Continuing Education Programme - 2020

Please Note: In light of the evolving situation of the spread of COVID-19 globally, and related travel restrictions, some IIS short courses may need to be deferred. We are currently monitoring the situation closely, and will reach out to the selected participants with relevant updates. Thank you for your patience during this uncertain time.

The Department of Community Relations (DCR) at The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) is pleased to announce Short Courses for 2020. 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. The programme aims to provide a forum in which participants and faculty can develop frameworks and vocabulary to engage with the issues explored during the programme.


Eligibility Criteria: The programme is open to 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.

Online Application: Please click here. 

For further information, you may write to:


Programme Dates

(both days inclusive)

Application Deadline
Understanding Culture

12 – 17 February 2020

(Course Complete)

29 March 2020

Participants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

Trends in Education about Islam: Opportunities and Challenges 14 – 18 July 2020
Introduction to Islam 21 – 25 July 2020
Shari‘ainfo-icon: Development of Fiqhinfo-icon and Ethics in Muslim Contexts 04 – 08 August 2020

The Qur’aninfo-icon and its Interpretations

26 – 30 August 2020

Educational Evaluation

17 – 21 September 2020

Shi‘i Islam: Thought, Beliefs and Practices

03 – 07 October 2020

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

07 – 11 November 2020