About the Graduate Programme
The Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH) is a three-year post-graduate programme. It includes a two-year residential component comprising a course of study at The Institute of Ismaili Studies, followed by a third year non-residential component during which students pursue a Masters degree in a field of study at a degree-granting university in the United Kingdom.
GPISH combines intellectual training with exposure to practical and field issues in the contemporary context. It is designed to train individuals who will play a leading role in academic, institutional and community life. The programme acts as both a preparation for a research degree and as a stepping stone to a variety of career opportunities around the world. It aims to engender a sympathetic and critical examination of issues facing contemporary Muslims, from the debate amongst Muslim intellectuals regarding the re-examination of aspects of the Islamic heritage to the challenges to modernisation and development.