Application Procedure​

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

  • All applications received by 31 January 2020 will receive consideration and a decision by March 2020.

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 uploading the necessary documents within the application.  These are​

  1. ​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).​

  2. ​​​​​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 AKU-ISMC by 29 May 2020.​

  3. ​​Two references, submitted directly to the Admissions Inbox (via email). Referees must be familiar with your academic and/or professional work to date. At least one referee should be familiar with your academic work. Referees should use reference form provided; please download the reference form, fill in your details and request your referees to send it directly to AKU-ISMC at​​

Application 2020 - Reference Form.docx

Note:  you can send the above documents via email as soon as you have completed your online application.

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 3810
Fax: +44 (0)20 7380 3830​

Related Links

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MA in Muslim Cul​tures Prospectus 2020​​​​

How to Apply​​​​​​​