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Masters  in Contemporary Islamic Studies (IC780)


The programme 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 science and management, Islamic civilization, Islamic thought, comparative religion, Islamic education and management, and Islamic administration and management.



The Master’s programme 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 CITU.



  1. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from UiTM or any institution of higher learning recognised by the UiTM Senate with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent; or
  2. Other qualifications in a relevant field, equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree  recognised by the UiTM Senate.
  3. Each candidate must submit a research proposal describing the areas he or she would embark on.
  4. Candidates must attend an interview session organised by CITU’s Postgraduate Committee to determine their suitability in the areas of specialisation.
  5. The acceptance of a candidate shall be at the discretion of the UiTM Senate, whose decision shall be final.



Full Time :  1 ½ - 3 years (3 - 6 semesters)


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Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies (ACIS) 
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) 
40450 Shah Alam, Selangor

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