The PhD program in “Women Studies, Specialization in Women’s Rights in Islam” is a comprehensive educational package in line with the regulations and decisions made by the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology of Iran. This program, as an interdisciplinary specialization with the orientation of philosophy of law, includes courses in jurisprudence, civil law, criminal law, international law, and public law, as far as they are related to the area of women and family. The goals of this program is theorizing and developing knowledge-based strategies in woman and family law, and developing a comprehensive look at women’s rights in Islam. Today, issues related to women such as women’s rights are among the main issues in the world’s political and legal assemblies. Since women have a special position in the evolution and maturity of societies, the identity crisis of women and families has damaged the international community. Therefore, educations on women’s and family rights and explaining the excellent position of women in the eyes of Islam can remarkably help solve the identity crisis in women and families.
This program seeks to present a comprehensive look at women’s rights through relying upon the basics and principles of Islamic legislation. Also, the development and indigenization of women’s issues are also made possible through scholarly methods by relying on ethical principles and Islamic values. Moreover, the program provides an appropriate platform for enhancing the society’s Islamic, scholarly thinking about women’s rights. Recognition and detailed analysis of different schools and currents that defend women’s rights, and scholarly defense of Islamic thoughts in the area of women and family are on the agenda.
The graduates of this program are prepared to theorize the field of women and family. They also obtain the required expertise in indigenization of women’s issues based on ethical principles and Islamic values, making them experts in philosophy of women’s and family rights.
Holding a master’s degree or an equivalent is sufficient for enrollment in this program. The previous degree of the applicant must be verified by the consulate of Iran in the issuing country. Also, matching the applicants’ previous field of study with the current program is not necessary. Upon establishing the applicants’ scholarly competency and the committee’s agreement, the applicants are eligible to study in this program regardless of their previous field of study. Previous publications including books, research papers, and journal articles can positively influence the committee’s judgment.
- Total cost of the course for Iranian students who are admitted through the national entrance exam or internal university exam (2021-2022): 60 thousand dollars (The fee covers the student’s educational costs and does not include living expenses such as food and accommodations.
The applicants must submit the following documents to apply for the PhD programs (research-only) at the University of Religions and Denominations:
- A completed application form.
- An electronic copy of the passport or a valid residence permit (for the on-campus students).
- An electronic copy of the bachelor’s and master’s degree or their equivalent and a certified Persian, English, or Arabic translation of the transcripts.
- A recently taken photo of the applicant, size 30x40mm.
- Applicant’s CV, indicating education and work experience.
By clicking on the “Apply now” button next to each program, you will be transferred to the registration portal, where you can upload and submit your application documents. Your application will not be complete until all the required items are submitted.