MPhil Islamic Studies

Program Description

This program provides students with a strong grounding in various sub-disciplines of classical and modern Islamic learning. Candidates enrolled in this program will either need to complete 32 credit hours of course work or, alternatively, complete 26 credit hours of course work along with 6 credit hours of research work/thesis. Eligibility for research work will be determined through Language Competency Test (LCT) of 100 marks.

Career Prospects

A higher degree in Islamic studies help teachers to secure selection and promotion to higher ranks in their professional careers. MPhil Islamic Studies is largely beneficial for nation builders who contribute as teachers; while working in different academic and social institutions. This is an advanced level study for Master degree holders, designed for their further learning, proficiency as professionals, and their selection in the same fields. This degree will enhance the future employment opportunities of the youth, seeking jobs and will enrich the skillset of the faculty members, who are already employed.

Program Objectives

The major objective of this research degree program is to prepare competent and committed scholars of Islamic Studies that have grasp on modern issues, being faced in an Islamic perspective. The Department of Islamic Studies provides its students with all intellectual and physical resources to cater for quality research in Islamic studies. This ensures our commitment to lead in higher education and to establish our university as a center of excellence. The medium of instruction is primarily Urdu, with a special emphasis on Arabic, to integrate the students with the original sources of Islamic thought and learning, and along with English as a language of knowledge and technology.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

The applications for admission are welcomed from candidates with:

  • MA Islamic Studies / BS Islamic Studies with minimum 2.5 CGPA / 2nd division in annual system of examination or an equivalent degree like Shahadat ul A’alamiah, recognized and verified by HEC, with minimum 2nd division.
  • Passed the previous degree with a cumulative GPA score of 2.5/4.0 (under a semester system) or a second class Master’s degree (earned under annual system)
  • Passed the GAT-General, conducted by NTS at the time of admission and must be valid. Alternatively, candidates have to pass MPhil GIFT University admission test with 50% marks.
  • Relevant level NTS test is also acceptable for admissions.