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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Birmingham City University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc Islamic Finance meets the current demand for specialist knowledge and skills in a rapidly expanding field.

The course provides you with the opportunity to explore the philosophical foundation of Islamic finance and the legal framework for Islamic financial institutions. It discusses the basic and advanced theories underlying Islamic financial institutions.

This course is critical in establishing the overall parameters of Islamic finance, offers a practical approach to the workings of the current Islamic financial practices in the banking industry in addition to Non-Government Organisations (NGOs). Also, this course encourages you to understand the connection between the theory of Islamic finance and the real world applications of the Islamic banking and Faith based NGOs.

You will communicate complex and abstract ideas in an articulate and confident manner, as well as learning a host of transferrable skills that will stand you in good stead for when it comes to securing employment in Islamic financial institutions, banking and NGOs.

Professional Placement option

For our MSc Islamic Finance degree, you will have the opportunity to take the Professional Placement version of the course, which is offered as an alternative to the standard version of the course.

This will allow you to complete a credit bearing, 20 week Professional Placement as an integral part of your Master’s Degree. The purpose of the Professional Placement is to improve your employability and transferable skills. The placement experience will allow you to evidence your professional skills, attitudes and behaviours at the point of entry to the postgraduate job market.

You will be responsible for finding and securing your own placement. The University, however, will draw on its extensive network of local, regional and national employers to support you in finding a suitable placement to complement your chosen area of study, with support from our Careers+ team as well as advice and guidance from your School.

Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.

It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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Birmingham City University

  • University League Table

    84th

  • Campus address

    Birmingham City University, University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B5 5JU, England

One of only four UK universities offering a Master's in International Human Resource Management which is also fully CIPD-accredited.
ACCA programmes are taught in a Platinum status centre, showing that the university meets ACCA performance targets for course tuition and support.
Many master's courses now offer international students six-month professional placements towards the end of their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 103

    89th out of 123 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    112 51%

    61st

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    74th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    57th

    27
  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    112 52%

    86th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%

    95th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    62nd

    17

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