PhD in Islamic Studies is the highest research degree awarded at GIFT University. The program combines intensive and extensive studies in Islamic disciplines with a research work at an advanced level. An in-depth study of classical Muslim knowledge tradition constitutes to the core of the program, but equal importance is given to modern academic trends and debates in social sciences, as well. The program ensures that students interact directly with original sources in Arabic and English. Training scholars, in this way, can contribute to quality research in the discipline with a modern perspective, which is the prime goal of this program.
A higher degree in Islamic studies help teachers to secure selection and promotion to higher ranks in their professional careers. Doctor of Philosophy 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 MPhil 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.