The Department of History and Islamic Civilization is recognized for its pioneering projects in the UAE. It was established the same year the University of Sharjah was inaugurated and was the first to offer a master's degree in history along with its bachelor's degree. It was also one of the first department in the university to receive academic accreditation from the then Ministry of Higher Education and Research in 2002/2003.
The significant role this department is envisaged to play in strengthening the Arab and Muslim identity was emphasized when His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah, and President of the University of Sharjah taught here when the department was first established. This has also had a substantial effect on the development and progress of the department.
The MA History programme fulfils the university's vision to serve the local and regional communities and provide them with keen researchers in history and Islamic civilization. Consequently, the department has been able to attract a constantly increasing number of students from the UAE and many other countries. In addition, its alumni include a number of local leaders from various government and private institutions.
The mission of this programme is produce highly qualified graduates equipped with sound knowledge of the field and modern research skills. This will enable them to pursue doctoral programmes and meet the needs of the country and the region.
- Train researchers in the fields of history and Islamic civilization.
- Provide universities and research institutes in the country and the region with highly skilled researchers.
- Preserve the Arab and Islamic identity through scientific studies that highlight the achievements of the nation throughout history.
- Correct false perceptions of the history of the nation through rigorous studies that highlight its significant contributions to human progress in all fields.
Train highly skilled historians who are able to use reason and evidence to protect the history of their nation from distortion and prejudice and who believe in the principles of cultural exchange, objectivity and analytical thinking.
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