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List of Courses offered at Al-Azhar University

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Al-Azhar University

Al-Azhar University is a hugely respected centre of Islamic learning. Named after the mosque in Cairo’s medieval quarter, it was founded by the Shi’ite Fatimid Dynasty in 970 AD and was formally organised by 988 AD.


Al-Azhar University represents the only university in the Arabic world to survive as a modern university. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate and graduate study programs. It has 81 faculties, 9 Institutes, 359 academic Departments, 42 Centres, 6 University hospitals and 27 General administration units. The main thematic focus areas of Al-Azhar University are Science and Technology, Management and Business Administration, Arts, Languages and Humanities, Agriculture, Dentistry and Medicine.

It is the only ancient university in the Arabic world to survive as a modern university by including secular subjects in the curriculum. Al-Azhar University now offers programmes in business, economics, science, medicine, engineering and agriculture, as well as its prestigious Islamic teachings.

List of Programmes offered at Al-Azhar University

Life sciences
  • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Sport Science
  • Biological Sciences
  • Veterinary Science

Business & economics

  • Business & Management
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Economics & Econometrics

Physical sciences

  • Chemistry
  • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Mathematics & Statistics

Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Medicine & Dentistry
    • Histology
    • Physiology
    • Anatomy
    • Biochemistry
    • Parasitology
    • Pharmacology
    • Pathology
    • Microbiology
    • Community Medicine and Occupational Medicine
    • Forensic Medicine and Toxicology


  • Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Analytical and industrial Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry

Arts & humanities

  • Architecture
  • History, Philosophy & Theology
  • Languages, Literature & Linguistics

Social sciences

  • Geography
  • Communication & Media Studies
  • Sociology

Computer science

  • Computer Science

Engineering & technology

  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • General Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering


  • Psychology


  • Sharia Law


  • Education

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