Application Procedure​

Applications for admission are welcome throughout the year. However, the admission decision process is as follows:

  • Applications received by the 28 February 2019 deadline will receive a decision in May 2019.

In applying for the MA in Muslim Cultures, you must complete the application form online by clicking on the following link www.aku​.edu/apply-online​ and providing the following via courier: ​

  1. ​​A completed and signed application form.​​

  2. ​An official copy of your undergraduate degree and attested copies of academic transcripts. (If a document is not in English a fully certified translation must be provided. The translation must include details of the translator and confirm that it is an accurate translation of the original. It must be dated and include the original signature of the translator).

  3. ​​​​​Valid proof of English proficiency:​ ​

    a)​​​​ The UK NARIC Statement of Comparability, if your last qualification was awarded in a majority English speaking country, which can be obtained by going to the UKNARIC website ( ​

    b) Or applicants, whose last qualification was not awarded in a majority English speaking country, will be required to give a UKVI Approved IELTS exam. IELTS for UKVI (Academic) tests can be booked by going to

    NOTE: The test MUST be the UKVI-approved IELTS exam. You MUST submit the IELTS results to the Registrar's Office by 30 June 2019.​
  4. ​​Two references, submitted either directly to the Registrar’s Office (via email or courier) or along with the application in a sealed envelope(s) with the referee’s signature across the seal. Referees must be familiar with your academic and/or professional work to date. At least one referee should be familiar with your academic work. If your referees would like to submit the reference letter via email, please download the reference form from below, fill in your details and request your referees to send it directly to Registrar’s Office at

Note:  you can send the above documents via email as soon as you have completed your online application but all documents must be received as hard copies and postmarked by 28 February 2018.

Should you wish to appeal a decision made with regard to your application, please refer to ISMC Admissions Appeals.pdf

Further Information
For further information regarding the MA in Muslim Cultures please contact the Registrar's office:

Phone: +44 (0)20 7380 3860
Fax: +44 (0)20 7380 3830

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