Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy program provides a platform for you to make an original and substantial contribution to knowledge within your chosen discipline of Islamic studies. Representing the pinnacle of academic achievement, a PhD offers the potential to unlock doors to a rewarding career in global research or academia, establishing you as a prominent leader in the field of Islamic studies.


Pinnacle of
academic achievement

Fulfill your dream of attaining the highest academic level by completing a Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic studies.

Pioneer groundbreaking

Contribute to knowledge and become a leader in your chosen Islamic discipline by producing cutting-edge research outcomes.

Publish books
and articles

Find your voice and contribute to intellectual debate and issues by publishing books and journal articles in Islamic studies.

Unlock doors to
academic opportunities

Earn a globally recognised academic qualification for a possible university career anywhere in the world.

Research Areas

Candidates should contact the Higher Degree Research Coordinator to discuss possible research topic. Your PhD topic area can be from any sub-discipline related to Islam and Muslim studies. ISRA has experienced supervisors who can supervise on a wide range of research topics from classical Islamic studies to contemporary Islamic studies. In accordance with the University’s Higher Degree Research Policy, candidates will be assigned an appropriate supervisor who will assist the candidate in developing a research proposal, the title of the thesis, and guide the candidate throughout their candidature and thesis preparation.

The Higher Degree Research Coordinator, Dr Mahsheed Ansari, can be contacted on

Session Offering

Session 1: Mar – Jun
Session 2: Jul – Oct 
Session 3: Nov – Feb



Entry requirements, fees and payment options

For information on entry requirements, fees and payment options, visit the CSU page by clicking here. 

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To apply, you will be redirected to the Charles Sturt University application form page.