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Master of Shariah

Term Start: Mixed Mode: Twice per academic year (September for Semester I / February for Semester II). Research: Application and admission are open throughout the year.

Course Duration

6 Semesters

Term Start

Mixed Mode: Twice per academic year (September for Semester I / February for Semester II). Research: Application and admission are open throughout the year.

Fees Structure

Local : RM 10,417.00 (Mixed Mode) / RM 10,202.00 (Research). International: RM 23,240.00 (Mixed Mode) / RM 22,565.00 (Research)

Course Type

By Coursework & Research

Course Mode

Full time

Pre Requisites

Entry Requirements

A good bachelor’s degree in Shariah 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 Shariah bachelor degree, or other qualifications approved by the Senate from time to time.

Language Requirements

Before registering, international candidates who are writing their dissertation in English are required to obtain at least a band 5.5 for IELTS or a score of 550 for the paper based total, a score of 213 for computer-based total or a score of 80 for internet-based total for TOEFL 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.


To introduce the main themes and topics in the study of Shari‘ah from a bird's eye view, making use of both traditional and modern perspectives while including western scholarship. Important topics covered and offered in this program include history and origins, sources and literature, methodologies and scope, institutions and popular movements, impact of society and politics, as well as modern development. At the end of the course, students are expected to explain and apply the knowledge and skills acquired in studies of the Shari‘ah at the advanced stage.This programme is designed in the following two modes:

  • Coursework and Research
  • Research

Students may also choose to undertake research in the one of the following areas of specialization:

  • 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

Fresh graduates are highly recommended to select programs with coursework and research. In choosing a coursework programme, the candidate will gain depth of knowledge and be trained in the chosen field of study. A research programme offers the opportunity to hone their skills in both research and academic writing. Candidates are required to complete their studies in 8 semesters maximum.

For Full Research programme:

Candidates are required to attend and pass Research Methodology course within the first two semesters of candidature and all the graduation requirements before being conferred the Degree

For Mixed mode programme:

Candidates are required to complete the compulsory coursework prepared by the Faculty, and any electives chosen by the candidate. At the end of the period of study, a dissertation must be submitted. Upon successful defense of the dissertation, the candidate will be awarded a Master degree.

Faculty Core Courses

Methodology Of Shariah Studies Research Methodology

Department of Fiqh and Usul Objectives Of Shariah Syafie Madhhab and Disagreements of Fiqh in Malaysia Contemporary Islamic Jurisprudence

Department of Shariah and Law Contemporary Islamic Law Contemporary Islamic Criminal Law Issues in Islamic Family Law

Department of Shariah and Economics Advanced Islamic Economic Studies Contemporary Issues in Islamic Economics Transactions Contemporary Ijtihad in Islamic Economics

Department of Shariah and Management Advanced Islamic Financial System Islamic Business Development Advanced Islamic Management System

Department of Siasah Syar’iyyah Advanced Siasah Syar‘iyyah Islamic Contemporary Administration Management Effective Governance in Islam


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