The Master of Government Degree is a professional programme focusing on understanding the workings and challenges of an Islam-driven system of government. The programme seeks to develop highly educated and skilled workers with knowledge related to: leadership, Islamic governance, strategy, policy and implementation.

  • List of Modules
    1 CG-5101 Islamic Governance & Leadership 4
    2 CG-5109 Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-analysis 4
    3 CG-5103 Civil Service, Law & Government 4
    4 CG-5104 Islamic Epistemology & Research Methods 4
    5 CG-5105 Digital Learning for Professional Development 4
    6 CG-5106 Data Analytics and Report Writing 4
    7 CG-5107 Digital Innovation Project: Analysis & Portfolio 12
    8 CG-5108 Strategic Foresight and Planning 4
    Total MC 40
    CODE OPTION MODULES - Choose THREE option modules for 12 MCs MC
    1 CG-5301 The Negara System of Government 4
    2 CG-5302 Public Policy for Innovation Management 4
    3 CG-5303 Work-based Learning for Innovation and Change 4
    4 CG-5304 Strategic Foresight & Policy Analysis 4
    5 CG-5305 International Legal Issues 4
    6 CG-5308 Islam and Society 4
    7 CG-5309 Contemporary Global Issues 4
    8 CG-5310 Quantitative Research 4
    9 CG-5311 Data analysis methods in Quantitative Research 4
    10 CG-5312 Qualitative Research 4
    11 CG-5313 Innovation in Islamic Governance 4
    12 CG-5314 Organizational Moral Learning by Spiritual Hearts 4
    13 CG-5315 A World of Regions: ASEAN and the EU in a Globalising World 4
    Total MC 12

    These modules and changes take effect as of August 2022 intake. At the end of the programme, students will need to take all core modules (8 modules) and 3 option modules which equals to a total of 52 MCs.

  • Entry Requirements
    Minimum Qualifications (either one of the following)
    Bachelor’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree AND at least five (5) years of working experience at executive or management level
    Other Qualifications Any other qualification which is deemed equivalent or fit may be considered by Faculty and approved by Senate on a case-by-case basis.
    Minimum English Requirement (either one the following)
    GCE O’ Level At least a credit in English Language at GCE 'O' Level
    IGCSE English as a Second language Grade B
    IELTS 6.5
    TOEFL 550

    The applicant may be required to undergo an interview on a case by case basis.

  • Programme Duration
    Mode of study Part-time
    Duration Maximum of 10 years
  • Fees
    Total programme fee BND $9100
    4 Modular credits (MC) BND $700
    A minimum total of 52 modular credits (MC) are required for the award of the Master of Government programme.
  • How to apply
    Intake Closing Date For Application
    Every January and August Send by E-mail to or Apply through our online Application Form here
    Please complete the Request Information Form and
    send by E-mail to
    or submit in person to:
    Centre for Lifelong Learning (C3L),
    Second Floor, ILIA Building,
    Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
    Jalan Tungku Link, BE 1410,
    Brunei Darussalam.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I apply if I don’t meet the minimum entry requirements?

    We welcome applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree and at least five (5) years of working experience at an executive or management level. Alternatively, applicants who do not meet the requirements stated but may have other formal qualifications deemed equivalent or appropriate (e.g. formal training, relevant professional experience) may be considered and approved for admission on a case-by-case basis.*

    B100 or EDP participants may also qualify for module exemptions subject to approval.

    How are the classes conducted? Will I need to attend classes in person?

    All classes are conducted online through CANVAS - students have access to digital resources such as video lectures, presentations and readings. However, you may be required to meet your lecturer atleast once a month either online or in person (depending on the module).

    What equipment do I need to take classes online?

    You may require an updated computer device (smart phone and tablet can also be used) with the latest operating system and web browser. An updated browser like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari or Internet Explorer A good broadband connection is a necessity. (If accessing over a mobile device or tablet, please ensure you are using a strong wifi connection and are not relying on the 3G or 4G data services).

    How many modules do I need to take per semester?

    Students are required to take at least 1 module or maximum 4 modules each semester. At the end of the programme, students will need to take all core modules (7 modules) and 3 option modules which equals to a total of 48 MCs.

    What are the core modules and option modules?

    Refer to the programme structure listed above for the latest version.

    Note: MC = Modular Credits (MCs). Total: 52 MCs to be awarded a Master of Government

    What is the maximum duration to complete the degree?

    The maximum duration for students to complete the Master of Government degree programme is 10 years

    Do I have exams at the end of the year?

    No, The Master of Government programme is assessed through online assessment. Students are required to complete an online e-Portfolio through the PebblePad platform. The assessment is made up of Learning outcome workbooks compiled into a Portfolio or Collection.

    How much does the programme cost?

    $700 per 4MCs module.

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Programme Structure

Students are taught through a blended learning approach providing you with face-to-face classes (optional) and online access to digital resources that will enable you to study at your own pace and time.


    Courses are developed and taught by industry and academic experts


    Learn using digital resources and offline classes - weekends or evenings


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