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The Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge aims to promote a constructive and critical understanding of the role of Islam and Muslims in wider society, with a focus on the UK and Europe. We aspire, through world-class research and dynamic public education, to disseminate knowledge and facilitate informed discussion between academics, policy-makers, the media, the public, business, the third sector and other institutions with an interest in Islam in the contemporary world.

The Centre of Islamic Studies is part of the University of Cambridge and is supported by a generous donation from Alwaleed Philanthropies.

The Centre is delighted to present ‘Narratvies of Conversion to Islam in Britain: Male Perspectives’. The research project provides a platform for male converts from diverse socio-economic, geographical and denominational backgrounds to articulate their experiences and perspectives on matters they have identified as significant. Some of the participants discuss their conversion and the symposia in the short video below:





Recent Activity

Narratives of Conversion to Islam: Male Perspectives Report

The Centre of Islamic Studies is delighted to present its latest report 'Narratives of Conversion to Islam in Britain: Male Perspectives'. The project brought together forty-six male Muslim converts to discuss aspects of their conversions to Islam, to reflect on their journeys
and experiences and to produce a report to inform Muslims and non-Muslims about the topic. The report is available to download for free on this website.

Turbulent World Seminar Series Lent Term 2016

'Can Yemen Remain United?' by Dr Noel Brehony, Menas Associates, Thursday 18 February, Pembroke College, Cambridge

Annual Graduate Symposium: Applications Open!

The Symposium, taking place from 13 - 15 May 2016, will be a platform for students to present and exchange current research on any topic pertaining to Islam and Muslims in EU. Deadline for applications: 28 February 2016.

Applications for Graduate Research Studentships

The proposed research must be connected to Muslims in the UK or Europe and relevant to the areas of study at CIS. Research may be at Masters or PhD level, and may be in any discipline. In order to be considered, candidates must have applied for admission by the relevant deadline to a Department or Faculty of the University of Cambridge and their course of research must begin or continue in the academic year 2016-17. Deadline: 11 March 2016.