Friday, 27 May 2011

Al-Maktoum Institute |

Postgraduate taught and research programmes validated by the University of Aberdeen

Who we are

Al-Maktoum Institute is an exciting and innovative development in teaching and research in the study of Islam and Muslims.

We are an independent research-led place of higher education, offering postgraduate programmes (taught masters and PhD), which are validated by the University of Aberdeen.

Our Patron and Sponsor is HH Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance of the United Arab Emirates, whose vision for multiculturalism is at the heart of Al-Maktoum Institute.

Our staff and students come from diverse national, cultural and religious backgrounds including Muslims and non-Muslims. We believe that there is an urgent social need - both locally and internationally for all elements of society to be engaging within the debates on the study of Islam and Muslims, and to be doing so together with each other within the same classroom.

Where we are


The Institute is situated in the lively city of Dundee, Scotland. As Scotland's fourth largest city, Dundee offers all that's best of city life and yet, because it is compact and easy to get to know, it still retains a friendly atmosphere. With a large student population in Dundee there is always plenty of life going on.

As well as having the River Tay and rolling countryside on its doorstep, being at the heart of Scotland's road and rail network puts spectacular scenery, skiing, championship golf, mountain climbing and fishing within easy reach. It is hard to believe that the bustle of Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh is a little more than an hour's drive away. Close to Dundee there are also many castles, mountains, and cultural sites and events, as well as much more to enjoy and discover.

Our students also appreciate that Dundee is a relatively low cost city to live in.