Master of Arts in Islamic Thought and Civilization

  • Language: English
  • Research-based
  • Trimester | 2 academic years on normal track

Programme Objective

This programme is a research-intensive, part-time masters programme in collaboration with International Islamic University Malaysia. Students may choose to specialize in the following fields: Islamic Civilization, Islamic Sciences, Islamic Political Thought, Islam and Contemporary Society, Islam in the Malay World, Islamic Philosophy, Muslim World Issues and Malay World Studies.

Programme Structure

  • Trimester 1 (Jan – Apr) | Trimester 2 (May – Aug) | Trimester 3 (Sep – Dec)
  • Postgraduate students are required to take the following courses:
    • ISTAC 6001 Research Methodology
    • ISTAC 6039 Issues in Islamization of Knowledge
    • ISTAC 6007 Islam in Malay Culture & History


2 Academic Years (normal)
1 Academic Year (minimum)




Friday 6.30pm-10.30pm &
Saturday 2.30pm-10.00pm


Wisma Indah

Risalah Program DPI

Programme Details

General Requirements

  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree (honours) from the IIUM or any other accredited institution of higher learning; or
  • Any other certificate that is recognised as equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree (honours) or other relevant professional qualifications and experience that are recognised by the Senate of the University.

Specific Requirements

  • Obtained a CGPA of 2.75 and above in a related field; or
  • Obtained a CGPA less than 2.75 but possesses relevant working experience in the field applied.

Language Requirements

  • Applicants are required to provide evidence of having attained the minimum score of the Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL) or of the International English Language Testing System(IELTS) or the IIUM administered English Placement Test (EPT) with the minimum required score or above as listed in the table below, to enrol into the University as a regular student for a postgraduate programme.
  • Applicants who have achieved the required score for IELTS or TOEFL must make sure that the results are still valid within the prescribed validity period of the relevant examination body.
  • Exemption may be given to those who have undertaken regular programmes of studies and graduated from Universities that use English as the medium of instruction in English-speaking countries or who have graduated from the IIUM in a programme with English as the medium of instruction.
TOEFL Minimum ScorePaper-based: 550
Computer-based: 213
Internet-based: 79
IELTS Minimum Score6.0 overall band score
EPT Minimum Score6.0 overall band score
Application fee$150 (upon registration, not refundable)
Registration fee$1,000 (upon acceptance)
Recurring fee$200 per year
Tuition fee$2,533.50 for trimester 1
$2,533.50 for trimester 2
$2,533.50 for trimester 3
$2,533.50 for trimester 4
$2,533 for trimester 5
$2,533 for trimester 6

From 1 November 2020, fees are subjected to 7% GST.

  • New intake will commence in Jan.
  • Registration will commence in September and will close in December.

1) Application
– All sections of the application form must be completed where applicable. (contact us for more information)
– Make sure that all the information entered is correct before submission.
– Submit the supporting documents together with the application form (processing of your application may be delayed if the supporting documents are incomplete).
– Do not submit original certificates and documents with your application. We will not be responsible for damage or loss of original certificates or documents.

2) Application Fee
$150 in cash or crossed cheque directed to ‘PERGAS’ (Registration fee is not refundable)

3) Application Documents
The application documents must be arranged and submitted in the following order:

1. Hardcopy of the Application Form (signed at the Declaration Section and affixed a passport-sized photograph on the Application Form
2. Photocopy of front and back of your National Registration Identity Card (NRIC). If you do not have a NRIC, please provide a copy of your passport information page(s)(containing the passport number, name, etc.)
3. Completed Photo Form
4. Photocopy of Certificates (Master’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Postgraduate Diploma etc.)
5. Photocopy of Transcripts (Master’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Postgraduate Diploma etc.)
6. TOEFL / IELTS Score
7. Other relevant Professional Certificates or examination results of relevant individual modules read, etc

Please note that:
A transcript of detailed academic results is required from each university or college attended. The transcript results should show marks (wherever possible) and grades obtained in each module. If a complete transcript is not available, please include a complete photocopied set of examination results for every semester.

Please send your application to:
Wisma Indah, 448 Changi Rd 03-01
Singapore 419975

  • Can I transfer credit from other programmes or courses?
    • No
  • Can I utilize my SkillsFuture Credit?
    • Not at the moment.

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