Teaching and Learning


​Learning at AKU-ISMC is both classroom and field-based. During the first​​ and second semester of the programme, students will be able to study a diverse selection of core and elective courses. During their third semester, students must prepare a thesis following an optional field project on a theme of their choice.

Students also participate in a wide range of academic excursions during the course of the MA programme and benefit from the facilities and activities offered by neighbouring institutions in London's ​Knowledge Quarter (such as the School of Orient​al and African Studies (SOAS), the London School of Economics (LSE) and the British Library).

Studying in London offers great opportunity for listening to and meeting prominent international speakers. ​​Furthermore, the Institute's cultural events, academic workshops and seminars offer students another framework through which the cultures of Muslims can be considered. These events also expose students to ideas and provide opportunities to meet eminent scholars and influencers from a variety of domains. ​​​​Students also benefit from experiencing London through extra curricular activities in their orientation week.​

For more information, please contact us at: ismc.admissions@aku.edu​