Islamic University of Maldives

Overview

The journey of Islamic University of Maldives began a few decades ago merely as a college known as the College of Islamic Studies.

On 21 st February 2004, the College of Islamic studies was transformed to a full-fledged higher education institution and renamed Kulliyah Al Dhirasaathil Islamiyah. The change in status brought about several reforms to teaching and scope of education offered at the institution. Kulliyah Al Dhirasaathil Islamiyah adopted an approach to teaching which focused largely on integration of research and innovation to promote higher level of thinking and to enable students to consider religious studies from a broader, a more holistic and an informed lens.

On 21 st February 2004, the College of Islamic studies was transformed to a full-fledged higher education institution and renamed Kulliyah Al Dhirasaathil Islamiyah. The change in status brought about several reforms to teaching and scope of education offered at the institution. Kulliyah Al Dhirasaathil Islamiyah adopted an approach to teaching which focused largely on integration of research and innovation to promote higher level of thinking and to enable students to consider religious studies from a broader, a more holistic and an informed lens.

Kulliyah Al Dhirasaathil Islamiyah continued to offer a broad spectrum of courses including diploma and degrees in areas such as Arabic Language, Islamic Studies, Quranic Studies and Sharia and Law.

In 2015, the historical step to upgrade Kulliyah Al Dhirasaathil Islamiyah to Islamic University of Maldives (IUM) was taken by a presidential decree. This measure was taken to realize one of the highest priorities of the current government; to promote and protect the Islamic faith in the Maldives.

IUM NOW
Since the transformation, the University has been engaged in a diligent process of reform. This includes strengthening the management of faculties, employing new staff to ensure smooth administration and functioning of the University and review and revision of existing courses. Since its inception in 2015, IUM has introduced a number of new postgraduate courses in a number of different areas including TESOL, Comparative Laws and so on. This is no doubt a bold and a promising step towards quality and diversity in the provision of higher education by the University.

Qualifications Offered

  • Certificate I
  • Certificate II
  • Certificate III
  • Certificate IV
  • Diploma
  • Professional Certificate/ Advanced Diploma / Associate Degree/ Foundation Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree / Professional Certificate / Professional Diploma
  • Graduate / Postgraduate Certificate / and Graduate / Postgraduate Diploma / Bachelor\’s Degree with honours
  • Master’s Degree / Advanced Professional Certificate / Advanced Professional Diploma
  • Doctoral Degree / Higher Professional Certificate / Higher Professional Diploma

Programmes Offered

  • Aqidah & Islamic Thoughts
  • Arabic Language
  • Education
  • English
  • Fiqh & Usul-al-Fiqh
  • Islamic Finance
  • Islamic Studies
  • Judicial Administration
  • Law
  • Philosophy
  • Quranic Studies
  • Science of Hadith
  • Shariah
  • Shariah & Law
  • Teaching

Campus Locations

  • Male' City, Henveiru