24 months
9887 USD/year
9887 USD/year
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The Islam and Global Affairs program of the Hamad Bin Khalifa University is a one-of-a-kind program that provides an opportunity to analyze the place of Islam in the context of global affairs, and the interconnected challenges facing global Muslim communities from an interdisciplinary perspective.


The Islam and Global Affairs program of the Hamad Bin Khalifa University encourages students to be active, autonomous, and critical contributors in their chosen field of research. Through research and integrative lab assignments, they are able to explore complex, interconnected global issues in collaboration with local and international organizations. Graduates of this program will possess the skills to become multidimensional ethical global leaders and change makers.

Students of the program analyze how Islam promotes a concern for human well-being and dignity on a global level. They develop a deeper understanding of how the values of Islamic teachings promote peace and cooperation across cultures, religions, and geographies.

Program Focus

  • The purpose of the MA in IGA is to provide opportunities to examine issues pertaining to Islam and global developments by utilizing innovative teaching and learning strategies. The program offers both traditional and disruptive learning tools, techniques, and methods to study the complex relationships between Islam, human development, and economic transformation in the Muslim world and globally.
  • The student-centered approach and individualized learning experience embodies a global focus, interdisciplinary approach, and practical scope, through the utilization of multiple creative components.
  • Integrative Lab (I-Lab): Students are supported with creative design, thinking tools, and production platforms. I-Labs provide personalized working spaces and international exposure to enable them to work on and develop solutions to a global problem.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Inequalities
  • Islam, Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding
  • Globalization and Faith-Based Development
  • Special Topics in Islam & Global Affairs
  • Islam and Global Governance
  • Humanitarian Action in the Muslim World

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A strong academic record (minimum 3.0 GPA out of 4.0) from a recognized university
  • IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 79
  • Official electronic copies of transcripts and graduation statements should be submitted as part of the online application
  • Applicants should submit two letters of recommendation
  • Applicants should submit a personal statement as part of the online application
  • Applicants should submit a copy of their current resume or curriculum vitae
  • All applicants should submit an electronic copy of their passport as part of the online application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9887 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19774 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    9887 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19774 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • QAR 72,000 per full

Living costs for Ar Rayyan

4230 - 7920 QAR /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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