Program Description

Course Name: Fiqh and Its Fundamentals

Degree Level: Master’s Degree

Study Mode: Part Time

Credit Hours: 34

• Instruction: 25 hours

• Thesis: 9 hours

Instruction Language: Arabic

Accreditation Status: Accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education

Study Plan: Please check the Link to view the comprehensive plan of the program

The Master’s in Fiqh and its Fundamentals explores the principles and complexity of the science of Islamic Shariah; its applications and association with contemporary jurisprudential issues.

The program trains specialized and competent individuals in the fields of jurisprudence who advocate for an authentic and modern perspective to deal with the contemporary jurisprudence issues and developments, in accordance with the tools and the methods of devising Sharia rulings.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the program will have the opportunity to work in a broad range of career choices in the Shariah judiciary system as Shariah lawyers, Shariah or legal advisors at banking and financial institutions. In addition, the program qualifies its graduates to work at public and private Islamic institutions, charities and non-governmental organizations, as well as pursue careers in academia or research.

Study Mode, Duration & Study Plan

The program is offered on a full time basis. The total number of required credits for this program is 34 credit hours. Students are expected to complete their degree in 2 years. 

Tuition, Fees, Scholarship and Financial Support

AED2,900Credit Hours
AED3,500Thesis Extension Fees

AED 3,000 (a one-time fee / non-refundable)Admission Fee
AED 750 (charged every semester/ non-refundable)Student Services Fee
AED 750 (charged every semester/ non-refundable)Learning and Development Fees
Jumeira University offers a wide range of scholarship and financial support opportunities to its current and prospective students. For more information, contact the Enrollment Office or visit this link.

Entry and Language Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies or Shariah Law

A CGPA of 3.0


ο Arabic: Non-native speakers must pass the Arabic Language Placement Test

ο English: All students must maintain one of the following scores at the time of admission:

TOEFL: 400


EmSAT: 825-925

How to Apply

Students can apply for the program either through the University’s Enrollment Office on campus or online using the following link.

Applications are accepted throughout the year. Students are, however, admitted only at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.