Successful graduates of GPISH emerge with two Master’s degrees:
Before beginning their first MA modules, students attend up to five weeks of intensive orientations and introductory classes. These provide a survey of the various disciplines that make up the humanities, as well as focused training in the core academic skills needed to pursue them. Students who are not proficient in Arabic attend elementary language classes. Based on English language levels, some students may also be offered individual support over the months before they arrive at the IIS.
Years 1 and 2 – MA in Islamic Studies and Humanities at the IIS
Year 3 – Master’s degree at a UK university
Students spend Year 3 studying for a Master’s degree at a UK university in a subject area that resonates with the aims of GPISH. Guidance and support are provided to help students select their third-year options and prepare applications. Programme choices must be approved by the IIS for scholarship funding, and students are responsible for gaining acceptance at a university. Students will continue to have access to IIS facilities while studying elsewhere in Year 3.