Bachelor in Islamic Studies

  • Type : Undergraduate
  • Credit Hours : 126hrs
  • Language : Arabic
  • Campuses: Al Ain & Abu Dhabi


About the Program

The Bachelor in Islamic Studies program is offered by the College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences to fulfill the demands of the job market and the local community. The goal of the program is to actively contribute to providing community members with the correct understanding of the Islamic doctrine, morals, rituals and teachings within a moderate frame of thought and in alignment with the National Qualifications Framework of United Arab Emirates.



The Bachelor in Islamic Studies program at Al Ain University aspires to be a pioneering center for promoting the correct understanding of Islamic doctrine, morals, rituals and teachings within a moderate frame of thinking, and producing professional specialized in Islamic studies aligned with the educational framework of UAE.



The mission of the program is to produce teachers, Imams, preachers and scholars in the field of Islamic Studies to be in charge of educating upcoming generations and refining their behavior; providing community members with a correct understanding of Islamic beliefs, morals, rituals and teachings within a moderate frame of thinking. The Program seeks to develop knowledge, skills and professional skills related to the outcomes of the program.



  • Preserving and emphasizing the role of Islamic studies in Muslim and international communities in general, and particularly in the Emirati community.
  • Emphasizing the importance of the topics of Islamic studies since they constitute the solid base for understanding Quran, Hadith and Islam.
  • Ensuring quality in teaching Islamic studies to students specialized in professional domains suitable for their specialization.
  • Improving students’ skills in various topics and fields related to Islamic Studies such as Quran studies, Quran interpretation, recitation and tajweed, foundations of Islamic jurisprudence, Hadith studies and doctrine studies among others in a scholarly environment based on self- and co-learning.
  • Contributing to local community service through the execution of programs that seek to develop the skills of teachers, researchers and imams who are involved in in fields related to Islamic Studies and other religions.
  • Preparing students to carry out scientific research in the field of Islamic Studies according to the standards of quality assurance.


Learning Outcomes

#Learning OutcomesSpecifications of Level 7 (Shortened)
1 Demonstrates specialized knowledge and motivation for innovation, self- and co-learning in the fields of Islamic Studies and related principles, concepts, theories, skills, trends and rules. 1.3
2 Apply the rules and principles of the various fields of Islamic Studies--such as Quran studies, foundations of Quran interpretation, recitation and tajweed, foundations of Islamic jurisprudence; Hadith studies; and doctrine studies among others-- in order to improve their effective communication skills, teaching skills, preaching, iftaa as well as to achieve a better understanding of religious and cultural texts stemming from Islamic values of moderation and tolerance.
3 Select appropriate research, critical and technical approaches to distinguish between various Islamic jurisprudence schools, interpretation schools, modern schools, and old and new schools of Islamic thought as well as to discern their varied research focuses, theories and applications in a style that combines the original and the contemporary.
4 Employs the skills of contemplative thinking, critical analysis and self-evaluation to improve the knowledge, skills and values which are related to Islamic Studies.
5 Improve the research, critical, and communication skills which are related to learned Islamic Studies and the relevant aspects of research, technology and leadership. This will contribute to preserving Islamic Studies, solve the problems of everyday life in the fields of social communication, research publication and technical improvement using innovative approaches.
6 Appreciate the role of scientific, research and technical innovations in revealing historical, theoretical and concrete materials which help establish the relationship between Islamic Studies to other heavenly religions and human cultures, and to stress its current and future function to improve the wellbeing of humanity.
7 Assume responsibility for spreading topics, moral and human values of Islamic Studies; promoting the desire to learn, teach and spread them; understanding Islamic texts; and applying the teachings of Islamic Studies at an individual and societal levels.

Job Opportunities

  • The Program of Islamic Studies is in demand by the country’s religious, educational, cultural and media institutions.

Admission Requirements

  • UAE Secondary School Certificate (Science/Advance, Or General, Or Elite) or its equivalent approved by the UAE Ministry of Education, with a minimum average of 60%.
  • Students who have obtained a Secondary School Certificate with (less than 60%) may be accepted, provided they enroll in (3) remedial courses for one semester from outside the program curriculum, which will not be counted in the cumulative GPA. The selection of these courses is based on the specialization and relevant grades in high school and includes subjects such as; (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Arabic Language, and English Language).

Graduation Requirements

  • The student completes (126) credit hours of the courses of the study plan.
  • The student completes the program requirements in a period of no less than (6) semesters and no more than (14) semesters.
  • The student obtains a GPA of no less than (2.00) on the scale (4)

Study Plan


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Course Description

Contact us

Director of Islamic Studies Program

College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences 
Al Ain University

P.O.Box: 64141
Al Ain - UAE

Phone No: +971 3 7024888
Fax No: +971 3 7024777

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