Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

MS-6000 | Islamic Civilisation & Contemporary Issues

Full time: 3 – 5 years  |  Part time: 5 – 7 years
This Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is designed to develop graduates who can understand Islamic values and perspectives, and the diverse areas of Islamic knowledge. They should be able to analyse contemporary issues in the global context.
The research will focus on a broad range of disciplines, including anthropology, cultural studies, history, philosophy, political science and classical studies. Students are encouraged to develop their own area of interest in Islamic studies and to engage in a broader range of subjects.
Specific Entry Requirements
  • A relevant, graduate degree is normally expected
  • Medium of Instruction on 3 languages: English, Malay & Arabic
  • A sound research proposal


General Entry Requirements

All applicants must be able to demonstrate English language proficiency of at least a credit 6 in English Language at GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations or a grade ‘C’ in IGCSE English (as a Second Language) or an IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL minimum overall score of at least 550.


Online application available here:


  1. Respected sir/madam

    I am M Habibullah Khan Bangladeshi, I’ve done my MS degree form International Islamic University, Islamabad Pakistan, I want to get admission in your University, could you give me some information? how to apply!

    • Dear M Habibullah Khan,

      On behalf of SOASCIS, we thank you for your interest to apply to our university.

      Kindly take note the information below regarding the application to study at SOASCIS.

      1. Interested candidates are required to apply online through the new Online Admission Application System (OASys):
      Details of how to apply can be found here:

      Thank you

    • Dear Applicant,

      On behalf of SOASCIS, we thank you for your interest to apply to our university.

      Further information about the online application is now available in our website. Please visit our PhD tab to apply to our programme.

      Thank you.

  2. Dear Admin,

    Unfortunately, the system only shows Master of Public Policy and Management for the Program of Study. I’m looking for the Islamic Civilisation & Contemporary Issues program.

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