The International Open University courses are structured as three-credit-hour courses. They consist of recorded lectures by the instructor and supplementary sessions by the faculty members. A student will earn three credit hours after successful completion of each course.

i. Higher Diploma Course Credit Requirement

To obtain a Bridge Diploma to M.A. in Islamic Studies, a student needs to complete a total of 16 courses or 48 credit hours of academic courses.

The Required Curriculum
PROGRAM NAMECOURSE LIST
Bridge Diploma to M.A. in Islamic StudiesBridge Diploma to M.A. in Islamic Studies Course List
ii. Master of Arts in Islamic Studies Credit Requirement

To obtain an M.A. in Islamic Studies, a student needs to complete a total of 16 courses or 48 credit hours of academic courses including the M.A. thesis.

Note: the requirement of the first batch scheduled to graduate in Fall 2016 semester is to complete a total of 19 courses or 57 credit hours of academic courses including the M.A. thesis, Muslim Minorities (DHD 501), Tafseer Soorah Mulk (TAF 503) and Educational Administration (EDU 501).

iii. PhD in Islamic Sciences Graduation Requirement

Please refer to the details of the completion and evaluation requirements of PhD in Islamic Sciences program at IOU here.