Students at their accommodation at Victoria Hall
Graduate Studies
The Institute of Ismaili Studies currently offers two graduate programmes which attract students from world-wide Ismaili communities: the Graduate Programme 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:
  • A three- year interdisciplinary programme focusing on the study of Islam, the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies & Humanities (GPISH) explores the relationship of religious ideas to broader dimensions of society and culture.
  • The Institute’s Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP) is a two-year postgraduate programme culminating in two postgraduate awards: A Master of Teaching (MTeach) and Master of Arts Education (Muslim Societies and Civilisations) for practising and prospective teachers.
  • Welcome to the online home for IIS Alumni. Whether you are a recent or past graduate, you are part of an active community of several hundred individuals worldwide. Find out what the IIS Alumni Association is planning in your region, as well as benefits and services available to IIS Alumni.
  • Every year, The Institute of Ismaili Studies awards a Postgraduate Doctoral Scholarship to a candidate who is interested in pursuing a career in Islamic Studies. The award aims to encourage the study of neglected areas of Islamic and related studies.