The Degree programme takes a total of eight semester. The student undertakes University common units in the first 4 semester and specializes from the fifth semester. The Diploma Courses are a one year programmes upon which a successful student can pursue a degree in the same field with relevant exemptions in units taken. The Nursing programme takes a total of 12 semesters.
Umma University uses trimester based system. Each year consists of 3 semesters while each academic year consists of 2 semesters.
The preferred mode of study in Umma University is through lectures, discussions and debates and through practical engagements and case studies. The University has put in place systems that will digitize study and research for both lecturers and students.