Al-Mahdi Institute was founded with the aspiration of establishing an educational institute in Europe that could provide advanced training in Islamic Studies and Arabic. At the heart of AMI Education lies the Hawza Programme, which is based on the curriculum taught at the traditional seminaries of Qom and Najaf. AMI now awards students completing the first three years of the programme with a BA degree in Islamic Theological Studies accredited by Mofid University. Thereafter, students can pursue Post-graduate MA degrees in Islamic Studies from the University of Birmingham or Mofid University. AMI offers flexibility and modules that can be studied in-house or via distance learning with part-time study options available too. Short Courses, including a range of Islamic studies and language modules, are available for those who are unable to enrol on the Hawza Programme.