Faculty of Islamic Studies

Bachelor of Islamic Studies with Honours (Theology and Philosophy)


Bachelor of Islamic Studies (Usuluddin and Philosophy) is structured around the study of Sharia, Theology & Philosophy, Quran & Sunnah Studies, Arabic & Civilisation, and Dakwa & Leadership. The degree includes the opportunity to study elective courses, as well as theoretical examinations that help students understand how to make sense of a complex and inter-connected world. You will move from general study in these areas in your early years to more specialised options in Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4. 

The faculty places great importance on research-led teaching, which integrates new and cutting-edge research into the curriculum and introduces you to a variety of research-oriented skills and research-based projects. You will also have the opportunity to apply for a mobility exchange programmes up to one-semester study placement in other higher institutions abroad.

Programme Requirements

Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) APEL.A Certification Level 6 of the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF);


Obtained at least a Band 2.0 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for exams beginning in session 1 of 2021 OR a Band 2 for exams up to the year of 2020, depending on the validity period at the time of application;


Pass the exam or interview that the faculty has set up.

MUET Band 2.0

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I Want to Apply

Applications for full time study programmes (STPM, Matriculation, STAM and Diploma/ Equivalent) must be submitted via Malaysia’s Ministry of Higher Education online application. Applications for studies in all the programmes offered are published in local newspapers between the month of January to April every year.

Application form for Malaysian students:

Non-citizen and international student candidates who are interested in enrolling for the full time study programmes must submit their applications via UKM online application opened in February to May every year.

Application form for non-citizen and international students: Click here

How Much It Will Cost Me

















Please contact Shaping Advanced & Professional Education Center at:

Shaping Advanced & Professional Education Center (UKMSHAPE)
Level 2, Bangunan Wawasan
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor

Tel: +603 89215331/ 5642/ 5329/ 5898/ 3995/ 4661/ 5642/ 5791
Fax: +603 89251391

What You Will Learn

• Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
• Islamic Business and Criminal Law
• Muslim Creed
• Ethics and Sufism
• Practical Arabic Language
• Arabic Academic Foundation
• Academic Communication
• Methodology of Dakwah
• Research Methodology
• Textual Study of Theology and Philosophy
• Introduction to Philosophy
• Classical and Modern Logic

• Islamic and Asian Civilization
• Ethnic Relations
• Data Management and Analysis
• Jurisprudence of Worship and Marriage
• Introduction of Qiraat and Memorizing
• Arabic for Advanced Academic
• Workplace Communication
• Islamic History and Civilization
• Methodology of Al-Quran and Al-Hadith
• Hadith Studies
• Muslim Philosophy
• Quranic Exegesis Studies

• Speech Communication
• Occupational Arabic
• Science of Kalam
• Science of Sufism
• Comparative Religion
• Study of The Sunnites
• Contemporary Islamic Thought
• Study of The Muslim Deviated Teachings
• Inter Religious Dialogue
• Academic Exercise
(Usuluddin and Comparative Religion Module)
• Issues of Muslim Creed in The Quran and Hadith*
• Islamic Sects*
• Comparative Mysticism*
• Study of Comparative Religion*
• Quranic Exegesis on The Creation*
• Psychology of Religion*
• Contemporary Studies of Quran*
• Study of Muslim Creed and Thought in The Malay Archipelago*
• Studies of Judaism and Christianity*
• Study of The Sufi Orders*
• Religion in the Quran and Hadis*
(Islamic Thought and Philosophy Module)
• Philosophy of Religion*
• Philosophy of Morality and Ethics*
• Islamic Worldview*
• Islamic Movement Thought*
• Epistemology *
• Western Philosophy *
• Asian Philosophy *
• Human Rights in Islam*
• Liberalism and Pluralism of Religious*
• Philosophy of Politics and Islamic Social Life*
• Critical Thinking *

• Academic Exercise
• Practical Industry
(Usuluddin and Comparative Religion Module)
• Contemporary Hadith Studies*
• Study of Muslim Spiritualism*
• Study of The Sunnite Sufism and Philosophy*
• Anthropology and Sociology of Religion*
• Studies of Hinduism Buddhism and Sikhism*
• Studies of Confucianism, Taoism and Shinto*
(Islamic Thought and Philosophy Module)
• Philosophy of Minds*
• Islamic Development Philosophy*
• Contemporary Philosophy*
• Islamic Futuristic Thought*
• Islam and The Environment*
• Muslims and Radicalism *
• Islamic Feminism Movement*
• Islam and Civil Society*

Life at Faculty

Each faculty hosts a wide variety of activities, ranging from indoor to outdoor sports, to leadership, volunteering, and other activities. Students are given the opportunity to participate in team debate competitions, mentor-mentee programmes, and work on entrepreneurial programmes. The faculty also provides you with a sense of belonging, not only to other faculty members, but also to the larger community at UKM and beyond.

In the Faculty of Islamic Studies, there is an opportunity to be involved in volunteering programmes, helping the homeless, and family day activities. Participation in mobility exchange programmes is also important as it allows each student to shape their experience while studying at UKM and other higher education institutions. Through dedicated Student Support Offices, our faculty provide pastoral and developmental support throughout the degree period. The staff will assist students and refer them to central support services such as the Counselling Service, Disability Support, and the University Student Union.

Faculty Information

Campus: Bangi, Selangor
Faculty: Faculty of Islamic Studies
Degree: Bachelor of Islamic Studies with Honours (Theology and Philosophy)
Duration: 4 Years 

Faculty of Islamic Studies
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor

Tel: +603 89215350/ 3524
Fax: +603 89253902

Contact Us

Centre for Academic Management
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor

Tel: +603 89118173/ 8027/ 8456
Fax: +603 89118471

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