Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Science


Programme Code: T401
Medium of instructions: English, Arabic and Malay
Duration of Studies:
- Full Time: 4-12 semesters
- Part Time: 6-16 semesters
Programme Option: By Research

<p><strong><u>BACKGROUND OF THE PROGRAMME</u></strong></p><p>Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Science is offered by research mode only. Islamic Science is an interdisciplinary field of knowledge defines the nature of inquiry within the Islamic ethical framework and imparts a characteristic of the Islamic spiritual to the study of nature. In short, two things that make the science in Islam became Islamic: the spiritual element rooted in a transcendental realm and the Islamic ethical framework.</p><p>It aims to produce Islamic scholars who can bring a betterment of life for the Ummah throughout a sustainable development and a visionary leadership guided by the Islamic spirituality. In addition, the program is eager to produce Muslim who are committed to take lead in the modern world and rediscover the glorious past of Islamic science through the Islamic worldview.</p><p>Areas of research include, but not limited to, are as following:</p><table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:604px"><tbody><tr><td style="height:26px; width:274px"><p><strong>AREA</strong></p></td><td style="height:26px; width:330px"><p><strong>SUBFIELD</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="7" style="width:274px"><p>Religion</p></td><td style="width:330px"><p>Science And Technology</p></td></tr><tr><td style="width:330px"><p>Economy</p></td></tr><tr><td style="width:330px"><p>Politic and Management</p></td></tr><tr><td style="width:330px"><p>Heritage and Civilization</p></td></tr><tr><td style="width:330px"><p>Education</p></td></tr><tr><td style="width:330px"><p>Social Sciences</p></td></tr><tr><td style="width:330px"><p>Health Sciences</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME</u></strong></p><p>The course is designed to produce muslim scholars who can integrate Islamic knowledge (Naqli) and science (Aqli) implemented within research and innovation, critical thinking and solving problem for the well-being of Ummah and Creation.</p>
  1. A Master’s degree in the field or related fields accepted by the Senate; or
  2. Other relevant qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree AND with relevant professional experience recognised by the Senate; or
  3. Candidates without a related qualification in the field/s or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by the Faculty.
  4. Incumbent Master’s degree Student who has fulfilled the requirement of Regulations 8.0 and is approved by the Senate to convert his/her study to a Ph.D. degree; or
  5. A Bachelor’s degree with the following conditions:
    i. a bachelor's degree in the field or related fields with first-class (CGPA of 3.67 or higher) or its equivalent from an academic or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme;
    ii. undergo internal assessment; and
    iii. any other requirements of the JKPSU.

Note: 1-year work experience is equivalent to 0.05 CGPA

(1)  An applicant shall show evidence of proficiency in the English language based on the following criteria: 

  1. TOEFL minimum score of 180 (computer-based) or 64 (internet-based); or
  2. IELTS minimum score of Band 5; or
  3. MUET minimum score of Band 3; or
  4. graduated from institutions that use English as the main medium of instruction, AND will be required to seat for University English Proficiency Test (UEPT) with minimum score of Band 3; or
  5. graduated in the field of Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL), English Language Studies (ELS) and equivalent from a university recognised by the Senate; or
  6. a native speaker of English.

(2)  Research-mode applicant who intends to write his/her thesis in Arabic will be required to fulfil the criteria as follows:

  1. TOEFL minimum score of 150 (computer-based) or 52 (internet-based); or
  2. IELTS minimum score of Band 4; or
  3. MUET minimum score of Band 2; or
  4. UEPT minimum score of Band 2.

(3)  An applicant who does not fulfil any of the criteria under (1) & (2) will be allowed to register conditionally and is required to fulfil any of the criteria under (1) or (2), within 12 months (for Master’s students) and 24 months (for Ph.D. students).

ProgrammeModeTotal Fees

Local Full Time

Local Part Time


Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Science


15,462.00 MYR

16,956.00 MYR

24,290.00 MYR

The fees that stated are subject to change from time to time without any prior notice by the University. Student are advised to check the CGS Website for any changes before the of each semester registration. All fees must be paid upon registration.

The university has the right to withdraw this offer or to terminate you from your study if you are found to suffer from or to be a carrier of contagious/infectious diseases, or to suffer from a medical condition requiring continuous medical care that will adversely affect your study at USIM.

(1) Communicable Disease

Type of Disease / Problem Example



  • Contagious
  • Difficult and require prolonged treatment
  • Expensive treatment
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C


  • Infectious
  • Treatable within certain period of time.
  • Tuberculosis


  • Infectious
  • Treatable within short period of time.
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid
  • Syphilis (VDRL)


  • Communicable Disease defined as epidemic by MOH
  • Japanese encephalitis,
  • SARS
  • Avian flu

(2)   Chronic Non-communicable Disease 

Type of Disease / Problem Example



  • Condition that can endanger to himself or others.

  • Recurring repeatedly and affecting his study

  • Epilepsy

  • Schizophrenia


  • Expected to be prolonged.

  • Obvious and serious symptoms.

  • Prolong treatment schedule.

  • Dialysis

  • Cancer


  • Addiction or drug abuse as stated in AUKU or Malaysian Law.

  • Drugs.

  • Drugs


  • Continuous medication.

  • No serious symptoms.

  • Treatment does not affect study

  • Hypertension

  • Diabetes Melitus


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