Located in the academic hub of London, surrounded by universities, libraries, research institutes and museums, Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations aims to strengthen research and teaching about the heritage of Muslim societies as they have evolved over time, with specific attention to the challenges these societies face in contemporary settings.

The Institute offers students a two-year, full-time Master of Arts in Muslim Cultures and various short courses for professionals including educators, lawyers, journalists, diplomats and others interested in learning about the cultures and heritages of Muslims.

The diverse student body of AKU-ISMC is taught by an international faculty. Students also benefit from the facilities and activities offered by neighbouring institutions such as the School of Oriental and African Studies, London School of Economics and the British Library.

Research at AKU-ISMC concentrates on issues that are critical to all contemporary societies, particularly those that remain relatively unexplored within Muslim contexts. The Institute's publications fill an important vacuum in terms of representative scholarship and critical thinking about Muslim societies.

The Institute is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC).


                     Master of Arts in Muslim Cultures

                     Short Courses

                     Research and Publications