Second Cycle Programmes    (Master's Degree)
Master (with thesis) - Institute of Social Sciences - Basic Islamic Sciences - Islamic Law
General Description  |  Key Learning Outcomes  |  Course Structure Diagram with Credits
General Description ^
Islamic Law Section at the Institute of Social Sciences at Marmara University was founded in 1983.
Qualification Awarded
Master with Thesis
Specific Admission Requirements
Bachelor diploma, Academic Personnel and the Higher Education Graduate Entry Exam (A-Les)
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
Applicants must have a degree from an university faculty or the an approved equivalent.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The statutes of Marmara University Post Graduate Course and Examinations are applied. See link:
Profile of The Programme
The curriculum consists of various courses of major branches of Islamic Law (The Methodology of Islamic Law, The Islamic System of Economy, Modern Problems of Islamic Law, Selected Texts of Islamic Law etc). Each student is obliged to perform a thesis about branches of Islamic Law. The courses are leaded by the academic personnel of the Islamic Law Department of Faculty of Theology at Marmara University.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
The graduates who have also completed the pedagogical courses can find jobs in the field of education as religious education teachers. The graduates can also find positions in Presidency of Religious Affairs. They can find academic positions in universities as well.
Access to Further Studies
The graduates can apply for doctoral degrees to The Institute of Social Sciences at Marmara University.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
At least one mid-term grade is given for each course, in respect to the program's semester/year basis. This may either be given according to a written and/or oral examination or the evaluation of a dissertation and /or the student's participation in courses. Final examination is held within the announced time period of the academic calendar. To be respected as successful in a course, a student must; a)Receive a grade of at least 65/100 at final or examination. b)Receive a final grade of at least 65/100. The effect of mid-term examination, grade on final grade is 40%.
Graduation Requirements
Students must attend and pass the examination of the classes they have elected. To graduate from the master's program, the final average of the students' grades has to be minimum 2.50 out of 4. Their written thesis must be defended before a jury.
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Prof. Fahrettin Atar, Marmara Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi, Bağlarbaşı Kampüsü Mahir İz Cad. No: 2 Üsküdar İstanbul. Office: The Dean's Hall, Second Floor. Office Phone N: 90 216 6514375-1300. e-mail:
Faculty of Theology Library, with a collection of more than 200.000 books
Key Learning Outcomes ^
1 Being able to understand and evaluate the basic literature of Islamic law and jurisprudence
2 Knowing the historical evolution and phases of development of Islamic law and being able to make comparisions with other legal systems
3 Being able to make comparisions and eveluation between the knowledge of Islamic law and the concepts of other legal systems
4 With the help of general principles of the philosophy of Islamic law, being able to present solution to the problems of the society related to Islamic law
5 Being able think in connection with the other Islamic disciplines
6 Knowing the place of Islamic law among the legal systems
7 Being able to solve the problems related to Islamic law and having the ability to write scholarly works
8 Being able to analyze the relationship between law and society and their effects to each other
9 Having a general knowledge of the major branches of positive law
10 Having the knowledge about basic methods of reasoning, logical structure of law, and general structure of law
11 Being able to make evaluations about the social and legal reflections of economic life
12 Having the knowledge of Classical and Modern literature of ıslamic law
13 Being able to make connections between social life and rules of social order
14 Gainig the ability to apply knowledge
15 Being able to give presentations in native language
Course Structure Diagram with Credits ^
T : Theoretical P: Practice
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ISH700 Seminar Compulsory 0 2 5
2 ISH-S1 Elective - 1 Elective 2 0 5
3 ISH-Z1..4 Core - 1..4 Elective 8 0 20
Total 10 2 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ISH-S2 Elective - 2 Elective 2 0 5
2 ISH-Z5..9 Core - 5..9 Elective 10 0 25
Total 12 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 Thesis Compulsory 60