The Institute of Ismaili Studies currently offers two graduate programmes which attract students from world-wide Ismaili communities: the Graduate Pro-
gramme in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH) and the Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP). The IIS also offers a Doctoral Scholarship Programme and other preparatory programmes for current and prospective students in different parts of the world.
As a provider of Higher Education, the Institute is subject to external examination by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). The IIS underwent its first Higher Education Review by the QAA in April 2016. The report identified areas of good practice and made a number of recommendations and affirmations (s) the details of which can be found in the full report and can be accessed via the QAA website. Our Action Plan in response to the report can be seen here:
The Institute of Ismaili Studies received a commendable outcome from the review visit by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) in 2017 and submitted an annual return in March 2018 that demonstrates that it is continuing to maintain academic standards and enhance the quality of student learning opportunities and information about learning opportunities.
The Institute of Ismaili Studies is registered with Office for Students (OfS), the independent regulator of higher education in England. Further information about the role of the OfS can be found here: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk