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The programme is designed to produce History scholars and professionals who are committed to spiritual, moral, intellectual and creative excellence. It involves an appreciation of the Western and Islamic heritage in the study of history and civilization, exposing students to the contributions of Western and Muslim scholars in developing concepts, theories, principles and practises in the discipline. Modern techniques and methods of historical research receive special attention in the programme in order to prepare graduates who are able to face contemporary challenges.
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 required to produce original research in the form of a thesis. The expected length of the thesis is around 80,000 - 100,000 words. Areas in which the candidates can specialise include Islamic History and Civilization, History of the Indian Subcontinent, South East Asian History, History of the Far East and European History.
Arabic and English proficiency levels at the following minimum score: