We are offering this master's degree in collaboration with Al-Maktoum College, in Dundee. At the University of Dundee, we have a strong history and expertise in teaching traditional finance and economics. This degree takes our expertise and combines it with the expertise in Islamic banking/finance and wider Islamic studies on offer at Al-Maktoum. Few degrees of this kind exist in the UK.
You will develop your understanding of the application of Islamic commercial law in relation to Islamic financial institutions and financial products, as well as the emergence and working mechanisms of Islamic capital markets.
You will cover the operations of Islamic banks and Islamic financial markets, alongside the nature of risk and its management in Islamic financial institutions
You will challenge the contemporary issues and debates in Islamic finance and gain an understanding of the internationalisation strategies and strategic decisions in business.
Learn the key concepts of Islamic finance, banking and political economy, alongside the study of conventional finance. Open to business and non-business graduates. Option to complete an internship as part of the course.
We offer you the opportunity to study our MSc Islamic Finance, or MSc Islamic Finance combined with another business topic. Our degrees are flexible, and this gives you the chance to focus on a specific area that interests you. It also shows future employers where your specific interests and skills are. There are three Islamic Finance degree options for you to choose from, we refer to these as specialist pathways. The option you choose to study is what will be printed on your graduating certificate.
All the MSc Islamic Finance degrees are made up of core modules (ones you must study) and a range of optional modules. In total, you will study nine modules across an MSc degree.
Islamic Finance MSc
Islamic Banking and Finance MSc
Islamic Banking, Finance and International Business MSc
Equivalent of a UK 2:2 degree in any subject which has enabled the applicant to develop analytical and quantitative skills. If you are concerned that your qualifications do not meet our normal expectation you may apply, but you should include a short personal statement concerning your general interest in your own education, work experience and prior relevant learning. Places are limited and early application is advised even for well-qualified candidates.
This course will give you the skills and understanding to work in a variety of conventional and Islamic businesses such as banks, insurance companies, financial service companies, and trading brokers.
You may also want to apply for roles in the finance arms of industries and commercial firms outside of the finance sector.
Islamic finance and banking is a growing area of business across the globe, and not solely linked to Muslim countries. Many Western banks and financial services are opening up to offering Islamic banking and finance products to customers.
We offer a wide range of services to our students and those that take full advantage of them are the ones that ultimately succeed when searching for job opportunities.