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Application is now open for Local Students: M.A. in Applied Islamic Ethics

Are you interested in having Master of Arts (MA) degree in a pioneer field with great potential for both academia and the wider labor market?

The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), and Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), cordially announce the opening of the online application for the MA in Applied Islamic Ethics (AIE), the first program of its kind worldwide.


This pioneer program addresses how Islam, as a world religion with a rich moral heritage, engages with and contributes to the global moral discourse. Its strong interdisciplinary character combines in-depth knowledge of both theoretical and applied ethics rooted in the Islamic tradition. The program is consistent with the Qatar National Vision 2030 of developing a knowledge-based society and also with HBKU’s mission to develop world-class interdisciplinary academic programs. For more information about the program, please read the attached brochure.

Graduates & Future

Graduates of this program will have the skills to continue their academic studies at the PhD level in the many fields covered in this program. They may also work in a professional environment by regulating ethical guidelines and policies in government and private institutions active in a wide range of areas, including biomedical sciences, engineering, business, politics, family, and human rights–in Muslim and Western contexts.

Great Opportunities

Besides following courses, students of the AIE program will have extra opportunities for improving their skills. For instance, they will be able to join the regular research seminars, International Conference, training sessions, public lectures and many other activities organized by the Research Center for Islamic Legislation & Ethics (CILE). During these activities, our students will get in direct contact with renowned scholars and researchers from all over the world. Our students will also have the opportunity to work as Research Assistants in projects led by the professors teaching at the program and to present their research in international conferences inside and outside Qatar.  


Due to the Covid-19 situation, we decided to extend the application deadline for students living in Qatar. The new application deadline is 20 July 2020 but the first received applications will be given higher priority. Interested applicants should send the following documents by e-mail:

  • University transcripts,
  • Qatari ID,
  • Updated CV,
  • Personal Statement,
  • Two recommendation letters, and
  • IELTS Certificate with 6.5+ score.

Please send these documents directly to

>> Please note that only documents sent to these two e-mails will be considered <<

More Information

For more information about the program, please read the attached document. If you have any further questions about the program, please contact Dr. Mutaz Al-Khatib (

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