Degree: Master of Arts

Duration: 2-3 years

Language: Turkish

Program Description: This program focuses on examination of Islamic law institutions and the provisions of Islamic law, which based on Qur’an and Sunnah and to present solution to the problems of society related to Islamic law. The program aims students’ being able to understand and evaluate the basic literature of Islamic law and to make comparisons between the knowledge of Islamic law and concept of other legal systems. The program also focuses on courses focusing on authentic, objective, and research-based field studies related to the central issues in Islamic Jurisprudence. The courses are related to three main subjects which are history of Islamic Law (fiqh), methodology of Islamic Law (usul al-fiqh), and comparative Islamic Law. Through these courses, students are exposed to the primary sources of Islamic Jurisprudence, the prominent schools of fiqh that emerged throughout the history of Islamic Jurisprudence, the pioneering figures of these schools and their contributions to Islamic Jurisprudence, and the general characteristics of these schools.  Ahmet Esat Arsebük, Sabri Şakir Ansay, Şakir Berki, Abdülkadir Şener, Esat Kılıçer, and Osman Keskioğlu are among the well-established scholars in the field who have contributed to the enrichment of the department over its history.

Graduation Requirements: Master’s Degree Program with thesis consists of at least seven courses, one seminar, other educational activities and thesis that totals to a minimum of 21 National Credits and 120 ECTS. Students should take 60 ETCS from courses and seminar, and 60 ECTS from thesis. Non-thesis Master’s Degree Program consist of at least 10 courses and semester project that totals to a minimum of 30 National Credits and 90 ECTS. In order to be successful in a course, student’s grade must at least 2,75 out of 4.

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