Academic Standards​​

Higher Education Review (Foreign Providers): The Aga Khan University (International) in the UK United Kingdom Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations

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The Aga Khan University (International) in the United Kingdom Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC) has undergone a review for the purposes of educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and has received its final report, which is available in full at:  www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews-and-reports/provider?UKPRN=10009773#.

We have received the following judgements from QAA:

The quality of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations.

The quality of the information about learning opportunities meets UK expectations.

The enhancement of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations.

The QAA review team also provided a commentary on academic standards.

The provider satisfactorily manages its responsibilities for academic standards, as set out in contractual arrangements with its academic partners.External Examiners Report 2017.pdf

Our Action Plan in response to the QAA's Higher Education Review (Foreign Providers) can be read here:​ Action Plan 2016.pdf


ISMC Student Complaints Procedure

The ISMC's MA in Muslim Cultures meets the UK expectations and we are confident that we deliver an excellent programme of study. Should you wish to make a complaint when studying with us you can find out how to go about this via the ISMC Student Complaints Procedure.pdf


​External Examiner's Report​

​External examiners are an essential element of the University's framework for quality assurance and enhancement. The role of external examiners is to assure the quality of students' learning experiences and ensure that students are assessed fairly in relation not just to other students on the same course but to students in other Higher Education Institutions nationally.​

External Examiner report for 2017 is available here: ​External Examiners Report 2017.pdf


Related Links​

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MA in Muslim Cultures Prospectus 2018
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