies (Research)

University Teknologi Mara

18 months
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The Contemporary Islamic Studies (Research) programme from the Universiti Teknologi Mara  is aimed at producing scholars who are expert and competent in Contemporary Islamic Studies. It is designed to integrate Islamic juristic and theoretical knowledge with contemporary disciplines of studies. 


Areas of research available include contracts and transactions (muamalat), Islamic economics, Islamic banking and finance, Shari’ah and law, Islamic law and judicial system, halal, Islamic civilization, Islamic thought, comparative religion, Islamic education and management, and Islamic administration and management.

Programme Description

The Contemporary Islamic Studies (Research) programme from the Universiti Teknologi Mara is entirely research-based. It provides a comprehensive training in research to produce original work in the form of thesis. The expected length of the thesis / dissertation should not exceed 60,000 words and it can be written in English or Malay or Arabic. 

All postgraduate candidates are required to attend courses in research methodology and thesis writing organised by Institute of Graduate Studies (IPSis). Candidate may also require to attend a pre-requisite courses conducted by ACIS.


Graduates of this programme will have an opportunity to be research consultants, religious advisors, managers or academicians in the government and private sectors.

Programme Structure

Research areas
  • Muamalat
  • Islamic Thought
  • Shari’ah and Law
  • Islamic Economics
  • Halal Management
  • Islamic Real Estate
  • Islamic Civilization
  • Comparative Religion
  • Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Islamic Law and Judicial System
  • Islamic Education
  • Islamic Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 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 Bachelors degree in a relevant field trom I_J.TM or any institution of 
  • higher learning recognised by the UiTM Senate wth a minimum CGPA of 2,75 Or equivalent; or 
  • Other qualifications in a relevant field, equivalent to a Bachelors degree recognised by the UiTM Senate. 
  • Each candidate must a research proposal describhg the areas he 
  • Or she would embark on. 
  • The acceptance of a candidate be at the discretbn of the UNM 
  • Senate. whose decision shall be final 

Tuition Fee

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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