Masters of Studies or Master of Philosophy in Islamic Studies (MS / MPhil IS) | GIFT University

Masters of Studies or Master of Philosophy in Islamic Studies (MS / MPhil IS)

Career Prospects:

The higher degrees in Islamic Studies help Islamic Studies teachers to get selections and promotion to higher grades in their professional careers. Master of Philosophy in Islamic Studies is largely beneficial for nation builders in the form of teachers; working in different academic and social institutions. This is an advanced level study for Master degree holders, waiting for their further learning, their proficiency as professionals and their selection and promotion in the same fields. This degree will enhance the future employment opportunities of the youth, seeking jobs, and will enrich the faculties of those who are already employed.

 

Program Description:

MS/M Phil in Islamic Studies provides students with a strong grounding in various sub-disciplines of classical and modern Islamic learning. Candidates enrolled in this program will either need to complete 32 credit hours of course work or, alternatively, complete 26 credit hours of course work along with 6 credit hours of research work/thesis. Candidates completing 32 credit hours of course work shall be awarded MS degree while those who complete 26 credit hours of course work plus 6 credit hours of research work shall be awarded M Phil degree.

 

Program Objectives:

The major objective of this research degree program is to prepare competent and committed scholars of Islamic Studies having grasp on modern issues in an Islamic perspective. The department of Islamic Studies provides its students with all intellectual and physical resources to cater for quality research in Islamic Studies. This ensures our commitment to lead in higher education and to establish our university as a center of excellence. The medium of instruction is primarily Urdu with a special emphasis on Arabic-to integrate the students with the original sources of Islamic thought & learning, and on English as a language of knowledge and technology.

 

Minimum Eligibility Criteria:

The applications for admission are welcomed from the candidates:

  1. MA in Islamic Studies/B. S. Islamic Studies with minimum 2.5 CGPA / 2nd Division in Annual System of Examination or an equivalent degree like Shahadat ul A’alamiah, recognized/verified by HEC, equal to second division.
  2. Passed the previous degree with a cumulative GPA score of 2.5/4.0 (under a semester system) or a second class Masters degree (earned under annual system).

Passed the GAT-General, conducted by NTS at the time of admission and must be valid. However, a provisional admission can be granted which will be confirmed by the university after the candidate passes GAT-General test conducted by NTS. Alternatively candidates have to pass MS/MPhil GIFT University admission test with 50 % marks.

 

Program Structure:

 

MPhil

Structure No. of Courses Cr. Hrs
Core 04 12
Elective 04 12
Seminars 02 02
Research Thesis or Course Work Research/2 Courses 06
Total 12 32
 

MS

Structure No. of Courses Cr. Hrs
Core 06 18
Elective 04 12
Seminars 02 02
Total 12 32
 

Minimum Eligibility:

The applications for admission are welcomed from the candidates:

  1. MA in Islamic Studies/B. S. Islamic Studies with minimum 2.5 CGPA / 2nd Division in Annual System of Examination or an equivalent degree like Shahadat ul A’alamiah, recognized/verified by HEC, equal to second division.
  2. Passed the previous degree with a cumulative GPA score of 2.5/4.0 (under a semester system) or a second class Masters degree (earned under annual system).

Passed the GAT-General, conducted by NTS at the time of admission and must be valid. However, a provisional admission can be granted which will be confirmed by the university after the candidate passes GAT-General test conducted by NTS. Alternatively candidates have to pass MS/MPhil GIFT University admission test with 50 % marks.

Enquiries

The Admission Office at GIFT University deals with the enquiries concerning admissions. The prospective candidates are advised to consult this office during working hours of the University.

 

General Criteria to Apply

  • The candidate fulfills the eligibility conditions of the program.
  • The candidate must have earned the eligibility qualification from a recognized educational institution.
  • Good proficiency in English language.
  • The candidate has not been debarred on disciplinary grounds during his earlier educational career.
 

Admission Application

  • Applications for admissions are invited through advertisement in the media. The prospective candidates are advised to obtain the University Prospectus, Application Form and Admission Schedule from the Admissions Office. They may make queries to the officer on duty for further information.
  • Admission Application should be submitted together with all required documents within the prescribed time limit in the Student Affairs Centre Admissions Office.
  • Online Applicants can apply just by filling the required fields of Online Application Form. Their documents will be verified at the day of admissions test and interview.
  • After admission test and interview, the Admission Committee will advise the successful candidates to deposit fee and other dues in the Accounts Office within the specified time limit.
  • On payment of fee and dues, the Accounts Office will issue the Registration Number to the candidate. at least two days prior to the commencement of the semester.
Duration (Years) 2
No. of Regular Semesters 4
Credit Hour Fee 5,300
Total Credit Hour 32
Total Program Fee 213,100**
Semester Fee 53,000
Registration 6,500
Total Semester Fee 59,500
1st Semester Credit Hours 10

 

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