18 months
3500 GBP/year
3500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Muslim Cultures programme at The Aga Khan University provides you with expert insight and deep understanding of Muslim cultures and civilisations, both in the historical and contemporary worlds.


Our programme gives you the skills to engage critically, in original and creative ways, with the challenges faced by Muslim societies. ​


  • To help ensure that you are fulfilling the objectives of this course, our teaching is student-centred and our academics, who are leaders in their fields, seek to enhance your learning through a multi-faceted approach that applies a framework of world cultures, humanities and social sciences to the study of Muslim contexts.​​​​ 
  • Our Muslim Cultures programme at The Aga Khan University is also available for full-time or part-time study.​​

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Muslim Societies in a Changing World 
  • Research Methods for the Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Language I: Arabic OR Persian 
  • Thesis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • ​An official copy of your undergraduate degree and attested copies of academic transcripts. (If a document is not in English a fully certified translation must be provided. The translation must include details of the translator and confirm that it is an accurate translation of the original. It must be dated and include the original signature of the translator).​
  • ​​Two references, submitted directly to the Admissions Inbox (via email). Referees must be familiar with your academic and/or professional work to date. At least one referee should be familiar with your academic work. Referees should use reference form provided; please download the reference form, fill in your details and request your referees to send it directly to AKU-ISMC 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    3500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1750 GBP per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    3500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1750 GBP per semester during 18 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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