Master of Government


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

Effective August 2022, students enrolled from August 2022 onwards must complete 52 MCs (11 core modules and 3 option modules) to complete the Master of Government

Students enrolled from January 2022 and before are eligible to graduate with 48 MCs.

1 CG-5101 Islamic Governance & Leadership 4
2 CG-5109 Introduction to Systematic Review and Metaanalysis 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 & Planning 4
    Total MC 40
(Choose THREE Optional modules for 12 MCs)
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-5315 A World of Regions: ASEAN and the EU in a
Globalising World
13 CG-5316 Organisational Moral Learning 4
    Total Optional MCs 12

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

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

Programme Duration

Mode of study Part-time
Duration Up to 12 years


Total programme fee BND $9100
4 Modular credits (MC) BND $700
A minimum total of 48 modular credits (MC) are required for the award of the Master of Government programme.

How to apply

For interested applicants, please email directly to office.c3l@ubd.edu.bn or enter http://apply.c3l.ubd.edu.bn

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 (8 modules) and 3 option modules which equals to a total of 52 MCs

How many MCs do I need to obtain to graduate?

Effective August 2022, students enrolled from August 2022 onwards must complete 52 MCs (11 core modules and 3 option modules) to complete the Master of Government

Students enrolled from January 2022 and before are eligible to graduate with 48 MCs.

What is the maximum duration to complete the degree?

The maximum duration for students to complete the Master of Government degree programme is 12 years

Do I have exams at the end of the year?

No, The Master of Government programme is assessed through 100% coursework – assignments and essays.

How much does the programme cost?

$700 per 4MCs module.

Do you offer other programmes at the Centre for Lifelong Learning?

If you are interested in taking a short course, discover our 14-Week Short Courses programme here: https://openlearn.ubd.edu.bn/

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.

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