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  • Gain the essential skills required to work in Islamic banking, one of the fastest-growing sectors in the financial world
  • Strengthen your knowledge with modules focused on banking, finance and Islamic banking
  • Put management theory into real practice with an exciting Business Innovation Project
  • Part-time study option
  • Overseas study available
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity
  • International students can apply


You will gain the necessary skills and knowledge required to work in this growing and sophisticated banking and finance sector. Against a background of ethical finance and sustainability, you will look at understanding, applying and critically assessing modern corporate governance, modern capital structure theory, its relevance to the structure of contemporary business environments and how this impacts the returns achieved by investing in modern firms.

In light of the recent financial crisis, you will look at the critical role played by complex financial instruments in the management of risk and the need for financial engineering skills. You will also develop your skills in financial analysis to forecast future investment opportunities and devise strategies to minimise the risks associated with equity valuation and issuance of equity in different sectors of the economy. This programme will prepare you to sit the CFA exams.

On completion of your programme you will be able to effectively perform relevant ethical banking and finance tasks, including specific requirements of Islamic banking, financial products and services.

You will also learn to be effective, working independently and as part of a team, while critically evaluating and developing good practice in the planning and management of general, commercial and Islamic banking and financial products and services.


Face to face teaching is delivered on campus for two half days each week. In addition, you will attend the taught element of the Industry Collaboration Project each Wednesday afternoon during the 6 week blocks, with independent study completed in your own time through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard.  Individual student timetables will be provided during induction week.

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, using a wide range of learning activities.


Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used.  Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years.


On completion of the course you will be well-prepared to find opportunities with banking and finance organisations which are developing their Islamic banking capabilities.

This is a relatively new and emerging banking industry in the West, characterised by the necessity for in-depth knowledge of banking, along with a detailed knowledge of the complexities of banking in the Islamic financial sector.

This course is an ideal choice if you are interested in a career in financial institutions, management consulting, or government bodies. You will have an excellent opportunity to secure a rewarding role in Islamic banking and finance in business or consulting. It also prepares you for academic research in Islamic banking and finance.

On completing the course you will be qualified to pursue a career with Islamic financial Institutions and regulatory agencies, and also with multinational investment banks as experts in their fields. Modern employers pay a high premium for graduates with expertise in this growing field, and you stand to significantly enhance your earnings in this high-demand sector.

Our graduates have gone on to join leading Islamic banking institutions in both the UK and internationally in regions including the Gulf States. There are also opportunities to join consultancy and service providers, insurance firms, and the academic community.

Potential job roles include:

  • Product and Services Development Manager
  • Islamic Banking Advisor
  • Islamic Banking Finance Manager
  • Dealer – Islamic Banking
  • Islamic Banking Relationship Manager


You will gain a highly regarded formal qualification, as well as personal and organisational management skills that will enhance your career prospects. Our graduates have gone on to gain employment in a wide range of organisations, working in areas including brand management, marketing communications, social media marketing and heritage marketing.

This course will provide you with flexible employment opportunities leading to potential roles with a variety of management-level national and international sectors. Recent Salford Business School graduates have gained employment worldwide with leading companies including:

  • Central Bank of Oman
  • Ecobank
  • Association of British Credit Unions
  • Burberry


The University of Salford grew out of the institutes of the late 19th century that provided a talented, technically proficient and professional workforce to support the UK’s rapidly growing industries. In the 21st century, this still holds strong. Whilst industry has changed significantly, the need for industry-focussed education is equally relevant today.

We teach the skills that employers need and as a result, our graduates enjoy excellent international career prospects.

The curriculum across our postgraduate courses balances academic teaching and professional experience.  Our industry partners give us their input into the curriculum so that the teaching reflects industry’s current and future needs and you develop the skills that employers want.  The Industry Collaboration Project, which forms the final third of your study, is designed to give you real-world experience so you can apply the theory you have learned.

Visit the Islamic Banking and Finance (MSc/PGDip/PGCert) page on the University of Salford website for more details!




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