CIS: College of Islamic Studies
Applications Now Open for New 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 the College of Islamic Studies (CIS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), cordially announce the opening of online applications 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.

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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 the program. They may also find work in professional environments to regulate ethical guidelines and policies. These may be in government and private institutions active in a wide range of areas, including biomedical sciences, engineering, business, politics, family, and human rights – in both Muslim and Western contexts.


Great Opportunities

Besides following courses, students of the AIE program get extra opportunities to improve their skills, knowledge and understanding. For example, they are able to participate in regular research seminars, the annual 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 are in direct contact with renowned scholars and researchers from all over the world. Our students also have opportunities 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.  



For more information about the application requirements, please visit:

CIS Admission Requirements


Interested applicants should register via this link and submit the following documents:

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

Please note that only documents submitted via this link will be considered.



Learn more from our professors about the courses taught within the program of Applied Islamic Ethics

Dr. Mohammed Ghaly, in charge of "Islamic Bioethics" courses


Dr. Rajai Ray Jureidini, in charge of "Ethics of Migration and Human Rights" courses


Dr Mu'taz A. Al Khatib, in charge of "Ethical Reasoning and Casuistry Ethics" courses


Master of Arts in Applied Islamic Ethics: Curriculum Structure

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Important deadlines

  • Application deadline for international applicants: February 1, 2022
  • Application deadline for nationals and residents of Qatar: March 15, 2022


More Information

  • For more information about the application process, please contact the College of Islamic Studies Admissions (
  • For more information about the AIE Master Program, please read the attached brochure. If you have any further questions about the program, please contact the Program Coordinator Dr. Mutaz Al-Khatib (

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