Philosophy and Prospectus


The global, social and political landscape are constantly undergoing changes with increased diversity and plurality, and the role of  religion in society is at centre of public discussion. Societies are experiencing a volatile and unpredictable shift towards a future economy characterised with rapidly progressing technologies, such as, the rise of artificial intelligence and automation. This is affecting all jobs globally and locally, including the religious sector. The future has many opportunities if we are able to adopt the right mindset, continuously learn new skills and harness our multitude of talents to maximise our potential so that we are able to develop a better future  for all.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Islam in Contemporary Societies (PCICS) aims to nurture a generation of confident, compassionate, and competent professional Asatizah with the requisite knowledge and skills to provide relevant religious guidance in a highly diverse, plural and inter-connected postmodern world. PCICS is based on a holistic curriculum, dedicating ample attention to both religious and the social sciences to develop a critical-creative thinking mindset, alongside equipping our Asatizah with relevant 21st century competencies and professional proficiencies. The curriculum is designed to equip students with a deep familiarity with the current and future contexts of the Singapore society, and Islam and Muslim communities in the Southeast Asian/Nusantara region. Committed to nurturing a passion for lifelong learning and sustainable self-development, this programme promises a student-centric experience.

For more details, please download the PCICS prospectus here.