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 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.
The programmes offer a study related to the principles of Usuluddin in multidisciplinary areas including Aqidah and Islamic Thought, al-Quran and al-Hadith, Dakwah and Human Development, History and Islamic Civilization. The programmes uniquely represent an integration between Islamic and contemporary knowledge. This programme is designed in the following two modes:
- Coursework and Research
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.
Methodology of Usuluddin Studies
Department of Aqidah and Islamic Thought
Major Literatures in Aqidah and Islamic Thought
Epistemological Discourse in Islamic Thought
Issues in Aqidah and Islamic Thought
Department of Al-Qur’an and Al-Hadith
Classic and Modern Streams in Exegesis and Hadith Studies
Al-Quran and Al-Hadith Studies in Malay Archipelago
Contemporary Issues in the Study of Al-Quran and Al-Hadith
Department of Islamic History and Civilization
Historiography and Philosophy of Islamic History
Issues in History and Islamic Civilization
Contemporary Muslim World and Institutions
Department of Da’wah and Human Development
Fiqh Da’wah Issues
Issues in Media of Da’wah
Human Development in Malaysia