The Institute of Ismaili Studies will hold a live webcast of the 2011 Graduation for the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities on Saturday, 22 October 2011 at 2:00 PM (London time). Professor David Ford of the University of Cambridge will deliver the Commencement Address.


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.