The Aziz Foundation and University of Hertfordshire announce new partnership to support British Muslims in postgraduate studies

18 January 2022

The University of Hertfordshire is delighted to announce a new partnership with the prestigious Aziz Foundation, offering talented and dedicated British Muslims a scholarship for postgraduate study at Herts.

The Aziz Foundation is a family charitable foundation, created to nurture confident public leaders from Muslim backgrounds, and address the social challenges facing British Muslims in communities and wider society. The foundation partners with universities to offer scholarship schemes to British Muslims who would like to study at Masters level.

Starting in September 2022, up to eight Masters scholarships, covering the full tuition fee, will be offered on the following courses at Herts:

  • MA Journalism and Media Communications (including with Advanced Research
  • MA International Relations (including with Advanced Research)
  • LLM Bar Practice
  • LLM Legal Practice
  • MSc Transport Planning
  • MSc Sustainable Planning (including courses with Transport and Environmental Management)
  • MSc Environmental Management (including for Agriculture)
  • MSc Water and Environmental Management
  • MSc Outdoor Environmental Education.

Mohammed Ilyas, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University said: ‘We are delighted to enter into this partnership with the Aziz Foundation and offer our Muslim students the opportunity to continue their study at postgraduate level. Our statistics show that we experience a drop off in the proportion of Muslim students studying Masters’ courses compared to undergraduates and this initiative will contribute to addressing this. This initiative will also contribute towards the university’s wider commitment to advancing race equality through our BAME Institutional Action Plan’.

The University of Hertfordshire is committed to advancing equality of opportunity, embracing and celebrating the diversity of our community. We’re proud to attract such a diverse community with 60% of students from ethnically diverse backgrounds. The inclusion of different voices and unique perspectives is what makes our community thrive, enhancing and enriching our research, teaching and our ability to provide an exceptional education to all.

Students interested in the scheme should apply for their chosen Masters course at Herts as normal, as well as applying to the Aziz Foundation schemeApplications are now open.

Find out more about the Aziz Foundation

Find out more about the range of scholarships and bursaries available to students at Herts

Find out more about Herts’ commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


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