Bachelor of Shariah and Law

Awarding Institution: Villa College

MNQF Level: 7

Duration: 3 Years

Programme Description

The programme focuses on the study of Shariah and Law as the first step to start a career in the legal field and in Islamic scholarship. Its rich content of theory, application, research andskills-based training enables candidates to adapt quickly to the professional field. Thebalance between Shariah and Law content, together with ethical foundations, provide abreadth of knowledge in this field.

Objectives

  • Demonstrate a broader knowledge that is embedded in the concepts, principles,theories and practices in the field of Law and Shariah;
  • Demonstrate core skills and transfer skills in carrying out practical legal research,interviewing, drafting, and advocacy to advance in the professional career of Shariah and Law;
  • Examine and build arguments on legal issues against the global and local contexts ofthose issues;
  • Research and apply knowledge of the Law and legal practice accurately and effectively tocases;
  • Understand and adhere to the key ethical requirements and professional standards in legalpractice.

Programme Structure

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Module

Credit

1

EXEGESIS ON THE AYAAT OF LEGISLATURE IN THE HOLY QURAN

15

2

PRINCIPLES OF ISLAMIC JURISPRUDENCE I (USOOL FIQH I)

15

3

CRIMINAL LAW I

15

4

LAW OF CONTRACT I

15

5

MALDIVIAN LEGAL SYSTEM

15

6

LAW OF CONTRACT II

15

7

CRIMINAL LAW II

15

8

ISLAMIC CRIMINAL LAW

15

9

LAW OF TORT I

15

10

EXEGESIS ON THE TRADITIONS OF LEGISLATURE IN THE SUNNAH

15

11

PRINCIPLES OF ISLAMIC JURISPRUDENCE II (USOOL FIQH II)

15

12

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

15

13

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

15

14

ISLAMIC LEGAL MAXIMS

15

15

LAW OF TORT II

15

16

COMPANY LAW

15

17

ISLAMIC JURISPRUDENCE (FIQH)

15

18

ISLAMIC FAMILY LAW

15

19

ISLAMIC LAW OF INHERITANCE (AL-FARAA’ID)

15

20

LAND LAW

15

21

LAW OF TRUST

15

22

EVIDENCE AND PROCEDURE

15

23

INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL PRACTICE

30

General Entry Criteria

2 passes in A Level/HSC (At GCE A/L, a pass is considered E and above. HSSC pass is considered C and above.)

OR

Attainment of a Level 4 qualification in a related field

OR

Attainment of a Level 4 Foundation Study Program approved for the specific Diploma program.

Alternative Entry Criteria

20 years old, completion of a Level 4 qualification (unrelated), and successful completion of an MQA approved University Preparation Program

OR

20 years old, completion of secondary school, 2 years of relevant work experience, and successful completion of an MQA approved University Preparation Program