• The College’s new campus building opens.
  • The College is reviewed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).
  • The College retains its accreditation with BAC.
  • The Hawza Ilmiyyah of England is launched.


  • BA (Hons) Hawza Studies* is launched.
  • Foundation Year in Qur’anic Arabic* is launched.
  • MA Islamic Law* is launched.
  • Doctorate in Professional Studies* is launched.
  • BA (Hons) Islamic Studies* is revalidated.
  • MA Islamic Studies* is revalidated.
  • The College becomes a member of the UK Council of Graduate Education (UKCGE).

* Validated by Middlesex University


  • BA Muslim Cultures and Civilisations* is launched.
  • MA Comparative Philosophy: Islam and the West (Distance Education)* is launched.
  • Student finance is approved.

* Validated by Middlesex University


  • ICAS is renamed ‘The Islamic College’ to reflect its growing higher education course provision.
  • MA Comparative Philosophy* is launched.
  • MA Islamic Studies (Distance Education)* is launched.
  • Islam and Human Rights is added to the College’s certificate course provision
  • The College joins the UK Postgraduate Application and Statistical Service (UKPASS).
  • Construction begins on a new campus building.

* Validated by Middlesex University


  • A new level of cooperation begins between the College and Middlesex University with the introduction of MA Islamic Studies.*
  • The College offers certificate courses in Islamic Banking and Qur’anic Arabic.
  • The Journal of Shi’a Islamic Studies (JSIS) is lanuched under ICAS Press.

*Validated by Middlesex University


The College retains its accreditation with BAC.


The College joins the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).


  • The College begins its partnership with Middlesex University with the validation of a BA (Hons) Islamic Studies programme.*
  • The College is accredited with the British Accreditation Council (BAC).


*Validated by Middlesex University


The College offers a Hawza programme.

The Department of Distance Education is launched.


The publications department (ICAS Press) is established