BRUNEI LEGAL EDUCATION / INSTITUTIONS
Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University (UNISSA) - Laws and Syariah Degree Programme
The Faculty of Syariah and Law in UNISSA was established in 2007 (1428H) to offer students formal education in Syariah and legal studies. The faculty has 192 students, and 21 staff members. The credit-hour system is followed, and Arabic is the medium of instruction. In addition, Malay and English are also used in limited number of courses.
Syariah deals with many aspects of day-to-day life, including politics, economics, banking, business, contracts, family, sexuality, hygiene, and social issues
Law is a system of rules, usually enforced through a set of institutions. It shapes politics, economics and society in numerous ways and serves as a primary social mediator of relations between people.
For the LLB program, the medium of instruction is English. A student must complete a minimum of 130 credit hours or 62 subjects to obtain a university degree. The Faculty programs have theoretical and practical components, with the latter involving memorization and recitation of the Quran.
They offer three major programs; Fiqh and Usul, Fiqh and Judiciary, and Law. The Faculty also offers Postgraduate program in Syariah and Law. They encourage students’ involvement in seminars, contests, trips and research.
UNISSA has signed Memorandum of Understading (MoU) with 56 other universities in Malaysia, Indonesia, Jordan, Thailand, Egypt, United Kingdom, Bangladesh, India and the Republic of Kazakhstan for cooperation in research, student and staff exchange and other cooperation that benefits both parties.
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