Programmes Offered


1. The aim of the Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Thought and Civilisation (Research)programme is to produce graduates with advanced, comprehensive and integrated knowledge, and are highly critical with skills and attitudes capable of becoming researchers, teachers/trainers, and/or consultants/practitioners in Islamic Thought and Civilisational studies who consider local and international contexts in their areas of expertise.

2.   The educational objectives of the Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Thought and Civilisation (Research) programme is to produce graduates in Islamic Thought and Civilisation who can:

  • Provide students and society in general with advanced and detailed understanding of the increasingly complex situation in the world today where Islamic ideas play a highly significant role.
  • Pioneer opportunities and breakthroughs for specializations in major areas ofIslamic Thought and Civilisation while being flexible and interdisciplinary in the areas of studies, according to individual and societal needs and interests.
  • Endeavour future intellectual efforts in higher education to contribute to Islamic civilisation through knowledge, science and scholarship. 

3.      Duration of study

4.      Entry requirements

  • A relevant Master’s degree with good grades from IIUM or any other accredited institution of higher learning; or 
  • Any other accredited institution of higher learning; or
  • Any other appropriate qualifications that are recognized as equivalent to a Master’s degree by the Senate of IIUM; and Proficient in English Language (IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 570) or the IIUM administered English Placement Test (EPT).

5.      Expected areas of graduate employment

  Academia; Research Organisations; Relevant Civil Service Agencies.

6.      Programme Structure

7.      List of course/module offered in the programme