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The programme is designed to produce communication scholars and professionals who are committed to spiritual, moral, intellectual and creative excellence. It involves an appreciation of the Western and Islamic heritage behind the current media forms and institutions, exposing students to the contributions of Western and Muslim scholars in developing concepts, theories, principles and practises in the discipline of communication. Modern techniques are recognized as important tools in effective communication and receive special attention in the programme.
This is a full time and a part-time programme that requires a minimum of 3 years (6 semesters) and 5 years (10 semesters) respectively to complete. The maximum period allowed for the programme is 6 years (12 semesters) for the former and 8 years (16 semesters) for the latter.
Candidates are trained in communication theories, research methods and Islamisation of human knowledge to prepare them for the challenging task of producing original research in the form of a dissertation/thesis. The expected length of the dissertation/thesis is around 80,000 - 100,000 words.
English proficiency level at the following score: