IIS Short Courses 2021

The Department of Community Relations (DCR) at The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) is pleased to announce Short Courses for 2021. These courses are designed to introduce participants to a social, cultural and civilisational approach to the study of Islam and Muslim societies, with a particular focus on Ismaili contexts.

In 2021 six of the eight Short Courses will be run online via Zoom, after a successful series of virtual courses in 2020 and in light of the continuing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both our online and field-based programmes aim to provide a forum in which participants and faculty can develop frameworks and vocabulary to engage with the issues explored during the programme.

To find out more about individual courses and how the programme works, please see our 2021 Short Courses catalogue below.

Eligibility Criteria: The programme is open to adult members of the Jamatinfo-icon with an undergraduate degree and proficiency in English. Preference will be given to applicants affiliated with the Ismaili Community Institutions.

Course Catalogue: Can be accessed by clicking on the image above. PDF available here.

Online Application: Please apply here.

Courses Timetable with application deadline: Available here.

For further information, please email dcr@iis.ac.uk

Course Title

Programme Dates

(both days inclusive)

Application Deadline

Sharia: Development of Fiqhinfo-icon and Ethics in Muslim Contexts

12 – 30 April 2021

15 February 


Shii Islam: Thought, Beliefs and Practice 17 – 28 May 2021
Introduction to Islam 09 – 25 June 2021

18 April


The Qu'ran and its Interpretations 05 – 16 July 2021

Trends in Education about Islam: Opportunities and Challenges

02 – 13 August 2021

Educational Evaluation

01 – 15 September 2021

8 July


Exploring Ismaili History: Walking in the Footsteps of the Fatimidsinfo-icon

07 – 11 November 2021

Understanding Culture

26 November – 01 December 2021