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A Centre of Excellence and the No.1 Choice for

Islamic Studies
(In the UK, Europe and Worldwide)

Founded almost a quarter of a century ago in London, The Islamic College has consistently and successfully continued to fulfil its vision of creating a high-quality research and teaching environment for all academically affiliated and independent researchers who wish to acquire and/or further develop solid and in-depth knowledge of various aspects of the diverse field of Islamic Studies.

The Islamic College, as a higher education Institute based in the UK, is an academic partner with Middlesex University (MDX). It is not affiliated with or partner with any other university or institutes of higher education. Its main academic programmes are validated by MDX, and this same university acts as The Islamic College’s awarding body; provides services related to oversight of academic quality and standards of the College, in line with standards in force in all major universities and higher education institutes in the UK.

Our partnership agreement with the Middlesex University will expire on 31 December 2023. However, all The Islamic College’s students registered onto collaborative programmes with Middlesex University by the above-mentioned date, will be supported to complete their studies beyond the end date of the collaboration and will be awarded a Middlesex University degree upon successful completion of the programme.

Through its publication of scholarly titles in both modern and traditional approaches to Islamic Studies, producing a well-established peer- reviewed journal, providing first-class academic programmes and short courses in Islamic Studies –from philosophy and kalam to the exegesis of the Quran, and the study of fiqh, usul-al-fiqh, and hadith studies, and from Islam and modernity, Islam and modern politics, methods and perspectives in Islamic studies, to advanced Arabic and Persian classes– the Islamic College has succeeded to create a genuine thriving knowledge community in both its in-house and online platforms. Those who join this community are guaranteed to experience a critical and rational approach to the study of religion.

In the past twenty-five years, hundreds of young or mature enthusiastic students, from different religious denominations, have successfully completed the academic programmes at The Islamic College. Many of these happy graduates have successfully continued their career paths as professionals in various fields, as businessmen, lawyers, teachers, community leaders and so on, while others have opted for academically oriented activities and pursued further postgraduate and doctoral degrees and post-doctoral opportunities in internationally renowned universities and academic institutions. According to the records kept at the Alumni Office of The Islamic College, the majority, if not all, of our graduates have distinguished themselves amongst their peers, whether in various fields of business or art or at universities and higher education institutes.

Looking back at more than two decades of the activities of The Islamic College in the UK, we can proudly state that The Islamic College has been a force for good in British society, and the positive fruits of its hard work and dedicated efforts of its staff have benefitted many academic and professional bodies all around the globe.


The Islamic College’s official policies are presented on its official website. Comments and statements made by those affiliated with The Islamic College, in any shape or form, are their own personal opinions for which The Islamic College takes no responsibility.

A Message From the Principle


The Islamic College is a unique, pioneering and dynamic institution, providing higher Islamic education in a comprehensive way. We aim to provide our students with an environment within which the pursuit of scholarly achievement can be carried out in a manner that meets the standards of academic study of Islam in top universities as well as the long established Hawza centers.

We see ourselves as a caring, friendly and disciplined institution committed to raising standards in the study of Islam by bringing together the best scholarship in this field for students, scholars and community groups.

The College strives for academic excellence, spiritual development, fulfilment of potentials and achievements of all our students regardless of their individual beliefs, ethnic origin or gender. We try to focus on the needs of each individual student and aim to nurture each student in order to ensure their journey at the Islamic College is successful and progressive.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Islamic College.

Isa Jahangir, PhD


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