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Doctor of Philosophy in History & Islamic Civilization

College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of History and Islamic Civilization
Study System
Thesis and Courses
Total Credit Hours
45 Cr. Hrs.
3-5 Years
Fall & Spring
Sharjah Main Campus
Study Mode
Full Time

Doctor of Philosophy in History Islamic Civilization

The Ph.D. History and Islamic Civilization is a pioneering program in the UAE. It is unique in the field, as, unlike traditional programs, it does not focus on unidimensional studies that follow a single historical phenomenon or subject in a particular historical period. It places more emphasis on the critical, analytical and comparative studies of two or more phenomena in the field. This prompts more comprehensive studies. The program also adopts a state-of-the-art approach employing knowledge gained from different academic fields to the study of history and civilization.


The program aims to:

  1. Provide candidates with an enriching learning and teaching experience based on the critical appraisal of the similar and different aspects of various historical phenomena, which would lead to a deeper understanding of the reality of the nation and humanity as a whole
  2. Broaden the scope of intellectual research through its contribution to the study fields of history and civilization
  3. Provide candidates with the tools of critical thinking and statistical analysis
  4. Develop candidates' leadership skills to better contribute to their future professional careers
  5. Supply concerned local institutes, centers and government departments with highly qualified academics 

Programme Content
Type and number of required courses according to programme study plan:
Type of Required Course Credit Hours
Compulsory requirements 15
Elective requirements
Thesis 21
Total 45