The MSc Islamic Banking and Finance addresses the lack of experts trained in Islamic finance.
Islamic finance is presently experiencing growth rates of approximately 15-20% per annum, with predictions from rating agency Standard and Poor’s suggesting that the total number of assets controlled by Shariah compliant institutions could exceed $4 trillion.
Its performance in the current recessionary climate is a good indicator of the viability of Islamic Finance on a global scale with also Western banks opening Islamic windows. Moreover, Governments around the world are introducing new bills to incorporate Islamic banks into their financial systems.
The MSc Islamic Banking and Finance will provide the knowledge and analytical skill to explore and explain the principles and practices of Islamic banking and finance. A comprehensive understanding of the financial, economic and legal environments in which Islamic banking operates.
Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto with an average of 6.0-6.9, Aprobado or above
English language qualifications:
GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
IELTS with an average overall score 6.5 with at least a 5.5 in each component
TOEFL IBT minimum score 88
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 176 with at least 162 in each component; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill
Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE III Pass for postgraduate taught courses and research applications
City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests at expert and mastery levels (C2 and C1) for the majority of postgraduate programmes
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 67 points in each elemen
Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements, we run a number of courses to prepare you for academic studies.
You will study three core modules:
Islamic Banking and Finance (20 Credits)
Critical Issues in Islamic Banking (20 Credits)
Research Methods in Acc. & Finance (20 Credits)
You have a choice of three option modules:
Corporate Finance (20 Credits)
Corporate Governance (20 Credits)
Multinational Operations in Finance and Banking (20 Credits)
Economic Development (20 Credits)
International Financial Services Regulations (20 Credits)
Successful completion of the taught section allows progression to the Dissertation (60 credits).
Learning and teaching methods
A range of educational methods is used, such as lectures, group discussions, case study workshops, individual investigative projects and a variety of audio and visual methods. Separate induction and dissertation preparation sessions will also be held.
Learning is by a mixture which includes lectures, tutorials, guest lectures, case studies, audio visuals and field trips.
From Islamic bank managers to finance directors, our recent graduates have attained positions within a variety of local, national and international organisations.
Other possible career options include:
Private client relationship manager
Project finance analyst
Risk Management in banking
Regulatory bodies and consultancy.
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