Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Thought and Civilisation

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Fields of specialization

  • Islamic Civilisation
  • Islamic Sciences
  • Islamic Political Thought
  • Islam and Contemporary Society
  • Islam in the Malay World
  • Islamic Philosophy
  • Muslim World Issues
  • Malay World Studies

Postgraduate students are required to take the following courses:

ISTAC 6001 Research Methodology

ISTAC 6007 Islam in Malay Culture & History

ISTAC 6039 Islamicisation of Human Knowledge


Type of Programme


Doctor of Philosophy

Master's degree or its equivalent in the related field


A Bachelor Degree or its equivalent in the related field

Note : Preference will be given to applicants having a Bachelor's Degree with CGPA 3.0 and above or its equivalent.


The deadline for submission of admission application forms for all international applicants is as follows:


Closing Date

First Semester/ September Intake

May 31 of the year

Second Semester/February Intake

November 18 of the year

Third Semester/ June Intake(By research only) the short semester and comprises only 8 weeks of studies

February 10 of the year

- Online Admission via

-  Any application forms received after the deadline will be processed for the next intake.

-In the event that your application is submitted after the deadline for the particular intake and you would like to register for the said intake, a payment of RM600 must be prepared in advance for the Journey Performed Visa. You will also need to inform CPS in writing and the office will process your application provided that you support your application with the required documents.

-The university reserves the right to approve your admission into a programme that is academically suitable for you.

- Please be reminded that the university is not responsible for your accommodation should you arrive earlier that the date of enrolment as per stated in your offer letter.